Larry the Cable Guy Biography

Larry the Cable Guy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and radio personality. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: February 17, 1963

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors Voice Actors

Age: 57 Years, 57 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Also Known As: Daniel Lawrence Whitney

Born in: Pawnee City, Nebraska

Famous as: Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice Actor

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Cara Whitney

father: Tom Whitney

mother: Shirley Whitney

U.S. State: Nebraska

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education: The King's Academy, Berean Christian School, Baptist University of America and University of Nebraska

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Larry the Cable Guy, born as Daniel Lawrence Whitney, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, and former radio personality. Known as a former member of the comedy troupe ‘Blue Collar Comedy Tour’, he has released several comedy albums, such as 'Law and Disorder', 'Salutations and Flatulations', 'A Very Larry Christmas', 'Lord, I Apologize', 'Morning Constitutions', 'The Right to Bare Arms' and 'Tailgate Party' to name a few. The comedian has also starred in many films including ‘Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector’, ‘Witless Protection’ and ‘Delta Farce’. As a voice artist, Whitney has lent his voice to the character of Mater for the ‘Cars’ film series and video games. He has also done voice work for the TV series ‘Cars Toons’. In addition, the American actor has starred in various TV movies, documentaries, and other television programs. Larry the Cable Guy is so popular in US that Bektrom Foods of North Dakota has even created a line of food products after his name!

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Radio Career
  • Larry the Cable Guy began his career in radio in the year 1990, making regular radio appearances in shows, such as ‘The Ron and Ron Show’, ‘The Bob and Tom show’, ‘The Todd and Tyler Show’ and ‘The Chris Baker Show’. He later did commentaries for ‘Greg and the Morning Buzz’.
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Stand-Up Career
  • Larry the Cable Guy initially performed stand-up comedy under his real name, Daniel Lawrence Whitney. However, he got fame and success only after the creation of the Cable Guy character. He released his first comedy album titled ‘Law and Disorder’ in 1995. Two years later, he released his second album ‘Salutations and Flatulations’.
  • On October 30, 2001, the American comedian came out with his third album titled ‘Lord, I Apologize’. This album was certified Gold and hence was a huge hit. After this, Whitney released the albums ‘A Very Larry Christmas’ and ‘The Right to Bare Arms’ in 2004 and 2005 respectively. These albums too became successful and were followed by many other comedy albums including 'Morning Constitutions', 'Christmastime in Larryland', 'Tailgate Party' and 'The Best of Larry the Cable Guy'.
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Film Career
  • Whitney first appeared in the 2003 stand-up comedy concert film ‘Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie’. After this, he played Larry in the flick ‘Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector’ in 2006. The same year, he voiced Mater in the movie ‘Cars’. Soon after this, the actor did the movies ‘Delta Farce’ and ‘Witless Protection’. He reprised his voice role as Mater in the sequel ‘Cars 2’ in 2011. Two years later, the American actor appeared as Buddy in the film ‘A Madea Christmas’. Then in 2017, he once again voiced Mater in ‘Cars 3’.
Television Career
  • Whitney first appeared in the 2004 TV program ‘Blue Collar TV’. In 2008, he began voicing Mater in the series ‘Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales’. Then in 2011, he began appearing on the travel documentary series ‘Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy’. The actor then did voice work for ‘Cars Toons: Tales From Radiator Springs’. Whitney has also done voice work for the ‘Cars’ and ‘Disney Infinity’ video game series.
Personal Life
  • Larry the Cable Guy was born as Daniel Lawrence Whitney on February 17, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA, to Tom and Shirley Whitney. From the late 1970s to 1980, he studied at The King's Academy in Florida. He then graduated from the Berean Christian School in 1982. Later on, Whitney attended the Baptist University of America and University of Nebraska.
  • Talking about the comedian’s love life, he got married to Cara in 2005. The couple has two kids together: son, Wyatt and daughter, Reagan.

1. Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003)

  (Documentary, Comedy)

2. Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again (2004)

  (Comedy, Documentary)

3. A Madea Christmas (2013)

  (Drama, Comedy)

4. Delta Farce (2007)

  (Action, Comedy, Adventure)

5. Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

  (Comedy, Romance)

6. Witless Protection (2008)

  (Crime, Comedy)

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