Carolla, Adam 1964–
Carolla, Adam 1964–
Born May 27, 1964, in Philadelphia, PA; raised in CA; father, a psychologist; mother, a sex therapist; married Lynette Paradise (a spa owner and operator), September 28, 2002. Education: Attended Valley College; trained with the Groundlings and Acme Improv. Avocational Interests: Cars, buying, restoring, and selling houses.
Addresses: Agent—Dixon Talent, Inc., 436 West 45th St., Third Floor, New York, NY 10036. Publicist—Lewis Kay, Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Eighth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Career: Actor, voice performer, comedian, producer, and writer. Jackhole Industries (also known as Jackhole Productions), partner; performed as a stand-up comedian, including appearances at the Comedy Store and Improv, both Los Angeles; appeared in television and radio commercials. Worked as a carpenter and builder, ditch digger, carpet cleaner, boxing instructor, and traffic school instructor.
Awards, Honors: Comedia Award (with others), best film, Montreal Comedy Festival "Just for Laughs" ("Just pour rire"), 2004, for Windy City Heat.
Television Appearances; Series:
Cohost, Loveline, MTV, 1996–2000.
Host, Red Handed, UPN, beginning 1999.
Host, The Man Show, Comedy Central, 1999–2003.
Voice of Commander Nebula, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), UPN and syndicated, 2000–2001, ABC, 2001.
Voices of Dick Birchum and other characters, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central, 2002–.
Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, multiple appearances, 2003–2005.
Voice of Spanky Ham, Drawn Together (animated), Comedy Central, 2004–.
Host, The Adam Carolla Project, The Learning Channel, beginning 2005.
Host, Too Late with Adam Carolla, Comedy Central, beginning 2005.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Himself, Windy City Heat, Comedy Central, 2003.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Tonight at the House of Blues, 1998.
Correspondent, The Politically Incorrect After Party, ABC, 2000.
Behind the Music Anniversary Special, VH1, 2000.
The Great American History Quiz: Americana, History Channel, 2000.
Loveline: Live in Times Square, MTV, 2000.
Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner, Comedy Central, 2001.
The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel, 2001.
MTV's Mardi Gras, MTV, 2002.
Maxim Hot 100, NBC, 2003.
MTV Bash: Carson Daly, MTV, 2003.
The Osbourne Family Christmas Special, MTV, 2003.
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.
Host, The Great Domestic Showdown, ABC, 2004.
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson, Comedy Central, 2005.
Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:
Host, The 1999 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1999.
Presenter, The WB Radio Music Awards, The WB, 1999.
The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999.
Presenter, The 2000 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2000.
AFI Tribute to George Lucas, USA Network, 2005.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Himself, "Lustline," Fired Up (also known as Fired), NBC, 1998.
Himself, "Toast," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (live action and animated), Cartoon Network, 1998.
Himself, "Two Guys, a Girl, and a Limo," Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (also known as Two Guys and a Girl), ABC, 1998.
Voice of Death, "Wasted Talent," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia), Fox, 2000.
Voice of Death, "Death Lives," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia), Fox, 2001.
Voice of Death, "Mr. Saturday Knight," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia), Fox, 2001.
Himself, Win Ben Stein's Money, Comedy Central, 2001.
Himself, "The End of Class," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2002.
Host, "Penetration Island," Son of the Beach, FX Channel, 2002.
Voice of Death, "Family Guy Viewer Mail #1," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia), Fox, 2002.
Commentary man, Mad TV, Fox, 2002.
Himself, "Lovelines," Dawson's Creek, The WB, 2003.
Himself, "Dodge Magnum," Test Drive, 2004.
Himself, "Tournament 6, Game 6," Celebrity Blackjack, Game Show Network, 2004.
Himself, "The Mad Kidney Donor," Overhaulin', The Learning Channel, 2005.
Himself, "Marathon Mac," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2005.
Voice of Death, "The Perfect Castaway," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia and Padre del familia), Fox, 2005.
Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2001.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001.
Panelist, The Conspiracy Zone (also known as TNN's "Conspiracy Zone with Kevin Nealon"), The National Network, 2002.
Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, multiple appearances in 2002 and 2003, 2004.
The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003.
Guest host, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2004.
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray, Food Network, 2005.
Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2005.
The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 2005.
Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Request with Carson Daly), MTV, 2005.
Also appeared as a judge, Star Search, CBS.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Provided the voice of the ex-husband and father for the animated pilot The Phil Hendrie Show; also provided a voice for the animated pilot The Cabbisons.
Television Work; Series:
Cocreator, The Man Show, Comedy Central, 1999–2003.
Cocreator and executive producer, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central, 2002–.
Executive producer, Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust, Comedy Central, 2003.
Creator and executive producer, Too Late with Adam Carolla, Comedy Central, beginning 2005.
Executive producer, The Adam Carolla Project, The Learning Channel, beginning 2005.
Executive producer, The Andy Milonakis Show, MTV, c. 2005–2006, MTV 2, 2006–.
Television Work; Movies:
Executive producer, Windy City Heat, Comedy Central, 2003.
Television Work; Specials:
Creator and executive producer, Crank Yankers Christmas Special, Comedy Central, 2004.
Television Work; Pilots:
With Jimmy Kimmel, creator of the animated pilot The Cabbisons.
Bruce Greenberg, Hairshirt (also known as Too Smooth), Lions Gate Films, 1998.
Cool man, Art House, The Asylum, 1998.
(As Adam Carola) Mike's stupid boss, Splendor, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1999.
Himself, After Sex, Cutting Edge Entertainment/Lantern Lane Entertainment/New Films International/Splendid Pictures, 2000.
Host of The Man Show, Down to You, Miramax, 2000.
Voice of Commander Nebula, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (animated), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2000.
Himself, The Comedy Team of Pete & James, 2001.
(Scenes deleted) FBI agent Sid, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (also known as VA5 and View Askew 5), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2001.
First detective, Frank McKlusky, C.I., Buena Vista, 2002.
Himself, Abby Singer, Wembly Hall Theatre Company, 2003.
Himself, Film Trix 2004 (documentary short film), Cornukopia Entertainment, 2004.
Voice of Virgil, Save Virgil (short film; live action and animated), Quality Filmed Entertainment, 2004.
Himself, American Stag (documentary), Corticrawl Productions, 2005.
Vic Monroe, Farewell Bender, Midtown Entertainment/Revel Entertainment, c. 2005.
Some sources cite an appearance in The Hammer.
Stand-in, Judgment Night, Universal, 1993.
Radio Appearances; Series:
Cohost, Loveline, KROQ (Los Angeles), 1995–96, syndicated, 1996–2005.
Host, The Adam Carolla Show, Infinity Broadcasting, 2006–.
Also performed as Mr. Birchum, Kevin and Bean Morning Show, KROQ.
Radio Appearances; Episodic:
Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, multiple appearances in 2002 and 2003, 2004.
Himself, Playboy: 50 Years of Playmates, Playboy Entertainment Group, 2004.
Save Ferris, "Mistaken," 1999.
Voice of Commander Nebula, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Activision, 2000.
Teleplays; with Others; Series:
The Man Show, Comedy Central, 1999–2003.
Also writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC.
Some sources cite Carolla as the author of The Hammer.
(With Drew Pinsky and Marshall Pine) The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love, Dell, 1998.
Entertainment Weekly, November 25, 2005, p. 93.
Los Angeles, November, 1997.
Score, August, 2004, p. 23.
Adam Carolla Official Site, http://www.adam.freefm.com, January 15, 2006.
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