- Grew up on a Nebraska pig farm.
- Father was a part-time preacher, school principal and guitar player for the Everly Brothers.
- Performed in his first comedy club in 1986, on a dare from friends.
- Worked in radio as a disc jockey in Missouri.
- Developed comedic characters, including Larry the Cable Guy, as a call-in guest on various radio stations across the U.S.
- His trademark "Git-R-Done" was ad-libbed as a sign off for Larry.
- Released his first comedy album, Lord, I Apologize, in 2001.
- Was part of the successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White.
- Voiced the truck Mater in Pixar's Cars.
- Formed the philanthropic Git-R-Done Foundation to aid individuals in need and raise money for medical research.
- In 2011, hosted his own TV show on the History Channel: Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy.
- Wyatt Whitney — Son
- Tom Whitney — Brother
- Cara Whitney — Wife
- Reagan Whitney — Daughter
- Debbie Whitney — Sister
- Baptist University of America, Decatur, Georgia, United States
- Birth Name: Daniel Lawrence Whitney
- Birth Place: Pawnee City, Nebraska, United States
- Profession: Comedian, Actor, Author
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