Carson Daly

Carson Daly

Active - 2000 - 2013  |   Born - Jun 22, 1973 in Santa Monica, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Music, Fantasy

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Few celebrities claim a broader omnipresence in the media than former MTV veejay and all-around heartthrob Carson Daly. This quintessential Southern California native shot to fame in the late '90s, initially as the host of the MTV channel's Total Request Live -- a long-running showcase for the most requested music videos of the day, voted on by viewers. Around January 2002, Daly left the program and received an offer from NBC to produce and host one of that network's late-late-night talk spots, Last Call with Carson Daly, which premiered to -- and sustained -- excellent ratings. In 2011, he began hosting the popular competetive reality series The Voice and in fall of 2013, continued his relationship with NBC by taking a job as one of the hosts of the Today show.

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  • Told Entertainment Tonight in 2000 that he stayed home and watched 60 Minutes with his dad the night of the prom.
  • Played against Tiger Woods in the American Junior Golf Association and won a partial golf scholarship to Loyola Marymount University, where he was a theology student.
  • Credited as the first person in the U.S. to interview Canadian singer Alanis Morissette.
  • Discovered by MTV while working as a DJ for KROQ.
  • Learned his two-year romance with girlfriend Jennifer Love Hewitt was over when he heard it on the radio in 1999.
  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award at MTV's 2004 TRL Awards.
  • Ranked No. 24 on TV GUIDE's 2005 list of TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols.
  • Has his own production company, Carson Daly Productions, and co-founded the record label 456 Entertainment.