Since bursting onto the national scene on Saturday Night Live in 1986, Dana Carvey has entertained millions with his uncanny impersonations of political leaders, entertainers and celebrities.
Carvey's comedic career dates back to his days as a student at San Francisco State University, where he won San Francisco's Stand-Up Comedy Competition. But it was NBC's SNL that made Carvey into a household name. After joining the SNL cast for the 1986-87 season, Carvey gained fame for a wide stable of characters, including "Church Lady," "Hanz" (of "Hanz & Franz), "Grumpy Old Man," and Garth Algar, the faithful sidekick of Wayne Campbell on Wayne's World. Carvey was legendary for his impersonations of numerous real-world figures as well, particularly former President George H.W. Bush and former presidential candidate Ross Perot.