Gung-ho and gun crazy, Larry has a quick trigger finger and is always eager to jump into the fray. Trouble is, he's also extremely gullible and frequently gets distracted by his incessant appetite -- much to Jeff's frustration. Despite his wildcard nature, Larry is also a romantic and the only one of the guys in a loving marriage. LARRY THE CABLE GUY (Larry) Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the...... Read Full Bio »
Gung-ho and gun crazy, Larry has a quick trigger finger and is always eager to jump into the fray. Trouble is, he's also extremely
gullible and frequently gets distracted by his incessant appetite -- much to Jeff's frustration. Despite his wildcard nature,
Larry is also a romantic and the only one of the guys in a loving marriage.
LARRY THE CABLE GUY (Larry)
Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the United States. He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theaters and arenas across the U.S. Larry created the Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after his signature catchphrase, and has donated more than $7 million to various charities.
Currently, Larry is the host of the third season of Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy for History. The show premiered in 2011 and was a huge ratings success. In each episode, Larry visits various sites across the country, revealing bits of real history while immersing himself in new and different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies that celebrate the American experience.
Larry reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall for Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which was filmed as a special for CMT and aired in early 2012. The show was released on DVD and CD by Warner Bros./Jack Records, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. He most recently finished production on the Tyler Perry film, A Madea Christmas.
Larry is the voice of the beloved Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film Cars (2006) and Cars 2 (2011) from Disney/Pixar. Both movies opened at No. 1 at the box office and combined have grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Larry also starred in Tooth Fairy 2 (2012), Witless Protection (2008), Delta Farce (2007) and his first feature, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006). When Health Inspector was released on DVD in August 2006, it sold more than 1 million copies in its first week of release.
In 2009 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb., Larry performed before more than 50,000 fans and taped his one-hour special Tailgate Party for Comedy Central. The show was a thank you to his fans and Nebraska for their longtime support. The comedy CD of the same name debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts.
That same year, The Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy aired, and the show, which Larry executive produced, is one of the highest rated roasts in Comedy Central history, attracting 4.1 million viewers. Larry also hosted and executive produced three Christmas specials for both VH1 and CMT.
Larry's road to stardom includes the Blue Collar Comedy tour, which grossed more than $15 million. The ensemble cast of comedians included Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The tour's success led to Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the Movie, which premiered on Comedy Central in 2003 and at the time, was the highest rated movie in the channel's history. The DVD has sold more than 4 million units. The sequel Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, has sold more than 3 million units. In 2006, the Blue Collar boys reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour, One for the Road in Washington, D.C., at the Warner Theater. The movie had its world premiere on Comedy Central, again receiving some of the highest ratings. The soundtrack was nominated for a 2006 Grammy.
His first comedy album release, Lord, I Apologize, has reached gold status, selling more than 500,000 copies. The CD was No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts for 15 consecutive weeks. Larry's DVD special Git-R-Done, has sold more than 1 million copies and has been certified platinum. Larry also starred in Blue Collar TV, a sketch comedy series for the WB network which premiered in 2004. Over 5.4 million people tuned in for the show, and it was the second most-watched show on television in that time period.
Larry's comedy CD Morning Constitutions was released in 2007 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. His previous release, The Right to Bare Arms (Jack Records/Warner Bros. Records), debuted at No. 1 on the Soundscan Comedy Chart, No. 1 on the country chart and No. 7 on the Top 200 Chart. This marked the first time in the history of Soundscan that a comedy album has charted at No. 1 on the country chart. It has been certified gold (500,000 units) by the RIAA. The Right to Bare Arms also received a Grammy nomination. His first Christmas CD, A Very Larry Christmas, has also been certified platinum (1,000,000 units).
Larry won Billboard's 2005 comedy artist of the year and comedy album of the year and received the Billboard top comedy tour award in 2006.
He is a best-selling author and his book Git-R-Done (2005) debuted at No. 26 on the New York Times Best-Seller List. Larry made the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. The list showcases the hottest and most successful people in the entertainment industry.