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  • Father was a psychologist.
  • Voted Class Clown in high school.
  • Was working as a boxing trainer when he broke into radio by answering a call to train Jimmy Kimmel, then a personality on an L.A. radio show. 
  • Cowrote 1998's The Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love.
  • Competed in Season 6 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, with partner Julianne Hough.
  • In 2010, his book In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list.


  • Jim Carolla — Father
  • Natalia Carolla — Daughter
  • Santino "Sonny" Carolla — Son
  • Lynette Paradise — Wife
  • Kris Novello — Mother


  • Attended Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, United States
  • Profession: TV and radio-show host, Actor, Stand-up comedian, Producer, Writer

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