Larry The Cable Guy was born Daniel Lawrence Whitney in Pawnee City, Nebraska on February 17, 1963, where he was raised on a pig farm. He is the son of Tom Whitney, a guitarist, entertainer, and Christian minister, and Shirley Whitney. Whitney attended high school at The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, in the late 1970s through 1980 where his father was The King’s Academy’s elementary school principal. Whitney graduated from Berean Christian School in West Palm Beach in 1982. He went to college at Baptist University of America, and the University of Nebraska. He credits his roommates from Texas and Georgia for inspiring his imitation Southern accent. He dropped out after his junior year after trying his hand at comedy.