Drew Carey

Actor + Comedian + Game Show Host + Libertarian
Born May 23, 1958

Drew Allison Carey is an American actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and making a name for himself in stand-up comedy, Carey eventually gained popularity starring on his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show, and serving as host of the U.S. version of the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, both of which aired on ABC.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Drew Carey.


1958 Birth Born on May 23, 1958.


1975 17 Years Old He played the cornet and trumpet in the marching band of James Ford Rhodes High School, from which he graduated in 1975.


1980 22 Years Old He continued on to college at Kent State University (KSU) and was expelled twice for poor academic performance. He left KSU after three years. After leaving the university, Carey enlisted into the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1980 and served for six years.
1982 24 Years Old He moved to Las Vegas for a few months in 1982, and for a short time worked as a bank teller and a waiter at Denny's.
1985 27 Years Old In 1985, he began his comedy career by following up on a suggestion by David Lawrence (a disc jockey friend who had been paying Drew to write jokes for David's radio show in Cleveland) to go to the library and borrow books on how to write jokes. … Read More


1988 30 Years Old He first came to the national eye as a comedian when he competed in the 1988 Star Search.
1991 33 Years Old Carey was working as a stand-up comedian when he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in November 1991. … Read More
1993 35 Years Old His early stand-up career led to supporting roles on television shows, during which he developed the character of a hapless middle-class bachelor. In 1993, Carey had a small role in the film Coneheads as a taxi passenger.
1994 36 Years Old In 1994, Carey co-starred with John Caponera in The Good Life, a short-lived sitcom on NBC. … Read More


While still starring in The Drew Carey Show, Carey began hosting the American version of the improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? in 1998. … Read More
In 2000, Carey was given a cameo appearance in the House Party expansion pack of the computer game The Sims. … Read More
2002 44 Years Old Carey provided the entertainment for the 2002 Annual White House correspondents' dinner. … Read More
2003 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Got any interest in the Middle East?" In 2003, he joined Jamie Kennedy to host the WB's live special Play for a Billion.
2006 48 Years Old 1 More Event
…  However, while this was true for several years, on the May 17, 2006, episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! he revealed that when he turned 40, he actually developed a need for bifocals.
As of 2007, Carey resides in Los Angeles and New York City. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old 1 More Event
He made donations to Ron Paul's presidential campaign for the 2008 election.
2009 51 Years Old …  Carey is a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, who began play in Major League Soccer on March 19, 2009. … Read More
In April 2011, Carey began hosting a new primetime improv show, called Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza. … Read More
2013 - 2014 2 More Events
2016 58 Years Old In 2016, he supported Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson in his run for office.
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