Birth Name: Dana Carvey
Birth Place: Missoula, Montana, USA
Born Dana Thomas Carvey in Missoula, MO on June 2, 1955, he was the youngest son of educators William and Billie Carvey. When Carvey was three, he moved with his family to the Bay Area town of San Carlos, CA; there, with his parents' encouragement, he began to develop his artistic skills at a very early age. He displayed an uncanny gift for mimicking actors he saw on television, and he showed promise as a musician on drums and guitar. While studying communication arts at San Francisco State University, he put his impressions to the test before live audiences at area comedy clubs. After gaining a reputation for his near perfect takes on James Stewart and John Wayne, he began to incorporate hi...
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