65 Facts About Adam Carolla


Adam Lakers Carolla was born on May 27,1964 and is an American radio personality, comedian, actor and podcaster.


Adam Carolla was the co-host and co-creator of the television program The Man Show, and the co-creator and a regular performer on the television show Crank Yankers.


Adam Carolla hosted The Adam Carolla Project, a home improvement television program which aired on TLC in 2005 and The Car Show on Speed in 2011.


Adam Carolla has appeared on the network reality television programs Dancing with the Stars and The Celebrity Apprentice.


Adam Carolla has made numerous guest appearances on political talk shows as a commentator.


Adam Carolla hosted a weekly segment, "Rollin' with Carolla", on Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor.


Adam Carolla was born on May 27,1964, to Jim and Kris Carolla.


Adam Carolla grew up in the Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, and his parents separated when he was young.


Adam Carolla was not given a middle name by his parents; on his driver's license application he listed his middle name as "Lakers" as a joke.


Adam Carolla was raised in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles.


Adam Carolla attended Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, and North Hollywood High School.


Adam Carolla did not receive his high school diploma until years later as it was held by the school until a library fine was paid.


Adam Carolla began living on his own at the age of 18.


Adam Carolla briefly attended Los Angeles Valley College, a community college, where he was placed on academic probation before dropping out to work in a series of jobs, including carpet cleaner, carpenter, boxing instructor, and traffic school instructor.


In 1994, Adam Carolla volunteered his services as a boxing trainer to prepare Jimmy Kimmel for a bout being staged by KROQ-FM's morning radio program Kevin and Bean.


Adam Carolla parlayed this opportunity into a long-running friendship and business partnership with Kimmel as well as a recurring role on Kevin and Bean as cranky woodshop teacher, Mr Birchum.


In October 1995, after being signed to the William Morris Agency by Mark Itkin, Adam Carolla was offered the job of co-hosting the evening radio call-in show Loveline.


Adam Carolla's co-hosts were the physician Drew Pinsky and metal DJ Riki Rachtman.


In contrast to the reserved, thoughtful Pinsky, Adam Carolla served as the loud, funny side of the show.


Adam Carolla's character was described by one reviewer as "a toned-down version of Howard Stern minus the huge ego".


In October 2005, Adam Carolla was announced as the host of a new morning radio show on the Infinity Broadcasting network.


Adam Carolla's new show would replace the popular syndicated Howard Stern Show in twelve of the 27 markets in which Stern had been broadcast including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, and Portland, Oregon.


On February 18,2009, The Adam Carolla Show was canceled as part of a format switch at KLSX to AMP FM, a new top 40 station.


Adam Carolla started a daily podcast on February 23,2009, at his personal website, which would evolve into the ACE Broadcasting Network.


The first Adam Carolla podcast was downloaded more than 250,000 times in the initial 24 hours, and by the third podcast, it was the number one podcast on iTunes in both the US and Canada.


Adam Carolla stated that bandwidth cost more than $9,000 a month as of May 2009.


However, Adam Carolla countersued, having already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars mounting a defense against claims he deemed unfounded.


Adam Carolla began his first original television series with The Man Show, along with partner and friend Jimmy Kimmel, on Comedy Central from 1999 to 2003.


Adam Carolla left The Man Show at the same time as Kimmel.


Adam Carolla appeared on an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast around this time.


In 2006, Adam Carolla appeared on the special summer series Gameshow Marathon as a celebrity panelist on the Match Game episode.


Adam Carolla was voted off on the April 8,2008, episode after his performance of the Paso Doble, after incorporating a demonstration of unicycle riding in his dance routine.


On June 16,2008, Adam Carolla was selected to host a pilot of an American version of the popular BBC show Top Gear for NBC.


Adam Carolla created and wrote the pilot with Kevin Hench.


Adam Carolla stated that Pamela Adlon was to play his wife and Windell Middlebrooks would play his best friend.


On October 22,2009, it was reported in Variety that Adam Carolla had struck a deal with NBC to produce a half-hour pilot for a sitcom.


The untitled project, written by Adam Carolla and Kevin Hench, was a single-camera sitcom that starred Adam Carolla as a contractor and father who attempts to rebuild his life after his wife leaves him.


Adam Carolla was set to executive produce the NBC project along with frequent collaborators Kimmel and Hench, as well as his agent James "Babydoll" Dixon, Jon Pollack, Gail Berman, Daniel Kellison, and Lloyd Braun.


In June 2010, Adam Carolla said that his NBC pilot had not been picked up and was now "dead".


Premiering on February 19,2012, Adam Carolla was one of the contestants in the 12th season of NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice.


Adam Carolla was fired in Week 4, because host Donald Trump perceived that Carolla did not utilize teammate Mario Andretti's car background during a Buick presentation.


In 2022, Adam Carolla competed in season eight of The Masked Singer as "Avocado".


Adam Carolla was eliminated on "Comedy Roast Night" alongside Chris Jericho as "Bride".


The Car Show was cancelled after one season, after undergoing format changes due to low ratings, as Adam Carolla mentioned on his podcast on January 13,2012.


Adam Carolla has done voice acting in animation, including Commander Nebula on the Disney animated series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Death on Family Guy and Spanky Ham on Drawn Together.


Adam Carolla was the voice of the eclair police officer, Wynchell, in the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph.


In 2006, Adam Carolla finished work on The Hammer, a semi-autobiographical independent film he co-wrote and co-produced, in which he stars opposite Heather Juergensen.


Adam Carolla made a short appearance in Jeff Balis' Still Waiting.


Adam Carolla helped write an unproduced screenplay for a film entitled Deaf Frat Guy: Showdown at Havasu.


Adam Carolla is the voice of Virgil in the independent short film Save Virgil.


In July 2013, Adam Carolla used crowdfunding for Road Hard; a film he directed and starred in, about the lives of aging road comics.


Adam Carolla confirmed through a press conference that the film would co-star David Alan Grier, Illeana Douglas, Diane Farr, and Larry Miller.


Adam Carolla directed the documentary Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman on the 35-year car racing career of Paul Newman.


The book was compiled from rants Adam Carolla had delivered on his radio show and podcast along with some new material and was dictated to and ghost-written by Mike Lynch.


Adam Carolla published a short, illustrated e-book entitled Rich Man, Poor Man in January 2012.


Adam Carolla describes what he believes adults must do if they don't want to have to support their kids forever.


Adam Carolla uses his own childhood as a cautionary tale, and decries helicopter parenting.


Adam Carolla expressed his support for Andrew Yang's 2020 presidential run.


Adam Carolla criticized coverage of his comments as over-simplistic and misleading.


The couple's twins Natalia and Santino "Sonny" Richard Adam Carolla were born June 7,2006.


Adam Carolla announced in May 2021 that he and Lynette were divorcing after 19 years.


Adam Carolla has previously participated in the race in 2010 and 2003.


Adam Carolla finished ninth among 19 racers in 2010 despite being regarded as a pre-race favorite.


Adam Carolla is a serious automobile collector with over 20 cars.


Adam Carolla's collection includes several Lamborghinis from the 1960s and early 1970s, including two Miuras, one of which he has loaned to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, two 400GT 2+2s and a 1965 350GT.