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Adam Carolla is a comedian, radio personality, actor, director as well as a podcaster

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BirthdayMay 27, 1964
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians
City/StateCalifornia
SpousesLynette Paradise (m. 2002)
Known asAdam Lakers Carolla, Ace Rockolla
Childrens Natalia Carolla, Santino
Universities
  • North Hollywood High School
  • Colfax Elementary School
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Walter Reed Middle School
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Jackhole Productions
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, United States
ReligionAtheism
Height188cm
GenderMale
FatherJim Carolla
MotherKris McCall
Net Worth$16 million
Sun SignGemini
Born inLos Angeles, California, United States
Famous asComedian
Socials

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Who is Adam Carolla?

Adam Carolla is an American comedian, television personality, radio personality, actor, director as well as a podcaster. He has done many radio shows which have earned him global fame and holds a ‘Guinness World Record’ for his radio show ‘The Adam Carolla Show.’ The show was distributed as a podcast and set the record as the ‘most downloaded podcast.’ Apart from his radio shows, he has appeared in, and made many television shows like ‘The Man Show’, ‘Crank Yankers’, ‘Too Late with Adam Carolla’, ‘The Adam Carolla Project’, and ‘Catch a Contractor’. He has also appeared in some films like ‘The Hammer’, ‘Road Hard’, ‘Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman’, and ‘No Safe Spaces’. Carolla has tried his hands at writing as well. He wrote a book with Marshall Fine and Drew Pinsky, titled ‘Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love’. In this book, they shared their experiences which they had faced during the making of their show ‘Loveline’. Adam’s satire and his sense of humor have been widely appreciated by the audience which make his shows very popular. However, he also kindled controversy when some of his interviews in public television were deemed sexist by many. He later tried to clear the air but never withdrew his comments.

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Childhood & Early Life

Adam Carolla was born on May 27, 1964, in Los Angeles County, California. He was separated from his mother when he was very young.

He grew up into a funny guy. He listed his middle name as ‘Lakers’ in his driving license document as a joke even though he had no middle name given to him by his parents.

He was raised in the ‘North Hollywood’ neighborhood of Los Angeles, where he attended Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, and North Hollywood High School. He had to wait for some years for his high school diploma as he was due for a library fine.

To shift his focus away from a chaotic domestic life, Adam played ‘Pop Warner football’. In December 1981, he was named to the First Team Offensive Line, Central Valley League. This was one of the only eight leagues at the time in the LA City Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.

He briefly attended Los Angeles Valley College but later dropped out to pursue a series of jobs including those of a carpenter, boxing instructor, traffic school instructor and a carpet cleaner.

Career in Radio

In 1994, after trying a series of jobs, Adam Carolla volunteered as a boxing trainer to prepare Jimmy Kimmel for a bout, which was being staged by KROQ-FM's morning radio program ‘Kevin and Bean’. This started a long-running friendship between him and Kimmel which later turned into a business partnership.

‘Kevin and Bean’ gave him the perfect start to his career as he caught the attention of Mark Itkin and signed to the William Morris Agency to co-host the radio call-in show ‘Loveline’. The show’s other hosts were physician Drew Pinsky, formally known as Dr. Drew and Riki Rachtman.

In 2005, Adam Carolla was signed for a new morning radio show on the Infinity Broadcasting network, titled ‘The Adam Carolla Show’. The show began in 2006 and was a huge hit. Later in 2009, actor Gerard Butler studied Carolla during the live filming of the show in a bid to portray the role of ‘Mike Chadway’ perfectly in the movie ‘The Ugly Truth’, allegedly based on Adam Carolla.

In early 2009, Carolla started ‘The Adam Carolla Podcast’ on his own website which eventually evolved into the ACE Broadcasting Network. The podcast was downloaded more than 250 thousand times in the opening 24 hours. The third installment of the podcast peaked at the number one on iTunes.

Career in Television

Adam Carolla did some television shows from 1999, but he never stayed long with any project. Most of the projects he did were with his long-term friend Jimmy Kimmel. He started with ‘The Man Show’, then worked with Jimmy Kimmel as a writer for his show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ He also appeared as a guest in some episodes.

He created the television show ‘Crank Yankers’ for Comedy Central along with Daniel Kellison. He also appeared in ‘Dancing with the Stars’, partnering Julianne Hough. Starting from 2009, he has done some very popular shows like ‘The Car Show’, ‘Catch a Contractor’ and ‘Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live’.

Film Career

Adam Carolla has featured in some movies too. Making his debut in 2007 in the film ‘The Hammer,’ he later did movies like ‘Road Hard’ (2015), ‘Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman’ (2015), ‘The 24 Hour War’ (2016), and ‘No Safe Spaces’ (2017). He also did voicing for cartoons like Disney’s animated series ‘Buzz Lightyear of Star Command’ and ‘Family Guy’.

Major Works

’The Adam Carolla Podcast’ was a huge success for Adam Carolla. The podcast was first shared on his personal website and was downloaded for over 250,000 times within 24 hours. It eventually became the number one podcast on iTunes in both the United States and Canada. By the second week of the show, it had been downloaded over 2.4 million times.

Carolla later on claimed on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ that the show had made a Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast ever, recording 59,574,843 unique downloads from March 2009 to March 16, 2011.

On March 9, 2014, his show, ‘Catch a Contractor’ premiered on television for the first time. It was a non-scripted original series co-hosted by Carolla, Skip Bedell and his wife, investigator Alison Bedell. The show exposed some crooked contractors and sought retribution for wronged homeowners.

Awards & Achievements

Adam Carolla received the ‘Sexual Health In Entertainment’ (SHINE) Award from The Media Project in 2000 for his talk show ‘Loveline’.

Personal Life

Adam Carolla married Lynette Paradise On September 28, 2002. Together they have twins, Natalia and Santino.

Carolla in his own words is an atheist.

Net Worth

Adam Carolla had a net worth of $16 million as of August 2017.

Trivia

Adam is a well-known cook.

He wears a ball cap most of the times.

He’s the step-grandson of Oscar-nominated screenplay writer László Görög.

He co-wrote the book ‘Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love’ with Drew Pinsky.

He is a former traffic school instructor.

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Adam Carolla biography timelines

  • // 27th May 1964
    Adam Carolla was born on May 27, 1964, in Los Angeles County, California. He was separated from his mother when he was very young.
  • // Dec 1981
    To shift his focus away from a chaotic domestic life, Adam played ‘Pop Warner football’. In December 1981, he was named to the First Team Offensive Line, Central Valley League. This was one of the only eight leagues at the time in the LA City Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, after trying a series of jobs, Adam Carolla volunteered as a boxing trainer to prepare Jimmy Kimmel for a bout, which was being staged by KROQ-FM's morning radio program ‘Kevin and Bean’. This started a long-running friendship between him and Kimmel which later turned into a business partnership.
  • // 1999
    Adam Carolla did some television shows from 1999, but he never stayed long with any project. Most of the projects he did were with his long-term friend Jimmy Kimmel. He started with ‘The Man Show’, then worked with Jimmy Kimmel as a writer for his show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ He also appeared as a guest in some episodes.
  • // 2000
    Adam Carolla received the ‘Sexual Health In Entertainment’ (SHINE) Award from The Media Project in 2000 for his talk show ‘Loveline’.
  • // 28th Sep 2002
    Adam Carolla married Lynette Paradise On September 28, 2002. Together they have twins, Natalia and Santino.
  • // 2009
    In early 2009, Carolla started ‘The Adam Carolla Podcast’ on his own website which eventually evolved into the ACE Broadcasting Network. The podcast was downloaded more than 250 thousand times in the opening 24 hours. The third installment of the podcast peaked at the number one on iTunes.
  • // 2009
    He created the television show ‘Crank Yankers’ for Comedy Central along with Daniel Kellison. He also appeared in ‘Dancing with the Stars’, partnering Julianne Hough. Starting from 2009, he has done some very popular shows like ‘The Car Show’, ‘Catch a Contractor’ and ‘Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live’.
  • // Mar 2009 To 16th Mar 2011
    Carolla later on claimed on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ that the show had made a Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast ever, recording 59,574,843 unique downloads from March 2009 to March 16, 2011.
  • // 9th Mar 2014
    On March 9, 2014, his show, ‘Catch a Contractor’ premiered on television for the first time. It was a non-scripted original series co-hosted by Carolla, Skip Bedell and his wife, investigator Alison Bedell. The show exposed some crooked contractors and sought retribution for wronged homeowners.
  • // Aug 2017
    Adam Carolla had a net worth of $16 million as of August 2017.

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Adam Carolla's FAQ

  • What is Adam Carolla birthday?

    Adam Carolla was born at 1964-05-27

  • Where is Adam Carolla's birth place?

    Adam Carolla was born in Los Angeles, California, United States

  • What is Adam Carolla nationalities?

    Adam Carolla's nationalities is American

  • Who is Adam Carolla spouses?

    Adam Carolla's spouses is Lynette Paradise (m. 2002)

  • Who is Adam Carolla childrens?

    Adam Carolla's childrens is Natalia Carolla, Santino

  • What was Adam Carolla universities?

    Adam Carolla studied at North Hollywood High School, Colfax Elementary School, Los Angeles Valley College, Walter Reed Middle School

  • Which company or organization was founded by Adam Carolla?

    Adam Carolla was the founder/co-founder of Jackhole Productions

  • What is Adam Carolla's religion?

    Adam Carolla's religion is Atheism

  • How tall is Adam Carolla?

    Adam Carolla's height is 188

  • Who is Adam Carolla's father?

    Adam Carolla's father is Jim Carolla

  • Who is Adam Carolla's mother?

    Adam Carolla's mother is Kris McCall

  • What is Adam Carolla's sun sign?

    Adam Carolla is Gemini

  • How famous is Adam Carolla?

    Adam Carolla is famouse as Comedian

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    Adam Carolla's youtube is https://www.youtube.com/user/AdamCarolla/

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