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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 May 1964Los Angeles, California, USA
Nicknames Ace Rockolla
Ace Man
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Adam Carolla was born in Los Angeles but raised in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and later North Hollywood. His mother was a recipient of welfare with a degree in Chicano studies, his dad was a psychologist, and he got where he is today, he says, in spite of them. After Adam graduated from North Hollywood High School, he spent a very short time in junior college. After dropping out, 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. 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 current 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, Loveline (1996), along with Adam and Drew, came to television 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 continued to co-host Loveline nightly on a syndicated national radio network, often joined on-air by celebrity guests, until 2005, when Adam left the show. Adam also writes for and occasionally guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003). Having created and worked on The Man Show (1999) and Crank Yankers (2002) with Jimmy and Daniel Kellison, Adam is putting his talents to use on more comedic ventures.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Trig / Manfrenjensenton

Spouse (1)

Lynette Paradise (28 September 2002 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (16)

Favorite musicians are Graham Parker and John Hiatt.
He wears a ball cap 75% of the time.
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, he made a career in construction, working all the way up to the title of journeyman.
Former traffic school instructor.
Childhood friend of Molly Ringwald.
Childhood friend of porn star Christy Canyon. He once asked her out on a date and she accepted but never showed up.
His wife, Lynette Paradise, gave birth to twins: a boy, Santino "Sonny", 6lbs. 4oz., and a girl, Natalia, 5lbs. 12oz., on June 7, 2006.
When he was born, his parents did not give him a middle name. As an adult, he has affected at least four different middle names, including "Lakers" and "Ace".
His step-grandfather is Oscar-nominated screenplay writer László Görög.
Daughter is named after actress Natalia Cigliuti; whom he only met once when she was a guest on Loveline (1996), but the name stayed in his mind for over a decade until he had children of his own.
His sister is married to an architect.
Fox News contributor.
No longer co-hosting Loveline (1996) but has moved to take over the morning show for Howard Stern. [November 2005]

Personal Quotes (3)

Figure out what to do, then take a nap.
Without idiots, there would be no geniuses.
(2002) I like to fly model airplanes over at the Van Nuys model airplane airport in the Sepulveda Basin. It's embarrassing, but I usually go over there by myself or I'll recruit some friends to go with me. I have like 20 planes, Spitfires and Mustangs, and I have had some midair collisions. The people who hang out there are nice guys for the most part, but it's the kind of guys you'd picture out there, not a bunch of guys who look like Lorenzo Lamas with hot girls sitting on the back of their fully dressed hog waiting for them to finish landing their Cessna. It's more guys who live the simple life. They're not on the Riviera. I am definitely the biggest celebrity at this place.

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