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Drew Carey Biography

Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Actor, producer, TV host

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


  • 2001People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 2000People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1996People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: winner


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