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Drew Allison Carey, known as Drew Carey, is an American actor, comedian, game show host, screenwriter and television producer. How rich is Drew Carey? Currently, Drew Carey’s net worth is estimated to be a remarkable $165 million. Drew Carey has acquired most of his wealth due to his appearances on television. Born in 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, Drew Carey started his comedy career in 1985 as a stand-up comedian, and at the same time wrote jokes for David Lawrence’s radio show. Carey then won an open-microphone contest and became Master of Ceremonies, an official host of staged events, at Cleveland Comedy Club.

Drew Carey Net Worth $165 Million

However, Carey’s first major public appearance was in 1988, in a show titled “Star Search” where contestants competed in a variety of entertainment genres. Several years later, in 1991, Carey appeared as a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” where he impressed the host Johnny Carson, as well as the audience with this stand-up comedy. Carey also starred in several supporting roles on TV shows and films, including “Coneheads”, “The Good Life”, “Robots” and “The Aristocrats”. However, it wasn’t until 1995 and the creation of “The Drew Carey Show” that Carey received public recognition. “The Drew Carey Show” was a comedy sitcom, and could be considered Carey’s breakthrough in the entertainment business.

Initially, Carey earned $60 thousand for one episode, but later the sum rose to $300 thousand, significantly increasing Drew Carey’s net worth. The first few seasons of the show were highly successful and profitable, and by the final season, Carey was earning $750 thousand per episode. Unfortunately, soon enough the production costs began to exceed the earnings, and, as a result, “The Drew Carey Show” was cancelled in 2004, after 9 seasons. However, Drew Carey made a successful comeback as a host for an improvisational comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie as primary performers, as well as recurring guest stars, including Robin Williams, Lauren Cohan, Whoopi Goldberg, and Stephen Colbert. The show ran until 2007, but was put on hiatus and later picked up by The CW network with Aisha Tyler as a new host. Even though Drew Carey generated most of his net worth due to these two shows, he continued his successful career with other projects. Currently, Carey is a host of the famous game show “The Price Is Right”, replacing the former host Bob Barker. In addition to his on-screen performances, Drew Carey is a known photographer and writer as well. Carey is a press photographer for the U.S National Team of soccer, and sells his images under the pseudonym of “Brooks Parkenridge”.

In 1997, Carey published an autobiographical book titled “Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined” where he shares his childhood memories and problematic experiences. An actor, comedian and a host with an estimated net worth of $165 million, Drew Carey actively participates in charity events. He supports libraries and has donated large sums of money to Ohio Library Foundation, and Cleveland Public Library among many others.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scorpion 2016 TV Series Drew Carey
The Young and the Restless 2014 TV Series Drew Carey
Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone 2013 Video short Drew Carey (segment "The Price Is RIght")
Jack and Jill 2011/I Drew Carey
Family Guy 2011 TV Series Drew Carey
Community 2010 TV Series Ted
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2005-2007 TV Series
Yacht Rock 2006 TV Series short 'Cleveland' Drew Carey
Just for Laughs 2005 TV Series Various
Robots 2005 Crank (voice)
Crank Yankers 2005 TV Series Robert
Call Me Cobra 2004 TV Series short Steve
The Drew Carey Show 1995-2004 TV Series Drew Carey / Various / Baby Bobeck Carey / ...
On the Spot 2003 TV Series
Rock & Roll Back to School Special 2001 TV Movie Drew Carey
Nikki 2001 TV Series Barry Tenzer
House of Cards 2001 TV Movie
Geppetto 2000 TV Movie Geppetto
Play It to the Bone 1999 Ringside Fan
King of the Hill 1999 TV Series Hal
Norm 1999 TV Series Steve
The Larry Sanders Show 1998 TV Series Drew Carey
Dharma & Greg 1997 TV Series Dharma's Fantasy Man
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series Al
Mr. Vegas All-Night Party Starring Drew Carey 1997 TV Movie Mr. Vegas
Coach 1997 TV Series Drew Carey
Ellen 1997 TV Series Drew Carey
Grace Under Fire 1997 TV Series Drew Carey
Home Improvement 1997 TV Series Seymour 'Sy' Winterfleffin
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1996 TV Series Herbie Saxe
Freaky Friday 1995 TV Movie Stan Horner
Sounds Dangerous 1995 Short
The George Carlin Show 1994 TV Series Epidemiologist
The Good Life 1994 TV Series Drew Clark
Coneheads 1993 Taxi Passenger
The Torkelsons 1992 TV Series Herbie Scroggins

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WTF! - Wow That's Funny! 2010 TV Movie
Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures: World Cup 2006 2006 TV Series
The Drew Carey Show TV Series created by - 233 episodes, 1995 - 2004 written by - 4 episodes, 1995 - 2001
Rock & Roll Back to School Special 2001 TV Movie creator / written by
House of Cards 2001 TV Movie
Someone Like Me 1994 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Drew Carey: Human Cartoon 1993 TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza 2011 TV Series executive producer - 40 episodes
Reason Saves Cleveland with Drew Carey 2010 Documentary executive producer
The Bob & Tom Show 2008 TV Series associate producer
Mississippi Drug War Blues: The Case of Cory Maye 2008 Documentary short executive producer
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1998-2007 TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures: World Cup 2006 2006 TV Series producer
Green Screen Show 2004 TV Series executive producer
The Drew Carey Show TV Series executive producer - 108 episodes, 1997 - 2003 producer - 26 episodes, 1995 - 1996 supervising producer - 7 episodes, 1996 - 1997
Rock & Roll Back to School Special 2001 TV Movie executive producer
Improv All Stars 2001 TV Special executive producer
House of Cards 2001 TV Movie executive producer
Geppetto 2000 TV Movie executive producer
Mr. Vegas All-Night Party Starring Drew Carey 1997 TV Movie executive producer
Drew Carey: Human Cartoon 1993 TV Movie executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Call Me Cobra 2004 TV Series short 1 episode
The Drew Carey Show 2003 TV Series 2 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Geppetto 2000 TV Movie performer: "Toys", "Empty Heart", "And Son", "Just Because It's Magic", "Since I Gave My Heart Away"
The Drew Carey Show 1995 TV Series performer: "Moon Over Parma"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bob & Tom Show 2010 TV Series network operations - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sem Saída 2019 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Dream Camp: Seattle 2015 Documentary very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular 2008 TV Series Himself - Host
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1998-2007 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2007 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Top 10 List Presenter
Larry King Live 2007 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian (segment "Dog Nut")
Just for Laughs 2007 TV Series Himself
Power of 10 2007 TV Series Himself - Host
This Job's a Trip 2006 TV Series Himself - Comedian
Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures: World Cup 2006 2006 TV Series Himself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2006 TV Series Himself
Fuck 2005 Documentary Himself
Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie 2005 Documentary Himself
Special Thanks to Roy London 2005 Documentary Himself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Assembling 'Robots': The Magic, the Music, & the Comedy 2005 TV Short documentary Himself - Host
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
The Making of 'Robots' 2005 Video documentary short Himself - Host
Crank Yankers 2005 TV Series Himself
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary Himself
TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Green Screen Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1997-2004 TV Series Himself
Blue Collar TV 2004 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
Playboy: 50 Years of Playmates 2004 Video documentary Himself - Actor
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
ALF's Hit Talk Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Last Comic Standing 2004 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Scout
World Poker Tour 2004 TV Series Himself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection 2003 Video Himself (It's All About The Pentiums) (uncredited)
Pepsi Play for a Billion 2003 TV Special Himself - Host
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
100 Years of Hope and Humor 2003 TV Special Himself
One Shot 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Caroline Rhea Show 2002 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2002 TV Series Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hail Sid Caesar! The Golden Age of Comedy 2001 Documentary Himself
The Sims: House Party 2001 Video Game Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner 2001 TV Special Himself
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Dennis Miller Live 2001 TV Series Himself
Improv All Stars 2001 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Squares 2001 TV Series Himself
Royal Rumble 2001 TV Special Himself
The Geena Davis Show 2001 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored 2001 Video documentary Himself
Baby Blues 2000 TV Series Himself
Turn Ben Stein On 2000 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999-2000 TV Series Himself
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! 1999 Video Himself ("It's All About The Pentiums" music video) (uncredited)
Al TV #8 1999 TV Movie Himself (segment "It's All About The Pentiums")
The Big Tease 1999 Himself
1st Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey 1998 TV Movie Himself - Roastee
Sin City Spectacular 1998 TV Series Himself
The Magic Hour 1998 TV Series Himself
Sex, Drugs & Consenting Adults 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Wonderful World of Disney 1998 TV Series Himself - Host
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party 1997 TV Movie Himself
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 TV Series Himself
Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 5 1997 TV Movie Himself - Guest
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favorite Male Performer in a Television Series
Kicking Aspen: Extreme Comedy 1996 TV Movie Himself - Host
Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Host
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner: Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series
People Yearbook '95 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief VII 1995 TV Special documentary Himself
Hot Country Jam '94 1994 TV Special Himself
Drew Carey: Human Cartoon 1993 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival 1992 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991-1992 TV Series Himself
Comedy from the Caribbean 1992 TV Mini-Series Himself
The 14th Annual Young Comedians Special 1991 TV Special Himself
Hot Country Nights 1991 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2007-2016 TV Series Himself
The Price Is Right 2007-2016 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself / The Cowardly Lion
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2016 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host, The Price Is Right
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Survivor 2016 TV Series Himself - The Price Is Right Survivor Edition
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - 'The Price Is Right' Host
The Talk 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host / Himself - Guest / ...
Dream Camp California 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (2015)
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series Himself - Contestant
E! News 2014 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2014 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Teens Wanna Know 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside Comedy 2013 TV Series Himself
Brand X with Russell Brand 2013 TV Series Himself
Talking Dead 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
American Masters 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2012 TV Series Himself
How Playboy Changed the World 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rove LA 2011 TV Series Himself
Dream Camp: Cal-Earth 2011 Video documentary short
What's Trending 2011 TV Series Himself
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza 2011 TV Series Himself
WrestleMania XXVII 2011 TV Special Himself
WWE Hall of Fame 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
Ace of Cakes 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
WTF! - Wow That's Funny! 2010 TV Movie Himself - Host
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza 2010 TV Series Himself
The Wanda Sykes Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Stossel 2010 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005-2010 TV Series Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Let's Make a Deal 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
The Bold and the Beautiful 2009 TV Series Himself
Make 'Em Forget 2009 Video documentary Himself
Biography 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2008 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Host, The Price Is Right / Himself
The Insider 2015 TV Series Himself
Kobe Bryant's Muse 2015 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Himself - Host of 'The Price Is Right'
Hello Ross! 2013 TV Series Himself - Host of 'The Price Is Right'
The Roast of Channel 101 2013 Steve (uncredited)
The Channel 101 Experience 2012 Documentary Steve
America's Book of Secrets 2012 TV Series Himself
WWE Raw 2011 TV Series Himself
2009 Game Show Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 3 2008 Video Himself
60 Minutes 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian (segment "Dog Nut")
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 1 2006 Video Himself
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 2 2006 Video Himself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks 2004 TV Special Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #84
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 21 February 2003. At 6664 Hollywood Blvd.
2001 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Television Performer
2000 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Television Performer
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Drew Carey Show (1995)
1999 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Editor's Choice
1996 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series Tied with Jeff Foxworthy
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Writing an Entertainment Special Drew Carey: Human Cartoon (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Television Actor The Drew Carey Show (1995)
2000 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Television Actor The Drew Carey Show (1995)
1999 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Actor The Drew Carey Show (1995)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Drew Carey Show (1995)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series The Drew Carey Show (1995)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Special The 18th Annual CableACE Awards (1996)
1997 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy The Drew Carey Show (1995)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Comedy Special 10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival (1992)

TitleSalary
The Drew Carey Show (1995) $750,000 /episode (2001 season)

#Fact
1 Is known for being extremely polite and courteous to waiters and staff and leaving tips of well over 100 percent.
2 Was homeless for a brief period in his early career and had to sell the plasma in his blood to afford food.
3 Named the new host of The Price Is Right (1972). [July 2007]
4 Currently doing improv tours with other members of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998) and other friends. [2005]
5 Profiled in Parade Magazine for losing over 70 pounds since Nov 2009 with a devoted effort of exercise and healthy diet, and recently running a 10K race. [September 2010]
6 Made his first television appearance at the age of 34.
7 Worked as a bank teller and waiter before becoming a comedian.
8 Started his comedy career at the age of 27.
9 As a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders, Carey helped establish the only band in Major League Soccer, Sound Wave.
10 Went on a significant diet and exercise regime in 2010. The results were he eliminated his type-2 diabetes and lost close to a staggering 100 pounds.
11 One of his first appearances was on 'The Tonight Show' starring Johnny Carson. Carey credits Carson for helping to launch his career.
12 Is a WWE Hall of Famer.
13 As a little kid, he was a fan of the following shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Bewitched (1964) and Batman (1966).
14 Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character in The Drew Carey Show (1995) and as the second host of The Price Is Right (1972).
15 Had never watched not a single episode of The New Truth and Consequences (1950) nor The Price Is Right (1972), the two shows that were hosted by Bob Barker, but had to be taught every description of the game after Barker retired.
16 Is public face and owner of Major Soccer League team Seattle Sounders.
17 Holds the record for the most money won on the celebrity version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with $532,000 won during two appearances on the show. During his first appearance, he won $500,000, which has only been equalled by two celebrities - Rosie O'Donnell, and Norm MacDonald. During his second appearance, he left with $32,000.
18 Was selected out of 13 finalists to replace Bob Barker, as host of The Price Is Right (1972), who retired in 2007. At first Carey turned it down, but when CBS approached him a second time, while negotiating a deal, he accepted it.
19 He is a self-described libertarian.
20 In March 2008, Carey became the first US game show host to award a one million dollar cash prize on three separate game shows. The first instance occurred on "Pepsi's Play for a Billion", which aired in September 2003. The second incident happened on the premiere episode of "The Power of 10" in August 2007, while the third was won on a primetime episode of "The Price is Right" (Drew's first nighttime episode, March 2008). In addition, a $1 million prize has been awarded in two subsequent episodes of "Price".
21 Follow riots from Rangers fans and some of the team's players acting in an unsporting manner, he changed his loyalties from Rangers to Celtic saying: "It's still Glasgow, just a little greener and with proper fans.".
22 Is a big Cleveland Browns fan. Introduced the team upon the first game of the 1999 season, when it the Browns returned to the NFL.
23 Host of the two biggest-money games in television history. In 2003, he hosted Pepsi Play for a Billion (2003), a game show special that offered the ultimate $1 billion prize. In 2007, he became the host of Power of 10 (2007), in which the potential prize is $10 million. Both shows were produced by Michael Davies.
24 His hand was injured on the set of The Price is Right when his hand got jammed in one of the turntable walls.
25 Engaged to Nicole Jaracz, a recent graduate of culinary school, proposed October 9, 2007.
26 When his The Drew Carey Show (1995) wound up being a major surprise hit on TV, he was given a Porsche by the production company. He purportedly walked out on the stage of the set, asked, "Who here has got the worst car?" When one of the stage hands spoke up and said he didn't have a car, Carey threw him the keys to his old Miata (source: Esquire Magazine Interview).
27 Was the first ever celebrity to enter WWE's Pay-Per-View Royal Rumble. He eliminated himself when the next participant, the seven footer Kane (Glenn Jacobs), came out. This became one of WWE's greatest moments in sport's entertainment history.
28 Author of the book "Dirty Jokes and Beer".
29 Owns at least 30 or more computers and over 10 video game consoles. (6 PS2's, 4 XBOX's, etc.)
30 Likes sparring.
31 Likes "The Sims" series for PC.
32 Is a wrestling fan.
33 Is an avid fan of football (soccer). He says he got into it playing FIFA and learnt the rules ("Soccer for Dummies"), so he could become a "true fan".
34 His favorite soccer team is Glasgow Celtic. But he was once a fan of their city rivals Rangers.
35 His name is mentioned in the song Ohio (Come Back To Texas) by Bowling for Soup.
36 Considers the writings of self-help guru, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer a major influence in his life.
37 Received an honorary Ph.D. from Cleveland State University in 2000.
38 A self-professed "computer geek" because of his love of video games and the internet.
39 Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, 21 February 2003. Appropriately enough, the star of this former Marine is located directly in front of The Supply Sergeant; a Hollywood fixture for decades.
40 Member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity
41 Bought his childhood home with his first paycheck from The Drew Carey Show (1995).
42 Roasted by the New York Friars' club [October 2002]
43 Attended Kent State University
44 Competed in the World Wrestling Federation's 30-man "Royal Rumble" battle royal match on January 21, 2001. He eliminated himself shortly after entering the match as the fifth participant.
45 Underwent emergency surgery. Surgeons inserted a "stent" to open the blocked arteries to his heart. [August 2001]
46 Played in his high school marching band.
47 Underwent lasik surgery to correct vision. Currently wears trademark glasses as a "prop".
48 Was in the US Marine Corps.
49 Father died when Carey was 8, spawning years of depression. Attempted suicide on many occasions.
50 Filed $600,000 breach of contract suit against A&W restaurant chain when they refused to pay for commercials after an episode of his TV series featured competitor McDonalds. [January 1999]
51 Born at 7:00pm-EDT

#Quote
1 [on hosting 'The Price is Right] All through my twenties I was broke. I didn't start making money until I was in my thirties doing stand-up. I really don't take money for granted. I have a lot of empathy for people on the show. I know what it must mean for them to win $5,000, which doesn't seem like a lot of money to give away on a game show nowadays. But it's a lot of money.
2 [on his 1991 appearance on the Johnny Carson show that was a major career booster] I think the whole routine got him. But the one that really got him was a bit about eating a chili dog at Denny's, and having all the cholesterol march right down to my heart, telling the lettuce to get the hell out of the way. I think he was holding onto his desk for that one.
3 One day I was running around playing with my son Connor when afterwards I was sweating, tired and out of breath. I was embarrassed that something as enjoyable as playing with my son was so tough for me to do. Immediately I started an extensive diet and exercise plan. It completely changed my life and helped cure my Type-2 diabetes.
4 Libertarians are essentially what the Republicans were 30 years ago. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan. They'd all fit more under the Libertarian label than the modern day Republican label.
5 I looked at game show hosting as the bottom of the totem pole, one step away from infomercials. I never watched them myself. However, it's been a lot of fun. We try out new things and keep a lot of the classic elements people remember. I enjoy getting to know new people and seeing them win.
6 [on Johnny Carson] If he liked you a lot, he would wave you over. I'm not even saying this is a joke but people talk about the feeling of the Holy Spirit going through you and your body that something's changed in your life forever. Being called over to the couch on the 'Johnny Carson Show' was the closest I came to that.
7 You can buy liquor in a drive-thru store, but you can't smoke a joint in your own damn house.
8 (In 2007, on succeeding Bob Barker as host of The Price Is Right (1972)) This show fits me like an old shoe, I'm telling you, I love doing it, I'm really happy here, I feel like I belong here, audience certainly feels like I belong.
9 I honestly think that it automatically hurts me if I said that I supported the war in Iraq and I support the troops. That automatically kills me for getting a bunch of movies, a bunch of TV shows. People don't want to hear from me.
10 On government: The less the better. As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything. If you do, you're screwed.
11 Responding to a question about his childhood: "Weirdo. Weirdo. Underachiever. Weirdo. Weirdo."
12 When asked if he enjoys being famous: "Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't. I've always been a people watcher. I like to go to malls and just sit, and I can't do that very easily anymore."

#Trademark
1 Breathy high-pitched laugh
2 His flat-top haircut
3 "Buddy Holly" style glasses
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