- 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.
- 1996, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: Winner
- 2000, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male TV Performer: Winner
- 2001, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Male TV Performer: Winner
- Lewis Carey — Father
- Neal Carey — Brother
- Roger Carey — Brother
- Nicole Jaracz — Ex-fiancée
- Beulah Carey — Mother
- Attended Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States
- Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
- Profession: Actor, Producer, TV host
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