In addition to acting, Drew Carey also works as a voice actor and a comedian, as well as a sports executive and a game show host.
In the wake of his service in the United States Marine Corps and his subsequent rise to fame as a stand-up comedian, Carey went on to star in his own sitcom, ‘The Drew Carey Show,’ which brought him widespread recognition.
Drew Carey Early Life
Drew Carey was born on the 23rd of May in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, on the 23rd of May in 1958. He is the youngest of Lewis and Beulah Carey’s three sons, and he grew up in Cleveland, Ohio’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood as the youngest of their three sons.
Drew’s father passed away due to a brain tumor when Drew was eight years old. Drew was a member of the marching band at James Ford Rhodes High School, from which he graduated in 1975. He played the cornet and trumpet in the band.
When David Lawrence (a disc jockey friend who had been paying Drew to write jokes for David’s radio show in Cleveland) suggested that he go to the library and borrow books on how to write jokes, Drew took David’s advice and began his comedy career in 1985.
His early stand-up career led to guest appearances on television shows, where he developed the persona of a hapless middle-class bachelor during that time. Carey had a small role in the 1993 film Coneheads, in which he played a taxi passenger.
When Carey and Helford finished their time on Someone Like Me, they went on to develop and produce the storyline for ‘The Drew Carey Show.’ The sitcom followed the adventures of a fictionalized version of Carey as he dealt with the stresses of life and work alongside his group of childhood friends.
For the WB’s 2004–2005 primetime schedule, he co-produced and appeared in a spin-off of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ called ‘Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show,’ which was a spin-off of the popular game show. Because of this, some of the actors’ improvised interactions with one another were captured on a green screen, which served as the show’s central plot device.
Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza, which premiered in April 2011, is a primetime improv show hosted by Carey. It was filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and premiered on April 11th on TLC television network.
Drew Carey Net Worth
As of 2022, Drew Carey’s net worth is $180 million.
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