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Bill Engvall Biography

Birth Name:
William Ray Engvall Jr.
Birth Place:
Galveston, Texas, United States
Comedian, actor

Fast Facts

  • Worked as a tour guide and disc jockey before successfully trying stand-up in Dallas and eventually landing a spot on The Tonight Show in 1990
  • Won the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up Comedian in 1992
  • Developed "Here's your sign" into his signature routine, in which he identifies people who should wear a "stupid" sign after asking silly or obvious questions
  • Collaborated with Travis Tritt on the novelty song "Here's Your Sign," which was a big country-music hit in 1997 and was certified gold
  • Published a memoir, Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life, in 2007
  • Fears snakes and heights