Brad Carvey

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Brad Carvey
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Carvey during NAB
Born Bradley John Carvey
July 10, 1951
Missoula, Montana

Bradley John "Brad" Carvey (born July 10, 1951) is an American engineer best known as the builder of the first wire-wrapped Video Toaster, a system used in the production and editing of movie and television video.[1]


He is the brother of comedian Dana Carvey, who based the Garth Algar character (from the Wayne's World comedy sketches and movies) on his nerdy older brother Brad.[2] In 1993 Dana and Brad both won Primetime Emmys. Brad's Emmy was for "Outstanding achievement in Engineering", awarded to the development team of the Video Toaster, while Dana's was for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.[1][3]

Brad has also done visual effects for feature films and TV shows, including Men In Black, Stuart Little, Black Hawk Down, Kate & Leopold, Stargazers and Elvis Has Left The Building.[4][5]