Adam Carolla

 

Date Of Birth

May 27, 1964
 

Biography

Television/Radio personality and comedian Adam Carolla was born May 27, 1964 in Pennsylvania but was raised in North Hollywood, California.  He attended Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, North Hollywood High and Los Angeles Valley College.  Even in his early years, his ability to make people laugh was apparent.  In all the mentioned schools, Carolla is best remembered as the class clown who never failed to make everyone smile.  During his teenage years, he also enjoyed football and was even captain of the school's team.  At the age of 18, he began living on his own.  To make ends meet, he took on jobs one after another.  He worked as a carpet cleaner, a carpenter, a closet builder, a traffic school instructor, a construction worker and a boxing instructor.

With the intention of honing his comedy skills, he joined The Groundlings, an improvisational comedy group based in L.A.  He also performed sketch comedy at the ACME Comedy Theater.  In 1994, Carolla became boxing instructor to comedian Jimmy Kimmel, and the two became friends.  With Kimmel's help and advice, Carolla got a job on The Kevin and Bean Morning Show.  Dr. Drew Pinsky of Loveline liked Carolla's style and invited him to co-host his show.  Carolla's career with the radio show Loveline began in 1995 and ended in 2005.  He was also co-host of the TV version of Loveline from 1996 to 2000.  Carolla, together with close friend Jimmy Kimmel, launched The Man Show in 1999.  He co-hosted the show until 2003.  In 2006, he began hosting his own morning radio show, The Adam Carolla Show.

Also in 2006, he co-wrote and co-produced an independent film entitled The Hammer.  His notable TV jobs include voiceover work for Drawn Together and Family Guy .

Adam Carolla became a celebrity contestant on season 6 of ABC's reality series Dancing with the Stars.  He is paired with professional dancer and two-time Dancing with the Stars champ Julianne Hough . He lasted four weeks in the competition. Since then, he appeared on 30 Rock and became a contestant in the 2012 season of Celebrity Apprentice.



(Photo courtesy of ABC)
 

Place of Birth

Philadelphia, PA
 

Birth Name

Adam Carolla
 

Gender

Male
 

Filmography

2012: The Apprentice (TV series)
2011: Division III: Football's Finest - Chet Ryback
2011: The Car Show (TV series)
2000-2011: Family Guy (TV series) - Death
2010: Federal Bureau of Manners: The Nod (short)
2010: Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (TV series) - One-Eyed Jackson
2010: Untitled Adam Carolla Project (TV movie)
2010: Cubed (TV series) - Adam Carolla
2010: The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! - Spanky Ham (voice)
2009: The Goode Family (TV series)
2009: Still Waiting... (video) - Ken Halsband
2009: Ace in the Hole (TV movie) - 'Ace' Morella
2008: Wizards of Waverly Place (TV series) - Burt the Cab
2008: The Sarah Silverman Program. (TV series) - Carl
2004-2008: Drawn Together (TV series) - Spanky Ham
2007: Head, Heart and Balls... or Why I Gave Up Smoking Pot (short) - Anxiety
2007: The Hammer - Jerry Ferro
2003-2007: Crank Yankers (TV series) - Birchum/Dick Birchum/Himself/…
2006: Wasted - Nick Morgan
2004: Save Virgil (short) - Virgil (voice)
2002: Son of the Beach (TV series) - The Host
2002: Frank McKlusky, C.I. - Detective #1
2000: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV series) - Commander Nebula/Cmdr. Nebula
2000: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (Video Game) - Commander Nebula (voice)
2000: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (video) - Cmdr. Nebula (voice)
2000: Down to You - 'The Man Show' Host
1999: Splendor - Mike's Stupid Boss
1998: Hairshirt - Bruce Greenberg
1998: Art House - Cool Guy
 

Nickname

Ace Rockolla

Ace Man
 

Height

6'2" (1.88 m)
 

Quotes

Figure out what to do, then take a nap.

Without idiots, there would be no geniuses.

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