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Drew Carey, ‘DWTS’ Contestant: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

6. He Has Lost a Ton of Weight

Drew Carey is down 80 pounds, but wants to lose just another 10 pounds and his dance partner Cheryl Burke is actually a little concerned. Have a look at the video footage on Drew Carey’s weight issues above and you can view a before and after in the below tweet.


7. Drew Carey Is a Minority Owner of a Major League Soccer Team

On an interesting note, Drew Carey actually owns a soccer team and has had a role in several sports genres. Wikipedia writes:

He is interested in a variety of sports, has worked as a photographer at U.S. National Team soccer games, is a minority owner of the Major League Soccer team Seattle Sounders FC and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.


8. Carey Used to Have His Own Sitcom

Carey used to have his own sitcom called The Drew Carey Show, which featured one of the most iconic characters on TV – Mimi. The Drew Carey Show was based on a fictional version of Carey, as he “took on the stresses of life and work with his group of childhood friends.”


9. Drew Carey Actually Served in the Marine Corps.

After Carey left college, he enlisted himself into the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1980. He then served his country for six years. In 1982, Carey relocated to Las Vegas for a few months and had odd jobs before getting into stand-up comedy. For a brief time, Carey worked as a bank teller and a waiter at Denny’s.

His stand-up career went quite well and he eventually became the Master of Ceremonies at the Cleveland Comedy Club. But, what gave him his big break was actually the show Star Search, where several of today’s big stars got their first break in the entertainment industry.


10. Delta Tau Delta Was Carey’s Fraternity

Before Carey finally left Kent State University, he became a member of the school’s fraternity Delta Tau Delta. As a KSU alum, I remember hearing stories of Carey showing up with fellow cast-mate Ryan Stiles to visit, bringing beer and refreshments to share. His photo still hangs in the house in the fraternity’s composite photo.


PHOTOS: ‘DWTS’ Contestant Drew Carey’s Best Pics

Drew Carey is making his ballroom debut on the 2014 season of "Dancing With the Stars." Check out his best pics on and off the show.

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