Adam was born May 27th, 1964, in Pennsylvania, then moved to North Hollywood, California with his family when he was young. His parents divorced in the 1970's. Adam played football at Walter Reed Junior High and North Hollywood High School. After high school, Adam went to junior college to major in ceramics. He later dropped out.
Adam is best known as the really funny guy behind the the radio show Loveline. Now, Adam and his co-host, Dr. Drew have taken the successful radio show to television. Loveline is on MTV, where Adam and Dr. Drew continue to dispense their original style of advice and humor on love, romance, relationships, and sex. For Adam, becoming qualified to discuss issues surrounding matters of the heart in a fun, yet sincere manner is a combination of upbringing and a good sense of timing. His father is a psychologist and his grandmother was a sex therapist (now retired, she's in her 80's for crying out loud). To perfect his timing, Adam, spent years of training with the famous Groundling and Acme Improv, comedy groups in Los Angeles. He also spent considerable time on the boards as a stand-up comedian appearing at the world famous Comedy Store and the Improv, also in Los Angeles. Adam is also an experienced carpenter, boxing instructor, and carpet cleaner!! With a dynamite left hook and a knockout sense of humor, Adam developed the character "Mr. Birchum, the shop teacher" which he brought to the Keven and Bean morning show on KROQ-FM in Los Angeles. "Mr. Birchum" has since become a part of the landscape of Los Angeles radio. Adam, raised in North Hollywood, enjoys sports and is an accomplished writer who has sold a variety of episodes of "The Animaniacs" to Warner Brothers. He also loves anything done by Aaron Spelling and believes the best written show on the air is "The Simpsons." Carolla has a simple philosophy, "Figure out what to do, then take a nap."
Now, Adam is the accomplished author of the Dr. Drew and Adam Book: A Survival Guide to Life and Love. He also has an accomplished television and radio career going. He is on Loveline on KROQ, Loveline on MTV, and the Man Show on Comedy Central.