May. 23rd, 1958
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Drew Carey's Main TV Roles
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- Was selected out of 13 finalists to replace 'Bob Barker (I)' (qv), as host of _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ (qv), 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.
- Received an honorary Ph.D. from Cleveland State University in 2000.
- Played in his high school marching band.
- 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.
- Born at 7:00pm-EDT
- Attended Kent State University
- 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.
- 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.