31 Facts About Drew Carey

1. Drew Carey splits from former Playboy model fiancee; Cops called to home.

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2. Drew Carey served in the US Marine Corps for six years, first entering in 1980.

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3. Drew Carey can sometimes be seen on the sidelines of US National Team soccer games as a press photographer.

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4. In October 2009, Drew Carey made a bid of $25,000 in a charity auction for the @drew Twitter account.

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5. In June 2007, Drew Carey offered to donate up to $100,000 to the Mooch Myernick Memorial Fund if anybody could beat him at the video game FIFA Soccer 07 for the Xbox 360.

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6. Drew Carey has played on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Cleveland Public Library charity.

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7. Drew Carey is a supporter of libraries, crediting them for beginning his successful comedy career.

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8. On May 15, 2011, Drew Carey completed the "Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon" in 1:57:02; then, on September 4, 2011, he improved to complete the Disneyland Half Marathon in 1:50:46.

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9. Drew Carey competed against five other celebrities in the first celebrity edition of the 2003 World Poker Tour.

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10. In 2001, Drew Carey was the first television actor to enter World Wrestling Federation's 30-man "Royal Rumble" match, which he did to promote an improv comedy pay-per-view at the time.

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11. Drew Carey responded to his bobblehead likeness by saying "Bobblehead Day, for me, is as big as getting a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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12. Drew Carey has shown his support for the Indians by throwing the first pitch at an August 12, 2006, game against the Kansas City Royals.

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13. Drew Carey is a fan of FC Barcelona and of the Scottish team Rangers.

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14. Drew Carey is a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, who began play in Major League Soccer on March 19, 2009, and won the 2016 MLS Cup.

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15. In 1999, Drew Carey was part of the pregame ceremonies at the first game of the return of the Cleveland Browns, televised on ESPN.

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16. Drew Carey expressed his distaste for the Bush administration's management of the Iraq War, specifically on the September 14, 2007, episode of Real Time with Bill Maher.

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17. Drew Carey announced his engagement to therapist Amie Harwick in January 2018.

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18. Drew Carey is a father figure to Nicole Jaracz's son, Connor, from a previous relationship; they have no children together.

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19. In 1997, Drew Carey published his autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, wherein he shared memories of his early childhood and of his father's death when he was eight.

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20. In early 2008, Drew Carey appeared in Matt Groening's The Simpsons as part of the episode "All About Lisa" as a guest on the Krusty the Clown Show.

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21. In this series, Drew Carey traveled throughout Germany to photograph multiple FIFA World Cup soccer games while he immerses himself in the culture of the towns and states he visits.

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22. Drew Carey provided the entertainment for the 2002 Annual White House correspondents' dinner.

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23. Drew Carey made several other cameo appearances in music videos, including "Weird Al" Yankovic's 1999 video for "It's All About the Pentiums" and Fountains of Wayne's 2004 video for "Mexican Wine", giving an introduction to the video as if it were on a stage.

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24. In 2000, Drew Carey was given a cameo appearance in the House Party expansion pack of the computer game The Sims.

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25. Drew Carey was one of the founders of the Improv All-Stars, a group of eleven actors who perform in unscripted skits.

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26. Drew Carey initially earned $60,000 per episode in the first seasons, then renegotiated for $300,000.

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27. In 1993, Drew Carey had a small role in the film Coneheads as a taxi passenger.

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28. In that same year, Drew Carey joined the 14th Annual Young Comedians Special on HBO and made his first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.

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29. Drew Carey was working as a stand-up comedian when he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in November 1991.

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30. Drew Carey has written an autobiography, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, detailing his early life and television career.

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31. Drew Carey is an American actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host.

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