Few comedians have a nickname to describe how funny they are and one such comedian is Gary Owen who has been dubbed the funniest soldier in America. He is credited as a soldier because of his time in the United States Navy, where he served for six years, before deciding to pursue his comedic inclinations. During his time in the Navy, he was part of the Presidential Honor Guard. The Honor Guard is a ceremonial military group that accompanies the President or dignitary during an official visit.
Gary Owens age and background information
Gary Owen was born on July 26, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was named after his father, Gary Owens, while his mother’s name is Barb Rendall.
He chose the Navy right out of high school, and he was immediately drawn to join the honor guard, a job he failed at because he was always smiling. He next joined the military police in San Diego, another job that proved too difficult for him and resulted in only three arrests in two years. Hence the decision to go into comedy.
He began doing stand-up comedy at clubs in San Diego, building a name and reputation as a comedian. In a short time he was called the funniest soldier in America. In a turn of events, he won San Diego’s funniest black comedian as a white man. This led him to a larger fan base and got him his first comedy gig at The Comedy Store, a comedy club in West Hollywood.
Gary Owen is the only white person who had the opportunity to host the show. comic view on BET; he did that twice. In addition to his stand-up comedy, he is known for his acting, having appeared in Daddy Day Care, Hillbilly Highway, House of Payne, and Ride Along. The films he is best known for are Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too.
Family – parents, brothers, wife and child
Gary Owen comes from a family of nine including his parents who had six other children besides him. Not much is known about his family but it is known that during his childhood his family didn’t have much and barely got by. As a child he lived in a trailer park, the location of the trailer park is one of the many things of his childhood that are not known. In May 2015, one of his brothers named Dallas Randall died. His death was caused by a heroin overdose.
For a man who’s won competitions meant to be, it’s clear that Gary Owen has always been around black people. Because of this, his marriage to African American woman Kenya Duke did not come as a surprise to many people. The couple met at a comedy club and got married on July 19, 2003. The ceremony didn’t go very smoothly and had about three disasters, including dropping the cake. In 2006, they renewed their vows in a much quieter and less chaotic ceremony.
Kenya Duke was previously married to a manwhom she had a child named Emilio. Aside from Emilio, Kenya and Gray Owen have two children together, a girl and a boy named Kennedy and Austin. They raise all three children together.
Kenya is not just a woman or a mother; She is an entrepreneur who owns a travel company dedicated to ferrying sports teams from one place to another at either a collegiate or professional level. She was also responsible for transporting musicians on her tours and actors who need to film scenes in outdoor locations.
Gary Owen Net Worth (Income and Earnings)
Gary Owen is estimated to have a net worth of $3 million which is quite decent considering his fine career as both an actor and a comedian.