February 17, 1963
Larry the Cable Guy Overview:
Larry the Cable Guy (born Daniel Whitney) is perhaps best known for his famous call of "Git 'r done!" He's also one of the best-selling and most popular comedians in the country. Launching to massive popularity as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Larry quickly found success with his brand of "redneck" comedy -- though it's really just a character created by comedian Dan Whitney, who performed for years as a stand-up before creating the "Cable Guy" character.
Quick Larry the Cable Guy Facts:
- Dan Whitney (Larry the Cable Guy) was born and raised in Pawnee, Nebraska.
- He started performing stand-up at comedy club amateur nights in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 1985.
- In 1991, Whitney became a regular radio caller on several popular shows across the country, where he would perform various characters over the phone.
- Throughout the '90s, Whitney worked as a radio DJ and continued to be a popular phone performer on other shows. It was during this time that he developed his "Larry the Cable Guy" character.
- In 2000, Larry the Cable Guy joined the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, quickly becoming a hugely popular stand-up.
Larry the Cable Guy Discography:
- Lord, I Apologize (CD) (2001)
- A Very Larry Christmas (CD) (2004)
- Git-R-Done (DVD) (2004)
- The Right Bare Arms (2005)
- Morning Constitutions (2007)
- Christmas in Larryland (2007)
- Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular (DVD) (2007
- Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza (DVD) (2008)
- Tailgate Party (CD) (2009)
Additonal Larry the Cable Guy Facts:
- Larry the Cable Guy provided the voice of "Mater" in the animated Pixar film Cars in 2006.
- His 2005 album The Right to Bare Arms debuted at number one on both the comedy and country charts, marking the first time a comedy album topped the country charts.
- The Right to Bare Arms also received a Grammy nomination for Comedy Album of the Year.
- In 2005, Larry the Cable Guy received Billboard's Comedy Artist of the Year and Comedy Album of the Year.
- In 2006, he received Billboard's Top Comedy Tour of the Year award.