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Drew Allison Carey, known as Drew Carey, is an American actor, comedian, game show host, screenwriter and television producer. How rich is Drew Carey? Currently, Drew Carey’s net worth is estimated to be a remarkable $180 million. Drew Carey has acquired most of his wealth due to his appearances on television. Born in 1958, in Cleveland, Ohio, Drew Carey started his comedy career in 1985 as a stand-up comedian, and at the same time wrote jokes for David Lawrence’s radio show. Carey then won an open-microphone contest and became Master of Ceremonies, an official host of staged events, at Cleveland Comedy Club.

Drew Carey Net Worth $180 Million

However, Carey’s first major public appearance was in 1988, in a show titled “Star Search” where contestants competed in a variety of entertainment genres. Several years later, in 1991, Carey appeared as a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” where he impressed the host Johnny Carson, as well as the audience with this stand-up comedy. Carey also starred in several supporting roles on TV shows and films, including “Coneheads”, “The Good Life”, “Robots” and “The Aristocrats”. However, it wasn’t until 1995 and the creation of “The Drew Carey Show” that Carey received public recognition. “The Drew Carey Show” was a comedy sitcom, and could be considered Carey’s breakthrough in the entertainment business.

Initially, Carey earned $60 thousand for one episode, but later the sum rose to $300 thousand, significantly increasing Drew Carey’s net worth. The first few seasons of the show were highly successful and profitable, and by the final season, Carey was earning $750 thousand per episode. Unfortunately, soon enough the production costs began to exceed the earnings, and, as a result, “The Drew Carey Show” was cancelled in 2004, after 9 seasons. However, Drew Carey made a successful comeback as a host for an improvisational comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie as primary performers, as well as recurring guest stars, including Robin Williams, Lauren Cohan, Whoopi Goldberg, and Stephen Colbert. The show ran until 2007, but was put on hiatus and later picked up by The CW network with Aisha Tyler as a new host. Even though Drew Carey generated most of his net worth due to these two shows, he continued his successful career with other projects. Currently, Carey is a host of the famous game show “The Price Is Right”, replacing the former host Bob Barker. In addition to his on-screen performances, Drew Carey is a known photographer and writer as well. Carey is a press photographer for the U.S National Team of soccer, and sells his images under the pseudonym of “Brooks Parkenridge”.

In 1997, Carey published an autobiographical book titled “Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined” where he shares his childhood memories and problematic experiences. An actor, comedian and a host with an estimated net worth of $180 million, Drew Carey actively participates in charity events. He supports libraries and has donated large sums of money to Ohio Library Foundation, and Cleveland Public Library among many others.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scorpion2016TV SeriesDrew Carey
The Young and the Restless2014TV SeriesDrew Carey
Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone2013Video shortDrew Carey (segment "The Price Is RIght")
Jack and Jill2011/IDrew Carey
Family Guy2011TV SeriesDrew Carey
Community2010TV SeriesTed
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2005-2007TV Series
Yacht Rock2006TV Series short'Cleveland' Drew Carey
Just for Laughs2005TV SeriesVarious
Robots2005Crank (voice)
Crank Yankers2005TV SeriesRobert
Call Me Cobra2004TV Series shortSteve
The Drew Carey Show1995-2004TV SeriesDrew Carey / Various / Baby Bobeck Carey / ...
On the Spot2003TV Series
Rock & Roll Back to School Special2001TV MovieDrew Carey
Nikki2001TV SeriesBarry Tenzer
House of Cards2001TV Movie
Geppetto2000TV MovieGeppetto
Play It to the Bone1999Ringside Fan
King of the Hill1999TV SeriesHal
Norm1999TV SeriesSteve
The Larry Sanders Show1998TV SeriesDrew Carey
Dharma & Greg1997TV SeriesDharma's Fantasy Man
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesAl
Mr. Vegas All-Night Party Starring Drew Carey1997TV MovieMr. Vegas
Coach1997TV SeriesDrew Carey
Ellen1997TV SeriesDrew Carey
Grace Under Fire1997TV SeriesDrew Carey
Home Improvement1997TV SeriesSeymour 'Sy' Winterfleffin
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1996TV SeriesHerbie Saxe
Freaky Friday1995TV MovieStan Horner
Sounds Dangerous1995Short
The George Carlin Show1994TV SeriesEpidemiologist
The Good Life1994TV SeriesDrew Clark
Coneheads1993Taxi Passenger
The Torkelsons1992TV SeriesHerbie Scroggins

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WTF! - Wow That's Funny!2010TV Movie
Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures: World Cup 20062006TV Series
The Drew Carey ShowTV Series created by - 233 episodes, 1995 - 2004 written by - 4 episodes, 1995 - 2001
Rock & Roll Back to School Special2001TV Movie creator / written by
House of Cards2001TV Movie
Someone Like Me1994TV Series written by - 1 episode
Drew Carey: Human Cartoon1993TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza2011TV Series executive producer - 40 episodes
Reason Saves Cleveland with Drew Carey2010Documentary executive producer
The Bob & Tom Show2008TV Series associate producer
Mississippi Drug War Blues: The Case of Cory Maye2008Documentary short executive producer
Whose Line Is It Anyway?1998-2007TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures: World Cup 20062006TV Series producer
Green Screen Show2004TV Series executive producer
The Drew Carey ShowTV Series executive producer - 108 episodes, 1997 - 2003 producer - 26 episodes, 1995 - 1996 supervising producer - 7 episodes, 1996 - 1997
Rock & Roll Back to School Special2001TV Movie executive producer
Improv All Stars2001TV Special executive producer
House of Cards2001TV Movie executive producer
Geppetto2000TV Movie executive producer
Mr. Vegas All-Night Party Starring Drew Carey1997TV Movie executive producer
Drew Carey: Human Cartoon1993TV Movie executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Call Me Cobra2004TV Series short 1 episode
The Drew Carey Show2003TV Series 2 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Geppetto2000TV Movie performer: "Toys", "Empty Heart", "And Son", "Just Because It's Magic", "Since I Gave My Heart Away"
The Drew Carey Show1995TV Series performer: "Moon Over Parma"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bob & Tom Show2010TV Series network operations - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sem Saída2019TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Dream Camp: Seattle2015Documentary very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular2008TV SeriesHimself - Host
Whose Line Is It Anyway?1998-2007TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Top 10 List Presenter
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian (segment "Dog Nut")
Just for Laughs2007TV SeriesHimself
Power of 102007TV SeriesHimself - Host
This Job's a Trip2006TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Drew Carey's Sporting Adventures: World Cup 20062006TV SeriesHimself - Host
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Fuck2005DocumentaryHimself
Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie2005DocumentaryHimself
Special Thanks to Roy London2005DocumentaryHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Assembling 'Robots': The Magic, the Music, & the Comedy2005TV Short documentaryHimself - Host
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Making of 'Robots'2005Video documentary shortHimself - Host
Crank Yankers2005TV SeriesHimself
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Green Screen Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1997-2004TV SeriesHimself
Blue Collar TV2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Playboy: 50 Years of Playmates2004Video documentaryHimself - Actor
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
ALF's Hit Talk Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Last Comic Standing2004TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Scout
World Poker Tour2004TV SeriesHimself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003VideoHimself (It's All About The Pentiums) (uncredited)
Pepsi Play for a Billion2003TV SpecialHimself - Host
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
100 Years of Hope and Humor2003TV SpecialHimself
One Shot2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Caroline Rhea Show2002TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHimself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hail Sid Caesar! The Golden Age of Comedy2001DocumentaryHimself
The Sims: House Party2001Video GameHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner2001TV SpecialHimself
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live2001TV SeriesHimself
Improv All Stars2001TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHimself
Royal Rumble2001TV SpecialHimself
The Geena Davis Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored2001Video documentaryHimself
Baby Blues2000TV SeriesHimself
Turn Ben Stein On2000TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live!1999VideoHimself ("It's All About The Pentiums" music video) (uncredited)
Al TV #81999TV MovieHimself (segment "It's All About The Pentiums")
The Big Tease1999Himself
1st Annual TV Guide Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey1998TV MovieHimself - Roastee
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHimself
The Magic Hour1998TV SeriesHimself
Sex, Drugs & Consenting Adults1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Wonderful World of Disney1998TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party1997TV MovieHimself
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1997TV SeriesHimself
Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 51997TV MovieHimself - Guest
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favorite Male Performer in a Television Series
Kicking Aspen: Extreme Comedy1996TV MovieHimself - Host
Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series
People Yearbook '951995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief VII1995TV Special documentaryHimself
Hot Country Jam '941994TV SpecialHimself
Drew Carey: Human Cartoon1993TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival1992TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991-1992TV SeriesHimself
Comedy from the Caribbean1992TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual Young Comedians Special1991TV SpecialHimself
Hot Country Nights1991TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right2007-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / The Cowardly Lion
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2016TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, The Price Is Right
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Survivor2016TV SeriesHimself - The Price Is Right Survivor Edition
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - 'The Price Is Right' Host
The Talk2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Himself - Guest / ...
Dream Camp California2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (2015)
Dancing with the Stars2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Comedy2013TV SeriesHimself
Brand X with Russell Brand2013TV SeriesHimself
Talking Dead2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2012TV SeriesHimself
How Playboy Changed the World2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rove LA2011TV SeriesHimself
Dream Camp: Cal-Earth2011Video documentary short
What's Trending2011TV SeriesHimself
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza2011TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania XXVII2011TV SpecialHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Ace of Cakes2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
WTF! - Wow That's Funny!2010TV MovieHimself - Host
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2010TV SeriesHimself
The Wanda Sykes Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Stossel2010TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Let's Make a Deal2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bold and the Beautiful2009TV SeriesHimself
Make 'Em Forget2009Video documentaryHimself
Biography2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, The Price Is Right / Himself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHimself
Kobe Bryant's Muse2015TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'The Price Is Right'
Hello Ross!2013TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'The Price Is Right'
The Roast of Channel 1012013Steve (uncredited)
The Channel 101 Experience2012DocumentarySteve
America's Book of Secrets2012TV SeriesHimself
WWE Raw2011TV SeriesHimself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32008VideoHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Comedian (segment "Dog Nut")
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 12006VideoHimself
Comedy Club Shoot-Out: Vol. 22006VideoHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV SpecialHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #84
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 21 February 2003. At 6664 Hollywood Blvd.
2001People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Television Performer
2000People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Television Performer
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalThe Drew Carey Show (1995)
1999TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsEditor's Choice
1996People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Performer in a New TV SeriesTied with Jeff Foxworthy
1995CableACECableACE AwardsWriting an Entertainment SpecialDrew Carey: Human Cartoon (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Television ActorThe Drew Carey Show (1995)
2000Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Television ActorThe Drew Carey Show (1995)
1999Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV ActorThe Drew Carey Show (1995)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalThe Drew Carey Show (1995)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Drew Carey Show (1995)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy SpecialThe 18th Annual CableACE Awards (1996)
1997TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyThe Drew Carey Show (1995)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Comedy Special10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival (1992)

TitleSalary
The Drew Carey Show (1995)$750,000 /episode (2001 season)

#Fact
1Is known for being extremely polite and courteous to waiters and staff and leaving tips of well over 100 percent.
2Was homeless for a brief period in his early career and had to sell the plasma in his blood to afford food.
3Named the new host of The Price Is Right (1972). [July 2007]
4Currently doing improv tours with other members of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998) and other friends. [2005]
5Profiled in Parade Magazine for losing over 70 pounds since Nov 2009 with a devoted effort of exercise and healthy diet, and recently running a 10K race. [September 2010]
6Made his first television appearance at the age of 34.
7Worked as a bank teller and waiter before becoming a comedian.
8Started his comedy career at the age of 27.
9As a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders, Carey helped establish the only band in Major League Soccer, Sound Wave.
10Went on a significant diet and exercise regime in 2010. The results were he eliminated his type-2 diabetes and lost close to a staggering 100 pounds.
11One of his first appearances was on 'The Tonight Show' starring Johnny Carson. Carey credits Carson for helping to launch his career.
12Is a WWE Hall of Famer.
13As a little kid, he was a fan of the following shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Bewitched (1964) and Batman (1966).
14Best known by the public for his starring role as the title character in The Drew Carey Show (1995) and as the second host of The Price Is Right (1972).
15Had never watched not a single episode of The New Truth and Consequences (1950) nor The Price Is Right (1972), the two shows that were hosted by Bob Barker, but had to be taught every description of the game after Barker retired.
16Is public face and owner of Major Soccer League team Seattle Sounders.
17Holds 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.
18Was selected out of 13 finalists to replace Bob Barker, as host of The Price Is Right (1972), 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.
19He is a self-described libertarian.
20In March 2008, Carey became the first US game show host to award a one million dollar cash prize on three separate game shows. The first instance occurred on "Pepsi's Play for a Billion", which aired in September 2003. The second incident happened on the premiere episode of "The Power of 10" in August 2007, while the third was won on a primetime episode of "The Price is Right" (Drew's first nighttime episode, March 2008). In addition, a $1 million prize has been awarded in two subsequent episodes of "Price".
21Follow riots from Rangers fans and some of the team's players acting in an unsporting manner, he changed his loyalties from Rangers to Celtic saying: "It's still Glasgow, just a little greener and with proper fans.".
22Is a big Cleveland Browns fan. Introduced the team upon the first game of the 1999 season, when it the Browns returned to the NFL.
23Host of the two biggest-money games in television history. In 2003, he hosted Pepsi Play for a Billion (2003), a game show special that offered the ultimate $1 billion prize. In 2007, he became the host of Power of 10 (2007), in which the potential prize is $10 million. Both shows were produced by Michael Davies.
24His hand was injured on the set of The Price is Right when his hand got jammed in one of the turntable walls.
25Engaged to Nicole Jaracz, a recent graduate of culinary school, proposed October 9, 2007.
26When his The Drew Carey Show (1995) wound up being a major surprise hit on TV, he was given a Porsche by the production company. He purportedly walked out on the stage of the set, asked, "Who here has got the worst car?" When one of the stage hands spoke up and said he didn't have a car, Carey threw him the keys to his old Miata (source: Esquire Magazine Interview).
27Was the first ever celebrity to enter WWE's Pay-Per-View Royal Rumble. He eliminated himself when the next participant, the seven footer Kane (Glenn Jacobs), came out. This became one of WWE's greatest moments in sport's entertainment history.
28Author of the book "Dirty Jokes and Beer".
29Owns at least 30 or more computers and over 10 video game consoles. (6 PS2's, 4 XBOX's, etc.)
30Likes sparring.
31Likes "The Sims" series for PC.
32Is a wrestling fan.
33Is an avid fan of football (soccer). He says he got into it playing FIFA and learnt the rules ("Soccer for Dummies"), so he could become a "true fan".
34His favorite soccer team is Glasgow Celtic. But he was once a fan of their city rivals Rangers.
35His name is mentioned in the song Ohio (Come Back To Texas) by Bowling for Soup.
36Considers the writings of self-help guru, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer a major influence in his life.
37Received an honorary Ph.D. from Cleveland State University in 2000.
38A self-professed "computer geek" because of his love of video games and the internet.
39Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, 21 February 2003. Appropriately enough, the star of this former Marine is located directly in front of The Supply Sergeant; a Hollywood fixture for decades.
40Member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity
41Bought his childhood home with his first paycheck from The Drew Carey Show (1995).
42Roasted by the New York Friars' club [October 2002]
43Attended Kent State University
44Competed 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.
45Underwent emergency surgery. Surgeons inserted a "stent" to open the blocked arteries to his heart. [August 2001]
46Played in his high school marching band.
47Underwent lasik surgery to correct vision. Currently wears trademark glasses as a "prop".
48Was in the US Marine Corps.
49Father died when Carey was 8, spawning years of depression. Attempted suicide on many occasions.
50Filed $600,000 breach of contract suit against A&W restaurant chain when they refused to pay for commercials after an episode of his TV series featured competitor McDonalds. [January 1999]
51Born at 7:00pm-EDT

#Quote
1[on hosting 'The Price is Right] All through my twenties I was broke. I didn't start making money until I was in my thirties doing stand-up. I really don't take money for granted. I have a lot of empathy for people on the show. I know what it must mean for them to win $5,000, which doesn't seem like a lot of money to give away on a game show nowadays. But it's a lot of money.
2[on his 1991 appearance on the Johnny Carson show that was a major career booster] I think the whole routine got him. But the one that really got him was a bit about eating a chili dog at Denny's, and having all the cholesterol march right down to my heart, telling the lettuce to get the hell out of the way. I think he was holding onto his desk for that one.
3One day I was running around playing with my son Connor when afterwards I was sweating, tired and out of breath. I was embarrassed that something as enjoyable as playing with my son was so tough for me to do. Immediately I started an extensive diet and exercise plan. It completely changed my life and helped cure my Type-2 diabetes.
4Libertarians are essentially what the Republicans were 30 years ago. Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan. They'd all fit more under the Libertarian label than the modern day Republican label.
5I looked at game show hosting as the bottom of the totem pole, one step away from infomercials. I never watched them myself. However, it's been a lot of fun. We try out new things and keep a lot of the classic elements people remember. I enjoy getting to know new people and seeing them win.
6[on Johnny Carson] If he liked you a lot, he would wave you over. I'm not even saying this is a joke but people talk about the feeling of the Holy Spirit going through you and your body that something's changed in your life forever. Being called over to the couch on the 'Johnny Carson Show' was the closest I came to that.
7You can buy liquor in a drive-thru store, but you can't smoke a joint in your own damn house.
8(In 2007, on succeeding Bob Barker as host of The Price Is Right (1972)) This show fits me like an old shoe, I'm telling you, I love doing it, I'm really happy here, I feel like I belong here, audience certainly feels like I belong.
9I honestly think that it automatically hurts me if I said that I supported the war in Iraq and I support the troops. That automatically kills me for getting a bunch of movies, a bunch of TV shows. People don't want to hear from me.
10On government: The less the better. As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything. If you do, you're screwed.
11Responding to a question about his childhood: "Weirdo. Weirdo. Underachiever. Weirdo. Weirdo."
12When asked if he enjoys being famous: "Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't. I've always been a people watcher. I like to go to malls and just sit, and I can't do that very easily anymore."

#Trademark
1Breathy high-pitched laugh
2His flat-top haircut
3"Buddy Holly" style glasses

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