Adam Carolla

Comedian, Radio personality, Television personality
Comedic radio and television personality Adam Carolla enjoyed a uniquely unscripted career as a radio and TV host, due in no small part to his irreverent wit and smarmy, laconic delivery, which earned a sizeable fan ... Read more »
Born: 05/27/1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Adam Carolla And Friends Build Stuff 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Host

Can We Take a Joke? 2016 (Movie)

(Himself)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 1998 - 2008, 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Host

Catch a Contractor 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Road Hard 2015 (Movie)

Bruce Madsen (Actor)

Jim Rome on Showtime 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Deal With It 2013 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Blackjack 1999 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 1998 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Family Guy 1999 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Son of the Beach 1999 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 1999 - 2006, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Contestant

The Contender 1999 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Man Show 1998 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1998 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wreck-It Ralph 2012 (Movie)

Wynnchel (Voice)

Dancing With the Stars 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Division III: Football's Finest 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gene Simmons Family Jewels 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Password 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Still Waiting 2008 (Movie)

Host (Actor)

The Gong Show with Dave Attell 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hammer 2008 (Movie)

Jerry Ferro (Actor)

Drawn Together 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

Star Search 1999 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Adam Carolla Project 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Host

Too Late With Adam Carolla 2002 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Host

Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Domestic Showdown 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The Osbourne Family Christmas Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dawson's Creek 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV Bash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Maxim Hot 100 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

MTV's Mardi Gras 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN's Conspiracy Zone With Kevin Nealon 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Music Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Great American History Quiz: Americana 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Art House 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Down to You 2000 (Movie)

'The Man Show' Host (Actor)

Loveline 1996 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Host

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Politically Incorrect After Party 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The WB Radio Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

RedHanded 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Splendor 1999 (Movie)

Mike's Stupid Boss (Actor)

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

Windy City Heat (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (6)

Road Hard 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sports Show with Norm Macdonald 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hammer 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crank Yankers Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (2)

Road Hard 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman 2015 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Road Hard 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hammer 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Comedic radio and television personality Adam Carolla enjoyed a uniquely unscripted career as a radio and TV host, due in no small part to his irreverent wit and smarmy, laconic delivery, which earned a sizeable fan base among the bawdier audiences of cable TV and drive-time FM radio. Known for his cynical observational humor, Carolla loved pushing the boundaries of political incorrectness in a way that appealed to a wide spectrum of audiences, never really clarifying whether he chose easy targets in parody or to align himself with the broad comedy-loving masses. Fans suspected that the "no self-esteem" success was brighter than his 1.75 high school grade point average suggested, as he became co-founder of Jackhole Productions and co-producer of a number of successful TV comedies, including "The Man Show" co-starring good friend Jimmy Kimmel (Comedy Central, 1999-2004), "Crank Yankers" (Comedy Central, 2002-07), and the short-lived shows "Too Late with Adam Carolla" (Comedy Central, 2005) and "The Adam Carolla Project" (TLC, 2005). Following his film debut with "The Hammer" (2007), which he also co-wrote and co-produced, he joined the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) in 2008 and started his unrestrained and highly successful podcast "The Adam Carolla Show," which underscored his status as a powerful comedic voice over the airwaves.

Relationships

Giacomo Carolla

Father
Italian-American divorced from Adam's mother

Natalia Carolla

Daughter
born on June 7, 2006 twin of Sonny mother is Lynette Paradise

Sonny Carolla

Son
born on June 7, 2006 twin of Natalia mother is Lynette Paradise

Lynette Paradise Actor

Wife
Married longtime girlfriend on September 28, 2002

EDUCATION

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen , California
Briefly attended the junior college

North Hollywood High School

North Hollywood , California
Played football (claimed he never officially graduated because he owed library fines for an overdue book)

Milestones

2008

Joined ABC’s reality program, "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant

2007

Film debut (also co-wrote and co-produced), the semi-autobiographical film "Hammer"; premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival

2006

Debuted the syndicated morning radio program "The Adam Carolla Show" replacing a Sirius-bound Howard Stern

2005

Appeared in "The Adam Carolla Project" (TLC)

2005

Launched the short-lived talk show, "Too Late with Adam Carolla" (Comedy Central)

2002

Co-created (with Kimmel) the Comedy Central cult hit, "Crank Yankers"

2000

Had a recurring role as the voice of Death on "Family Guy" (Fox)

2000

Voiced Commander Nebula on the Disney animated series, "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" (ABC)

1999

Co-created (with Kimmel) "The Man Show" (Comedy Central)

1996

"Loveline" was spun off into a television version for MTV

1995

Co-hosted the nationally syndicated call-in advice radio show, "Loveline" (KROQ) with physician Dr. Drew Pinsky

1994

Joined the "Kevin and Bean" (KROQ) radio show; signature character was Mr. Birchum, a high-strung Vietnam vet shop teacher

1994

Hired to train young comic, Jimmy Kimmel, who at the time was a radio personality (Jimmy the Sports Guy) on the KROQ-FM morning show "Kevin and Bean"

Trained with the famed Groundlings

Worked part time as a boxing instructor

Performed with a sketch comedy group at the Acme Comedy Theater

With Kimmel and Daniel Kellison, founded Jackhole Productions

Bonus Trivia

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website: www.adamcarolla.com

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