Adam Carolla (b. May 27, 1964) is an American comedian, comedy writer, radio personality, television personality and actor. Carolla achieved fame for several broadcast stints: Co-host of the radio show Loveline, from 1995 to 2005 (and its television incarnation on MTV from 1996 to 2000); co-creator and co-star of the television program The Man Show (1999-2004); co-creator and performer on the television program Crank Yankers (2002-present).
Carolla currently hosts The Adam Carolla Show (see section below), a weekday morning radio program broadcast from Los Angeles and syndicated in eleven west-coast markets.
In 2006, Carolla completed work on The Hammer, an independent film that he co-wrote and co-produced. He plays the lead role in the film, opposite Heather Juergensen. The film premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, and its release is anticipated later in the year.
Carolla was born in Pennsylvania to an Italian American father and a Hungarian American mother.
The Hammer is an upcoming comedy starring Adam Carolla and Heather Juergensen. Carolla portrays Jerry Ferro, a retired amateur boxer. The film is set to release in 2007. Approaching forty, Ferro is unsatisfied with his life as a construction worker and part-time boxing instructor in Los Angeles. After a successful bout with a young pro boxer, Ferro decides to don the gloves one last time. The movie recounts his unlikely quest for Olympic gold. Along the way he receives encouragement from his friend and co-worker, Oswaldo Sánchez (Oswaldo Castillo), and love interest Lindsay Pratt (Juergensen). Ferro’s life is based on Adam Carolla’s real experiences as a day-worker in L.A.
The Hammer was conceived by Adam Carolla and writer Kevin Hench. It was directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld and independently produced by Eden Wurmfeld, reuniting the team that created the 2001 independent hit Kissing Jessica Stein. Filming was completed in late July of 2006. The film premiered at the Tribeca... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814130