Drew Pinsky Biography
David Drew Pinsky commonly known as Dr.Drew, is an American media personality and internist, addiction medicine specialist. He 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. In addition, he served as producer and starred in the VH1 show celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, and its spinoffs Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab presents sober House.
He is a former staff member at the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California, and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He currently maintains a private internal medicine practice in South Pasadena.
How old is Drew Pinsky? – Age
The American media personality is 62 years old as of 4th September 2020. He was born in 1958 in Pasadena, California, United States.
Who are Drew Pinsky Parents? – Father and mother
The media personality was born to a Jewish family. His father, Morton Pinsky (1925–2009), was a physician whose parents emigrated from Ukraine. His mother, Helene Stanton (née Eleanor Mae Stansbury; 1925–2017), was a singer and actress who came from a “highly Victorian upper-middle-class family in Philadelphia”.
Pinsky’s father, Morton, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage on October 27, 2009. A title card at the end of the season 3 finale of celebrity Rehab dedicated the episode to him. Pinsky’s mother, Helene, died on June 7, 2017, at age 91.
Drew Pinsky Education
The media personality attended polytechnic school. He majored in biology at Amherst college, graduating in 1980, and earned his M.D. at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1984. He 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.
Is Drew Pinsky in a relationship? – Spouse
Yes, the media personality is in love. He is a married man. He married on July 21, 1991, and he and his wife, Susan Sailer, are madly in love with each other. The pair lives together and later after their marriage they started parenting life.
Drew Pinsky children
The American media personality was blessed with three children with his lovely wife, Susan. The pair were blessed with triplets Douglas, Jordan, and Paulina in November 1992. The children brought a lot of joy in their family. They are raising their children together with support and love.
Drew Pinsky Career
In 1984, while still a medical student, the media personality started appearing in “Ask a Surgeon”, a segment of a Sunday night KROQ-FM show hosted by Jim ”Poorman” Trenton and ”Swedish” Egil Aalvik. “Ask the Surgeon” soon combined with “Loveline”, another Sunday night segment, into a show of its own, co-hosted by Trenton and Pinsky. The exposure on both radio and television made Pinsky the “Gen-X answer to Ruth Westheimer, with an AIDS-era, pro-safe-sex message.”
On November 27, 2007, the media personality began Dr. Drew Live, another nationally syndicated talk radio show where he focused on a wider range of health issues. It originated from KGIL in Los Angeles, originally airing weekdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm PT The show was canceled in December 2008.
On January 5, 2015, he launched a new weekday program, “Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood,” on KABC in Los Angeles. Leeann Tweeden became the co-host of the show starting on January 7, 2019.
On April 21, 2016, Pinsky announced Loveline would wrap up on April 28, 2016. Adam Carolla re-joined him as co-host for the final show. He has acted in several TV appearances (either portraying himself or a fictional character), Space Ghost Coast, Dawson’s Creek, Family Guy. The Adam Carolla project, Minoriteam, Robot Chicken, My Gym Partner’s a Monkey, Code Monkeys, and The Midnight Gospel. He also appeared in the films New York Minute and Wild Hogs.
In early 2011, the media personality began hosting his own show, Dr. Drew On Call on HLN that focuses on news involving health and addiction topics. On August 26, 2016, HLN and Pinsky announced that the show’s last episode would be September 22 of that year.
On October 9, 2019, the media personality was revealed to be the Eagle on The Masked singer. He was the voice of 1-800-GET-THIN, advocating lap band surgery on radio ads and in a recording played for those who called 1-800-GET-THIN. He also appeared with his dogs in a PETA ad campaign promoting the spaying and neutering of pets. He also narrated for the 2014 documentary “Divorce Corp” and “Teen Species”.
In early 2019, the media personality started an online podcast “Dr Drew after Dark”. The podcast is hosted at Tom Segura’s studio “Studio Jeans”. He was featured in the first episode Netflix series “The Midnight Gospel”. On September 10, 2020 it was announced that Dr. Drew Pinsky joined Aditx Therapeutics as Senior Advisor to AditxtScore™ for Scoring the Immune System. In October, he first appeared on the Frenemies Podcast and appeared on the podcast again in December.
Drew Pinsky Net worth
The American media personality has an estimated net worth of around $25 million as of 2021.