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Adam Carolla
Born 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.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Man Show Host 1999–2004

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Family Guy Death 2x20 - Wasted Talent July 25, 2000
Family Guy Death 3x21 - Family Guy Viewer Mail #1 February 14, 2002
Dawson's Creek Himself 6x19 - Lovelines April 16, 2003
Family Guy Death 4x12 - Perfect Castaway September 18, 2005
The Bernie Mac Show Himself 5x03 - Marathon Mac September 30, 2005
Family Guy Death 4x21 - I Take Thee Quagmire March 12, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Hollywood Squares September 28-October 2, 1998
Hollywood Squares December 28, 1998-January 1, 1999
Hollywood Squares November 8-12, 1999


Series Produced

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Crank Yankers 2002 –2007 Executive Producer
Too Late with Adam Carolla 2005 Executive Producer
The Andy Milonakis Show 2005 –2006 Executive Producer


Series Created

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
The Man Show June 16, 1999 Co-Creator
Crank Yankers June 9, 2002 Co-Creator

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades


  • 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.