Larry The Cable Guy
He was one of the members of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe which included Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Jeff Foxworthy (with whom he has starred on Blue Collar TV).
Whitney has released seven comedy albums, of which three have been certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 copies. In addition, he has starred in three Blue Collar Comedy Tour–related movies, as well as in the films Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce, and Witless Protection, as well as voicing Mater in the Cars franchise. Whitney's catchphrase: "Git-R-Done!" is also the title of his book.
On January 26, 2010, the TV channel History announced that it was ordering a series starring Whitney called Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, in which he would explore the country and immerse himself in different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies. The first episode of the series aired on February 8, 2011.
Birth name, Daniel Lawrence Whitney; February 17, 1963; Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA
The few biographies of Whitney describe only the fictional life of Larry the Cable Guy, as he rarely speaks out of character when in public.
His father died "a few years ago" in Florida, while his mother Shirley lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He has an older sister, Debbie, who also lives in Lincoln. His older brother, Tom Whitney, Jr., with daughter Danielle, named after her uncle, lives in Florida.
In a 60 Minutes report, correspondent Bob Simon reveals Whitney's "happy-go-lucky" lifestyle: "Unlike many comedians the 60 Minutes team has met, Larry is not angry, he's not depressed, he's not paranoid. He's a hard-working, supremely confident, happy-go-lucky funnyman."
He is a dedicated supporter of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. He frequently attends Nebraska football games in his luxury box located in the north end zone of Memorial Stadium, Lincoln.
A fan favorite, Whitney frequently signs autographs and talks with fans after games. He's also a member of the "Husker Elvis" club in Lincoln.
Whitney is married to a former radio personality from KOMP in Las Vegas, Nevada. He and his wife, Cara, have two children together: Wyatt and Reagan. They live in Sanford, Florida when not touring.