Gary Owen - His First Day at Boot Camp
Gary Owen – Actor and comedian, Gary Owen, grew up in a trailer park in Cincinnati, OH, he joined the US Navy after graduation from High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years as a Master-at-Arms and was in the Presidential Honor Guard. After being named “Funniest Serviceman in America”, his big break came in 1997, from BET (Black Entertainment Television). It was during his time of enlistment in the Navy that Owen discovered his true calling.
He was a born comedian and he entered a contest, and actually won the competition for “Funniest Black Comedian in San Diego,” although Owen is white. He has a multicultural following and has found favor in the Black community he was even named as “Black America’s Favorite White Comedian by Ebony Magazine. It became apparent at this point in his life that his real calling in life wasn’t to stay in the military to make a career, but rather, it was in the entertainment business, making people laugh and bringing a bit of humor into their lives.
Gary Owen is the kind of guy who has a broad reach and he appeals to a diverse group of people. He has a bright future ahead of him after nearly two decades of making us laugh, he doesn’t show any signs of stopping.