Drew Carey is renowned for being a TV host and also featuring in his television show titled, The Drew Carey Show. He has also done some works as a comedian by working as the TV host of the improvisational comic show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Carey has gone ahead to appear on a good number of television series, movies, and video games. As a result of his strong passion for a wide range of sports, the famous TV host was in the habit of taking photographs of the United States National Team Soccer games. He is also among the co-owners of the MLS club, Seattle Sounders. In addition, Carey has also penned down an autobiography about himself, entitled Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined. Read on to find out more fascinating facts that you need to know about Drew Carey’s early life, career, and marriage.
Drew Carey Biography (Age)
The youngest son of Lewis and Beulah Carey was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States on 23rd May 1958. He was raised together with his elder brothers, Neil, and Roger in Old Brooklyn, Cleveland. He completed his basic education at James Ford Rhodes High School before enrolling at Kent University.
Following his academic incompetence, the famous TV host was ejected from the University on two different occasions before he eventually quit from the University. Soon after that, Drew became an officer of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He served for six years in the Marine Corps before moving to Las Vegas. There, he landed a job as Danny’s waitperson and also as a banker.
Drew Carey started his comic career in 1986 when he earned Cleveland comedy club’s Master of Ceremonies following his victory in an open-microphone competition. After a while, Carey stepped into the limelight as he launched Drew Carey: Human Cartoon, his stand up comedy special which fetched him a Cable ABC Award for the category of Best Writing.
Furthermore, the adept comedian premiered his self-titled TV show, The Drew Carey Show on ABC in 1995 and three years later, he started hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? A comedy show which was later canceled in 2006. During that time, the renown TV host had his mega-hit with the show as he was rated as one of the highest paid entertainers according to Forbes, for which he earned an estimated sum of $45.5 million.
Drew Carey has gone on to host other shows such as Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show and Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza. He has also worked as the host of computer games including ‘Power of 10‘. Being a great lover of sports, Carey has toured around Germany in order to cover different 2006 FIFA World Cup football games by photographing the event.
In addition, the notable TV host has featured in a few TV series and movies which includes Family Guy, The Simpsons, Jack and Jill, Coneheads, among others. However, the former US Marine Corp has received several accolades following his extraordinary works and performances and they include the People’s Choice Award, Satellite Award, along with his inauguration into WWE Hall of Fame.
With all his endeavors as a comedian, TV and Game show host over the course of two decades and counting, it’s not a bombshell that Drew Carey has assembled massive wealth, with his net worth pegged at $165 million.
The multi-talented actor is known to have dated two women in his life. His first love affair was with Nicole Jaracz, whom he became a fatherly figure to her son, Connor. Even though the pair got engaged in 2007, they later broke up in 2015, after dating for five years.
A few years later, Drew Carey kick-started his affair with Amie Harwick, who works as a therapist. He publicized his marriage proposal to Harwick in 2018, unfortunately, the relationship later packed up.
Is He Gay?
Having been in his early 60’s and still an eligible bachelor, it’s no surprise that rumors started swirling around that the renown comedian might be gay. However, there are no concrete reports that have indicated that Drew Carey is having a love affair with someone of his own gender.
The Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show host stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m) which forms a good match with his body weight of 85kg (187 lbs).