Carson Daly

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Carson Daly - Biography, Profile, Facts & Career

Carson Daly is an American actor and host. He’s most recognized as the host of The Voice (2011) and TODAY (2013).

Apart from that, he also has a career in producing and radio DJ-ing.


Even though Carson Daly started to gain recognition as he appeared as The Voice’s host in 2011, his career was begun way before that.

He first came from the radio industry when Daly joined KCMJ FM with the name Kid Carson.

Then. he got the time slot on 6-10 PM when he was at KROQ Los Angeles. After that, MTV recruited her as a VJ for the channel.

He eventually gained popularity from his show Total Request Live. It was aired between 1998 to 2003.

He also hosted MTV Live. Next, he debuted in the Last Call with Carson Daly in 2002. His turning point is to become the host of The Voice, a reality music competition on NBC.

He received several awards for the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program from Emmy Awards.

As his career is under the spotlight, Carson Daly appears in some TV series, shows, and even news. Once, Daly briefly appeared in one episode of My Name is Earl

He also hosted New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly for many years and played a small role on Dave Chappelle’s show. Then, Daly became the co-host of the Today Show.

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  • Full name: Carson Jones Daly
  • Stage name: Carson Daly
  • Nickname: The Tool, Buddha
  • Birthplace: June 22, 1973,
  • Birthday: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Talks show host, actor
  • Education: Santa Monica High School
  • Hobbies: Playing golf, listening to music
  • Facebook: @carsondaly
  • Twitter:
  • Instagram: @carsondaly
  • TikTok:
  • YouTube: Last Call With Carson Daly

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 185 cm (6’2”)
  • Weight: 78 Kg (172 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Dark brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: 11 (US)


  • Father: Jim “J.D.” Daly
  • Mother:  Pattie Daly Caruso 
  • Brother: Mark Daly
  • Sister: Quinn Daly
  • Children: Jackson James Daly, London Rose Daly, Etta Jones Daly, Goldie Patricia Daly

Wife, Girlfriend, & Dating History

Tara Reid

He met Tara Reid, who starred in American Pie, during an MTV spring break. It didn’t take them long before getting engaged and moving in together to NYC just seven months after.

Carson reportedly postponed their wedding which was supposed to happened in summer to shoot The Guest. Unfortunately, the pair decided to call the engagement off in 2001.

Neither of them has ever disclosed the reason of their separation, but in a 2013 interview with Elle, he stated that he had “dodged a bullet” by canceling the engagement and marriage and how it “didn’t work” for him.

Christina Aguilera 

In 2002, dating rumors between him an Christina Aguilera spread.

It made into Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady rap song, in which Christina commented that the diss track was “disgusting,” “offensive,” and “not true.”

Jennifer Love Hewitt 

Carson and Jennifer dated after they met in the MTV scene around the late 1990s.

It was a relationship that ended abruptly as she dumped him over the radio, in which according to him in a 2000 interview with People, he “woke up to Howard Stern telling me my relationship with [Jennifer] was over.”

He reportedly had a tattoo of her name in his leg, which he has covered up since. The reason behind the breakup was never disclosed publicly.

Siri Pinter

He settled down in 2002 as he married to Siri Pinter, his now-wife, after meeting her on Last Call With Carson Daly (2002).

Siri used to work in the show as his writer assistant. They initially hid their romance from public for several years, before marrying each other in 2015.

The pair are blessed with four children: Jackson James (born in 2009), Etta Jones (born in 2012), London Rose (born in 2014) and Goldie Patricia (born in 2020).

Net Worth

As cited from multiple online sources, Carson has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He primarily earns the number by working as a television show host with a household name.

Real Estate

Carson and his family live in a huge mansion located in Santa Monica, California. Previously, he also owned a fancy real estate that’s estimated to worth $6.5 million in Long Island, NY.

In sum, his real estate is approximated to worth around $20 million.


Accused for Making Allegedly Homophobic Remarks

In 2012, he’s forced to apologize for his remarks which were deemed as homophobic.

It started on his radio show, as he discussed and have responses to some JetBlue airline passengers that involved into wrestling action after the airplane’s pilot encountered a mental breakdown.

The plane landed on emergency safely in Amarillo, Texas, without anyone getting seriously hurt.

Carson tried to make a joke about the incident by saying gay passengers wouldn’t have the same responses and that he thankful because “it was like a bunch of well-trained dudes” instead of guys who went “to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas” or “the floral convention.”

He apologized by stating that he’s a long-term “supporter of Gay and Lesbian rights” and have unintenionally “offended” some “members of the LGBT community.”


  • The host Daly has a Cancer zodiac sign.
  • Irish is Daly’s ethnicity.
  • Daly’s stepfather owns a golf shop.
  • He has struggled with an anxiety disorder.
  • The well-known soap operas actor, Mark Pinter, is his father-in-law.
  • When he was a child, he wanted to be a priest.
  • During his senior high school, Daly joined the golf team.
  • He enrolled at Loyola Marymount University but didn’t continue it after a year. He wanted to become a professional golf player.
  • The host once played against the famous Tiger Woods in the American Junior Golf Association.
  • Carson became an intern for Jimmy Kimmel’s radio.
  • In 1999, he became the host of Miss Teen USA.
  • He was ranked at 24th in TV’s 25 Greatest Teen Idols.
  • He engaged to a food blogger, Siri Pinter, in October 2013 and married her in December 2015.
  • In 2015, Daly was involved in several controversies due to his tweets about Baltimore protests.
  • Jackson James Daly, their first son, was born in 2009 when Pinter was still his girlfriend.
  • Previously, Carson Daly had a romantic relationship with Jennifer Hewitt until 1999. He was also almost married to Tara Reid in 2001.
  • Carson was also rumored to have a romantic association with Christian Aguilera.
  • In 2019, he accepted Jennifer Lopez’s challenge on no eating carbs and sugar for 10 days. However, it didn’t last long even for 24 hours!
  • His net worth is estimated to be $40 Million

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  • It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002), as himself
  • Joe Dirt (2001), as himself
  • Josie and the Pussycats (2001), as himself
  • Daria Presents “Is It Fall Yet?” (2000), as David (Quinn’s Tutor)

TV Series

  • My Name is Earl (NBC ⏐ 2005), as himself 
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (The WB ⏐ 2002), as himself 

TV Shows

  • Today (NBC ⏐ 2013–present), as himself (Orange Room Anchor)
  • The Voice (NBC ⏐ 2011–present), as himself (Host)
  • New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly (NBC ⏐ 2003–2016, 2018–2020), as himself (host)
  • Windy City Heat (HGTV⏐ 2003), as himself
  • Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC ⏐ 2002–2019), as himself (host)
  • Miss USA (FYI⏐ 2000), as himself (host)
  • Miss Teen USA (FYI⏐ 1999), as himself (host)
  • TRL (MTV ⏐ 1998–2003), as VJ (Video Jockey)


“The No. 1 question I get from everybody is, ‘How did you make it?’ I’m like, Don’t worry about making it. There is no making it. Just be happy.”

“I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.” 

“It’s important for people to realize I don’t want to be the It guy. I want to crawl before I walk. I want to learn about things before I jump into them.” 

“You know, I’m cursed with morals. I was raised a certain way. I wish I wasn’t. I wish I was raised by wolves.” 

“The one thing I learned the most about acting is it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still. It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind frame and depict something.” 

“Carson is an old family name, though my grandma used to watch Johnny all the time and was crazy about him.” 

“The plate tectonics of media have shifted where NBC had to become a new media company from an old media company.” 

“If I could be lucky enough to just have radio as the base for the rest of my life, I could build off that. No matter how successful I become, I always look at radio as the only skill set I can really call on. I even know how to operate the boards.” 

“I do California casual a little bit better than really small European cut, tight apparel But I can rock some Gucci when I need to. I say this as I’m wearing Adidas sweatpants and a ten-year-old Chrome Hearts T-shirt.”

“No one’s on at my time but infomercials.”

“It’s hard to be a breakout show and stay on top. We’re like the flagship show over here.” 

“Do you remember when we were kids and played that game ‘Telephone’? It was like that. The first time I heard about it, someone said he’d been shot 17 times.” 

“When reality television really hit, I just had a backlash towards reality. It seemed like a cheap way to make a product. And then when music reality and ‘Idol hit,’ I just didn’t watch it, it seemed novelty. And of course the story of ‘Idol,’ this is one of the greatest stories in television history.”

“I’m from California, but my father, who passed away when I was young, was from Newark. When I was kid, we would go back east and catch Yankees games. His side of the family are big Yankees fans. But, the real connection came in ’97 when I moved to New York and became friends with the team.” 

Pics of Carson Daly

1. This is Daly’s selfie? How about yours?

Carson Daly - Biography, Profile, Facts & Career

2. Although his career as a host is successful, he never leaves his favorite sport, golf.

Carson Daly - Biography, Profile, Facts & Career

3. He looks like a scientist. Guess how he is doing!

Carson Daly - Biography, Profile, Facts & Career

4. He finally gets what he deserves. Congratulations!

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5. Wow, what is this prize about, Daly?

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As a celebrity, you are not only limited in acting or music career. Just like what Carson Daly pursues, you can be a host and gain fame too!