Bill Engvall Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, Career, Net Worth
Bill Engvall Biography
Bill Engvall (born William Ray Engvall Jr.) is an American comedian and actor. The comedian is best known for his work as a stand-up comic, his signature “Here’s Your Sign” bit, and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group.
Bill Engvall Age|Birthday
Engvall was born on July 27, 1957. Therefore, he is 64 years old as of 2022 and celebrates his birthday on 27th July every year.
Bill Engvall Height|Weight
Engvall’s height is 6 feet 0 inches (approximately 183 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 75 kilograms.
Bill Engvall Family
Engvall was born in Galveston, Texas to his parents. His father is William Ray Engvall Sr. who was a U.S. Navy doctor prior to going into private practice. However, the comedian has not disclosed his mother’s name. Bill spent most of his childhood in Galveston prior to moving to Winslow, Arizona. Moreover, he later moved back to near Dallas, Texas during his middle school.
Bill Engvall Wife
Engvall has been married to Gail since December 18, 1982. Together the couple is proud parents to two children, a daughter, and a son. Moreover, Emily, their daughter was born on June 9, 1986. Their son, Travis was born on June 25, 1991. Additionally, their daughter is a 2008 graduate of the University of Puget Sound. Travis their son is a 2015 graduate from Nothern Arizona University.
Moreover, the actor is an ordained minister who graduated with a degree in Christian Studies from Grand Canyon University in 2021. Furthermore, the family resides in Utah.
Bill Engvall Education
Engvall attended Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas. Later, the comedian attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where he intended to earn a bachelor’s degree and become a teacher. However, Bill left college without graduating. He worked a series of jobs including tour guide at Inner Space Caverns, and disc jockey in a Dallas, Texas nightclub. Moreover, while working as the club DJ, Bill first ventured into stand-up comedy at amateur and open mic nights around Dallas.
Bill Engvall Career
Engvall moved to Southern California in 1990 to dedicate full-time to comedy. He began by hosting the cable show A Pair of Jokers with Rosie O’Donnell and an appearance on The Golden Palace where he played Blanche’s son Matthew, a stockbroker turned aspiring comic. Moreover, the actor’s other early appearances included hosting A&E Networks An Evening at The Improv as well as stand-up routines on The Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman.
Moreover, in 1992, Engvall’s carer breakthrough happened when he was named Best Male Standup at the American Comedy Awards. Bill’s first role as a series regular came soon after when he was cast in the ABC series Delta, starring Delta Burke. Additionally, he was cast in the NBC version of The Jeff Foxworthy Show. Furthermore, Engvall was signed by Warner Bros Records in 1996. He released the first of a series of successful comedy albums, Here’s Yor Sign, Moreover, eight more comedy albums followed. They included Dorkfish (1998) and Aged and Confused (2009).
Additionally, after The Lap event in Las Vegas, Bill attended the NASCAR in 2011. Furthermore, on August 11, 2011, he announced on his Facebook page that he was going to be retiring from touring in late 2022.
Blue Collar Comedy Tour
In 2000, Bill and Jeff Foxworthy launched the first of Six Blue Collar Comedy Tours. Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy were featured in their tours and hence were largely responsible for their breakout success. Each of the six years of the tour spawned three films, a satellite radio show, and a television series titled Blue Collar TV on The WB Network. Moreover, they were successful.
The Bill Engvall Show
In 2007, the comedian started his own sitcom where he played himself as a family counselor which lasted three seasons.
Game Show Host
Bill started a new chapter in his career on June 6, 2011, as he took over as host of the re-launched Lingo on GSN. Moreover, the host said that he was a fan of Lingo when it aired a few years previously before ending in 2007. Additionally, he admitted that his wife always beat him to the answers.
Dancing with the stars
As a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars, it was announced in 2013 paired with professional dancer Emma Slater. Bill received a score of 18 in the first week when he danced the Foxtrot. Moreover, he scored a 21 on the second week for his jive. Additionally, with a Paso Doble to the Lone Ranger theme song, Bill saw his highest score of 24 in the third week. However, the judges usually placed him and Slater at the bottom of the leaderboard but an enormous fan base kept them in the competition. This resulted in higher-scoring contestants including Elizabeth Berkley, Leah Remini, Snooki, and Christina Millian being voted out instead.
Furthermore, on November 18, the duo made it to the finals along with Amber Riley, Corbin Bleu, and Jack Osbourne. Moreover, they finished in fourth place
Bill Engvall’s Net Worth
Engvall’s net worth is $40 million.