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Adam Carolla

Highest Rated:   100% The 24 Hour War (2016)
Lowest Rated:   3% Down to You (2000)
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Birthplace:   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
A comedic performer who followed a most unlikely (and circuitous) route into show business, Adam Carolla pursued careers as a carpenter and boxing coach before entering the celebrity arena, first on radio, as the co-host of the call-in program Loveline, opposite psychotherapist Dr. Drew Pinsky. The program netted such a massive fan base and viewership that it spawned not only an MTV spin-off in 1996, but its own website, a book, speaking tours, movie appearances by the co-hosts, and the like. Carolla then made an even bigger impact on the small screen as the creator and host of two popular satirical series. The first, The Man Show, debuted in 1999; this tongue-in-cheek homage to machismo, done in a talk-show format, found its co-hosts (Carolla and comic Jimmy Kimmel) brazenly and unapologetically celebrating the basest qualities and "interests" of chauvinistic men, such as ogling women, guzzling beer, and watching porn. That program would eventually fold in 2004, a year after Carolla and Kimmel left; in the meantime, Carolla and his colleagues debuted another series on Comedy Central network, Crank Yankers (2002) -- a Jerky Boys-style homage to prank phone calls that found celebrities conducting outrageous (and frequently vulgar) "shock" phone calls while onscreen puppets "acted-out" the dialogues.Carolla subsequently made national headlines for taking over much of Howard Stern's radio market (alongside rock singer David Lee Roth) when Stern transitioned to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2006. Carolla also acted in films including Down to You (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), and The Hammer (2007). A third TV series, The Adam Carolla Project (2005), found Carolla and Kimmel spoofing programs such as This Old House and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition by humorously "fixing up" Carolla's childhood home on camera. In 2008, the comic also participated as a dancer opposite Julianne Hough in season six of the competitive reality series Dancing with the Stars.He built a podcasting empire on the strength of his loyal fan-following, giving others a model for how ad-supported traditional radio can adapt to the new medium. In 2012 he lent his comedic insights to the Morgan Spurlock documentary Mansome.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
55% Can We Take a Joke?
  • Actor
2016
100% The 24 Hour War
  • Director
  • Producer
2016
90% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2015
55% Road Hard
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Bruce
2015
86% Wreck-it Ralph
  • Wynnchel
$189.5M 2012
25% Mansome
  • Actor
$18.9k 2012
No Score Yet Division III: Football's Finest
  • Chet Ryback
2011
No Score Yet The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!
  • Spanky Ham
2010
No Score Yet Still Waiting...
  • Ken
2008
80% The Hammer
  • Jerry Ferro
  • Executive Producer
$0.5M 2007
No Score Yet Ali Rap
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Windy City Heat
  • Actor
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet Farewell Bender
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet American Stag
  • Host
2006
No Score Yet Wasted.
  • Nick Morgan
2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I.
  • Detective
2002
53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Actor
$29.9M 2001
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner
  • Actor
2001
57% A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Comedy Team of Pete & James
  • Actor
2001
3% Down to You
  • `The Man Show' Host
2000
No Score Yet Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins
  • Commander Nebula
2000
No Score Yet After Sex
  • Himself
1999
No Score Yet Art House
  • Cool Guy
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Screenwriter
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
50% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • Death
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1999
No Score Yet Hollywood Hillbillies
2014-2015
  • Reality cast member
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dr. Drew's Lifechangers
2011-2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Dave's Old Porn
2011-2012
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Appearing
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Gene Simmons Family Jewels
2006-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
  • Himself
  • 2003
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2002

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