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Bill Engvall to be celebrity volunteer for Extreme Makeover build

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MINEOLA, TX (KLTV) - Bill Engvall is one of the top comedians today and is the celebrity builder for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in East Texas.

Bill has starred in a half-hour sitcom for TBS entitled The Bill Engvall Show. The show centers on Bill as the father at the core of a family comedy.

Bill also has hosted one of the top rated shows on CMT, Country Fried Home Videos.

He was one of the stars of the sketch comedy show, Blue Collar TV, on the WB network. The ensemble cast included Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. 

He also shot a special for the WB network called Mobile Home Disasters, which helped propel the network to one of its best Thursday nights of the season. The show was a blue collar version of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the episode took a deserving family and completely transformed their mobile home.

Bill starred in Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, which premiered on Comedy Central and at that time was the most watched movie in the channel's history. It has sold more than 4 million DVD/VHS units.

Along with his Blue Collar movies, Bill also has two solo specials which aired on Comedy Central.

Bill is also a platinum recording artist. His first album, "Here's Your Sign" (Warner Bros. May ‘96), has been certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. It went on to peak at #5 on Billboard's Current Country Album Chart and reached the Top 50 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart.

Bill has also written several books, including his autobiography "Bill Engvall: Just A Guy" from St. Martin's Press on May 15, 2007.

A native of Galveston, Texas, Bill moved to Dallas and was working as a disc jockey with plans of becoming of a teacher. While in a nightclub one evening, Bill decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy and quickly found that making people laugh was truly his forte. Soon after, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue television opportunities.

Bill resides in Southern California with his wife and two children.

East Texas is proud to welcome Bill Engvall as the celebrity builder for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition!

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