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Also Known As: Carson Jones Daly Died:
Born: June 22, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA Profession: tv host, disc jockey, radio host, veejay, actor

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Becoming a MTV VJ was the last thing on Carson Daly's mind. In fact, Daly aspired to become a priest or a professional golfer, not a MTV icon. Born in Santa Monica, California, Daly grew up with strong Christian beliefs. He was a lover of golf and was part of the Santa Monica High School Vikings golf team. His hard work on the course paid off when he was awarded a partial golf scholarship to Loyola Marymount University where he opted to major in Theology. By the end of his first semester, Daly dropped out of Loyola Marymount University and relocated to Palm Springs, California. He had given up his dreams of becoming a priest and decided to put his full focus on playing golf professionally. While in Palm Springs, Daly reunited with an old friend who offered him an internship at KCMJ. Daly made such an impression on the staff at the radio station that he began producing the station's morning show. He then began working part time at LIVE 105 and shortly after, Daly became one of their popular on air dee jays. Daly has been credited as the first person in the United States to interview singer Alanis Morissette. He also played a big part in the success of the group Smashmouth. In 1996, Daly relocated to...

Becoming a MTV VJ was the last thing on Carson Daly's mind. In fact, Daly aspired to become a priest or a professional golfer, not a MTV icon.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Daly grew up with strong Christian beliefs. He was a lover of golf and was part of the Santa Monica High School Vikings golf team. His hard work on the course paid off when he was awarded a partial golf scholarship to Loyola Marymount University where he opted to major in Theology.

By the end of his first semester, Daly dropped out of Loyola Marymount University and relocated to Palm Springs, California. He had given up his dreams of becoming a priest and decided to put his full focus on playing golf professionally. While in Palm Springs, Daly reunited with an old friend who offered him an internship at KCMJ. Daly made such an impression on the staff at the radio station that he began producing the station's morning show. He then began working part time at LIVE 105 and shortly after, Daly became one of their popular on air dee jays.

Daly has been credited as the first person in the United States to interview singer Alanis Morissette. He also played a big part in the success of the group Smashmouth. In 1996, Daly relocated to the popular KROCK station in California. It was as a DJ for KROCK that he was discovered by MTV. In 1997, Daly became the host of MTV LIVE. He then went on to host the ever-popular MTV TRL (1998). In 2002, Daly was seen not only during the day, but began hosting the night show, "Last Call with Carson Daly."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Windy City Heat (2003) Himself
3.
 Josie and the Pussycats (2001) Himself
4.
 Daria: Is It Fall Yet? (2000) Voice Of David Sorensen
5.
 2gether (2000) Himself
7.
 Michael Jackson Number Ones (2003) Special Appearance
9.
 Snoop to the Extreme (2003) Interviewee
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Milestones close milestones

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Ranked in the top ten high school golfers
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Obtained a partial golf scholarship to Loyola Marymount University
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Considered becoming a Roman Catholic Priest; entered Theology school at LMU
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Moved to Palm Springs, CA and interned at KCMJ; later became a morning show producer
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Began working as a disk-jockey for an alternative station in San Diego, CA
1996:
Began working at Los Angeles radio station KROQ
1997:
Recruited by MTV to be a guest VJ; hosted "MTV Live"
1998:
Hosted popular countdown show "Total Request Live/TRL" (MTV)
2001:
Hosted the MTV reality show "Making The Band"
2002:
Hosted NBC's late night talk show "Last Call with Carson Daly"
2004:
Began hosting "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" (NBC)
2011:
Hosted NBC reality competition series "The Voice"
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Education

Santa Monica High School: Santa Monica , California - 1991
Loyola Marymount University: Los Angeles , California -
College of the Desert: Palm Desert , California -

Notes

"It's important for people to realize I don't want to be the IT guy. I want to crawl before I walk." -- Daly Eonline 12/2000

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companion:
Jennifer Love Hewitt. Actor.
companion:
Jennifer Love Hewitt. Actor. Broke up with Daly through her publicist. Daly heared that he and Hewitt were no longer together on the radio; together 1997-99.
companion:
Tara Reid. Actor. Became engaged in 2000; separated in 2001.
companion:
Tara Reid. Swedish.
companion:
Jaime Pressly. Singer.
companion:
Jaime Pressly. Actor. Met on New Year's Eve 2001.
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father:
J D Daly. Actor. Had minor role in "Public Enemy" (1931).
father:
J D Daly. Died of bladder cancer in 1979.
mother:
Patty Caruso. Remarried after Daly's father died; hosted local cable TV show in Southern California.
mother:
Patty Caruso. Had nine; survived him.
step-father:
Richard Caruso. Real estate agent.
step-father:
Richard Caruso. Russian.
sister:
Quinn K Daly. Publicist. Born on August 17, 1970.
sister:
Quinn K Daly. Married.
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