Adam Carolla

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Adam Carolla : biography

May 27, 1964 –

Adam made a short appearance in Jeff Balis’ Still Waiting… (a sequel to Waiting…) playing a pick-up artist guru.

Adam helped write an unproduced screenplay for a movie entitled Deaf Frat Guy: Showdown at Havasu.Adam Carolla interview on Leo The Film Freak, June 21, 2008.

He is the voice of Virgil in the independent short film Save Virgil.

Adam is currently crowdfunding for Road Hard, a film he will be directing and starring in. The movie is set to be about the life of aging road comics. Adam has confirmed on his podcast that, among other comics David Alan Grier will also be starring in the film.

Early life

Adam Carolla was born in Los Angeles, California.Per California Birth Index His father, Jim Carolla, a psychologist of Italian heritage, and his mother, Kris (née McCall), separated when Adam was young. Carolla was not given a middle name; on his driver’s license application he filled the "middle name" blank with "Lakers" (after his love for the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team) and the made-up name still appears on his license. His maternal step-grandfather was screenwriter László Görög, who wrote The Mole People.http://www.lamag.com/features/2007/10/01/inside-the-revved-up-pissed-off-brain-of-adam1

Adam was raised in the North Hollywood district of Los Angeles. He attended Colfax Elementary School, Walter Reed Junior High, and North Hollywood High School. Carolla did not receive his high school diploma until years later as it was held by the school until a library fine was paid. Carolla can be seen paying off the book and receiving his diploma in an episode of his 2005 television show, The Adam Carolla Project.

During his earlier years, Carolla played Pop Warner football for seven years; he later suggested that being involved in sports saved him from a chaotic home life. During his senior year at North Hollywood High School, Carolla distinguished himself in football. In December 1981, he was named to the First Team Offensive Line, Central Valley League, one of 8 leagues at the time in the LA City Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.

He began living on his own at the age of 18. He briefly attended Los Angeles Valley College, a community college, where he was placed on academic probation before dropping out to work in a series of jobs, including carpet cleaner, carpenter, boxing instructor, and traffic school instructor. Although broke, Carolla and his friends and roommates owned a 1963 Cadillac limousine.CarCast episode 241: Pebble Beach auctions

In the early 1990s Carolla studied improvisational comedy with The Groundlings and was a member of the ACME Comedy Theatre troupe.

Personal life

On September 28, 2002, Carolla married Lynette Paradise. Lynette gave birth to their first children, twins Natalia and Santino "Sonny" Richard Carolla on June 7, 2006. On The Adam Carolla Show, Adam repeatedly mentioned the birth was originally scheduled for June 6, but that he and Lynette decided to push it up one day as to avoid the symbolic 666 (06–06–06).

Carolla is a part owner of Amalfi, an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles.

Carolla won the 2013 Pro/Celebrity Race as a professional and the 2012 Pro/Celebrity Race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach as an amateur. The race was run on April 14, 2012 and was broadcast on Speed TV. In 2013, Carolla again competed in the Toyota Grand Prix race, this time he raced as a pro-driver. Carolla finished first in the Pro category in the 2013 race http://gplb.com/news/2013-04-20/rutledge-wood-wins-toyota-pro-celebrity-race- Carolla has previously participated in the race in 2010 and 2003. He finished ninth among 19 racers (fifth among the ten celebrities) in 2010 despite being regarded as a pre-race favorite. He is also a serious automobile collector with over 20 cars. His collection includes several Lamborghinis from the 1960s and early 1970s including two Miuras (of 764 examples ever produced), one of which he has loaned to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, two 400GT 2+2s (of 247 units produced) and a 1965 350GT (one of 135 built). At least one Ferrari and Aston Martin and several vintage race cars round out the collection.

Carolla has stated that he consumes alcohol on a daily basis. He conceived the fortified wine cocktail ‘Mangria’ (a pun on sangria), which later became commercialized with the Napa Valley-based Patio Wine Company as a partner.

Religious and political views

Regarding his religious beliefs, Carolla has stated, "I am not agnostic. I am atheist. I don’t think there is no God; I know there’s no God. I know there’s no God the same way I know many other laws in our universe. I know there’s no God and I know most of the world knows that as well. They just won’t admit it because there’s another thing they know: they know they’re going to die, and it freaks them out. So most people don’t have the courage to admit there’s no God and they know it. They feel it. They try to suppress it. And if you bring it up they get angry because it freaks them out."

Regarding his political views, Carolla has stated, "I guess I would be Republican, in the sense that I want a secure border, I’m not into the welfare state, I’m not into all those freebie lunch programs. It just kind of demeans people." He goes on to state, however, that he is also in favor of traditionally libertarian causes such as the legalization of marijuana and some progressive causes such as "… [being] against semi-automatic and automatic weapons. I’m not an NRA guy by any stretch of the imagination. I’d like alternative energy to be explored and electric cars to be used, but I want them to be powered by nuclear power plants." (He is a member of the advisory board of the Marijuana Policy Project). Elsewhere he has stated that "My feeling is this whole country is founded on the principle of ‘if you are not hurting anyone, and you’re not fucking with someone else’s shit, and you are paying your taxes, you should be able to just do what you want to do.’ It’s the freedom and the independence." In 2010, Carolla posed for the NOH8 campaign.