Daly, Carson 1973–

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DALY, Carson 1973–


Full name, Carson Jones Daly; born June 22 (some sources cite June 23), 1973, in Santa Monica, CA; son of J. D. Daly (an actor) and Pattie Daly Caruso (a talk show host); stepson of Richard Caruso (an owner of a golf shop and real estate agent). Education: Attended Loyola Marymount University and College of the Desert. Avocational Interests: Golf.

Addresses: Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Maverick Films, 331 North Maple Dr., Second Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—Shirine Coburn, Shirine Coburn Communications, 89 Greene St., Third Floor, New York, NY 10012.

Career: Actor, producer, and television personality. 456 Entertainment (record label), cofounder and partner, 2003. KCMJ-Radio, Palm Springs, CA, intern, beginning 1993, later producer of morning show; KOME-FM Radio, San Jose, CA, host of morning show, beginning 1995; KROQ-Radio, Los Angeles, announcer, beginning 1996; MTV Network, New York City, video announcer, beginning 1996. Worked as a music announcer at Station LIVE 105. Appeared in commercials and print advertisements. Worked as a golf caddy.

Awards, Honors: Teen Choice awards, choice television personality, 2000 and 2001, Blimp Award, favorite television actor, Kids' Choice awards, 2001, and Teen Choice Award nomination, choice television reality or variety host, 2003, all for Total Request Live; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice television personality, 2002, and favorite television personality, 2003; named one of television's greatest teen idols, TV Guide, 2005.


Television Appearances; Series:

Himself, Motel California, MTV, beginning 1997.

Host, MTV Live, MTV, beginning 1997.

Himself, ∗NSYNC TV, MTV, beginning 1998.

Host, Total Request Live (also known as Total Request with Carson Daly and TRL), MTV, 1998–2003.

Himself, Making the Band, ABC and MTV, 2001.

Host, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, beginning 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Himself, 2gether (also known as 2GE+HER), MTV, 2000.

Voice of David Sorenson, Is It Fall Yet? (animated; also known as Daria in Is It Fall Yet?, Daria: Is It Fall Yet?, and Daria the Movie: Is It Fall Yet?), MTV, 2000.

Himself, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, NBC, 2002.

Himself, Windy City Heat, Comedy Central, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Metallica TV, MTV, 1998.

Host, MTV New Year's Eve (also known as MTV's New Year's Eve Live), MTV, 1998.

Host, Rocks Off with Motley Crue, MTV, 1998.

Host, A Very Busta Xmas, MTV, 1998.

Jewel TV, 1998.

Cohost, Castaway Countdown TRL, MTV, 1999.

Host, Alanis T.V., MTV, 1999.

Host, Blow the Boat: Isle of MTV Summer Launch, MTV, 1999.

Host, Dre TV, MTV, 1999.

Host, Manson T.V., MTV, 1999.

Host, The Miss Teen USA Pageant, CBS, 1999.

Host, MTV's Celebrity Dream Date, MTV, 1999.

Host, MTV 2 Large: New Years Eve Party, MTV, 1999.

Host, MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act, MTV, 1999.

Host, Wanna Be a VJ Too, MTV, 1999.

Host, Woodstock '99 Revisited, MTV, 1999.

MTV Sports & Music Festival 3: Skate Trick, MTV, 1999.

MTV Uncensored, MTV, 1999.

Himself, MTV's New Year's Eve Uncensored, MTV, 2000.

Cohost, New Year's Eve Party 2001, MTV, 2000.

Host, @MTV with Eve, MTV, 2000.

Host, @MTV with Hot Boys Feat, Juvenile, MTV, 2000.

Host, @MTV with the Smashing Pumpkins, MTV, 2000.

Host, Britney Live, MTV, 2000.

Host, Celebrity Dream Date with Enrique Iglesias, Spring Break, Cancun, MTV, 2000.

Host, Fashionably Loud 2000, MTV, 2000.

Host, The 49th Annual Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 2000.

Host, Mariah T.V., MTV, 2000.

Host, Millionth Video (also known as MTV's Millionth Video), MTV, 2000.

Host, MTV Rock 'n' Jock Bowling, MTV, 2000.

Host, MTV Snowed In, MTV, 2000.

Host, 100 Greatest Pop Songs, MTV, 2000.

Host, Ricky Martin T.V., MTV, 2000.

Host, Spankin New Beck Concert, MTV, 2000.

Host, TRL Superstars, MTV, 2000.

Host, Wanna Be a VJ 3, MTV, 2000.

Eminem TV, MTV, 2000.

Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year 2000, CBS, 2000.

Himself, Carson Daly: Total Disclosure, MTV, 2001.

Himself, MTV Summer Uncensored, MTV, 2001.

Himself, Tom Green Uncensored, MTV, 2001.

Host, CBS Sports Presents: MTV's TRL the Super Bowl, CBS, 2001.

Host, Celebrity Dreamdate with Jessica Simpson, Spring Break Cancun, MTV, 2001.

Host, Copperfield! Tornado of Fire (also known as The Magic of David Copperfield: The Tornado of Fire), CBS, 2001.

Host, Dave Matthews TV, MTV, 2001.

Host, MTV Snowed In 2001, MTV, 2001.

Host, MTV Sports & Music Festival 5, MTV, 2001.

Host, MTV 20: Live and Almost Legal, MTV, 2001.

Host, ∗NSYNC: The Road to Celebrity, MTV, 2001.

Host, Ricky Martin's Super Bowl Saturday Night, CBS, 2001.

Host, Spankin New TRL with Shakira, MTV, 2001.

Host, Total Britney Live, 2001.

Host, TRL Retirement Home, MTV, 2001.

Host, TRL Super Bowl, MTV, 2001.

Host, The 25 Hottest Stars under 25 (also known as Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars under 25), MTV, 2001.

Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner, Comedy Central, 2001.

MTV New Years Eve 2001, MTV, 2001.

Host, MTV Mardi Gras 2002, MTV, 2002.

Host, New Year's Eve Pajama Party, MTV, 2002.

Host, TRL Presents: Christina Stripped in New York City, MTV, 2002.

Host, USO Special for the Troops (also known as For the Troops: An MTV/USA Special), MTV, 2002.

Voice, U2's Beautiful Day, CBS, 2002.

Elvis Lives, NBC, 2002.

NBA All-Star Read to Achieve Celebration, multiple networks, 2002.

Himself, Snoop to the Extreme, MTV, 2003.

Host, Last Call Vegas with Blue Man Group, NBC, 2003.

Host, Last Call Vegas with the Pussycat Dolls & Camp Freddie, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Host, Macy's 4th of July Spectacular (also known as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular), NBC, 2003.

Host, Madonna: On Stage & on the Record, MTV, 2003.

Host, Mardi Gras 2003, MTV, 2003.

Host, MC Battle, MTV, 2003.

Host, MTV Does Miami, MTV, 2003.

Michael Jackson Number Ones, CBS, 2003.

MTV Bash: Carson Daly, MTV, 2003.

Road Trippin with Ashanti, MTV, 2003.

Himself, Behind the Apprentice: Dateline with Stone Phillips, NBC, 2004.

Host, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, NBC, 2004.

Host, New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Host, The Shady National Convention, MTV, 2004.

Michael Jackson: The One, CBS, 2004.

UFC 47: It's On!, 2004.

Host of Cool Crap Weekend, MTV.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999.

The WB Radio Music Awards, The WB, 1999.

Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 2000, MTV, 2000.

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2000.

Host, Young Hollywood Awards, 2001.

Presenter, The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2001.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001.

Presenter, The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 2001.

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2001.

Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 2002 (also known as VMAs 2002), MTV, 2002.

MTV Video Music Awards 2003, MTV, 2003.

The 2003 Radio Music Awards, NBC, 2003.

Host, 2004 Radio Music Awards, NBC, 2004.

Presenter, The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 2004.

The Second Annual TRL Awards, MTV, 2004.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

"Video Gurl," Movie Stars, The WB, 2000.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2000, two episodes in 2001.

Himself, Aaliyah: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Destiny's Child, Lifetime, 2001.

(Uncredited) "Risk," Undergrads, MTV, 2001.

"SportsCenter 25K," SportsCenter, ESPN, 2002.

(Uncredited) "Total Sabrina Live: Part 2," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), The WB, 2002.

Mad TV, Fox, 2002.

Chappelle's Show, Comedy Central, 2003.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2003.

The New Tom Green Show, MTV, 2003.

"Tit for Tat," The Apprentice, NBC, 2004.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004, 2005.

The View, ABC, 2004, 2005.

"Ashlee's Notorious Performance," The Ashlee Simpson Show (also known as Ashlee), MTV, 2005.

"Carson Daly," The Andy Milonakis Show, MTV, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2005.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Himself, My Name Is Earl, NBC, 2005.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Total Request Live (also known as Total Request with Carson Daly and TRL), MTV, beginning 1998.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, beginning 2002.

Television Executive Producer; Specials:

CBS Sports Presents: MTV's TRL the Super Bowl, CBS, 2001.

The 25 Hottest Stars under 25 (also known as Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars under 25), MTV, 2001.

New Year's Eve with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Television Executive Producer; Awards Presentations:

The Second Annual TRL Awards, MTV, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Puff Daddy TV, 1998.

(Uncredited) Joe Dirt (also known as The Adventures of Joe Dirt), Columbia, 2001.

(Uncredited) Josie and the Pussycats, MCA/Universal, 2001.

Himself, Death of a Dynasty, TLA Releasing, 2003.

Himself, Pauly Shore Is Dead, CKrush Entertainment, 2004.

Film Work:

Executive music producer, Session 9, USA Films, 2001.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Host, Carson Daly's Most Requested, Premier Radio Networks, beginning 2001.


Music Videos:

Eminem, "The Real Slim Shady," 2005.


Writings for Periodicals:

Contributor to the magazine US Weekly, beginning c. 2000.



Jackman, Ian, Total Request Live (also known as MTV: TRL: The Ultimate Fan Guide), Pocket Books, 2000.

Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale, 2002.

Pearl, A., Hey Carson! Meet TRL's Carson Daly, Scholastic Paperbacks, 2000.


Entertainment Weekly, October 22, 1999, p. 25; February 8, 2002, p. 59.

Forbes, July 5, 2004, p. 112.

New York Times Upfront, March 13, 2000, p. 24.

Parade, December 26, 2004, p. 16.

People Weekly, November 16, 1998, p. 88; May 29, 2000, p. 71; August 7, 2001, p. 67; January 21, 2002, p. 20; October 11, 2004, p. 85; June 27, 2005, p. 82.

Rolling Stone, February 17, 2000, p. 13.

Seventeen, March, 1998.

Teen, January, 1999, p. 48.

Teen People, February, 1999, pp. 86-89; April 1, 2001, p. 138.

Time, January 14, 2002, p. 57.

TV Guide, February 5, 2000, pp. 59-60.

USA Today, February 4, 2000, p. 1E.