Bill Engvall Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Nov 10, 2023 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Aug 30, 2022
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About Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall is a comedian and actor. Bill Engvall was born in Galveston, Texas, on July 27, 1957, and he is 65 years old, as of 2022.

He is a famous comedian, actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, television producer, host, tour guide, and disc jockey. Bill Engvall began his career as a standup comedian in early 1980. Engvall has had a long and successful show business career and amassed a net worth of $40 million.

In 1996, his debut comedy album 'Here's Your Sign', charted at number five on the Billboard Country album chart. Along with his wife Gail Engvall, he has two children, Emily Engvall and Travis Engvall. He is a southern comedian who, with Jeff Foxworthy, co-founded the hugely popular Blue Collar Comedy Tours in 2000.

Bill Engvall Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Bill Engvall’s net worth?

As of 2020, Bill Engvall’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million.

He has made his fortune by making people laugh. He has produced comedy albums and toured the country performing stand-up for more than 25 years.

How much does Bill Engvall earn per year?

Bill Engvall earns $300,000 per episode of 'The Bill Engvall Show'.

Engvall's annual earnings are estimated to be around $16 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Bill Engvall?

Bill Engvall is about 6 ft (183 cm) tall.

How old is Bill Engvall?

Bill Engvall is 65 years old, as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Engvall spent much of his childhood in Galveston, then Winslow, Arizona, before returning to his hometown of Dallas in middle school. Richardson High School in Texas was where he finished his education.

He worked as a tour guide and a nightclub DJ after dropping out of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, without earning a bachelor's degree. He began performing stand-up and improv comedy in Dallas at novice comedy clubs and open mic nights soon after. He moved to Los Angeles shortly after to explore television chances.

Engvall's career took off in 1992 when he was nominated for Best Male Standup at the American Comedy Awards.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Bill Engvall’s Partner?

Bill Engvall is married to Gail Engvall.

The couple got married in December 1982, and they have two children together named Emily and Travis. They also have a granddaughter named Autumn.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Bill Engvall is known as an American comedian and actor who has released six major-label comedy albums.

He is best known for his work as a stand-up comic, his signature 'Here's Your Sign' bit which became the title of three of his albums, the catchphrase 'I don't get it', and for his role on the TBS sitcom 'The Bill Engvall Show'.

In 2007, he began starring in his sitcom, 'The Bill Engvall Show' which ran for three seasons on TBS. Since then, he has made numerous guest appearances on TV shows such as 'Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation', 'Psych', and most recently 'The Goldbergs'.

He earned an American Comedy Award in 1992, and from July 17, 2007, until September 5, 2009, he developed and featured in 'The Bill Engvall Show', a comedy that aired on TBS. Some of his famous works include the sitcom 'The Jeff Foxworthy Show' and the standup comedy special 'Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie'.

He also appeared as a judge on the reality television series, 'Last Comic Standing', from 2003-2006. Earlier performances included anchoring A&E Networks' 'An Evening At The Improv' and stand-up performances on 'The Tonight Show' and 'The Late Show With David Letterman'.

Charity Work

The Engvall's visit Midland every year, sponsoring concerts and a golf tournament on odd years and hosting the Steers and Stars formal ball on even years.

During a charity fundraiser performed by comedian and actor Bill Engvall on March 7, the United Way of Williamson County generated $68,000.

What awards has Bill Engvall won?

Engvall's career took off in 1992 when he was nominated for Best Male Standup at the American Comedy Awards.

'Here's Your Sign' was certified platinum and reached number one on the Billboard singles list. The album 'Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One For The Road' was nominated for a Grammy Award.

'15 Degrees Off Cool' debuted at number one on Billboard's Comedy Chart, and the album 'Aged And Confused' debuted at number two. 'Dorkfish' was certified gold by Billboard and was ranked number one on Billboard's Comedy Chart. It also won the award for Best Selling Comedy Album in 1997 at NARM.

The album 'Here's Your Sign' was declared platinum, and it spent 15 weeks at the top of the Billboard Comedy Chart. In 1992, Engvall won the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up Comedian.

Bill Engvall’s Hobbies And Interests

He is a comedian and actor.

He hosted the game show 'Lingo' on GSN from 2002 until its cancellation in 2007. He has released multiple albums throughout his career, including 'Here's Your Sign', 'Dorkfish', and 'Aged and Confused'.

Engvall decided to attempt stand-up comedy one night in a nightclub and immediately discovered that making people smile was his forte.

Other Interesting Bill Engvall Facts And Trivia

  • Engvall, like his fellow comic buddies Jeff and Daniel on the 'Jeff Foxworthy Show' and 'Larry The Cable Guy' respectively, has a catchphrase of his own.
  • He first rose to national prominence as a contestant on season 12 of 'The Jerry Springer Show' in 1998.
  • 'Here's Your Sign,' is the famous catchphrase he uses during his gigs.
  • In 1992, he received the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-Up Comedian.
  • He is a Kappa Alpha Order member (Chi chapter).
  • He is also a member of the comedy group, Blue Collar Comedy.
  • In 'Winter's Bone', he was contemplated for the part of Sheriff Baskin (2010).
  • In 2007, he published his memoir, 'Just a Guy: Notes From A Blue Collar Life'.
  • He was last featured in the 2017 movie 'Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes'.

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Bill Engvall Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

William Ray Engvall Jr.

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183 cm

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Comedian, Actor


Richardson High School

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Mary Gail Watson


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