Drew Carey

Game Show Host

Drew Carey was born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States on May 23rd, 1958 and is the Game Show Host. At the age of 64, Drew Carey biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
May 23, 1958
United States
Place of Birth
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
64 years old
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$165 Million
$12.5 Million
Comedian, Film Actor, Improviser, Photographer, Screenwriter, Singer, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Drew Carey Career

In 1985, he began his comedy career by following up on a suggestion by David Lawrence (a disc jockey friend who had been paying Carey to write jokes for Lawrence's radio show in Cleveland) to go to the library and check out books on how to write jokes. The following year, after winning an open mic contest, he became Master of Ceremonies at the Cleveland Comedy Club. He performed at comedy clubs over the next few years in Cleveland and Los Angeles. His first national exposure was competing in the 1988 Star Search. Carey was working as a stand-up comedian when he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in November 1991. His performance that night impressed Carson, who invited Carey to the couch next to his desk; this was considered a rare honor for any comedian. In that same year, Carey joined the 14th Annual Young Comedians Special on HBO and made his first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. In 1994, Carey wrote his own stand-up comedy special, Drew Carey: Human Cartoon, which aired on Showtime and won a CableACE Award for Best Writing.

His early stand-up career led to supporting roles on television shows during which he developed the character of a hapless middle-class bachelor. In 1993, Carey had a small role in the film Coneheads as a taxi passenger. In 1994, Carey co-starred with John Caponera in The Good Life, a short-lived sitcom on NBC. After the show was cancelled, Bruce Helford, a writer on the show, hired Carey as a consultant for the television show Someone Like Me.

After their stint on Someone Like Me, Carey and Helford developed and produced the storyline for The Drew Carey Show. The sitcom revolved around a fictionalized version of Carey, as he took on the stresses of life and work with his group of childhood friends. The show premiered on September 13, 1995, on ABC. In his autobiography, Carey revealed his frustration with having to deal with censors and being unable to employ the off-color humor common in his stand-up routines. Carey initially earned $60,000 per episode in the first seasons, then renegotiated for $300,000. By the final season, he was earning $750,000 per episode. The show had high ratings for its first few seasons, but declining ratings and increasing production costs (around $3 million per episode) precipitated its cancellation. The program had a total of 233 episodes over its nine-year run and Carey was one of four actors to appear in every episode.

While still starring in The Drew Carey Show, Carey began hosting the American version of the improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? in 1998. He would announce the improv cast, direct the games and usually involve himself in the final game of the episode. The show ran for a total of 220 episodes until cancellation in 2006 (it returned with host Aisha Tyler in 2013). In 1998, the New York Friars' Club made Carey the newest inductee of the group's Comedy Central Roast. His friend Ryan Stiles (who costarred in The Drew Carey Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway?) served as the roastmaster. Carey's income from Whose Line Is It Anyway? and The Drew Carey Show led to his inclusion on the Forbes list of highest-paid entertainers of 1998, at 24th with $45.5 million.

For the WB's 2004–2005 prime time schedule, Carey co-produced and starred in Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, a spin-off of Whose Line Is It Anyway?. It was canceled by the WB, but picked up shortly afterward by Comedy Central. The show's premise relied on the use of a green screen for some of the actors' improv interaction with each other. Animation on the screen was visible to the live audience and it was also inserted during post-production for the television audience.

In April 2011, Carey began hosting a primetime improv show, called Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. It was filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and first aired on April 11. The show took on the premise of Whose Line? and Drew Carey's Green Screen Show in that it features many of the same performers from both shows and did improv based on audience-provided suggestions.

Carey was one of the founders of the Improv All-Stars, a group of eleven actors who perform in unscripted skits. The group joined Carey in all three of his improv shows, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, and Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, and some members had major roles or guest-starred on The Drew Carey Show. The Improv All-Stars travel on comedy tours performing at comedy clubs throughout the United States.

Beginning in 2007, Carey began hosting game shows, beginning with his April selection as host of the CBS game show pilot Power of 10. The show ran from August 7, 2007 to January 23, 2008 and aired twice weekly during the late summer and early fall. Each game featured contestants predicting how a cross-section of Americans responded to questions covering a wide variety of topics in polls conducted by CBS.

After taping the pilot episode for Power of 10, Carey was contacted by CBS about replacing Bob Barker who had earlier announced his own retirement as host of The Price Is Right. After initially turning down the offer, Carey announced on Late Show with David Letterman that he would succeed Barker as host of the program beginning in the fall of 2007. His first episode of The Price Is Right was taped on August 15, 2007 and his shows began airing on October 15, 2007. In response to replacing Barker as host of the game show, Carey stated "You can't replace Bob Barker. I don't compare myself to anybody... It's only about what you're doing and supposed to do, and I feel like I'm supposed to be doing this." When Carey began hosting, the set, theme music, and show logo were updated. Carey has retained the application of Barker's closing comment about spaying and neutering pets. In 2017, Carey celebrated his tenth anniversary as host of the show.

Carey began appearing in commercials for restaurants in the late 1990s in Canada with The Great Root Bear, but his two-year contract with A&W Food Services of Canada was cut short in November 1998 after an episode of The Drew Carey Show featured McDonald's. As a result of his dismissal, Carey sued A&W for compensation.

Disney's Hollywood Studios (then "Disney-MGM Studios"), part of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, debuted a 12-minute attraction in 1999 titled Sounds Dangerous!. In the show, a camera follows Carey through a day as an undercover detective. When his video camera fails, the audience is left in complete darkness wearing earphones following his adventure through sound cues. The attraction is now closed.

In 2000, Carey was given a cameo appearance in the House Party expansion pack of the computer game The Sims. To make him appear, the characters in the game must throw a successful party, which causes Carey to arrive in a limo and join the festivities. Carey is a fan of The Sims series and during one April Fool's episode of The Drew Carey Show a scene takes place completely within The Sims. Carey made several other cameo appearances in music videos, including "Weird Al" Yankovic's 1999 video for "It's All About the Pentiums" and Fountains of Wayne's 2004 video for "Mexican Wine", giving an introduction to the video as if it were on a stage.

On January 21, 2001, Drew entered as Vince McMahon's guest entrant in the Royal Rumble match.

Although primarily known for his television work, Carey has done limited film work with his first appearance in 1993's Coneheads. His next film was the 2000 television film Geppetto which debuted on The Wonderful World of Disney. The film, an adaptation of Pinocchio, included actor Wayne Brady who had joined Carey on his improv shows. Carey took singing lessons to prepare for the role. In 2005, Carey appeared in three films: the animated film Robots where he provided a voice-over for the character Crank; The Aristocrats where he retold a dirty joke along with other celebrities; and the documentary Fuck where he was interviewed.

Carey provided the entertainment for the 2002 Annual White House correspondents' dinner. Once Carey completed his stand-up routine for the 1,800 guests, President George W. Bush, noting Carey's improv work, made a joke of his own: "Drew? Got any interest in the Middle East?" In 2003, he joined Jamie Kennedy to host the WB's live special Play for a Billion. In September 2003, Carey led a group of comedians, including Blake Clark and The Drew Carey Show's Kathy Kinney, on a comedy tour of Iraq.

On June 8, 2006, Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures debuted on the Travel Channel. In this series, Carey traveled throughout Germany to photograph multiple FIFA World Cup soccer games while he immerses himself in the culture of the towns and states he visits. In early 2008, Carey appeared in Matt Groening's The Simpsons as part of the episode "All About Lisa" as a guest on the Krusty the Clown Show. He also surfaced in the second season of Community playing a well-liked former boss to Jeff Winger.

On March 4, 2014, it was announced on Good Morning America that Carey would compete on the season 18 of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with professional dancer Cheryl Burke. The couple was eliminated on the sixth week of competition, finishing in 8th place.

Carey has also been a longtime host on SiriusXM channel, Little Steven's Underground Garage (Ch. 21) where for 10 years he hosted a three-hour radio show called "Drew Carey's Friday Night Dance Party" which aired the last Friday of every month. In August 2018, Carey turned his monthly show into a weekly show called "The Friday Night Freak Out" which airs every Friday from 8:00pm to 11:00pm ET on SiriusXM.

In 2018, Carey appeared in an episode of NCIS as a retired Marine. His character was a sergeant, the last rank he held in real life. Real pictures of him in dress blues and everyday garb were on the plasma screen in the squadroom.

In 2020, Carey appeared as a contestant on the third season of The Masked Singer as "Llama". He was the second to be eliminated.

In 2021, Carey participated in Celebrity Wheel of Fortune alongside Teri Hatcher and Chrissy Metz. He beat his fellow competitors in the first bonus round, but failed to solve the final bonus round puzzle.

Carey has routinely written throughout his career. He wrote his own material in his early stand-up career before writing sitcoms. In 1997, Carey published his autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, wherein he shared memories of his early childhood and of his father's death when he was eight. He also revealed that he was once molested, had suffered bouts of depression, and had made two suicide attempts by swallowing a large amount of sleeping pills. The book discusses his college fraternity years while attending Kent State University and his professional career up to that time. The book featured large amounts of profanity and, as the title suggests, includes multiple dirty jokes (there is one at the start of each chapter) and references to beer. The book was featured on The New York Times bestseller list for three months.

Carey can sometimes be seen on the sidelines of U.S. National Team soccer games as a press photographer. His images are sold via wire services under the pseudonym Brooks Parkenridge. He was at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in the summer of 2006, for his television show Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures.


Drew Carey Awards
  • 1994: Cable Ace Award for Best Writing: Drew Carey: Human Cartoon
  • 1995: TV Guide "10 Hottest New Faces of 1995"
  • 1998: Satellite Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Series
  • 2000: Honorary DHL from Cleveland State University
  • 2000: People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Television Performer
  • 2003: Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 2004: Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time (#84)
  • 2011: Southern California Journalism "Best Advocacy Journalism" Award winner
  • 2011: WWE Hall of Fame
  • Two-time MLS Cup champion (as co-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC - 2016, 2019)
  • 2021: United States Navy Memorial Foundation Lone Sailor Award (presented on the July 2, 2021 episode of The Price is Right)

Freddie Roman, beloved comedian, dies at age 85 after suffering a heart attack

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 27, 2022
Beloved comedian and showbiz figure Freddie Roman has passed away at the age of 85. Roman was an American stand-up comedian who performed on many stages and appeared in countless shows and pictures throughout his long career, which he kept active until his later years. The multi-talented writer, actor and producer's daughter, Judi Levin told TMZ that he passed away at a hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida after suffering a heart attack on Saturday morning at his country club home. 

Nick Cannon, 41, welcomes NINTH child while awaiting birth of TENTH and ELEVENTH with other women

www.dailymail.co.uk, September 15, 2022
Nick Cannon made the surprise announcement that he had welcomed his ninth child with his tenth and 11th children still on the way The actor, 41, shocked fans as he took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that he had welcomed a child with 40-year-old model Lanisha Cole. He shared a snap of the proud new parents with the bundle of joy with a lengthy caption which revealed the child's name is Onyx Ice Cole Cannon. Just weeks ago, he stunned fans again as he announced that he is expecting his 11th child with model Brittany Bell. Cannon revealed the news with a video of a maternity photoshoot with Brittany, writing in the caption, 'Time Stopped and This Happened…'

Orsolya Gaal's Accused Killer Suspected Of Curating YouTube Channel Featuring Violent Crime Content

perezhilton.com, April 26, 2022

The man accused of killing NYC wife and mother Orsolya Gaal may have run a disturbing YouTube channel with tightly-curated playlists featuring videos on true crime content, tips on how to seduce women, and more.

As we’ve been reporting, David Bonola is the 44-year-old man charged last Thursday with murder, criminal tampering and criminal possession of a weapon, for allegedly stabbing Gaal dozens of times inside her Queens home with her 13-year-old son upstairs. Cops claim Bonola then placed Gaal’s body in a duffel bag and dragged it to a nearby popular walking trail, where it was found early the next morning.

Drew Carey Breaks Down Remembering Late Ex-Fiancée Amie Harwick

perezhilton.com, February 24, 2020

We can’t even begin to imagine what Drew Carey — and the rest of Amie Harwick‘s loved ones — must be going through right now.

The popular host of The Price Is Right has been reeling since his ex-fiancée was allegedly murdered by an ex-boyfriend at her Hollywood Hills home last week. Carey and the well-known sex therapist had dated seriously in the past, and gotten engaged in 2017, but broke things off a year later.

Drew Carey Supports Petition To Change Domestic Violence Laws In Wake Of Amie Harwick's Death

perezhilton.com, February 19, 2020

Dr. Amie Harwick‘s loved ones are calling for changes in domestic violence laws following her recent tragic death.

The clinical psychologist and renowned “sex therapist to the stars” was found dead on Saturday after falling from a balcony at her Hollywood Hills home. Police who responded to the scene believe the act was murder, allegedly perpetrated by ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse. In the wake of her passing, those who were close to the 38-year-old have asked the public to join their legal fight in helping to ensure other women in similar positions won’t suffer the same fate.

Drew Carey Breaks Silence On Ex-Fiancée Amie Harwick's Murder, Cancels 'The Price Is Right' Tapings

perezhilton.com, February 17, 2020

Dr. Amie Harwick was becoming increasingly well known as a “sex therapist to the stars.” But to some, she was something much, much more.

The clinical psychologist, who wrote the 2014 book The New Sex Bible for Women, was killed on Saturday, reportedly murdered by an ex-boyfriend in her own apartment.

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