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Meet the Star: Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Currently, Engvall can be heard on the animated comedy series Bounty Hunters, airing on CMT. He previously starred in, and executive produced, the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.

Engvall was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over 9 million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TVand in several solo specials for Comedy Central. In 2012 he reunited with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy on the Them Idiots Whirled Tour, which aired as a special on CMT. Engvall’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, is certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. His second album, Dorkfish,also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart, as did his subsequent comedy albums.Engvall has written several books, including his 2007 autobiography Bill Engvall –Just A Guy.

A native of Galveston, Texas, Engvall moved to Dallas and worked as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, he tried his hand at stand-up comedy and found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles and went on to star in the Showtime special, A Pair of Jokers, hosted A&E’s Evening at the Improv and appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. In 1992, Engvall won the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up Comedian. He appeared in several episodes of Designing Women and co-starred in Delta and The Jeff Foxworthy Show.

Engvall resides in Southern California with his family.

Meet the Pro: Emma Slater

This is Emma Slater’s first season competing as a pro on Dancing with the Stars.


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