Drew Carey Biography Birthday (May 23rd)

Drew Carey Biography Birthday (May 23rd)

Drew Carey is an American actor, stand-up comedian and a television show host. He was born on May 23rd, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio. His birth name is Drew Allison Carey and he has two elder brothers. Drew Carey attended James Ford Rhodes High School where he was member of the marching band.

Born: May 23, 1958 at Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Education: James Ford Rhodes High School · Kent State University
Parents: Harry Carey · Beulah Carey
Children: Connor Carey

Later, he studied at Kent State University but quit mid-way due to poor grades. While in college Drew Carey became a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Drew went on to join the United States Marine Corps Reserve and stayed there for six years. He engaged to be married to Nicole Jaracz.

After his stint with the Marines, he dabbled with waiter and banking jobs before entering showbiz.


Drew Carey attempted comedy after a friend encouraged him to do so. He landed a job as an MC at the Cleveland Comedy Club following a stand-up comedy competition. In 1988, he took part in the national talent search competition called “Star Search” which brought Drew Carey into the limelight.

Drew Carey impressive comedy act on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” landed him many other contracts and offers. “14th Annual Young Comedians Special” and “Late Night with David Letterman” are some of Crews other television appearances.

In 1994, Drew Carey began writing his own comedy scripts which he performed “Drew Carey: Human Cartoon”. His success as a comedian landed him roles in many films and television series like Cone heads (1993), “The Good Life” (1994) and “The Gaby Hoffman Show” (as a writer).

In 1995, he launched Drew Carey own show “The Drew Carey Show” with co-producer Helford. The show Carey a huge success and completed nine seasons. In 1998, he hosted another successful game show “Whose Line is it anyway?” As a spin-off to “Whose Line is it anyway?” he featured in “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show” in 2004.
Drew Carey was one of the initiators of a group called “Improv All-Stars”. He also hosted game shows like “The Price is Right” and “Power of Ten” in 2007 and 2008. In 2006, Travel Channel signed him to host “Drew Carey’s Sporting Adventures”.

Drew Carey made a guest appearance on the House Part version of the video game “The Sims”. He appeared in small roles in movies like “Cone heads” (1993), “The Aristocrats”(2005) and “Fuck” (2005).
Drew Carey also lent his voice for “Robots” (1993). Carey autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined came out in 1997.


Year Title Role
1992 The Torkelsons Herby Scroggins
1993–1994 Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (uncredited) ACME Man
1994 The Good Life Drew Clark
1994 The Adventures of Pete & Pete (uncredited) Veteran
1995–2004 The Drew Carey Show Drew Carey
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Herbie Saxe
1997 Home Improvement Road Kill specialist (Seymour 'Sy' Winterfleffin)
The Weird Al Show Himself
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
1998–2007 Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1999 King of the Hill Hal
2000 Baby Blues Himself
2001 WWE Royal Rumble 2001 Himself (5th Entrant)
2004–2005 Drew Carey's Green Screen Show Himself
2006 Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures
2007–2008 Power of 10
2007–present The Price Is Right
2008 The Simpsons
2010 Community Ted
2011 Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza Himself
2011 Family Guy
2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
2011 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
2012 WordGirl
2013 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself
2014 Dancing with the Stars Himself
2014 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Guest Host


Year Title Role
1993 Coneheads Taxi passenger
1999 The Big Tease Cameo appearance
2000 Geppetto Mister Geppetto
2005 Robots Crank
The Aristocrats Himself
2011 Jack & Jill

Awards and Honors

  • Cable Ace Award for Best Writing “Drew Carey: Human Cartoon”
  • Listed among the "10 Hottest New Faces of '95" by TV Guide.
  • Cleveland State University offered Drew Carey an honorary PhD degree in 2000.
  • 2000, 2001: Won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Television Performer for “The Drew Carey Show”.
  • Carey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.
  • Comedy Central ranked Drew Carey #84 on its list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time in 2004. 


"Some people don't like competition because it makes them work harder, better."
- Drew Carey

"The Marines was a fresh start - that is why they shave your head. I wish they would let you change your name."
- Drew Carey

"The first Monopoly game I played with my brothers, I hated losing so much, I just had to beat them."
- Drew Carey

"My fans are pretty normal, they are always really nice and polite, and they don't interrupt my meals."
- Drew Carey

"Like I said, all comedy is based on exaggeration, big or small, whatever you can get away with."
- Drew Carey

"I tried out for 'Jeopardy' once, when they came to Cleveland, but I didn't make it."
- Drew Carey