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Larry the Cable Guy

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The person who added the catch phrases “Git-R-Done” and “Lord, I AM SORRY” towards the American lexicon and drew fans from the pickup truckload to his shows became probably one of the most successful comics of the first 2000s. Dan Whitney, known better as Larry the Wire Guy, promises he was created in the rear of an Un Camino throughout a Foghat concert. His drawl may audio Southern, but Larry grew up on the pig plantation in Pawnee Town, NE. His upbringing was conventional, traditional, and churchgoing. That didn’t imply that remove bars were unthinkable when Larry reached 18 (probably even a small earlier). Fascinated with this redneck lifestyle — “redneck” being truly a term he’s not only great with, but endorses — and often looking to touch upon it, Larry utilized his funny observations to captivate his close friends, who dared him to try his hands at standup. He do in 1986 as well as the fans’ a reaction to his gradual, approachable style got him hooked. 2 yrs afterwards, he relinquished his name as funniest bellhop on the Ramada Inn and lay out for a profession in humor. His one-liner-filled work soon captured word-of-mouth fire within the South and brought him to the eye of television. Performances on Evening on the Improv and Comic Remove Live elevated his group of fans previous rural America, nonetheless it was in the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Present on radio that Larry got probably the most publicity. His achievement with radio continuing when he became a normal on Jeff Foxworthy’s Nation Countdown Present and Larry shortly began syndicating his “commentaries” to 14 marketplaces in the united states. In 2000 Foxworthy asked the comic to become listed on his Blue Training collar Comedy Tour, alongside Costs Engvall. The effective tour grossed $15 million, marketed a lot more than 1 million copies when released on Dvd movie, and changed Larry right into a superstar. His debut Compact disc, Lord, I AM SORRY, made an appearance in 2001 and became the Dark Aspect of the Moon from the humor graphs — sticking in the very best 20 for just two years working. In 2002, a Humor Central airing of Blue Training collar Humor Tour: The Film became the network’s highest-rated film in its 12-season history, despite having the Dvd and blu-ray accessible. Larry the Wire Man: Git-R-Done became his 1st solo Dvd and blu-ray in 2003, along with a 12 months later on Larry, Foxworthy, and Engvall changed their tour in to the highly rated tv program Blue Collar Television. Putting on his redneckness being a badge of honor while hating politics correctness and racism similarly made Larry a difficult focus on for detractors, but he produced news using a 2004 appearance in the morning hours talk present The Watch. Clay Aiken supporters bombarded the present and the comic with hate email once the comic announced, “I’m in the Clay Aiken diet plan. That is where you play a Clay Aiken Compact disc and make an effort to maintain meals down.” Ignoring the “controversy,” Larry spread vacation cheer by the end of the entire year with his brand-new Compact disc, AN EXTREMELY Larry Xmas, and made an appearance on Blue Collar Comedy Tour Trips Again. THE PROPER to Bare Hands made an appearance in March another season. The entire year 2006 was committed mainly to film, with Larry starring in his very own feature film, Larry the Wire Guy: Wellness Inspector, and providing the tone of voice of Mater within the cartoon Disney/Pixar film Vehicles. He also made an appearance on the Disc Blue Collar Humor Tour: One for the street that season, before time for his solo profession in early 2007 using the record Morning hours Constitutions. By the finish of 2007 his second vacation work, Christmastime in Larryland, strike the shelves.

Quick Facts


Full Name Larry the Cable Guy
Height 1.78 m
Profession Comedian, Author, Film producer, Philanthropist, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Radio personality, Television producer
Education Berean Christian School, Baptist University of America, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, The King's Academy
Nationality American
Spouse Cara Whitney
Children Wyatt Whitney, Reagan Whitney
Parents Shirley Whitney, Tom Whitney Sr.
Siblings Debbie Whitney, Tom Whitney Jr.
Awards Billboard Music Award for Comedy Artist of the Year, VES Award for Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture, Billboard Music Award for Comedy Album of the Year
Music Songs Lord, I Apologize, Mater's Square Dance, Tobacco Company Choir, Welcome to Radiator Springs, Nutcracker, Big Bull Dozer, Holiday Carols, Medley Of Carols, Let's Go Driving, Christmas Carols Old and New, Song for a Friend, Junkyard Jamboree, Tow Mater
Movies Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Cars, Cars 2, Witless Protection, Cars 3, Delta Farce, Tooth Fairy 2, A Madea Christmas, Jingle All the Way 2, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road, Mater and the Ghostlight, Tokyo Mater, El Materdor, Mater the Greater, Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau, Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales, Radiator Springs 500 1/2
TV Shows Cars Toons, Bounty Hunters, Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, Blue Collar TV, Blue Collar Comedy: Ten Years of Funny


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#Fact
1 Dr. Chad Price at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida helped cure Larry's son, Wyatt, of hip dysplasia, while Wyatt was an infant. Following this, Larry and his Git-R-Done foundation donated $5 million to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute at the hospital in September, 2010.
2 Son of Tom Whitney and Shirley Whitney.
3 In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $20 million.
4 Son, Wyatt, born August 2006.
5 Daughter, Reagan, born 29 October 2007.
6 Well before hitting it big with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, he contributed short, daily commentaries for the rock station 101.1 WJRR, which broadcasts out of Maitland, Florida. He also had put in a short stint with another Orlando-area rock station (100.3 WDIZ) before they abruptly changed formats, prior to his work with WJRR.
7 While Larry's stand-up act contains a great deal of raunchy material he does not use four-letter words.
8 One of his closest friends is fellow comic Lewis Black, who is pretty much his opposite when it comes to political views, background, and performance material.
9 Larry is a huge University of Nebraska fan (mostly football). Although he's lived in Florida for 27 years, he still calls Nebraska home. His accent is a combination of Pawnee City, NE, and his current home near Orlando, FL. He's lived there since he was 16. He's bought a second home south of Lincoln, watches as many games as he can, and recently bought one of the new (2006) sky boxes in the North end-zone. He also tries to wear some article of clothing (usually a hat) that says "Nebraska" or "Huskers" during every performance.
10 His favorite comedians are Steve Martin, Don Rickles, Milton Berle, and Henny Youngman. He has met Henny Youngman. Larry says that he's in the comedy business because of those guys, and a friend named Nick Di Paolo, who used to do stuff on Comedy Central.
11 Is expecting first child with wife Cara Whitney, due August 2006. If it's a girl, they plan on naming the baby Reagan (he says because Ronald Reagan was the greatest president, ever), or Colton if it's a boy, because he says it's a good cowboy name and he likes cowboys.
12 He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group, a group of "rednecks" who do stand-up and sketch comedy, together. The other members are his friends: Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cars 3 2017 filming Mater (voice)
Disney Infinity 3.0 2015 Video Game Mater (voice)
CMT Artists of the Year 2014 2014 TV Movie Host
Jingle All the Way 2 2014 Video Larry
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2014 Video Game Mater (voice)
Tales from Radiator Springs 2014 TV Series Mater
A Madea Christmas 2013 Buddy
Disney Infinity 2013 Video Game Mater (voice)
Bounty Hunters 2013 TV Series Larry
Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush - A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot 2012 Video Game Mater (English version, voice)
Mater's Tall Tales 2008-2012 TV Mini-Series Mater Tow Mater
Tooth Fairy 2 2012 Video Larry Guthrie
Cars 2: The Video Game 2011 Video Game Mater (voice)
Cars 2 2011 Mater (voice)
Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales 2010 Video Mater (voice)
Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau 2009 TV Movie
Cars Race-O-Rama 2009 Video Game Mater (voice)
Big Dog Daddy 2009 Short Possum Boy
Tokyo Mater 2008 Short Mater (voice)
Witless Protection 2008 Deputy Larry Stalder
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular 2007 TV Movie
Cars Mater-National 2007 Video Game Mater (voice)
Delta Farce 2007 Larry
Mater and the Ghostlight 2006 Video short Mater (voice)
Blue Collar TV 2004-2006 TV Series Various / Various Characters
Cars 2006 Video Game Mater (voice)
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector 2006 Larry
Cars 2006 Mater (voice)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy 2011-2013 TV Series documentary executive producer - 30 episodes
Bounty Hunters 2013 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Larry the Cable Guy: Tailgate Party 2010 TV Movie executive producer
Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau 2009 TV Movie executive producer
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy 2009 TV Special documentary executive producer
Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza 2008 TV Special executive producer
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular 2007 TV Movie executive producer
Larry the Cable Guy: Morning Constitutions 2007 TV Movie executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Official Tooth Fairy Video: 'Why Do We Lose Our Baby Teeth?' 2012 Video short creator - as Larry
Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular 2007 TV Movie
Larry the Cable Guy: Morning Constitutions 2007 TV Movie
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road 2006 TV Special documentary
Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again 2004 TV Special documentary
Larry the Cable Guy: Git-R-Done 2004 TV Special documentary
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie 2003 Documentary writer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Official Tooth Fairy Video: 'Why Do We Lose Our Baby Teeth?' 2012 Video short as Larry

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Official Tooth Fairy Video: 'Why Do We Lose Our Baby Teeth?' 2012 Video short as Larry

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Official Tooth Fairy Video: 'Why Do We Lose Our Baby Teeth?' 2012 Video short as Larry

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mater's Tall Tales 2010 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Larry, the Hairy Fairy 2012 Video documentary short special thanks
Return to Fairyland: Making 'Tooth Fairy 2' 2012 Video documentary short special thanks
Tooth Fairy 2: Introducing Crusher the Pig 2012 Video documentary short special thanks
Larry's Use of the Analogy 2008 Video short special thanks
Making Witless: The Cast on the Cast 2008 Video short special thanks
All the Way to... LA? 2007 Video short special thanks
Hacienda Confidential 2007 Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy: We've Been Thinking 2016 TV Movie Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Jingle All the Way 2 / Himself - Guest / ...
WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014 TV Special Himself
WWE Raw 2014 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Hannity 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy 2011-2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Host / Himself
Through These Gates 2013 Documentary Larry the Cable Guy
2013 CMT Music Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007-2013 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas 2012 TV Special Himself (voice)
Them Idiots Whirled Tour 2012 TV Special documentary Himself - Comic
Larry, the Hairy Fairy 2012 Video documentary short Himself / Larry Guthrie
Official Tooth Fairy Video: 'Why Do We Lose Our Baby Teeth?' 2012 Video short Himself - Host (as Larry)
Rachael Ray 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Return to Fairyland: Making 'Tooth Fairy 2' 2012 Video documentary short Himself / Larry Guthrie
Tooth Fairy 2: Introducing Crusher the Pig 2012 Video documentary short Himself / Larry Guthrie
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
Art Car: The Movie 2012 Documentary Himself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Conan 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Blue Collar Comedy: Ten Years of Funny 2010 TV Movie Himself
CMT Insider 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
Larry the Cable Guy: Tailgate Party 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 2009 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy 2009 TV Special documentary Himself - Roastee
Biography 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza 2008 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Family Feud 2008 TV Series Himself
Larry's Use of the Analogy 2008 Video short Himself
Making Witless: The Cast on the Cast 2008 Video short Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
All the Way to... LA? 2007 Video short Himself
Hacienda Confidential 2007 Video short Himself
The Men of Delta Farce Salute the Troops 2007 Short Himself
Larry the Cable Guy: Morning Constitutions 2007 TV Movie Himself
Stars of the Rodeo 2006 TV Movie Himself
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian (segment "The King of Comedy")
The Road to Cars 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
Henry Cho: Whats That Clickin' Noise? 2006 TV Movie Himself
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
CMT: Greatest Men 2005 2005 TV Movie Himself
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The Ron White Show 2005 TV Movie Himself
The CMT Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again 2004 TV Special documentary Himself
The View 2004 TV Series Himself
Larry the Cable Guy: Git-R-Done 2004 TV Special documentary Himself
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie 2003 Documentary Himself
Caroline's Comedy Hour 1993 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CMT's Biggest Laughs 2012 TV Movie Himself - Comic
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT Insider 2009 TV Series Himself
Best of CMT Music Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
60 Minutes 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian (segment "The King of Comedy")
Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics 2000 Video documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 VES Award Visual Effects Society Awards Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture Cars (2006) · Michael Krummhoefener
· Tom Sanocki
· Nancy Kato

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor A Madea Christmas (2013)
2014 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Combo A Madea Christmas (2013) · Tyler Perry
2009 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Witless Protection (2008)
2009 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Witless Protection (2008) · Jenny McCarthy
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road (2006) · Bill Engvall
· Ron White
· Jeff Foxworthy
2007 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance Cars (2006)
2007 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For the album "The Right to Bare Arms."


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#Quote
1 What I do onstage, there's maybe .0001 percent of the population that acts like that. I talk like that because it makes me laugh, and because I know a couple of people that talk like that. They're really that Southern. And they do funny things. I love 'em; they're awesome. They're good people.
2 The only reason I'm ever in character as 'Larry The Cable Guy' is because that's what I'm hired to do. In my movies, obviously they hired 'Larry The Cable Guy' to be 'Larry The Cable Guy.' When I do my shows, I'm 'Larry The Cable Guy.' When I do Jay Leno, it's: 'Please welcome 'Larry The Cable Guy.''
3 The thing that's changed the way I do my stand-up act is having kids and getting older and wiser and smarter. There might be a joke or two in the past that I wish I hadn't done, but in the past, you can't have it back.
4 Tony Orlando is one of the nicest guys I have ever met - bar none - in my entire life. I was always a fan when I was a kid - you know, huge fan. Who wasn't a fan of Tony Orlando?
5 We try to make the name longer and longer every year. First, it was 'Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular.' Then it was 'It's a Very Larry Christmas.' Now it's 'Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-palooza Christmas Luau.' I'll tell you what it is: It's funny. That's what it is. Who cares what the name of it is? It is a funny special.
6 What a piece of garbage this smart car is. There's a commercial - the smart car has zero percent interest for six years. Well, good, I got zero percent in six years in buying this smart car. I'll tell you that much. I mean, it's ridiculous. My buddy has a smart car, totaled it. He hit a deer tick.
7 I think probably one of the coolest things was when I went to play basketball at Rucker Park in Harlem. First of all, who would think that Larry the Cable Guy would go to Harlem to play basketball? And I was received like a rock star. It was amazing! There were people everywhere. There were guys walking by yelling, 'Git 'r done!'
8 I was always a fan of the old-style comics. I loved vaudeville. I loved Milton Berle, Dick Shawn, Phyllis Diller, Don Rickles, Charlie Callas, all those guys. Hilarious. I love the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope movies, and Abbott & Costello. My television influences were 'Monty Python's Flying Circus,' 'Benny Hill,' and 'Hee Haw.'
9 I'm a huge NASCAR fan, but I'm not a gearhead. I've never been into fixing cars. It's not because I don't like it. I would love to know more. It's just my dad never taught me that stuff because my dad wasn't a mechanic.
10 It's nice if people can finally loosen up a little bit and just go out laugh at silliness. I mean, people take themselves way too seriously sometimes.
11 One of my little girls is named Reagan. Her first words were, 'Mr. Larry, tear down this crib.' That was her first words, it was very sweet. My first words were, 'Are you going to finish that sandwich?'
12 I don't judge people by their accent, or how they word things, or how grammatically correct their speech is. Some of the smartest men in the world couldn't spell. I judge a person by their character.
13 I don't really get to see a lot of other comedians, because I work with the same people all the time. The guy I really like is Nick DiPaulo. I love Nick DiPaulo, but again, he's a buddy of mine. But I liked him for a long time. I liked him before he was a buddy of mine.
14 I just developed my act way back in the late '80s. I went to college in Georgia, so I picked up the Southern accent. I talked like that with my friends all the time, because it was fun. It was funny... All my friends were real Southern. We're buddies, so I'd say stuff to make them laugh. So that was pretty much it.
15 I love food: biscuits and gravy, cheese grits, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken-fried steak with white gravy... but my favorite dish is my wife's beanie weenie cornbread casserole. It's so good. It sounds stupid, but if you eat it, it's heaven. Of course, it's only something you can eat if you've got a lot of money.
16 I saw a sign one time that said 'hemorrhoids awareness week' at the doctor's office. Let me tell you, if you got hemorrhoids, I'm sure you are aware of it. You don't need a sign to tell anybody about it.
17 I don't even see it as cable TV anymore. I've been called 'Larry the Cable Guy' for so long, I don't even think about it being about cable. I don't know anything about cable.
18 As a comedian, I don't know if they're laughing because it's funny or if they're laughing at me because I'm not funny. And I'm thinking, 'Who cares? They're laughing.' If you go on stage, and they're laughing at you full-on for 60 minutes? You know, whatever puts them in the seats.
19 'Cars' has been a godsend. I mean, I get paid to talk into a mic. Honestly, I had no idea it would become as big as it did. When I first got the part of Mater, it was actually a small part. I did the voicing for it, though, and the animators liked it so much they rewrote the original script so that Mater could be in it more.
20 Doing a kid's movie is fun when you have kids. You don't want to do kids' movies if you don't have kids. When you have kids, things change in your life.
21 Even before I did stand-up, I've always been the kind of guy - and I talk about it on stage - who says I like people and I always look for the good in people. I say, 'Every person has something good about them, if you can just find it.'
22 I've never judged anybody by how they look or how they dress. I basically judge them on their character. And that's how I lead my own life.
23 I've only been to these foreign countries: Canada, L.A. and Miami.
24 Our whole wedding cost 180 bucks. Afterward, we re-heated lasagna for everyone and set off fireworks.
25 We're homebodies. I've gotten to see my kids' first steps, first smiles, first words. Every day is a weekend.
26 When Pixar calls and says, 'Hey, you wanna be in a Pixar movie?' you don't do a lot of contemplating!
27 Every July, I look forward to taping a Christmas show - in July in Nashville. In 98-degree weather. I love it.
28 I'm not a party guy, and I'm not a Hollywood guy, either.
29 I'm saying, Come on, the global warming thing? How did the ice melt during the ice ages? Was the dinosaurs driving SUVs around back then?
30 I'm so sick of gay this, gay that. I could care less. It ain't affecting my life at all.
31 I've always felt that if you've been blessed, you should try to help as many people as you can. I just think that's the right thing to do.

#Trademark
1 The voice of Mater in Cars (2006)
2 Baseball cap with a fish hook on it
3 Sleeveless shirts
4 Thick Southern accent
5 His catchphrase, "Git-R-Done!"

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