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Bill Engvall is one of the top comedians today and among the busiest. In addition to his starring role in TBS's "The Bill Engvall Show," he hosts one of the top-rated shows on CMT, "Country Fried Home Videos." He starred in the TV movie "Bait Shop" with Billy Ray Cyrus and, on the big screen, in "Delta Farce," with Larry the Cable Guy and D.J. Qualls.

Engvall's roster of popular comedy specials includes "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie," "Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again" and "Blue Collar
Bill Engvall on "The Bill Engvall Show"
Bill Engvall The Bill Engvall Show
Comedy Tour: One For The Road." Along with his Blue Collar performances, two of Engvall's solo specials aired on Comedy Central: "15° Off Cool" and "Here's Your Sign," "Live." November 22, 2009, his new special "Aged and Confused" will air on Comedy Central.

Engvall is a platinum-selling recording artist whose first album, "Here's Your Sign," held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. It went on to peak at #5 on Billboard's Current Country Album Chart and reached the Top 50 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. Engvall also collaborated with musician Travis Tritt on a video, also called "Here's Your Sign." The recording of the song became the most requested single on country radio. In 1997, Engvall won the Best Selling Comedy Album award at the annual NARM convention, outselling albums by Chris Rock and Adam Sandler. Engvall's second CD, "Dorkfish," was certified gold and had the honor of being ranked #1 on Billboard's Comedy Chart, surpassing Jerry Seinfeld's album. All of Engvall's subsequent comedy album releases debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart, including his last release, "15° Off Cool." Engvall released his autobiography, "Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life," in 2007.

A native of Galveston, Texas, Engvall moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming of a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, he decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy and quickly found that making people laugh was his forte. Soon, Engvall was co-starring in "A Pair of Jokers," with Rosie O'Donnell, followed by a hosting gig for A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and several appearances on "The Tonight Show" and the "Late Show with David Letterman." In 1992, he won the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up Comedian. After appearing in episodes of "Designing Women," he went on to portray Buck Overton on the sitcom "Delta," starring Delta Burke, solidifying his status as a sought-after comic. He also starred in the NBC series "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," in which he played Foxworthy's best friend.



Engvall lives in southern California with his wife and two children.



BILL ENGVALL: FACTS

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Age: 56 years old
Birthday: July 27, 1957
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: William Ray Engvall Jr.
Birthplace: Galveston, TX
Wife: Mary Gail Watson





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