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Adam Carolla

Adam Carolla was born in Los Angeles but raised in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and later North Hollywood. His mother was a recipient of welfare with a degree in Chicano studies, his dad was a psychologist, and he got where he is today, he says, in spite of them. After Adam graduated from North Hollywood High School, he spent a very short time in junior college. After dropping out, 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. 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 current 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, Loveline (1996), along with Adam and Drew, came to television 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 continued to co-host Loveline nightly on a syndicated national radio network, often joined on-air by celebrity guests, until 2005, when Adam left the show. Adam also writes for and occasionally guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003). Having created and worked on The Man Show (1999) and Crank Yankers (2002) with Jimmy and Daniel Kellison, Adam is putting his talents to use on more comedic ventures.

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May 27, 1964 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Frontline 1983-01-17
Latest Project:
Series The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015-01-19

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Known For
Poster of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Poster of The Marriage Ref
Poster of The Sarah Silverman Program.
Poster of Family Guy
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Unknown 2015-01-19
Catch a Contractor Self - Host 30 episodes, 2014-2015 2014-02-01
The Burn with Jeff Ross Unknown 2012-06-01
The Car Show None 2011-07-13
Dave's Old Porn Unknown 2011-10-20
Bar Rescue Unknown 2011-07-17
The Marriage Ref Unknown 2010-02-28
The Goode Family Unknown 2009-05-27
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
The Sarah Silverman Program. Unknown 2007-02-01
Wizards of Waverly Place Unknown 2007-10-12
Gene Simmons: Family Jewels Unknown 2006-08-07
The Contender Unknown 2005-03-07
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
Overhaulin' Unknown 2004-04-01
Drawn Together Spanky Ham 38 episodes, 2004-2007 2004-10-27
The Soup Unknown 2004-07-30
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Crank Yankers Unknown 2002-06-02
The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-07
Son of the Beach Unknown 2000-03-13
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Unknown 2000-10-02
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown 1998-03-10
Dawson's Creek Unknown 1998-01-20
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986
Frontline Unknown 1983-01-17