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American actor, comedian, game show host, libertarian and photographerwd:Q357402
country of citizenship:
United States of America
educated at: Kent State University
occupation: singer, photographer, screenwriter, voice actor, comedian, television actor, film actor, improviser
award received: WWE Hall of Fame
Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American actor, voice 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, he gained stardom in his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show, and as host of the U.S. version of the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, both of which aired on ABC. He then appeared in several films, television series, music videos, a made-for-television film, and a computer game. He has hosted the game show The Price Is Right since 2007 on CBS.
Carey is interested in a variety of sports and has worked as a photographer at U.S. National Team soccer games. He is a minority owner of the Major League Soccer team Seattle Sounders FC, which won MLS Cup, first in 2016 and again in 2019. He briefly participated in professional wrestling, most notably entering the 2001 Royal Rumble, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
Carey's autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, details his early life and television career.
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