Drew Carey

Actor, Comedian, Writer
Husky, blond, and bespectacled comedian Drew Carey hit pay dirt in 1995 as the star of his own sitcom, "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC, 1995-2004), but the comic's road to stardom was marked by a difficult childhood and a ... Read more »
Born: 05/22/1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (91)

Alf's Hit Talk Show 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coach 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dancing With the Stars 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drew Carey's Green Screen 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace Under Fire 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Last Comic Standing 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nikki 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Play for a Billion 1997 - 2005, 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Power of 10 1997 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Shatner's Raw Nerve 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talking Dead 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The George Carlin Show 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

The Price Is Right 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

The Price is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular 1995 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1994 - 2005, 2007 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

BrandX with Russell Brand 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Comedy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talking Dead Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ace of Cakes 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Community 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Price is Right Salutes the Troops 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The Simpsons 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Fuck 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Robots 2005 (Movie)

Crank (Voice)

The Aristocrats 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Collar TV 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

World Poker Tour: Hollywood Home Game 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Years of Hope and Humor 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

On the Spot 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Classic TV Bloopers 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Turn Ben Stein On 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Blues 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Bloopers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Drew's Dance Party Special 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Play It to the Bone 1999 (Movie)

Himself--Ringside Fan (Actor)

Disney's Animal Kingdom: The First Adventure 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Home Invasion Magic 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

All-Star TV Censored Tickle Me Bloopers 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Full Frontal Comedy 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Vegas All-Night Party Starring Drew Carey 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 5 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Kicking Aspen: Extreme Comedy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

People Yearbook '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Freaky Friday 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Future Quest 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Aspen Comedy Festival 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Drew Carey: Human Cartoon 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Country Jam '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Super Special All-Star Comedy Hour 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Life 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Taxi Passenger (Actor)

Comedy From the Caribbean 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Young Comedians Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Geppetto (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Playboy Mansion (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

The Drew Carey Show 1995 - 2004 (TV Show)

Creator

Someone Like Me 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

The Drew Carey Show 1995 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Husky, blond, and bespectacled comedian Drew Carey hit pay dirt in 1995 as the star of his own sitcom, "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC, 1995-2004), but the comic's road to stardom was marked by a difficult childhood and a long struggle to make his mark in the brutally competitive world of stand-up comedy. After a failed attempt at earning a degree at Ohio's Kent State University, the young Carey - struggling with depression and a lack of direction - enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. The experience seemed to have been a positive one for Carey, who came out of the service more self-assured, later writing jokes for a local radio station at the urging of a friend. It was not long before he was performing stand-up comedy at clubs around the country, eventually appearing on the televised talent competition "Star Search" (syndicated, 1983-1995). From there it was on to a comedy special on HBO, followed by a slam-dunk guest spot on "The Tonight Show" (NBC, 1962- ), where Carey made a most favorable impression on late night king, Johnny Carson. Of course, it all led to the 1995 premiere of "The Drew Carey Show," a vehicle that would soon make him a household name. After the Cleveland-based series left the airwaves, the comic brought his affable, "life-of-the-party" persona to several series and game shows - most notably as host of "The Price is Right" (CBS, 1972- ), where after a highly publicized search, he replaced the venerable Bob Barker. When asked about his decision to take on the mantle of game show host, the comedian's response was typically laid back and 100 percent Drew Carey: "They told me all I would be doing all day is giving away prizes, and I thought, you know, that's not such a bad thing to be known for."

Relationships

Lewis Carey

Father
Died from a brain tumor in 1966 at age 45

Beulah Carey

Mother

Neal Carey

Brother
Born c. 1946

Roger Carey

Brother
Born c. 1952

Nicole Jaracz

Companion
Engaged in October 2007 Ended relationship in January 2012

Danielle Riepole

Companion

Jacquelyn Tough

Companion
Born c. 1965 Engaged in late 1980s No longer together

EDUCATION

Rhodes High

Cleveland , Ohio 1975

Kent State University

Kent , Ohio
dropped out in junior year; member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity

Milestones

2007

Accepted an offer from CBS to be the new host of "The Price is Right"

2005

Voiced Crank Casey in the animated feature "Robots"

2004

Starred in an improvisational comedy show on the WB, "Drew Carey's Green Screen Show"

2001

Hosted the Showtime special "Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars"

2000

Starred in title role in the ABC musical "Geppetto"

1998

Hosted the ABC version of the improv series "Whose Line Is It Anyway" concurrent with TV sitcom

1997

Revealed in interviews that he had been sexually molested as a 9-year old

1995

Starred in "The Drew Carey Show" on ABC

1994

TV series debut in short-lived sitcom, "The Good Life"

1993

Wrote and starred in "Drew Carey: Human Cartoon," for Showtime; won CableACE Award for effort.

1991

Appeared on "The Tonight Show"

1987

TV debut on "Star Search"

1980

Served in the Marines

Bonus Trivia

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When asked about his childhood in Entertainment Weekly, Carey responded, "Weirdo. Weirdo. Underachiever. Weirdo. Weirdo."

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In August 2001, Carey underwent heart surgery to clear a blocked artery.

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