Adam Carolla

BirthDay:

27 May 1964

BirthPlace:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Bio:

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.
Filmography

Actor ( 126 credits )

Road Hard (2015) Bruce
The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Beyond the Tank (2015)  Himself - The Adam Carolla Show (1 episode, 2016)
Garbage Time with Katie Nolan (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Out of Luck (2015) Himself
Catch a Contractor (2014)  Himself - Host (11 episodes, 2014)
Tom Green Live (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
The Thing About (2013)  Himself - Storyteller
Getting Doug with High (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Wynnchel (voice)
Mansome (2012) Himself
Home & Family (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Burn with Jeff Ross (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Jeff Probst Show (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Author, Daddy Stop Talking (1 episode, 2015)
Division III: Football's Finest (2011) Chet Ryback
Dave's Old Porn (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Dr. Drew's Lifechangers (2011) (1 episode, 2011)
Bar Rescue (2011)  Himelf (1 episode, 2014)
The Car Show (2011) (1 episode, 2011)
BarFly (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Hollywood Hi-Tech (2011)  Himself - guest
A Football Life (2011)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! (2010) Spanky Ham (voice)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Benson Interruption (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010)  One-Eyed Jackson (1 episode, 2010)
The Playboy Morning Show (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Marriage Ref (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin (2010)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2011)
Curb: The Discussion (2010)  Himself (2 episodes)
Federal Bureau of Manners: The Nod (2010)
Cubed (2009)  Adam Carolla (1 episode, 2010)
The Goode Family (2009) (2 episodes, 2009)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself - Correspondent / ... (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
House Arrest with Andy Dick (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Born Hye: The Armenian Comedian Story (2009) Himself
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Top Gear (2008)  Himself - Presenter (unknown episodes)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mayne Street (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Gong Show with Dave Attell (2008)  Himself - Celebrity Judge (2 episodes, 2008)
Million Dollar Password (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Head, Heart and Balls... or Why I Gave Up Smoking Pot (2007) Anxiety
The Hammer (2007) Jerry Ferro
Confessions of a Superhero (2007) Himself (archive footage)
Wizards of Waverly Place (2007)  Burt the Cab (1 episode, 2008)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2014)
The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007)  Carl (1 episode, 2008)
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Overexposed (2006) Himself
Wasted (2006) Nick Morgan
American Stag (2006) Himself
Tom Green's House Tonight (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Gameshow Marathon (2006)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2006)
CollegeHumor Originals (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Comics Unleashed (2006)  Himself / ... (11 episodes, 2006-2014)
The Henry Rollins Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Dancing with the Stars (2005)  Himself / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
The Contender (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Too Late with Adam Carolla (2005)  Himself - Host (28 episodes, 2005)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Adam Carolla Project (2005)  Himself - Host (4 episodes, 2005)
The Instant Talk Show (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Film Trix 2004 (2004) Himself
Save Virgil (2004) Virgil (voice)
Drawn Together (2004)  Spanky Ham (36 episodes, 2004-2008)
Overhaulin' (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Apprentice (2004)  Himself - Contestant / ... (14 episodes, 2012)
TV Talk (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Soup (2004)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Celebrity Blackjack (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Abby Singer (2003) Himself
Las Vegas (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (40 episodes, 2003-2014)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) Detective
Crank Yankers (2002)  Birchum / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2007)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (10 episodes, 2005-2012)
Test Drive (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Mysterious Worlds (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Comedy Team of Pete & James (2001) Himself
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Down to You (2000) 'The Man Show' Host
After Sex (2000) Himself
Son of the Beach (2000)  The Host (1 episode, 2002)
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)  Commander Nebula / ... (11 episodes, 2000)
Splendor (1999) Mike's Stupid Boss (as Adam Carola)
Family Guy (1999)  Death / ... (10 episodes, 2000-2014)
The Man Show (1999)  Himself - Host (96 episodes, 1999-2003)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself - Guest Host / ... (4 episodes, 2001-2004)
Red Handed (1999)  Himself - Host (4 episodes, 1999)
alt.news 26:46 (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Art House (1998) Cool Guy
Hairshirt (1998) Bruce Greenberg
Dawson's Creek (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself (15 episodes, 1998-1999)
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Fired Up (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Roseanne Show (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Win Ben Stein's Money (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Ordinary/Extraordinary (1997)  Host (unknown episodes)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Loveline (1996)  Himself - Co-Host / ... (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself / ... (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
MADtv (1995)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2002)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Frontline (1983)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2001)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (9 episodes, 2008)

Producer ( 9 credits )

Road Hard (2015) producer
Catch a Contractor (2014) executive producer (11 episodes, 2014)
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald (2011) executive producer (9 episodes, 2011)
The Hammer (2007) executive producer
The Andy Milonakis Show (2005) executive producer (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
Too Late with Adam Carolla (2005) executive producer (1 episode, 2005)
The Adam Carolla Project (2005) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust (2003) executive producer (2003)
Crank Yankers (2002) executive producer (72 episodes, 2002-2007)

Writer ( 6 credits )

The Hammer (2007)
CollegeHumor Originals (2006) (1 episode, 2010)
Too Late with Adam Carolla (2005) (creator) (1 episode, 2005)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) (73 episodes, 2003)
Crank Yankers (2002) (creator) (72 episodes, 2002-2007)
The Man Show (1999) (creator) (122 episodes, 1999-2004)

Director ( 1 credit )

Road Hard (2015)