Adam Carolla is an American comedian, radio and television personality, podcast host, actor, film director, and bestselling author. He is known as the host of the popular podcast The Adam Carolla Show, which was named the “most downloaded podcast” of the year in the Guinness World Records in 2011.
As a political analyst, Carolla has also made guest appearances on a number of notable political talk shows. This versatile media personality has also appeared on the reality TV shows Dancing with the Stars (2008) and The Celebrity Apprentice (2012).
Adam Carolla Bio
Adam Carolla was born on 27 May 1964 in Los Angeles County, California. He grew up in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and later his family moved back to the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Adam Carolla received his early education at the Colfax Elementary School. He received his high school education at Walter Reed Junior High School and North Hollywood High School. After graduation, his high school diploma was held back by the school board for several years until a library fine was paid.
As an adolescent, Carolla faced many challenges on the home front, and as an escape route, he became heavily involved in sports. At the age of 18, he finally left home to start his own life. He initially enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College but left after a few years. After that, he took several odd jobs to earn a living. Later, Adam Carolla enrolled at the Los Angeles-based comedy school The Groundlings, and after graduation, he joined the comedy theatre group ACME.
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 got his first major on-air appearance as co-host of the radio show Loveline (1995-2005). Later, Adam Carolla appeared on the television shows The Man Show (1999-2004) and Crank Yankers (2002-2007), both of which ran in Comedy Central.
The Adam Carolla Show made its debut on January 6, 2006, and after a highly successful three-year run, the show was canceled due to a format shift at flagship channel KLSX. The last episode was broadcast on February 20, 2009. Following the cancellation of his terrestrial radio program, Adam Carolla immediately launched the daily podcast The Adam Carolla Podcast on February 23, 2009. The program was initially broadcast on Carolla’s personal website and generated over 1.6 million downloads in the first week. The show was also named Best Audio Podcast of 2009 by iTunes.
Adam Carolla’s career as a TV presenter was also quite successful. In 2005, Adam Carolla created the short-lived television talk show Too Late with Adam Carolla and the one-season reality TV series The Adam Carolla Project. The media personality had more success as a 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 The Hammer, which he also co-wrote. He also had a short appearance in the independent film Still Waiting in 2009. The talented actor has starred in a number of animated series, including Star Command’s Buzz Lightyear, Family Guy, and Drawn Together. He also sang the character of Wynnchell in the Disney cartoon Wreck-It Ralph (2012).
The illustrious media mogul was also successful as an author, with two of his books on the New York Times bestseller list.
Relationship With Gina Grad
Just like Adam Carolla, Gina Grad is also a radio personality. She is Carolla’s henchman and co-host of the popular podcast The Adam Carolla Show. She is also the show’s newscaster. She has been on the show since 2015, and her working relationship with Carolla has been smooth so far.
Adam Carolla’s Wife
Adam Carolla is married to Lynette Helen Paradise. The couple entered into the bond of marriage 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 contemporary 1960s residence in the community of La Cañada Flintridge in Los Angeles County, California. The couple bought the house in 2015 for $2,500,000. The 3,980 square foot house has 5 bedrooms, 4 old bathrooms, a ranch house, and various other amenities that are characteristic of a modern home.
This is not the couple’s first house in the affluent L.A. suburb of La Cañada Flintridge. Previously they owned a 3,992 square foot hacienda-style house, which they purchased in 2013 for $2,965,000. In September 2015 they sold the house for $3.39 million.
Also in 2015, the media mogul and his wife sold their Spanish style villa in Hollywood Hills for $4.8 million. They had already purchased the property in April 2003 for $1.63 million.
Through decades of hard work and perseverance, Adam Carolla has transformed his status from a young man who did several jobs just to survive to a bonafide media mogul. In his more than two decades of a media career, he has amassed a great deal of wealth, and his net worth is conservatively estimated at $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.