Gary Owen Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on May 26, 2022
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Gary Owen made his mark in the entertainment business with stand-up comedy, acting, and TV shows.
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About Gary Owen

Gary Cameron Owen, also known as Gary Owen, is a renowned name in showbusiness.
The comedian has a blue eye color and brown hair. Gary Owen's nationality is American.
For over a decade, Gary has been entertaining the USA as well as audiences from other parts of the world. As a performer, he is a famous face in clubs and theaters across the country. He is the regular voice of the 'Tom Joyner Morning Show'. Throughout his career, he has worked with a lot of popular artists such as the Wayans brothers, Kevin Hart, and Eddie Murphy. Gary is active on social media sites such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has managed to gather a lot of followers on these sites too.

Gary Owen Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gary Owen’s net worth?

Gary Owen has a net worth of approximately $3 million as of 2022. The main source of this net worth is his career as a host as well as a performer. Gary reached this net worth through his professional career as a comedian and also as a partner in his wife's business.

How much does Gary Owen earn per year?

Most of his earnings come from his YouTube channel which has 375,000 subscribers. His estimated annual earnings are approximately $400,000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gary Owen?

The comedian and actor, Gary Owen, has a height of 6 ft 3 in (190.5 cm) tall.

How old is Gary Owen?

As of May 2022, Gary Owen is 47 years old and will be turning 48 this year. He was born on July 26, 1974.

Childhood And Education

The star and comedian, Gary Owen, was born on July 26, 1974. His birthplace was Cincinnati, Ohio, in the USA. He was named after his father, Gary Owens. His mother is Barb Randall. Gary Owen has six siblings named Dallas Edward Randall, Kyle Soto Randall, Ashley Muska, Michelle Truss, Kayla Owens, and Emma Owens, respectively. Gary Owen spent his childhood in a trailer park in Oxford. The exact location of the trailer park is still unknown, like many other facts about his early life. From an early age, however, it is known he was interested in comedy.
Gary Owen attended Talawanda High School which is located in Oxford, Ohio. This is a public high school that serves students in grades 9-12.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Gary Owen’s partner?

Gary Owen and his wife are one of the well-known couples in Hollywood. The actor-cum-comedian Gary Owen met businesswoman, Kenya Duke, in a comedy club and dated her for several years before they finally wed. On July 29, 2003, Gary Owen and Kenya Duke got married. The wedding ceremony was a day to remember with three disasters including the cake being dropped. The couple renewed their vows in a ceremony in 2006.
Kenya Duke is said to have been a very supportive wife and is a successful businesswoman from Oakland. Premier Sports and Corporate Travel are the names of the two companies that she owns. Kenya Duke manages a wide range of activities through her thriving companies, such as travel planning for professional sports teams and university teams. Her companies also manage travel plans for music tours and television productions.
Gary Owen and Kenya Duke have two children together, a son named Austin Owen, and a daughter named Kennedy Owen. Kenya Duke has a son named Emilio Owen from her ex-husband. After marriage, Gary Owen adopted Emilio and raised him as his son.
Unfortunately, the happy family fell apart when Kenya filed for divorce in March 2021.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Gary Owen is best known for his work in 'Daddy Day Care' (2003), 'Think Like a Man' (2012), 'Ride Along' (2014), and the 'Comic View' series (1992-2014).
Gary Owen started his career in the Navy. He made this decision right after high school. He was immediately enrolled in the Honor Guard but he failed miserably in the job for always smiling. After that, he decided to join the military police in San Diego. With only three arrests in two years, he failed in this job too.
Then he started his career in stand-up comedy. After many years in business, he was dubbed 'The Funniest Serviceman in America'.
Later, his fan base grew and he became the owner of the title 'Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego'. This title gained him his first gig at The Comedy Store, a comedy club in West Hollywood.
After getting these two titles, he got a job as a presenter on a BET comedy show called 'Comic View'. He was the first white person to present the show. His fame began to rise rapidly. He performed in the All-Star Comedy Jam Tour, owned by Shaquille O'Neal.
He was called to produce stand-up comedy shows such as 'Breakin' Out the Park' and 'Urban Legend'. These shows became viral.
He is also famous as a headliner of a television series featuring black comedian Martin Lawrence, who was famous for his stand-up comedy.
The 'Gary Owen Show' on the BET channel is a popular comedy show owned by Gary Owen.
Owen also worked with actor and comedian Kevin Hart. The duo co-starred in the hit comedy 'Think Like a Man' which is based on the book 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man' written by Steve Harvey.
'Rebound', 'Hillbilly Highway', and 'Daddy Day Care' are the famous films he worked in. He played Zach in the TV show 'House of Payne', owned by Tyler Perry, which aired on TBS.

Charity Work

Gary is involved with a non-profit organization that has been working to find solutions to America's addiction crisis as it is a cause that is close to his heart, having affected his brother and led to his death. That's why he is dedicated to raising awareness. He performs to support this mission.

Gary Owen’s Hobbies And Interests

Gary could not make his career in the military or police successful due to his smiling face and interest in comedy. He developed a keen interest in being a comedian in early childhood.

Other Interesting Gary Owen Facts And Trivia

  • According to astrology, Gary's birth sign is Leo.
  • Gary once said that he loves the pickup of the Chevrolet Camaro that he owns.
  • Gary has a Facebook account with 2.5 million followers.
  • Garry's Instagram account has 1.9 million followers with 6684 posts.
  • His Twitter handle has 245.1 k followers.
  • Besides comedy, he has also proved himself to be quite a capable writer.

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Gary Owen Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Gary Cameron Owen

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191 cm

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Standup Comedian, Actor


Talawanda High School


Gary Owen and Barb Randall


Dallas Edward Randall, Kyle Soto Randall, Ashley Muska, Michelle Truss, Kayla Owens, Emma Owens
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