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Fast Facts

  • Moved to Las Vegas, via Greyhound bus, when he was 19 with just a backpack stuffed with personal belongings.
  • Worked there as a bank teller, and as a waiter at Denny's and the Hilton Hotel.
  • Joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1980 and stayed in the service for six years.
  • Made an appearance on Star Search in 1987.
  • Received an honorary doctorate from Cleveland State University in 2000.
  • Had surgery to correct his poor vision, but kept wearing his trademark glasses because he found audiences didn't recognize him.
  • Took over hosting duties on The Price Is Right in 2007.
  • Works as a press photographer for the U.S. National soccer team.


  • 2001, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male TV Performer: Winner
  • 1996, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: Winner
  • 2000, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male TV Performer: Winner


  • Beulah Carey — Mother
  • Nicole Jaracz — Ex-fiancée
  • Lewis Carey — Father
  • Neal Carey — Brother
  • Roger Carey — Brother


  • Attended Kent State University, Kent, OH

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  • Birth Place: Cleveland, OH
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, TV host

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