Drew Carey has come a long way to become a well-known comedian, actor, and game show host. The rising entertainer went from being one of nine to five regular guys who couldn’t afford three meals a day to a famous person with a net worth in the millions of dollars. With his signature holly-style glasses, high-pitched, breathing laugh, and flat-top haircut, he stood out in the entertainment business and kept an enviable position in his career.
Drew found his niche in stand-up comedy, but he became famous when he got his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show and Whose Own?, on ABC. He also hosts The Game Is Fair, a game show on CBS.Drew is also a minority owner of the US soccer team Seattle Sounders FC, which plays in the Major League Soccer. He showed that he was a good writer by writing his autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Tales of the Unrefined, which is about his childhood and his time on TV.
Drew Allison Carey, an American actor, was born on May 23, 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the last child to be born into the Carey family. Before him, two older brothers came to join him. He and his brothers grew up in Cleveland. Neal came into the world in 1946, and Roger in 1952.
Drew Carey lost his father, Lewis Carey, to a brain tumour when he was eight years old. After that, he fell into a deep depression. After her father died, Drew’s mother, Beulah Carey, had to work extra jobs to support her family and couldn’t spend much time with her daughter. Drew was left to his own devices because of this. Even though they were older, Drew’s older brothers couldn’t connect with him because they were so much older. He tried to kill himself twice, but both times he failed.
Looking back on his education, he graduated from high school in 1975 at Rhodes High School, where he played the coronet and trumpet in the brass band. He then went to Kent State University, where he was kicked out for not doing well in school. He also had trouble seeing.
After three years, Drew decided to leave college and join the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1979. In 1983, the young artist moved to Las Vegas, where he worked as a bank teller and a waiter at Denny’s. Before that, he had lived on the reserve for four happy years. After two years, he started acting, and the next year, a comedian who was just starting out won an open mic contest.
The comedian and actor makes $8.5 million a year in salary, which is a big part of his staggering $165 million net worth. That’s pretty amazing coming from a guy who had to sell his blood plasma to buy food.
Drew has also made a lot of money from the celebrity version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. In fact, he holds the record for the most money ever won on that show. In two times on the show, he made a total of $532,000. On his first show in 1999, he made $500,000, and on his second show, he made $32,000.
Even though there have been rumours about his sexuality, it has been proven that Drew Carey is not gay. Even though he dated a lot of different people over the years, the American actor never married anyone.
He was in a relationship with Nicole Jaracz before 2007, when she became his fiancée. In January 2012, after being together for five years, they decided to break up. Even though they didn’t have any kids together, Drew treated Nicole Jaracz’s son Connor as if he were his own. Connor was from a previous relationship. During their time together, Nicole Jaracz and her son were on Carey’s show, The Price Is Right, more than once.
It looks like the comedian didn’t date anyone else between 2012 and 2017. In 2017, he met therapist Amie Nicole Harwick at a house party. This got his love life going again. The two of them became famous quickly and began dating right away. In January 2018, the news got out that they were getting married. Since then, the couple has been seen at a number of public demonstrations.