Carrot Top made his mark by eschewing conventional stand-up comedy in favor of mixing outrageous props and silly inventions synched with observational humor. From the time he launched his career in th...
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2011 2011||Actor||Carrot Top||20117|
|Gene Simmons Family Jewels||2009 2009||Actor||Himself||20097|
|Last Comic Standing||2008 2004 - 2005, 2008||Actor||Comedian||20087|
|Chairman of the Board||1998||Actor||Edison||19987|
|Family Guy||2006 2006||Actor||n/a||20067|
|The Neighbors||2014 2014||Actor||Himself||20147|
|Criss Angel: Mindfreak||2008 2004 - 2006, 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|The Comedy Central Roast Of Flavor Flav||2007 2006 - 2007||Actor||n/a||20077|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2011 2011||Special Appearance||n/a||1|
|All-Access Pass: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the 14th Annual American Comedy Awards||2000 1999 - 2000||Actor||n/a||20007|
|Scrubs||2010 2001 - 2010||Actor||Himself||20107|
|Ask Rita||2004 2002 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|Don't Forget the Lyrics||2009 2009||Actor||Himself||20097|
|Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|12th Annual American Comedy Awards||1998 1997 - 1998||Actor||n/a||19987|
|I Am Comic||Actor||Himself||7|
|George Lopez||2004 2004||Actor||Himself||20047|
|Dennis the Menace Strikes Again||1998||Actor||Sylvester||19987|
|Jonathan Winters: Spaced Out||1993 1992 - 1993||Actor||n/a||19937|
|Montreal International Comedy Festival '93||1993 1992 - 1993||Actor||n/a||19937|
|The Game||2009 2009||Actor||n/a||20097|
|The 1996 Billboard Music Awards||1997 1996 - 1997||Actor||n/a||19977|
|Reno 911!||2006 2006||Actor||Himself||20067|
|New Year's Eve '94||1994 1993 - 1994||Actor||n/a||19947|
|The 29th Annual American Music Awards||2002 2001 - 2002||Actor||Presenter||20027|
|The Gene Simmons Roast||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration||1997 1996 - 1997||Actor||n/a||19977|
|The 2001 Teen Choice Awards||2001 2000 - 2001||Actor||n/a||20017|
|Comic Relief American Comedy Festival||1996 1995 - 1996||Actor||n/a||19967|
|The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||2010 2009 - 2010||Actor||Performer||20107|
|I Love the '80s||Actor||n/a||7|
|The Test||2002 2000 - 2002||Actor||Guest||20027|
He was born Scott Thompson on Feb. 25, 1965 in Cocoa Beach, FL, and was the son of Larry Thompson, a former rocket scientist that worked on the Gemini and Apollo missions. He graduated from Cocoa High School and went on to attend Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. When he was still a freshman, Carrot Top's roommate talked him into going on stage at a college open-mike night, marking the beginning of his career. Telling old, stale jokes did not bring the laughs that night, but a determined Carrot Top went back on stage the following semester. This time, however, he wrote his own material, which he based on college life. He was a hit. After earning a marketing degree, Carrot Top worked as a bank courier while doing comedy gigs on the side; in 1990, he eventually quit his day job and went full-time with his comedy career.
To stand out from everyone else on the circuit, Carrot Top relied heavily on props in his act, even incorporating his wild and crazy red hair as a prop by using two barrettes to show off his resemblance to the little girl in the Wendy's logo. Whenever he performed, he toted trunks of silly props and inventions on stage, like heels with training wheels, airline peanut bags with photos of missing luggage imprinted on the back, or paper cups and string telephones with a third cup for "call waiting." After landing a coveted guest spot on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in 1992, Carrot Top gained a broader fan base. His stage act also became bigger and more outrageous, dazzling audiences with strobe lights, laser beams, and loud music. As a sign that his career was on the rise, he was often asked to open rock concerts, taking the place of comedian Sam Kinison after his death in 1992.
Off the stage, Carrot Top starred in his own feature comedy "Chairman of the Board" (1998), playing a surfer who becomes the head of a major corporation. While he regularly sold out concerts, Carrot Top had yet to become a household name. All that changed after he signed on to become a spokesman for a series of TV commercials for AT&T for its "1-800-Call-ATT" service. The ads put the comic on the mainstream map. In the 2000s, Carrot Top continued making appearances on comedy talk shows like "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central, 1994-97; ABC, 1997-2001), and was a fixture on the remake of the game show "Hollywood Squares" (syndicated, 1998-2004). In 2006, Carrot Top appeared on the comedy satire "Reno 911!" (Comedy Central, 2003-09), where he played an angry version of himself who steals a police car and resists arrest. Around this time, Carrot Top began showing off his extremely muscular physique, prompting rumors that he was on steroids. His dramatically altered appearance, with puffed out cheeks and exaggerated brow lifts, also triggered speculation that he had a rampant plastic surgery habit. Carrot Top never denied nor confirmed those rumors. In 2011, in between appearances on late night talk shows, Carrot Top also headlined at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, where his topical jokes and trademark prop trunk attracted sold-out crowds.
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