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Bill Engvall

Comedian

BIO

Early Years
- Bill Engvall was born William Ray Engvall on July 27, 1957 in Galveston, Texas.
- Engvall graduated from Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas.
- He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and left without graduating.

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Bill Engvall



Early Years

  • Bill Engvall was born William Ray Engvall on July 27, 1957 in Galveston, Texas.
  • Engvall graduated from Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas.
  • He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and left without graduating.

Career

Early Career

  • While working as a disc jockey in a Dallas, Texas nightclub, Bill Engvall tried his hand at standup comedy during amateur and open mic nights.
  • Engvall eventually moved to southern California in 1990. He chose to dedicate all of his time to comedy.

Characters, Events, and Venues

  • One of Bill Engvall’s early appearances included hosting the A&E Networks An Evening at The Improv.
  • Engvall was named Best Male Standup at the American Comedy Awards in 1992.
  • Beginning in 2000, Bill Engvall and Jeff Foxworthy toured with Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White on the Blue Collar Comedy Tours. There was a total of six tours. They were very successful.
  • Engvall took his turn as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2013. He paired up with Emma Slater. They finished in 4th

TV, Audio, Film, and Broadway

  • Bill Engvall starting gaining a following when he hosted a cable show called, A Pair of Jokers. He co-hosted with Rosie O’Donnell.
  • In 1993, Engvall appeared on The Golden Girls. He played the part of Matthew Devereaux, who was Blanche’s son.
  • He did stand-up routines on the Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show.
  • For one season, Bill Engvall played a character on the ABC series Delta, which starred Delta Burke.
  • In 1996, Engvall performed as a comic on NBC’s The Jeff Foxworthy Show. He and Jeff Foxworthy were best friends in real life.
  • He released his first comedy album through Warner Bros. Records titled, Here’s Your Sign. The album was based upon Bill’s stage routine. The album went Platinum.
  • Bill Engvall created eight more comedy albums including, Dorkfish (1998) and Aged and Confused (2009).
  • Engvall began hosting the show Lingo in 2011.

Print

  • When not on tour, Bill Engvall maintains a blog for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which is located on the Fox Sports West website.
  • Engvall wrote a book titled, Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life [See Below]

Bill Engvall Audio, Books, Movies, and Television

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  • A Decade of Laughs

    He stars in “Blue Collar TV” and the next Blue Collar Comedy Tour movie, whose original documented the most successful comedy tour in years. He’s scored #1 comedy albums, platinum and gold among them, and outsold Chris Rock, Adam Sandler and Jerry Seinfield. He’s racked up a gold #1 Country hit. He’s even popularized a […]

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    All’s Faire in Love

    Bill Engvall stars as Mr. Mendelson. Set in the world of Renaissance Faires – unique societies of actors, singers, glass-blowers, ale merchants, sword-smiths, and other crafts people dedicated to preserving the living memory of the golden age of the European Renaissance – All’s Faire in Love…is a film reminiscent of such successful films as Shakespeare In […]

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  • Bait Shop

    Bill Engvall, Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Joe Shaver. Forced to pony up $15,000 to keep the bank from foreclosing on his bait shop, a Southern bass master enters a fishing tournament and goes head-to-head against his bitter bait shop rival. Talk about reel” funny! 2008/color/85 min/PG/widescreen. Bait Shop stars the eternally affable yet exasperated comedian […]

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    Bill Engvall – Here’s Your Sign Live

    Bill Engvall has sold more than two million comedy albums, including the certified-platinum Here’s Your Sign. He has released six comedy CDs, starred in several television series and written the book You Don’t Have To Be Dumb To Be Stupid. He was one of the headliners on the hugely successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour and […]

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  • Bill Engvall: 15° Off Cool

    Bill Engvall’s 15 Degrees Off Cool, filmed at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX, features all-new material and documents his Comedy Central special. Shrink-wrapped

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    Bill Engvall: Aged and Confused

    From the multi-platinum comedian that brought you the #1 comedy albums Here’s Your Sign, 15 Degrees Off Cool, Now That’s Awesome! and Dorkfish, comes the newest release from Bill Engvall, Aged and Confused. Shrink-wrapped

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    Blue Collar Comedy Tour – One for the Road

    The Blue Collar Comedy Tour is back and together for the last time with an all new show The redneck wits of Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road have gone a little more posh in this, their final appearance together. Performing in the gorgeous, historic Warner Theater in Washington, D.C., there’s an air […]

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