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Larry the Cable Guy Net Worth | Wife & Real Name

What is Larry the Cable Guy’s net worth? Who is Larry the Cable Guy’s wife?


Larry the Cable Guy (real name – Daniel Lawrence Whitney), nicknamed – Larry, is an American stand-up comedian who has worked in the Disney Cars franchise as well as on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He is best known for the catchphrase “Git-R-Done!”


Whitney was born on February 17, 1963, in Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA, to Shirley Whitney and Tom Whitney. His father is a Christian minister and a guitarist.

His hometown of Pawnee City, Nebraska, has a street named after him.

Larry was raised on a pig farm. He once said:

“I grew up on a pig farm in Nebraska, so I’m a country kid.”

Daniel went on to say:

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Larry The Cable Guy during Lionsgate Luncheon – ShoWest 2007 at Paris Hotel in Las Vegas – @Getty

“So when I moved to Florida, I pretty much gravitated to the country kids, to the redneck kids.”

He attended high school at The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida.

In 1982, Larry graduated from the Berean Christian School.

In the early 1990s, Whitney made regular radio appearances on The Bob & Tom Show as well as on the nationally syndicated program, The Ron and Ron Show.

In 1995, he released his debut album, titled – ”Law and Disorder.”

He was part of the comedy troupe The Blue Collar Comedy Tour. The group was also composed of Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, and Bill Engvall.

In 2005, Daniel won Billboard’s Comedy Artist of the Year and Comedy Album of the Year.

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Larry the Cable Guy and the Naked Cowboy film The History Channel’s “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” in Times Square – @Getty

In the same year, Whitney was featured in Gretchen Wilson’s music video for the song “All Jacked Up.”

In 2006, Larry received the Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award.

On March 15, 2009, he was roasted in a Comedy Central special.

In 2011, Daniel hosted his own TV show on the History Channel: Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy.


In 2005, he published a book titled ”Larry The Cable Guy – Git-R-Done.”

He wrote in the book that he deliberately “turns on” the accent both on and off stage.

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Larry The Cable Guy and wife Cara Whitney attend Comedy Central’s Roast – @Getty


On July 3, 2005, Larry the Cable Guy married Cara Whitney in a Nebraska field. Cara was in a camo tank top and shorts, while Daniel wore a cut-off sweatshirt. 

During an interview, Larry said about his wedding:

“Our whole wedding cost 180 bucks.”

Whitney later added:

“Afterward, we re-heated lasagna for everyone and set off fireworks. [Cara]’s a bonafide, grade-A cowgirl.”

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Larry the Cable Guy, wife Cara Whitney and children Reagan Whitney and Wyatt Whitney attend the premiere of “Cars 3” – @Getty


The couple has two children, a son named Wyatt (born August 2006) and a daughter named Reagan (born October 29, 2007).

Daniel said about raising his children:

“I don’t want to miss my kids growing up.”

Whitney continued:

“I (also) do about five celebrity golf tournaments a year and then the rest of the time I just hang with my family here at the house.”

He added:

“I don’t leave the house a lot, let’s put it that way. When I’m home, I’m home.”


Larry is 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) tall.

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Larry the Cable Guy appears on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” – @Getty

“Every day is a weekend.”

“The only reason I’m ever in character as ‘Larry The Cable Guy’ is because that’s what I’m hired to do.”

“I used to be a chick magnet. Now, I’m just a refrigerator magnet.”

“The bad thing about the internet when you’re a stand-up is that everybody comes at you.”

“I love food: biscuits and gravy, cheese grits, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken-fried steak with white gravy.”

“I’m a cow kid, I’m a livestock kid, a horse guy… I hang out with people that talk like that.”

“I’ve only been to these foreign countries: Canada, L.A., and Miami.”

“Another thing you never hear at your family reunion: ‘Have you lost weight?’”

“I’m not a party guy, and I’m not a Hollywood guy, either.”

“Life isn’t like a box of chocolates. It’s more like a jar of jalapenos.”

“I’ve never judged anybody by how they look or how they dress.”

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Larry the Cable Guy attends Taste of the NFL 25th anniversary Party With A Purpose at Cow Palace – @Getty

One of his closest friends is Lewis Black, an American stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, playwright, and author.

Lewis hosted the Comedy Central series Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil.

Whitney was named to Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2012.

His favorite comedians are:

  • Henny Youngman;
  • Milton Berle;
  • Don Rickles;
  • Steve Martin.

Whitney developed his trademark Southern accent after listening to his college roommates.

He has created The Git-R-Done Foundation. The foundation has donated over 7 million dollars to various charities.

Larry said in an interview that he loves his job:

“I don’t care; I mean, I love what I do, and I like making people laugh.”

He went on to say:

“If Larry the Cable Guy makes people happy and makes people laugh, I’m all for it.”

Larry continued:

“I’m not a rocket scientist. I’m not out to change the world. I’m just a stand-up comedian; that’s my role.”

Git-R-Done Productions holds 23 trademarks around Larry the Cable Guy’s catchphrase, “Git ‘r done!”

He is an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers football fan.

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Daniel Lawrence Whitney, also known as “Larry the Cable Guy” attends The Walt Disney Family Museum Gala – @Getty

Larry the Cable Guy – Net Worth – Dan Whitney

So, how much is Larry the Cable Guy worth? Daniel earned most of his wealth from selling tickets to his shows and his book. Therefore, stand-up comedian Larry the Cable Guy has an estimated net worth of $125 million.

Some of his albums are – Them Idiots: Whirled Tour, Christmastime in Larryland, Salutations and Flatulations, and more.

Three of his albums have been certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of more than 500,000 copies.

As an actor, Larry is best known for the Cars series. He was also part of the successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour. 

In 2014, he bought a house for 3.6 million. The 4,073-square-foot house includes an air-conditioned garage, security cameras, fire pit, outdoor TV, marble bath, a guest casita, two guest suites, mountain views, and four bedrooms.

In September 2010, he donated $5 million to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando. Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings at $20 million in 2007.

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Lorin Wegand

Thursday 1st of July 2021

Please Larry, it's been over 20 years since I made that appointment with you to switch me over to cable from rabbit ears. Get'r'done!

MaryAnn & Edward Shephard

Tuesday 29th of June 2021

My husband and I enjoy Larry the Cable Guy so much we try to watch him whenever he is on. We really like his new show about America, he surely puts himself OUT THERE. Thank you for your generousity to others and your comedy, we appreciate you muchly Love in Jesus name, Edward & MaryAnn