Drew Carey Biography

Updated On May 07, 2019 Published On Apr 30, 2016
Facts of Drew Carey
Date of Birth: 1958 , May-23
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Drew Carey
Birth Name Drew Carey
Nick Name Drew
Father Lewis Carey
Mother Beulah Carey
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Cleveland, Ohio
Religion Buddhism
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Comedian
Net Worth $165 million
Salary $8.5 million yearly
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 82.5 kgs
Famous for The Drew carey Show
Affair with Nicole Jaracz
Married yes
Married to Dr. Amie Harwick
Education James Ford Rhodes High School, Kent State University
Movies Coneheads, Geppetto, Jack and Jill
TV Show The Drew Carey Show, The Price is Right
Siblings Neil Carey, Roger Carey
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Drew Carey is an American actor, game show, comedian and a sports executive. He has also served his country as a U.S. Marine Corps. Drew Carey is popular in the entertainment industry for hosting his own comedy show name The Drew Carey Show and another game shows The Price is Right.

Drew Carey early life

Drew Carey was born as Drew Allison Carey in Cleveland, Ohio on the 23rd of March, 1958. The 60 years old is the son of late Lewis Carey and Beulah Carey. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is white.

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Growing up was hard for Drew Carey and his family as he lost his father when he was just 8 years to a brain tumor. As a child, Drew attended the James Ford Rhodes High School.

He later enrolled at the Kent State University and was an active member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.

Drew Carey was expelled twice from the University, due to his poor academic performance.

Does Drew Carey have a brother?

Drew Carey is the youngest son of his parents and has two elder brothers named Neil Carey and Roger Carey.

Drew Carey's career

In 1980, Drew Carey joined the United States Marine Corps. He worked there for about half a decade and then he began pursuing his stand-up career. In 1985, he won an open-microphone contest.

After his success with the open-microphone contest, in 1986, he joined Cleveland Comedy Club as the Master of Ceremonies.

Furthermore, in 1988, he was seen in the 1988 Star Search and this performance raised him to prominence. He has also performed in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, which featured Alexis Maas' late husband Johnny Carson, and is active in acting since the early 1990s.

In 1992, he made his acting debut by portraying the role of Herby Scroggins in the TV series The Torkelsons.

What is Drew Carey famous for?

From 1995 to 2004, he hosted his own show The Drew Carey Show, which also featured other actors like Craig Ferguson and Christa Miller. The show revolved around a fictionalized version of Carey, and the show premiered on ABC on September 13, 1995.

While hosting the Carey Show, Drew Carey also began hosting comedy show Whose Line Is it Anyway? The show ran until 2006, for a total of 220 episodes, and featured Ryan Stiles and Wayne Brady.

In 2007, Drew Carey began hosting game shows, first with CBS game show Power of 10. The show ran from August 7, 2007, to April 7, 2008. Secondly, he hosted The Pirce Is Right replacing Bob Barker as the host. It was announced that Drew would have a seven-figure annual salary to replace Bob Barker.

Drew Carey's personal life

Drew Carey proposed Nicole Jaracz on 9th of October 2007. During that time she was the recent graduate of culinary school. They got engaged a few months later.

He wished to make Nichole his loving wife but this never happened. They called off this engagement before getting married in 2012. 

Currently, he is engaged to therapist Dr. Amie Nicole Harwick. The pair met at a house party in June 2017 and started dating soon after. 

Drew Carey's net worth

For his role in the first season of The Drew Carey Show, Drew earned $60 thousand per episode and for the final season, he was paid $750 thousand per episode. In 1998, he was ranked No. 24 on Fore's list of highest-paid entertainer with earing of $45.5 million.

How much is Drew Carey's net worth?

Drew Carey earns a massive amount of money from his career. He makes in the neighborhood of $8.5 million a year as the host of The Pirce is Right. It is estimated that his current net worth is $165 million.

Drew Carey body measurements

The actor cum comedian Drew Carey stands tall with an impressive height of five feet and ten inches (177 cms) and his body weighs about 82.5 kgs (181 lbs).

 

 

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Born in Cleveland, Ohio, United States

May 23 , 1958

Drew Carey, who is often found, wearing Buddy Holly style glasses, was born as Drew Allison Carey in Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America to Beulah Carey and Lewis Carey. He was raised in Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. He is of white ethnicity.

Graduated from James Ford Rhodes High School

1975

As a child, Drew Carey joined James Ford Rhodes High School. While he was there, he was active in the cornet and trumpet in the marching band. He completed his high school graduation from there in 1975. He joined Kent State University but due to his poor academic performance he was ordered to discontinue his education.

Got listed in the US Marine Corps Reserve

1980

After spending several years in Kent State University, Drew Carey dropped out from there. In 1980, he joined United States Marine Corps Reserve after he got listed in the Marine Corps. She worked there for about half a decade and then he began pursuing his stand up career.

Began his stand up career

1984

Drew Carey worked in the US Marine Corps Reserve for about half a decade and then he began pursuing his stand up career. In 1985, he won an open-microphone contest. In 1986, he joined Cleveland Comedy Club as the Master of Ceremonies.

Appeared in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

1991

Drew Carey was seen in the 1988 Star Search and this performance raised him to prominence. He has also performed in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson at the end of 1991. In 1994, he appeared in the comedy show Drew Carey: Human Cartoon. 

Began his acting career

1992

Drew Carey has also been pursuing his acting career since the early 1990s. In 1992, he made his acting debut by starring the role of Herby Scroggins in the TV series The Torkelsons. The following year he appeared in the TV movie Drew Carey: Human Cartoon. 

First feature film, Coneheads

1993

Drew Carey has also starred in several movies in his life. He made his feature film debut in 1993 by starring the role of a taxi passenger in the movie Coneheads. In 2005, he voice acted the role of Crank in the movie Robots.

Hosted Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza

2011

Drew Carey is an actor and comedian from United States. He has been active in the acting world since the early 1990s. He is also a TV show host. In 2011, he hosted the TV show Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza.

Proposed Nicole Jaracz

October 9 , 2007

Drew Carey proposed Nicole Jaracz on 9th of October 2007. During that time she was the recent graduate of culinary school. They got engaged few months later. He wished to make her his loving wife but this never happened. They called off this engagement before getting married in 2012. 

Published his first autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer

1997

Besides being popular as an actor, comedian and game show host, Drew Carey is also good at writing. In 1997, he published his first autobiography Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined. This book was mainly about the death of his father and his depression. 

Won CableACE Awards

1995

Drew Carey got his first nomination in CableACE Awards for Performance in a Comedy Special. He won this award for the first time in 1995 for Writing an Entertainment Special. He got nominated in this award that year for his work in Drew Carey: Human Cartoon. 

Won People's Choice Awards, USA

1996

Till now Drew Carey has been nominated in People's Choice Awards, USA for three different times in his life. Out of these three nominations he has been honored three times. He won this award for the first time in 1996 for Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series. 

Honored as Star on the Walk of Fame

2003

It been more than two decades Drew Carey has been active in the television industry. For this continuous contribution in the TV world, he was honored as Star on the Walk of Fame in 2003. He has also once been honored by TV Guide Awards. 

Relationship with Amie Nicole Harwick

2017

Drew Carey and therapist Dr. Amie Nicole Harwick are in a relationship since 2017. The two are an engaged couple. 

Current Net worth.

2018

Drew Carey earns the massive amount of money in his career. As per the other sources, he makes $8.5 million a year from his show, The Pirce is Right. It is estimated that his current net worth is $165 million.