41 Facts About Drew Pinsky


Drew Pinsky hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show Loveline from the show's inception in 1984 until its end in 2016.


On television, he hosted the talk show Dr Drew On Call on HLN and the daytime series Lifechangers on The CW.


Drew Pinsky is a former staff member at the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California, and Huntington Memorial Hospital.


Drew Pinsky currently maintains a private internal medicine practice in South Pasadena.


Drew Pinsky was born in 1958 in Pasadena, California, to a Jewish family.


Drew Pinsky's father, Morton Pinsky, was a physician whose parents immigrated to the United States from Ukraine.


Drew Pinsky's mother, Helene Stanton, was a singer and actress who came from a "highly Victorian upper-middle-class family in Philadelphia".


Drew Pinsky then attended the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine, graduating in 1984 with a Doctor of Medicine degree.


Drew Pinsky served his residency in internal medicine at USC County Hospital and became chief resident at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, and later moved into private practice.


Drew Pinsky served as "health and human relations expert" on the first season of the US TV series Big Brother in 2000.


In 2008, Pinsky starred in Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew, a reality television show which involves celebrities in a drug rehabilitation facility.


Drew Pinsky makes guest appearances on various news programs where he usually gives his observations on the relationship between controlled substances and high-profile individuals.


Drew Pinsky has frequently given his views on the deaths of people such as Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson, arguing that their fates should set examples of the seriousness of misusing drugs.


Drew Pinsky has acted in several TV appearances, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Dawson's Creek, Family Guy.


Drew Pinsky appeared in the films New York Minute and Wild Hogs.


In early 2011, Pinsky began hosting his own show, Dr Drew On Call on HLN that focuses on news involving health and addiction topics.


On October 9,2019, Drew Pinsky competed in season two of The Masked Singer as "Eagle".


In 2023, Drew Pinsky appeared on the reality TV series Special Forces: World's Toughest Test.


Drew Pinsky was eliminated in the first episode due to a medical issue.


Between February and March 2020, Drew Pinsky made a series of statements concerning the COVID-19 outbreak where he downplayed the seriousness of the pandemic, stating that it was not as bad as the flu, and suggested that it was a "press-induced panic".


Drew Pinsky apologized in April 2020, and he urged people to follow the advice of Anthony Fauci.


Drew Pinsky said in an interview that he had correctly predicted a typhus outbreak in 2019 that occurred in the county as a result of rodents attracted to homeless encampments.


Drew Pinsky was nominated to a local Los Angeles homeless commission by Kathryn Barger, a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in April 2021.


Drew Pinsky faced criticism from local homeless right advocates and a Twitter campaign.


Critics claimed that Drew Pinsky had overreported the number of homeless people with mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders.


Drew Pinsky has received criticism from several sources for alleged conflict of interest in his promotion of the drug Wellbutrin.


In 1999, Pinsky co-founded an Internet-based community and advice site for teenagers called DrDrew.


In September 2012, Drew Pinsky announced on The Adam Carolla Show that he will be doing a podcast on the Carolla Digital network.


In 2003, Drew Pinsky authored Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again, recounting his experiences as the medical director of the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at the Las Encinas Hospital drug rehabilitation clinic in Pasadena, California.


Drew Pinsky contributed to the book When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and Other Prescription Drugs, published in 2004.


Drew Pinsky appeared with his dogs in a PETA ad campaign promoting the spaying and neutering of pets.


Drew Pinsky narrated for the 2014 documentary "Divorce Corp" and "Teen Species".


Drew Pinsky was featured in the first episode Netflix series "The Midnight Gospel".


Drew Pinsky was honored with the Larry Stewart Leadership and Inspiration Award at the 12th Annual PRISM Awards in 2008.


Drew Pinsky married on July 21,1991, and he and his wife, Susan Sailer, had triplets Douglas, Jordan, and Paulina in November 1992.


Drew Pinsky stated on the June 24,2009, episode of Loveline that at one point, he was torn between practicing medicine and becoming a professional opera singer.


Drew Pinsky stated that he auditioned for a celebrity singing show, but that the show passed on his appearance when he made it clear to producers that he could not sing pop songs but did perform an aria on Turn Ben Stein On.


Drew Pinsky is a nonobservant Jew; he admits to abandoning most Jewish practices but claims to retain a continued desire to learn about the religion.


In September 2013, Drew Pinsky stated that he had recovered from prostate cancer surgery performed earlier that June and July, after which Drew Pinsky did not require chemotherapy or radiation.


Drew Pinsky will go through Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in July 2021.


Drew Pinsky told Ryan Holiday he was studying philosopher Epictetus and recommended it to him.