Dana Carvey

The Heart Foundation Gala Honoring Anne Douglas and Kirk Douglas

Carvey in 2005, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Dana Thomas Carvey

Place of Birth: Missoula, Montana, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 2, 1955

Ethnicity: Norwegian (7/16ths), English, German, Swedish, Irish

Dana Carvey is an American stand-up comedian, actor, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his tenure on Saturday Night Live, and for the films Tough Guys, Opportunity Knocks, Wayne’s World, and its sequel; Trapped in Paradise, and The Master of Disguise.

Dana is the son of school teacher parents, Billie and Bud Carvey. His brother, Brad Carvey, engineered and designed the Video Toaster. He was raised mostly in Anderson, and San Carlos, California. Dana is married to Paula Zwagerman, with whom he has had two children, including comedian Dex Carvey.

Dana’s paternal grandfather was William John Carvey (the son of Daniel H. Carvey and Martha Ellen Bittner). William was born in Minnesota. Martha was the daughter of Daniel Bittner and Elizabeth Hinebun.

Dana’s paternal grandmother was Myrtle Olivia Olson (the daughter of Charles John Olson and Helga Cornelia Sunde). Myrtle was born in Wisconsin. Charles was born in Sweden, to Ollef Anderson, who was Swedish, and Maria Thorstensdatter, who was Norwegian. Helga was born in Norway, to Carl Johan Sunde and Hendreitta Cordelia Christensen Wisner.

Dana’s maternal grandfather was named Thomas W. McDonald. Thomas was born in Wisconsin.

Dana’s maternal grandmother was Delores/Dolores Dahl (the daughter of Anders/Andrew Sivertsen Dahl and Ragnhild Charlotte Svendsdatter/Swenson). Delores was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents. Anders was the son of Sivert Andersen Nordtømme Dahl and Serine Svendsdatter. Ragnhild was the daughter of Sven Olson Sve and Marie Fredriksdatter Suhr.

Sources: Genealogy of Dana Carvey – http://www.geni.com

Dana’s maternal grandparents, Thomas W. McDonald and Delores/Dolores Dahl, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

1 Response

  1. Capricious says:

    What a beautiful ——-.

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