Larry the Cable Guy Biography: Real Name, Children, Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Movies, Height, Wikipedia, Parents

April 9, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Larry the Cable Guy, whose real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, is best known for two primary professions: stand-up comedian and actor.

As a stand-up comedian, he has had a successful career, creating the character Larry the Cable Guy, which he uses in his act.

He has appeared in numerous movies as an actor, including voicing the lovable tow truck Mater in the popular Cars franchise.

He was also part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a successful comedy tour featuring other well-known comedians.


  • Full Name: Daniel Lawrence Whitney,
  • Stage Name: Larry the Cable Guy  
  • Born: February 17, 1963 
  • Age: 61 years old 
  • Birthplace: Pawnee City, Nebraska 
  • Nationality: American 
  • Occupation: American comedian and actor 
  • Height: 1.78 m
  • Parent: Shirley Whitney ,Tom Whitney
  • Siblings: Debbie Whitney ,Tom Whitney Jr.
  • Spouse: Cara Whitney
  • Children: 2, Reagan and Wyatt
  • Relationship: married 
  • Net Worth: $80 million 

Early Life And Education

Daniel Lawrence Whitney, known as Larry the Cable Guy, is a multi-talented American entertainer.

Born on February 17, 1963, in Pawnee City, Nebraska, United States, he has made a name for himself as a stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, country music artist, and former radio personality.

He gained widespread popularity as one of the members of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe that includes Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Jeff Foxworthy. Together, they have starred in the television series Blue Collar TV.

During his time in Florida, Larry continued his education and played football for two high schools, The King’s Academy and Berean Christian School.

After graduation, he attended the Baptist University of America in Georgia and later transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he majored in drama and speech.

During this time, his now-famous Southern accent began to develop, influenced by his roommates from the South.

However, Larry’s passion for comedy led him to drop out of college after his junior year in pursuit of his dream.


Larry the Cable Guy, whose real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, has had a successful career that spans stand-up comedy, acting, and voice acting.

He was one of the original members of the famous Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Jeff Foxworthy.

In addition to touring as a stand-up comedian, he has released seven comedy albums, three of which reached gold. 

Known for his redneck persona and catchphrase “Git-R-Done!“, which is also the title of his book, Larry the Cable Guy, has become a well-known name in the world of comedy.

In addition to his successful stand-up comedy career, Larry the Cable Guy has also ventured into acting.

He has starred in several films, most notably three related to the famous Blue Collar Comedy Tour: “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” “Delta Farce,” and “Witless Protection.”

Larry also lent his voice to the beloved character Mater in Disney’s Cars movies, solidifying his place in entertainment.

Awards and Nominations

  • Grammy Awards: Larry scored two nominations for Best Comedy Album:
  • In 2006, for “The Right to Bare Arms,”
  • In 2007, as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour for “One For The Road” (shared with Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Jeff Foxworthy) 
  • Razzie Awards: Larry has also been nominated for some not-so-prestigious Razzie Awards, which recognize films considered the worst of the year. His Razzie nominations include:
  • Worst Actor in 2007 for “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector”
  • Worst Actor and Worst Screen Couple (with Jenny McCarthy) in 2009 for “Witless Protection”
  • Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Combo (with Tyler Perry) in 2014 for “A Madea Christmas”  

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @gitrdonegram
  • Facebook handle: Larry The Cable Guy
  • Twitter handle: @GitRDoneLarry

Personal Life 

Larry the Cable Guy, whose real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, maybe a well-known comedian, but he values his privacy regarding his personal life.

However, we do know a few things about him. For starters, he has been married to Cara Whitney since 2005.

The couple has two children: a son, Wyatt, and a daughter, Reagan. Despite his fame, Larry and his wife prefer to keep their personal life out of the public eye and not share much information about their family.


Larry the Cable Guy is primarily known for his stand-up comedy routines but has also released a few comedy albums.

His first two albums, Lord, I Apologize (2001) and The Right to Bare Arms (2005), were certified gold by the RIAA. A third album, Morning Constitutions, and its accompanying TV special were released in 2007. 


  • Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003)
  • Delta Farce (2007)
  • Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)
  • Cars (2006) (voice of Mater)
  • Cars 2 (2011) (voice of Mater)
  • Cars 3 (2017) (voice of Mater)
  • Witless Protection (2008)


  • Blue Collar Comedy Tour (2004–2006)
  • Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy (2004–2006)
  • Larry the Cable Guy’s Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau (2008)
  • Larry the Cable Guy’s Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza (2009) 

Net Worth

Larry the Cable Guy is known for his redneck catchphrase “Git-R-Done” and his blue-collar comedy style.

He rose to fame in the early 2000s and has since become one of the highest-earning comedians in the world.

His success has allowed him to amass a net worth of $80 million, making him one of the wealthiest comedians in America.

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