Drew Carey (born May 23, 1958) in Cleveland, Ohio, battled depression as a young adult. In the Marine Corps Reserves, he found the structure and his signature style buzz-cut hair and heavy glasses.
At Kent State University in the ’70s, he encountered difficulties while struggling with depression. A suicide attempt had him expelled, eventually dropping college longing to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. Traveling across the country trying his luck, his depression worsened, then in his early 20s, he attempted suicide once again.
In 1986, he met up with a childhood friend, who was also a DJ, and began writing comedy bits. This led to making rounds on comedy circuits, TV appearances, and ultimately “The Tonight Show”. The “Drew Carey Show” debuted in 1995, a fan favorite, later hosting “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, and also in his career replacing Bob Barker on “The Price is Right”.
He’s also an active supporter of personal freedoms.