Given nickname "Dobe," short for adobe (the color of Carey's hair as a boy).
Has four children with wife, Marilyn Carey (married 1944).
His close friendship with Robert Mitchum ended when he gave up drinking.
His father, actor Harry Carey started his career in 1909 at the 'American Mutoscope & Biograph' Company.
Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2003.
No relation to Harry Caray, announcer for the Cubs baseball team.
Son-in-law of Paul Fix.
Underwent hip surgery following a fall in September 2009.