Drew Pinsky

Radio talk show host, Physician
Originally the MTV generation's version of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Drew Pinsky later became recognized as a sort of anti-"Dr. Feelgood," specializing in dramatic, televised treatment programs featuring substance abusing ... Read more »
Born: 09/03/1958 in Pasadena, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

Ray Rice: Celebrity Bad Behavior 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Divorce Corp 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Teen Mom 2 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Host

2013 CMT Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Mob Wives 2013 (Tv Show)

Host

Rehab with Dr. Drew 2007 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Mom 3 2013 (Tv Show)

Host

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

16 & Pregnant: Life After Labor 5 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Revisited 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Drew's Lifechangers 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

I Get That a Lot 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

After Lately 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew: Reunion 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Conan 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Bachelor 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bob and The Monster 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew 1999 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex With Mom and Dad 1999 - 2000, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

Sober House with Dr. Drew 1999 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Test the Nation 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Battle for Late Night 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Warren the Ape 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

16 & Pregnant: Life After Labor 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The Baby Borrowers Town Hall Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The Jeff Dunham Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Stan 2008 (Movie)

Inmate (Actor)

Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew: Reunion 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Drew's Celebrity Addiction Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Hogs 2007 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Heckler 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Girls Next Door 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Retrosexual: The '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Next Wave 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

New York Minute 2004 (Movie)

Dr. Ryan (Actor)

Sexiest Moments in Film 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Prism Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Dawson's Creek 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Music Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss USA 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Prism Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Turn Ben Stein On 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Brother 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Loveline 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Files: The Truth About Sex 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Originally the MTV generation's version of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Drew Pinsky later became recognized as a sort of anti-"Dr. Feelgood," specializing in dramatic, televised treatment programs featuring substance abusing ex-rockers, former stars and fading models. Early on, "Dr. Drew," as he was affectionately known, dished helpful advice to millions of teens through his nationally syndicated radio show "Loveline," alongside comedic co-host Adam Carolla. Eventually he branched out into television with the series "Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew" (Discovery Health Channel, 2005) and the reality program "Celebrity Rehab" (VH1, 2008- ), where he spent 21 days with stars who battled alcohol and drug addiction, including actor Jeff Conaway, wrestler Chyna, and former "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) contestant Jessica Sierra. While spin-offs like "Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew" (VH1, 2009) failed to work in the long-run, Pinsky continued to find success sticking to topics more relatable to the average American on his current affairs program "Dr. Drew" (HLN, 2011- ). Even as some sang the good doctor's praises for his work, speculation as to the effectiveness of his televised treatments once again came into question after Conway became one of several former "Rehab" patients to die, in part, due to issues related to their ongoing addictions. Admired by some and reviled by others, there was no denying that Pinsky and his methods were part of the tabloidian celebrity culture zeitgeist of the new millennium.

Relationships

Susan Pinsky

Wife
Met in the 1980s married in 1991

Morton Pinsky

Father

Paulina Pinsky

Daughter
Triplet of Jordan and Douglas born Nobermber 11, 1992 mother, Susan Pinsky

Douglas Pinsky

Son
Triplet of Jordan and Paulina born Nobermber 11, 1992 mother, Susan Pinsky

Jordan Pinsky

Son
Triplet of Douglas and Paulina born Nobermber 11, 1992 mother, Susan Pinsky

Dana Pinsky

Sister

Helene Stanton Actor

Mother

Milestones

2007

Served as the resident medical expert for "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," a VH-1 reality television show which involves celebrities in a rehab facility

2006

Hosted the Discovery Health Channel's "Strictly Dr. Drew"

2005

Hosted his own television series, "Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew," on the Discovery Health Channel

2004

Contributed to the book When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and Other Prescription Drugs

2004

Made acting debut playing the father of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's characters in "New York Minute"

2003

Authored Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again, recounting his experiences as a Medical Director at a drug rehabilitation clinic

2000

Served as 'health and human relations expert' on the first season of CBS' "Big Brother"

1996

"Loveline" began airing on the MTV network; co-hosted by Pinsky and Adam Carolla

While still a medical student, began co-hosting the advice show "Loveline" on KROQ in Los Angeles, CA; the show went national in 1995

Bonus Trivia

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Pinsky co-founded an Internet-based community and advice site for teenagers called DrDrew.com with a friend named Curtis Giesen.

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"The very wealthy and the very famous have a much closer affinity with the indigent street person than the rest of us. There's the narcissism, the addiction, even the outlandish dress. Often they don't put great value on relationships." - Pinsky quoted in Playboy Magazine, July 2008

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