| Adam Carolla
|| May 27, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
| Notable Shows
|| The Man Show
Adam Carolla was born in Pennsylvania but raised in North Hollywood. His mom was a sex therapist and his dad was a psychologist, and he got where he is today, he would say, in spite of them. After Adam graduated from North Hollywood High School, he spent a very short time in Junior College. Dropping out from there, he worked a memorable stint as a carpet cleaner. Later in life, Adam worked as a skilled carpenter/builder, becoming a boxing trainer in his free time. Adam's early studies in entertainment were with The Groundlings, an improv group which has produced a number of other famous comedic personalities of today. When Jimmy Kimmel was challenged to a boxing match at L.A. radio station KROQ in 1994, Adam was his trainer. Jimmy helped Adam get a job on KROQ's "Kevin and Bean Morning Show". It was on KROQ that Dr. Drew (Drew Pinsky, the original and still host of the Loveline radio show) heard Adam and liked his style. In 1995, Drew gave Adam the job of co-hosting Loveline on the radio. It was at this time that Loveline became syndicated nationally in the USA. In 1996, Adam and Drew were given a "Loveline" (1996) television show on MTV. It was a popular late-night hour-long show, which Adam and Drew co-hosted variously with Diane Farr, Catherine McCord, Laura Kightlinger, and Kris McGaha. The MTV show ran for over four years, ending in 2000, finally bowing out after what is regarded as a very successful run by MTV standards. Adam and Dr. Drew still co-host Loveline nightly on a syndicated national radio network, often joined on-air by celebrity guests. Adam also writes for and occasionally guests on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (2003). Having created and completed "The Man Show" (1999) and "Crank Yankers" (2002) with Jimmy and Daniel Kellison, Adam is putting his talents to use on more comedic ventures.
Guest Starring Roles
Talk, News and Game Show Appearances
- Favorite musicians are Graham Parker and John Hiatt
- He's an excellent cook
- Studied comedy since his early twenties with comedy troupes such as The Groundlings
- Of Italian and Hungarian extraction.
- Before he became a radio personality, Adam made a career in construction, working all the way up to the title of Journeyman.
- Former Traffic school instructor
- Childhood friends with actor Molly Ringwald
- Childhood friends with actor Christy Canyon
- Grandson of László Görög.