Larry the Cable Guy Career and Net Worth
Larry the Cable Guy Career and Net Worth, How much money does Larry The Cable Guy make? Read more about the cable guy in this article. It presents the life, career and personal life of the stand-up comedian.
Larry the Cable Guy is an American stand-up comedian. Larry has a net worth of approximately $100 million as of this writing. He first became famous as one of the members of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour where he set what later became his famous “git-R-done” catchphrase. Larry has released multiple comedy albums that have been certified gold by the RIAA. He is also an actor, perhaps best-known for voicing Mater in the “Cars” franchise.
Larry the Cable Guy Early Life
Daniel Lawrence Whitney, popularly known by his stage name Larry the Cable Guy, was born on February 17, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was raised on a pig farm. Larry’s parents are Tom Whitney, a guitarist, entertainer, and Christian minister, and Shirley Whitney. He attended The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, for high school, in the late 1970s. His father was the principal of The King’s Academy’s elementary school at the time. He then transferred to Berean Christian School in West Palm Beach in 1980, and graduated from there in 1982. Larry furthered his education at Baptist University of America in Georgia, as well as the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. He majored in drama and speech. Larry unfortunately dropped out of college after his junior year in order to pursue a career in comedy. He credits his college roommates from Texas and Georgia for being the driving force behind his Southern accent impression, which later became a central part of his Cable Guy character.
Larry the Cable Guy Career
Larry started his career with several radio appearances in the early 1990s. Some of the programs he appeared on include the nationally syndicated “The Ron and Ron Show”, “The Bob and Tom Show”, “The Chris Baker Show” on KDGE, “The Todd and Tyler Show” on KEZO in Omaha, the “Kirk, Mark, and Lopez” morning show on WIYY in Maryland, and “The Johnny Dare Morning Show” on KQRC in Kansas City. Larry’s quest for fame and recognition remained unabated. He began to appear in more and more shows across the length and breadth of the country- in Orlando, Florida. Larry also began doing two commentaries a week for WHEB 100.3 in New England, and WGIR-FM 101.1 in Portsmouth and Manchester, New Hampshire. Larry developed his Larry the Cable Guy persona after only achieving limited success and popularity when performing stand-up under his real name. The Cable Guy character is influenced by his thick Southern accent, sports a stereotypical redneck appearance, and has the trademark catchphrase “Git-R-Done!”. Larry discusses a wide array of topics- from family stories to jokes about his redneck “background”, interwoven with catchphrase humor. Some of his other catchphrases include saying “Lord, I apologize, and be with the starvin’ Pygmies in New Guinea, Amen” after he tells jokes of questionable taste; and “I don’t care who ya are, that’s funny right there” to get the audience to laugh with him. His break really came in 2000, after fellow comedian and pal Jeff Foxworthy (the two met years earlier on Foxworthy’s radio show) invited Larry to join the ranks of his “Blue Collar Comedy tour”. Rounding off the group with Larry and Foxworthy was comedian Bill Engvall. The tour became a gargantuan success. To top it all off, when the tour was released as a live comedy DVD it sold over a million copies. Larry leveraged this success and newfound fame with his first two comedy albums, “Lord, I Apologize” (2001) and “The Right to Bare Arms” (2005), which were both huge successes and have been certified gold by the RIAA. He released the autobiographical book “GIT-R-DONE” in 2005, which featured an introduction by fellow comedian and his close personal friend, Lewis Black. Then, in 2006, Larry brought the Cable guy to cinemas across the country with “Larry the Cable Guy: Health inspector”. A year later, Larry appeared in “Witless Protection”. His third comedy album, “Morning Constitutions”, and its accompanying TV special were released in 2007. Larry has also released two Christmas albums, “A Very Larry Christmas” (2004) and “Christmastime in Larryland” (2007). How much money does Larry The Cable Guy make? he makes $70 million annually from touring and endorsement.
Larry the Cable Guy Personal Life
Larry is a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska. He lives on a 180-acre farm with his family. He married his wife Cara in July 2005, and together they have two children. His son, Wyatt, grapples with dysplasia as an infant and was treated at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida.