Bill Engvall is an incredible comedian and a very cheerful actor who is notably one of the most successful comedians in the industry with over two decades of performance, ten solo albums and a host of highly successful shows. He has not only excelled as a stand-up comedian but also as an actor, author, producer, husband, and father.
Bill Engvall was born on July 27, 1957, in Galveston, Texas. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
He passed through Richardson High School in Richardson Texas where he graduated from before attending Southwestern University, Georgetown Texas although he left college before he could graduate. He was a member of Xi Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order. Bill was set on acquiring a bachelor’s degree and setting his sail to becoming a teacher while in college but fate had a different plan for him.
Talking about his personal life, it is as complete as him and his career. He was dating his girlfriend Gail Engvall before the couple decided to get married. The couple has a strong bond between them and because of that reason, there are very fewer chances of divorce to occur in their lives. Their relationship as husband and wife has always been very intact.
He is not gay at all as he has been married to a woman for a long period of time now and also has children. He has a total of two children and among them, one is his daughter Emily and another is his son Travis. He is a family man and he takes great care of his family. He has maintained his health very well until today and all credit for that goes to his wife and family for organizing him very well.
He can easily be named one of the richest comedians in the industry with a whopping net worth of $40 million. His success is certainly well-deserved.
Regarding his glinting career, he got his career breakthrough in the year 1992 when he won the American Comedy Awards. Bill Engvall starred as a regular in the ABC sitcom Delta for the one season it aired. In the year 1996, he was named in the NBC version of The Jeff Foxworthy Show with his best friend and fellow comic Jeff Foxworthy.
Since his career took off, he has released ten studio comedy albums and was signed by Warner Bros. records in 1996. The albums include Here’s Your Sign which was certified platinum and peaked at #5 on the Billboard Country album chart, Dorkfish, Here’s Your Christmas Album, Now That’s Awesome, Cheap Drunk: An Autobiography, Here’s Your Sign Reloaded, A Decade of Laughs, 15° Off Cool, Aged and Confused.
Bill Engvall, in addition to his comedic resume, launched the highly successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Jeff Foxworthy in 2000. The comedy ensemble also includes Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White. He landed a hosting gig on the game show Lingo in June 2011 marks a new beginning in his career.
Moreover, as an author, he has released a number of books including Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life (2007) which he co-authored with Alan Eisenstock.