Pinsky, Drew 1958–

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Pinsky, Drew 1958–

(Dr. Drew)


Full name, David Drew Pinsky; born September 4, 1958, in Pasadena, CA; son of Morton (a physician) and Helene (a singer, actress, and homemaker; maiden name, Stanton) Pinsky; married, wife's name Susan, July 20, 1991; children: Douglas, Jordan, and Paulina (triplets). Education: Amherst College, graduated, 1980; University of Southern California, M.D., 1984. Avocational Interests: Playing the piano, singing opera music, reading.


Agent—William Morris Agency 1 William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Television and radio personality, physician, and advice columnist. Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA, began as resident, became chief resident; private practice of medicine in Pasadena. Las Encinas Hospital, medical director of chemical dependency program at drug rehabilitation clinic; University of Southern California, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Keck School of Medicine; also worked with Entertainment Industries Council (sponsors of Prism Awards) and National Institute on Drug Abuse; (Internet advice site), cofounder, 1999; appeared in commercials for, 2006; public speaker.


Television Appearances; Series:

(As Dr. Drew) Host, Loveline, MTV, 1996–2000.

Health and human relations expert, Big Brother (later known as Big Brother 2, Big Brother 3, Big Brother 4: The X–Factor, Big Brother 5: Project DNA—Do Not Assume, Big Brother 6: Summer of Secrets, and Big Brother All–Stars), CBS, 2000.

Host, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, syndicated, 2001.

Host, Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew, Discovery Health Channel, 2005.

Host, Strictly Dr. Drew, Discovery Health Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "Terminal," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (animated; also known as SGC2C), Cartoon Network, 1998.

Himself, "Shall We Dance?," Hang Time, NBC, 1999.

Himself, "Vampires Among Us," Mysterious Worlds, The Learning Channel, 2002.

Himself, "Lovelines," Dawson's Creek, The WB, 2003.

(As Dr. Drew) Voice of dermatologist, "Brian the Bachelor," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2005.

(As Dr. Drew) "Dentists, DVDs, and Debauchery," The Adam Carolla Project, The Learning Channel, 2005.

Himself, "Caught in the Act," The Tyra Banks Show, UPN, 2005.

Voices of master and caretaker of Tremendous Class, "Tremendous Class," Minoriteam (animated), Cartoon Network, 2006.

Himself, "Jeff Goes into Rehab," Celebrity Fit Club (also known as Celebrity Fit Club 2 and Celebrity Fit Club USA), VH1, 2006.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

(As Dr. Drew) Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 1998.

"Sex and the Youth Culture," Turn Ben Stein On, Comedy Central, 1999.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2001.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003.

Crank Yankers, Comedy Central, 2003.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2003.

Interviewee, Jackie Collins Presents, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Too Late with Adam Carolla, Comedy Central, 2005.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, multiple appearances, 2005–2006.

Also guest on Larry King Live, Cable News Network, Politically Incorrect, The Test, FX Network, and The View, ABC.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As Dr. Drew) Loveline: Live in Times Square, MTV, 2000.

Behind the Music Anniversary Special, VH1, 2000.

Judge, Miss USA 2001, CBS, 2001.

Test the Nation, Fox, 2003.

Interviewee, Sexiest Moments in Film, Bravo, 2003.

Panelist, The Next Wave, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, "The Truth about Sex," The Teen Files, UPN, 1999.

(As Dr. Drew) Retrosexual: The 80's, VH1, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

(As Dr. Drew) The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, The 2000 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2000.

Prism Awards 2000, syndicated, 2000.

Presenter, 5th Annual Prism Awards, syndicated, 2001.

7th Annual Prism Awards, FX Network, 2003.

10th Annual Prism Awards, FX Channel, 2006.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Host, Loveline, KROQ, beginning 1983, then syndicated.

Film Appearances:

Himself, After Sex, Cutting Edge Entertainment/Lantern Lane Entertainment/Splendid Pictures, 2000.

Dr. Ryan, New York Minute, Warner Bros., 2004.

Inmate, Big Stan, Hoyts Distribution, 2007.



Appeared in the music video "Mistaken" by Save Ferris, 1999.


(With Adam Carolla and Marshall Fine) The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love, Dell, 1998.

Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again, Regan Books, 2003.

(With Robert Meyers and William White) When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know about OxyContin and Other Prescription Drugs, Hazelden Publishing and Educational Services, 2004.

Author of the column "Ask Dr. Drew," USA Weekend; also columnist for Jump magazine.



U.S. News and World Report, September 27, 1999, p. 63.