Dan Whitney is Larry the Cable Guy

9 Aug

I’ve gone on a Larry the Cable Guy rant before, and now that dislike’s been elevated thanks to several of the people I work with absolutely RAVING about his dumb movie Larry the Cable Guy Health Inspector. I’ve come to find all but one (Jeff Foxworthy) of the ‘Blue Collar’ guys. I get it, the guy is appealing, and his shtick works. But can we at least all agree that it’s just a shtick and a bit and fake? He went to the Kings Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida. He’s just a normal dude, not the the character he portrays:

PROOF (courtesy karn)


51 Responses to “Dan Whitney is Larry the Cable Guy”

  1. Tom G August 9, 2006 at 10:48 pm #

    Ho. Lee. Crap.

    I knew it was a bit of an act, I never knew it was THAT much of an act. Funny thing is, the jokes he tells there are basically the same as the ones he tells now, just with a different persona.

    Great find!

  2. Brent B August 11, 2006 at 10:50 pm #

    Ha ha. I thought so. I actually was watching one of his acts on comedy central just a few minutes ago and would pick up a hint of some non-accented words here and there. So I got on the computer to do a little research to find out if he was really “Larry the Cable Guy” or not. Kinda cool that it’s only an on-stage persona. He pulls it off well.


  3. Nathan C August 16, 2006 at 8:33 pm #

    I have read alot of places about Larry The Cable Guy aka Dan Whitney and people make it like its a big deal but look at it this way when you watch a comedy movie your not watching the actors real life self you are watching them act. And on that same note thats what Dan does is act while doing standup. And yes he might recycle some of his material but when you watch your favoirte comedy movie for a second or third time you still laugh so its the same for his fans. Im not saying everyone should like him im saying that the guy is funny to some and alot less humorous to others but let his fans be fans and his non fans go back to there boaring life and watching tom hanks in the castaway.

  4. Nathan C August 16, 2006 at 8:36 pm #

    I have read alot of places about Larry The Cable Guy aka Dan Whitney and people make it like its a big deal that his accent and persona are fake but look at it this way when you watch a comedy movie your not watching the actors real life self you are watching them act. And on that same note thats what Dan does is act while doing standup. And yes he might recycle some of his material but when you watch your favoirte comedy movie for a second or third time you still laugh so its the same for his fans. Im not saying everyone should like him im saying that the guy is funny to some and alot less humorous to others but let his fans be fans and his non fans go back to there boaring life and watching tom hanks in the castaway.

  5. Chris August 16, 2006 at 9:30 pm #

    Thing is, he doesn’t admit that it’s fake. I’m not sure why?

  6. Scottie August 22, 2006 at 2:55 pm #

    Like it or not, Larry is a human being with feelings as are we all!!! Yes, it’s true he really is Dan Whitney but that is his away from the spolight life and it’s neccessary. I met Dan in the Wal-Mart in Sanford, Fl. and he was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was picking up some groceries and stop for a moment when I ask him if I could ask him a personal question. When I asked him if he had to call 411 Information to get the # for 911, he replied in his stage voice “The Funny Thing Is That I Had To Write It On The Wall With A Strawberry”. HA HA!!! I went on chatting with dan and told him that I had been boating on the St. Johns River and had lost my “Git-R-Done” hat. It was about 3am and I turned my boat around and turned on my spotlight only to see hundreds if not thousands of Gator Eyes everywhere. So needless to say I left my hat there. Dan then told me that the St. Johns River Gators were some of the BIGGEST, Larry The Cable Guy Fans around, HOW FUNNY!!!! So I don’t care what people say about Larry (Dan). Whether Dan is beening LARRY THE CABLE GUY or just being DAN WHITNEY, he is funny ALL AROUND. He is down to earth, loves all people and dosen’t just brush people off. DAN and LARRY are both FOR REAL. LARRY, I love the laughter you bring to my life and your the reason I act as KRAZY as I do. My whole life is built around Music and Humor. DAN, thanks for being real and not being like most people who make it big and start blowing other normal humanbeings off. “YOU ARE THE SHIT” !!!! Scottie aka (krazyCouter1969@yahoo.com)

    • Barbara December 14, 2011 at 10:32 am #

      I agree with u krazy. I have never seen a more down to earth guy than Larry The Cable Guy…He is wholesome and his humor is right on! Hes number one in my book for a good clean comedian. I used to think Bil Engvall was best but now Dan Whitney has overtaken him.

  7. Jessie September 18, 2006 at 5:22 pm #

    Since when was having a schtick such an evil thing? What’s the big deal if his act is fake or not? It’s FUNNY. Lots of comedians put on an act, Andrew Dice Clay is just another example.

    Save your outrage for something more worthwhile. Dan Whitley is just making a good living making people laugh.

  8. Doreen September 22, 2006 at 8:58 am #

    Excuse me….what do you mean “he doesn’t admit that it (his act) is a fake”??? I have seen him on SEVERAL talk shows (one being CMT Insider: March, 2006), where he tells how he got started playing the role of Larry the Cable Guy. He did little comedy skits several times on one certain radio station, and several people called the station to request his “Larry the Cable Guy” skit so often that he decided to just stay with that. So next time you want to cut on someone, make sure to do your HOMEWORK and that they really do deserve to be ratted out….like Bill Clinton…..now there’s a story!!!

  9. Elizabeth October 6, 2006 at 2:56 pm #

    I dont really care wat neone says i love larry… he’s hott…. i love red necks and if larry put in a huge dip of grizzly wintergreen (the good shit) and spit in everyones face that didnt like him or thought he was fake i wood laugh…. so hahaha…. well peace….

  10. Bart Breen October 11, 2006 at 10:56 am #

    I went to High School with Dan.

    He came down at that time from Nebraska because his dad got a job as elementary principal at King’s Academy in 1979.

    He had a country accent. It wasn’t too far off from the Florida Redneck and as most of the kids in the scholl were rednecks he picked it up easily.

    Of course the character is schtick. But what makes it work is it’s not all that far from who he is.

    He wasn’t a rich kid. He went to private school only becuase his dad worked there and tuition was included. He worked at Wendy’s, played in the pep band and was pretty much a class clown.

    He’s worked hard and paid his dues to get where he is. I respect him. Those who don’t have a simple solution. Don’t watch him. Go about your life and quit bitching about someone elses’s success …. at least until you’re someone who most of us care about.

    That is all. 😉

  11. Colleen December 29, 2006 at 11:23 pm #

    Believe it or not my B/F is the personification of Larry the Cable Guy.. Redneck thru and thru…that and a little of Archie Bunker. Truckdriver/Hunter/Fisherman/Outlaw if he shaved all but his goatee and wore a Git R Done hat and ripped sleeve flannel he’d be him.. even lookswise. For a guy who isn’t into kids movies, the movie Cars he had to buy for himself not even for the kids, I have to endure a poster of Mater on my bedroom wall and he almost went and used Cars wrappingpaper as wall paper, Lord help me I have to admit…I love Larry the Cable Guy too GIT ER DONE!!!!! LOL

    Colleen & Lenny

  12. Jade A.K.A Heather carp February 21, 2007 at 11:53 am #

    oooooooooh my god idon’t care what your name is i you and like todally love to see you on the tv i am absesed with LARRY THE CABLE GUY:HEALTH INSPECTER IS THE WORLD 2ND GREATEST MOVIE the first is blue coler comity tour wooooooooooooohoo

  13. RedWolf July 17, 2007 at 9:28 pm #

    I can’t believe you’re really upset about this. Look at Jerry Lewis. He had a shtick and it worked, and his worked goddamned funny too. If you hear his real voice, it’s NOTHING like the one that made him famous. So get over it, I’m from Sanford, most of us sound very normal, and Dan is a hell of a nice guy. He’d give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. Get over the Larry the Cable guy front and you’ll meet a very nice and genuine human being.

  14. Tyler August 12, 2007 at 11:49 pm #

    Larry the Cable Guy is the funniest and coolest guy on earth. I watch his movies all the time .I would really like to meet him in person. GIT “R” DONE

  15. Nick November 1, 2007 at 3:00 am #

    It’s probably not all that much of a major change of pace from his everyday life. He probably is a flag wavin’ redneck just like myself and much of America, and he has lived in Florida since he was 16 so the accent, while not natural, is probably the way he feels most comfortable speaking. If you’ve read his book or better informed bios of him most of this would be put into perspective. He tells it like it is, voices his opinions, and is funny as hell while doing it. That is what America is all about. GIT-R-DONE!

    • suzanne northcutt February 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

      Amen! Thank you! Hi, used to hand out w/ him & he had an accent in the early 90’s before any of this. Not as strong but he did have an accent. He is a very nice guy.

  16. Shawn December 27, 2007 at 2:21 pm #

    For those of you wondering if LTCG is Dan Whitney, I found this video on Youtube and at 5:39 into the skit, he does the Larry we all know’s voice and if that is a fake then im impressed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VROn7ZvVoW8

  17. Jerry April 7, 2008 at 12:17 am #

    You people are so dopey. The truth is staring you in the face and you’re all too dumb to recognize it. The truth is that it’s fine to create a character and play it well. It’s quite another to BECOME that character. It’s creepy and fake. Would you not find it fake if Dave Chapelle created “Tron” for his TV show then became that character for every TV and radio interview or mall appearance? He’s really a normal black guy from semi-rural Ohio. You folks are unbelivable. You still love him like he’s really that guy. Look up “Dan Whitney” on YouTube.

  18. mater May 2, 2008 at 12:22 pm #

    i love you man

  19. Andrew Barr July 6, 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    Everyone who says Larry The Cable Guy (Dan Whitney) is fake. He’s Not! He’s not funny, He’s Fucking Hilarious!!


  20. Andrew Barr July 6, 2008 at 4:19 pm #

    What are these gay picture’s at the side of our messages. Ya that’s it, bitch about these stupid messages not Larry The Cable Guy!!


  21. Andrew Barr July 6, 2008 at 4:20 pm #

    What are these gay picture’s at the side of our pics. Ya that’s it, bitch about these stupid messages not Larry The Cable Guy!!


  22. Andrew Barr July 6, 2008 at 4:23 pm #

    What are these gay picture’s at the side of our messages? Ya that’s it, bitch about these stupid messages not Larry The Cable Guy!!


  23. Andrew Barr July 6, 2008 at 4:26 pm #

    sorry I wrote my message too many times. the first one the right one.

    Gosh how many times do you have to get your point across!!


  24. Andrew Barr (Is Right) July 6, 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    Guess what some big rich tv asshole said: (He changed Larry the Cable Guy to “Danny the Plumber Guy” Fuckin assholes.

  25. Andrew Barr (Is Right) July 6, 2008 at 4:36 pm #


  26. Erin July 15, 2008 at 2:37 am #

    To be honest I am a fan of “Larry the cable guy”, and it does upset me to some degree that he is being bashed on such a level for petty things. Has knocked over old ladies on the street and I not hear about it? because that is the way some of you are acting… I mean really why not put this same effort into something more worth while? All this man has done is make people laugh. If you don’t like him and don’t think he is funny CHANGE THE CHANNEL, DON”T WATCH!! It’s not rocket science people. Look at Adam Sandler, How many different acts doe he have? No one is giving him shit. LTCG isn’t living in some dream world, he is making people laugh and making money doing so. I’m sure when he goes home it’s not as “Larry the cable guy”..Give it up and realize there are far more important things in life than if Dan Whitney A.K.A Larry the cable guy is fake or not…

  27. tony March 12, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    he is a fake if he is going to do Larry the Cable Guy on tv and movies ..then go back to he really is …people are dumb to go see this guy …..FAKE REDNECK

  28. doc March 20, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    scottie krazy couter is just a nut, dude your story is so lame and full of **** i dont even know how to tell you. grow up pal, your hero is another loser that caught a craze that made him a doe. you on the other hand are a weird ****, who might be into men.

  29. Tyson March 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    Wow, people actually thought he actually was a redneck named Larry? Yeesh, obviously the guy wears the same stupid sleveless shirts for every show or movie he does, so it should be clear that “Larry the Cable Guy” is just a character. Dwayne Johnson also went by a fake persona known as “The Rock.” Are you telling me you thought that was his name in real life too? Laughs, and Hulk Hogan is a real name too.

  30. Eric Evans March 31, 2009 at 4:12 pm #

    I don’t think that it is the name that people don’t like. After all actors have been using stage names for a long time. I think the issue a lot of people have is that he uses his Larry character for everything. He wants people to think that the characer’s personality and life story is his own. He does interviews in the Larry character, he does cartoon voices in the Larry character, and he is always credited as Larry the cable guy and not Daniel Witney. I think if he were to do more interviews as himself, like on the Tonight Show or something, he could probably win over some of his critics. But in all honesty it is only a matter of time before people get tired of Larry. If an actor only has one character up his sleave it becomes old and stale. Just look at Pee-wee Herman for example… okay so the whole sex scandal sort of sped that up, but people got sick of Paul Rubens’ Pee-wee character and he was forced to do some other characters. If Daniel wants to continue his success, he is going to have to flex his acting muscles and try a new character. Question is, is he talented enough to do that, or is he a one trick pony?

  31. Diane Dempsey Sirmans April 20, 2009 at 2:31 am #

    I am trying to understand what all the whining is about…If you go see the movie Cars, you would be paying to see Mader, a character of fiction. If you pay to go see Larry the Cable Guy, you would be paying to see yet another character of fiction…or maybe not! You see Larry, fictional or not, represents many who are hard working, down to earth people who Love America! Heck, I’m not even a redneck and he has my heart and I am right behind him in his right wing mindset with a passion to speak the truth. Funny, yes! Does he share a message that we need to listen to…absolutely yes! And America better get behind him and stop worrying whether or not his accent is “fake”…his podium isn’t!!! On another note, I went to high school with Danny…he was as genuine then as he is now. Fame hasn’t changed him…he is the most humble, nicest guy you would ever want to meet. By all means, do not compare him to Pee Wee Herman! Danny is the real deal…wish some of you would examine our president as closely as you examine our comedians…some day soon, you’ll wish you had!

  32. storm January 3, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    Dan’s Father “Mr. Whitney” was my one of my teachers at Wymore Southern High school, Whymore, Nebraska between the 1972 to 1976 years. He was quite a funny guy too. I was in study hall one day with him as the class monitor, I was sitting in the back of the room putting the moves on a cute blond who had a weird snorting laugh…she snorted a little too loud at one of my come on lines and caught Mr. Whitneys attention. He calmly walked back to where we were sitting and ask the young lady if she would like a tissue or should he move
    this fella (Me) to the hall, which caused an outburst of laughter and snorting. He calmed everone down and gave her a tissue and moved me to the hall.. This was not the outcome i was looking for . After the bell rang Mr.Whitney came out and had me bring my chair back to the room and as I was leaving for my next class he patted my back and with a smile he said “Don’t give up and try to steer clear of the ones that snort they will run right over you”! I guess that advice applies to cattle too! I know Dan was raised by real a cool Dad with good moral values that has produced the kind of down to earth comedy we all can identify with “Larry the cable guy”. By the way I didn’t mess with that cute blond in class after that but my Brother fell head over heals for her and married her in 1975,so now at every family get together I hear her snort laugh and then snot some more and My thoughts go right back to this story and the solid advice Mr. Whitney gave me! I’m proud of ya Dan!!! “Keep doing your thing” ohh jeez my side hurts!!

  33. Bernetta April 1, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    Good evening, Happy Fool’s Day!!!

    There was a position open for an accountant at this one large firm. They got the applicants down to 3 people. The president was going to interview each one separately. He asked the first applicant in.
    “I’m going to ask you just one question,” says the president, “What’s 2+2?”
    Applicant #1 promptly answers “Four.”
    “Thank you, we will get back to you,” replied the president.
    The second applicant comes in, same question “What’s 2+2?”
    Applicant #2 thinks this must be a trick question, thinks a little bit and says “Five.”
    The president replies, “Well, that’s obviously wrong, don’t call us, we’ll call you.”
    The third applicant comes in, same question “What’s 2+2?”
    The third applicant looks around as if he’s looking for someone else in the room and replies, “What would you like it to be?”
    The president exclaims, “YOU’RE MY MAN!”

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

  34. Gungsta May 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    im rippppeddd right now(Reaallly high) and i think his voice is fake. ggittterrrdoneee

  35. Alex the great August 28, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    You people are stupid he may use his name as publicity but he’s funny as shit u gotta give him that and as for the prick who wrote this, I’m coming for ya boy. I’m gonna spit some beech nut in your eye then bang your wife.

  36. jessica October 4, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    i think that this artical is a waste of space and a waste of time seriously you people have nothing better to do than to sit here and rag on someone who has done nothing but make a living for himself by making people laugh, i love this guys joke, and there are several websites including the book he wrote that states that his accent is somewhat fake and it says where he developed it even more and why. so for you poeple that have nothing bettre to do than to rip apart other people who are more successful than you simply because they are famous and you arent grow up if you dont like what they are doing then dont watch their shows ignore them just like i do lindsey lohan and brittney spears, go about your day and shut up already

  37. Storm November 8, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    yahh….what she said…..you know what yer mother told you about sayen bad thing about others? TA NOT TO!!!

  38. bubba lethal woopass February 16, 2011 at 2:23 am #

    well yall dinkile twikle nutts come tell me im not a redneck .i live in sanford fla .i have six twlets out side 5 cars 2 boats three ledid dog and six retard cats and i have a retared nabor that steals my news paper to make air planes out of yall block heads well if he no redneck he is he just won the lotto dont be jelus .calm down you are like a white man hoping that kid comes out black you all bent out of shape . your more dangerus thin a fat retart with a hula huop!

  39. Unknown May 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    It’s just good to know that people realize that it is a character, and not real life. Not a fan myself, I have the misfortune to live in a town in which people think he is real life. It ammuses me when they laugh at him since, it’s like laughing at someone making fun of you.

  40. Unknown May 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Btw, I agree the pictures are lame, and I’m happy for the people that can find something they can laugh at in this world. I’ll stick with George Carlin and Dennis Leary, enjoy your particular brand of comedy whatever it may be.

  41. Buzz August 25, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    *****I’ve come to find all but one (Jeff Foxworthy) of the ‘Blue Collar’ guys.*****

    You’ve come to find?!

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  44. Wesley April 14, 2014 at 1:26 am #

    Ok Larry the Cable Guy isn’t fake, you can’t act out what he comes up it’s to natural and what I’ve heard he grew up on a pig farm it dont get more redneck than that


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