Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Drew Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of
having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy "The Drew Carey Show," which
ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on which he was
host and a producer. The success of that show led to the creation of "Drew Carey's Improv All-
Stars," an improv troupe that performs in showrooms across the country. In July 2007, Carey
was named the host of THE PRICE IS RIGHT, succeeding longtime host Bob Barker.

While in the Marine Reserves, his military buzz cut and black wide-rim glasses became
part of his trademark look. He began his successful career as a comedian in April of 1986 at the
Cleveland Comedy Club. One of his first big breaks was competing on "Star Search '88."

In 1991, Carey landed a spot on HBO's "14th Annual Young Comedians Special" and
appeared on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." Carey landed his own television
development deal at Disney, which led to an opportunity for Carey to co-star in the series "The
Good Life." Carey also had the opportunity to work with Bruce Helford, who was a consulting
writer on the series and hired Carey as a staff writer for "The Gaby Hoffman Show." Their
experience led the two of them to decide to co-create a series for Carey. Carey went on to star in
his own comedy special for Showtime, "Drew Carey: Human Cartoon" and performed in
Showtime's "Tenth Anniversary of the Montreal Comedy Festival."

Carey was born in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Los Angeles. His birth date
is May 23. Follow Carey on twitter @DrewFromTV and @TPIRhost.

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