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Larry the Cable Guy Biography

Birth Name:
Daniel Lawrence Whitney
Birth Place:
Pawnee City, Nebraska, United States
Comedian, actor, author

Fast Facts

  • 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
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  • 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



    • Tom Whitney--Brother
    • Reagan Whitney--Daughter
    • Debbie Whitney--Sister
    • Wyatt Whitney--Son
    • Cara Whitney--Wife