Adam Carolla is an American comedian, radio-television personality, podcast host, actor, film director and best selling author. He is well-known as the host of the popular podcast The Adam Carolla Show, which made the Guinness World Records in 2011 as the “most downloaded podcast” of the year.
As a political analyst, Carolla has equally made guest appearances on a number of notable political talk shows. The all-round media personality has also featured in the reality TV shows Dancing with the Stars (2008) as well as The Celebrity Apprentice (2012).
Adam Carolla Bio
Adam Carolla was born on May 27, 1964, in Los Angeles County, California. He grew up in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and later, his family moved back to the North Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles. Adam Carolla had his early education at Colfax Elementary School. For his high school education, he studied at Walter Reed Junior High and North Hollywood High School. Upon graduation, his high school diploma was withheld for several years by the school management pending the payment of a library fine.
Growing up, Carolla was faced with a lot of challenges on the home front and as a means of escape, he got deeply involved in sports. He eventually left home at the age of 18 to go start up his own life. He initially enrolled at the Los Angeles Valley College, however, he dropped out after a few years. He then took up several odd jobs in order to make a living. Adam Carolla later enrolled at the Los Angeles-based comedy school The Groundlings and upon graduation, he joined the ACME Comedy Theatre group.
In 1995, Carolla landed a spot on the morning radio show Kevin and Bean (1995-1997) where he played the recurring role of Mr. Birchum. He also landed his first major on-air gig as co-host of the radio call-in show Loveline (1995 to 2005). Adam Carolla later co-created and equally featured on the TV shows The Man Show (1999–2004) and Crank Yankers (2002–2007) both on Comedy Central.
The Adam Carolla Show made its debut on January 6, 2006. After a highly successful 3-year-run, the show was cancelled due to a format shift at the flagship station KLSX. Its final episode was aired on February 20, 2009. Following the cancellation of his terrestrial radio program, Adam Carolla promptly launched the daily podcast The Adam Carolla Podcast on February 23, 2009. The show was initially broadcast on Carolla’s personal website and it scored over 1.6 million downloads in its debut week. The show was also named as the Best Audio Podcast of 2009 by iTunes.
Adam Carolla’s career as a TV host has also been quite successful. In 2005, Adam Carolla created the short-lived television talk show Too Late with Adam Carolla as well as the one-season-long reality TV series The Adam Carolla Project. The media personality had more success as the host of the Spike TV reality series Catch a Contractor (2014-2015).
As an actor, Adam Carolla was the lead actor in the 2007 comedy film The Hammer which was also co-written by him. He also made a brief appearance in the 2009 independent film Still Waiting. The talented actor has voiced several characters in a number of animated series including Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Family Guy and Drawn Together. He also voiced the character Wynnchell in the Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph (2012).
The illustrious media mogul has also been successful as an author as 2 of his books have been featured on the The New York Times Best Seller list.
Relationship With Gina Grad
Just like Adam Carolla, Gina Grad is also a radio personality. She serves as Carolla’s sidekick and co-host on the popular podcast The Adam Carolla Show. She also doubles as the show’s news anchor. She joined the show in 2015 and her work relationship with Carolla has so far been hitch-free.
Adam Carolla’s Wife
Adam Carolla is married to Lynette Helen Paradise. The couple tied the knot on September 28, 2002. On June 7, 2006, the couple welcomed their first, twins – Natalia Carolla and Santino “Sonny” Richard Carolla.
House, Net Worth
Adam Carolla and his wife reside in a 1960s contemporary residence in the high brow community of La Cañada Flintridge in Los Angeles County, California. The couple purchased the home in 2015 for $2,500,000. The 3,980 square feet home contains 5 bedrooms, 4 vintage bathrooms, a ranch house and several other amenities and characteristic of a contemporary home.
This is not the couple’s first home in the affluent L.A. suburb of La Cañada Flintridge. They previously owned a 3,992-square-foot hacienda-style home which they bought in 2013 at the price of $2,965,000. They sold the home in September 2015 for $3.39 million.
Also in 2015, the media mogul and his wife sold off their Spanish-styled villa in Hollywood Hills at the price of $4.8 million. They had purchased the property for $1.63 million way back in April 2003.
Through decades of hard work and persistence, Adam Carolla has changed his status from that of a young man who did several jobs just to survive to become a bonafide media mogul. In his media career of over 2 decades, he has amassed a lot of wealth and his net worth is put at a conservative estimate of $15 million.
Height And Other Measurements
Height: 6′ 2″ or 188 cm
Weight:87 kg or 192 lbs
Shoe Size: 11 (US) or 45 (EU)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper.