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Encyclopedia > Bill Engvall
Bill Engvall
Birth name William Ray Engvall, Jr.
Born July 27, 1957 (1957-07-27) (age 50)
Galveston, Texas, U.S.
Nationality American
Spouse Gail Engvall
Website www.billengvall.com

William Ray ("Bill") Engvall, Jr. (born July 27, 1957 in Galveston, Texas) is an American comedian best known for his work as a stand-up comic and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Galveston redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Galveston redirects here. ... B. J. Novak in a stand-up comedy routine at Olde English sketch comedy in June 2007. ... From left to right : Larry the Cable Guy , Bill Engvall , Jeff Foxworthy and Ron White. ...

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Biography

Early life

Engvall was born and raised in Texas. He attended Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas. He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. He left college, though, to pursue a career in the world of comedy. Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Richardson High School is a high school in Richardson, Texas, United States with a 2006 enrollment of approximately 2300 and a student/teacher ratio of 12. ... Nickname: Location within Dallas County and the state of Texas County Dallas County Collin County Government  - City Manager Bill Keffler Area  - City 74. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Southwestern University is a private, four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts college located in Georgetown, Texas, USA. Founded in 1840, Southwestern is the oldest university in Texas. ... Georgetown is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. ... The Kappa Alpha Order (KA) is a secret collegiate Order of Knights. ...


Personal life

He has been married to his wife, Gail, since 1982. He has a daughter named Emily, a senior at the University of Puget Sound, as well as a son, Travis. Both appear regularly in his humor. The University of Puget Sound (often called UPS or just Puget Sound) is a private liberal arts college located in the North End of Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. ...


Career

Engvall began his career on the sitcom Designing Women. He hit his first big break when he went on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and from there won the American Comedy Awards Comic of the Year. He then joined the cast of Delta Burke's self-titled Designing Women spinoff, which lasted for one year. He then began producing his own albums. Before becoming a well-known comedian, Engvall joined the popular talent show Star Search. Designing Women was an American television sitcom that centered around the working and personal lives of four women in an interior design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... Delta Ramona Leah Burke (born July 30, 1956 in Orlando, Florida) is an American television and film actress. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Star Search is a television show from 1983 to 1995 hosted by Ed McMahon, which also appeared as a remake in 2003-2004. ...


Engvall toiled in relative obscurity for several years, hitting a low point while starring as "CHUD #14" in the film C.H.U.D., until he turned his most famous routine, "Here's Your Sign," into a song by country music star Travis Tritt. The song was a hit, catapulting Engvall to comedic stardom. For other uses, see CHUD. C.H.U.D. was a 1984 B horror movie (with elements of a Slasher and nod to golden age Creature Features) produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas Cheek with Peter Stein as the director of photography. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ...


He has appeared on The Jeff Foxworthy Show alongside best friend and fellow comic Jeff Foxworthy, with whom he starred in the hit film Blue Collar Comedy Tour (as well as its sequels and spin-off TV show). In the films and TV shows, Engvall performed his standup alongside Foxworthy, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy. The Jeff Foxworthy Show is the name of two short-lived television series starring comedian Jeff Foxworthy and based on Foxworthys stand-up comedy routine. ... Comedian Jeff Foxworthy accepts a new jacket from 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. ... From left to right : Larry the Cable Guy , Bill Engvall , Jeff Foxworthy and Ron White. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska), better known by the stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is a stand up comedian, actor, and one of the co-stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. ...


More recently, he recorded a Comedy Central special. He presently hosts Country Fried Home Videos on Country Music Television. Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The Country Fried Home Videos logo / sign. ... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ...


Recurring themes in his routines are his family, his children growing up, his wife, and his low tolerance for alcohol and drugs.


Engvall stars in The Bill Engvall Show, debuted on July 17, 2007 on TBS., it also features Tim Meadows and Nancy Travis. This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Turner Broadcasting System logo The Turner Broadcasting System (often abbreviated to Turner or TBS) is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started by Ted Turner from the mid-1970s to the late-1990s. ... Tim Meadows (born February 5, 1961) is an American actor and comedian. ... Nancy Travis Nancy Travis (born September 21, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA) is a Jewish-American actress best known for supporting roles in both movies and television. ...


Bill Engvall has also been asked to go on a flight with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. He accepted and covered the happenings on his special 15° Off Cool. The Thunderbirds are the Air Demonstration Squadron of the United States Air Force. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ...


Singles

In a manner similar to Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall has recorded songs which feature his comedy sketches set to music, with a chorus sung by another country music artist. Several of these singles have charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Hot 100 charts. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy accepts a new jacket from 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...

Year Single US Country US Hot 100 Album
1997 "Here's Your Sign (Get the Picture)" (w/ Travis Tritt) 29 43
1997 "Warning Signs" (w/ John Michael Montgomery) 56
1998 "I'm a Cowboy" 60 Dorkfish
"Here's Your Sign Christmas" 50 Dorkfish / Here's Your Christmas Album
1999 "Here's Your Sign Christmas" (re-entry) 39
"Hollywood Indian Guides" 72
2000 "Here's Your Sign Christmas" (re-entry) 46 Dorkfish / Here's Your Christmas Album
"Blue Collar Dollar" (w/ Jeff Foxworthy and Marty Stuart) 63 Blue Collar Comedy Tour
"Now That's Awesome" (w/ Neal McCoy, Tracy Byrd and T. Graham Brown) 59 Now That's Awesome
"Shoulda Shut Up" (w/ Julie Reeves) 71

Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... See also: 1996 in country music, 1997 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events July 12 – The song, Its Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill becomes the first song in 20 years... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... See also: 1996 in country music, 1997 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events July 12 – The song, Its Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill becomes the first song in 20 years... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... See also: 1997 in country music, 1998 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 10 – Retro Country USA, a weekly two-hour syndicated radio program spotlighting major country hits of the 1980s (along with some... See also: 1998 in country music, 1999 in music, other events of 1999, 2000 in country music, 1990s in music and the List of years in Country Music // March 6 – Legendary performer George Jones, in the midst of a comeback this year, is seriously injured when he crashed his Lexus... See also: 1999 in country music, 2000 in music, other events of 2000, 2001 in country music, 2000s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events Top Hits of the Year No. ... Comedian Jeff Foxworthy accepts a new jacket from 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. ... Marty Stuart (born John Marty Stuart September 30, 1958 in Philadelphia, Mississippi) is an American country music singer, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. ... Neal McCoy is an American country singer of mixed White and Filipino descent. ... Tracy Byrd (born on December 17, 1966 in Beaumont, Texas) is a country music singer. ... . T. Graham Brown (born Anthony Graham Brown) is a country-music singer from Atlanta, Georgia. ... Julie Reeves (born June 18, 1974) is an American country music singer. ...

List of works

Bibliography

  • Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life St. Martin's Press ISBN 0312362676 (2007)

From left to right : Larry the Cable Guy , Bill Engvall , Jeff Foxworthy and Ron White. ...

Discography

Heres Your Sign is the first stand up comedy album by Bill Engvall. ... From left to right are Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, and Ron White. ... From left to right are Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, and Ron White. ... From left to right are Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, and Ron White. ... Heres Your Sign Reloaded is a stand up comedy album by Bill Engvall. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ...

Filmography

Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again is the 2004 direct to video sequel to the hit movie Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie. ... Blue Collar TV was a television program on the WB Television Network and starring Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. ... The Country Fried Home Videos logo / sign. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Delta Farce is a 2007 comedy released for Lions Gate on May 11, 2007. ...

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