I hate to break the news to some of you (if you live under a rock), but “Larry the Cable Guy” is a character.
I only discovered this within the last couple years, but a recent Joe Rogan podcast with Ron White touched on this subject…
Yup, his real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, and he’s from Nebraska. He still lives there. His Southern accent is not real, folks, and in this interview he talks about his character and talks with his normal voice – pretty weird to watch him talk without the accent if you’re not used to it.
Do some quick social media searches and you realize that a shit ton of people still think “The Cable Guy” is a real person. Here’s Dan (“Larry”) talking about his character.