September 22, 1975 |
East Liverpool, Ohio
|Years active||1997 – present|
|Notable works and roles||The Tonight Show
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour
Mobile Home Disaster
Caparulo grew up primarily in a region of Ohio near the Pennsylvania and West Virginia borders. Caparulo attended East Liverpool High School, graduating in 1993. After graduating from Kent State, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Pi, he started his stand-up career in night clubs in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh in 1997. He then spent several years working as a doorman at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, California and as a groundskeeper at a local golf course.
Caparulo, known to many as "Cap," got his first big breaks appearing at the 2003 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was offered a sitcom, and on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. He has since appeared on The Tonight Show, was featured on Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation hosted by Bill Engvall, and was one of the comedians documented on Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour. He hosted Mobile Home Disaster on CMT, and played the part of 'Brian' on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Work It." He also has a comedy special that aired on Comedy Central on December 21, 2008 called "John Caparulo: Meet Cap" which was directed by Dave Higby. The special was released on CD on February 10, 2009 and on DVD on April 14, 2009. Cap intermittently hosts "The Mad Cap Hour" radio show with his wife Jamie Caparulo, and comedian Mark Ellis on Sirius XM, toadhopnetwork.com, and iTunes. Although he is currently touring nationally, he also regularly appears on the E! show Chelsea Lately, and voices the character of 'Headphone Joe' on Disney's "Fish Hooks." Cap released his second album titled "Come Inside Me' in August, 2013.
On the November 4th, 2010 episode of Chelsea Lately, John announced that he proposed to Jamie Marie Kelly after his October 29th performance at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California. John and Jamie were wed at Water Street Tavern near their alma mater, Kent State University, on May 27th, 2012. The couple currently resides in Calabasas, California with their two dogs--a Basset Hound and a Puggle.
|US Comedy||US Country|
|John Caparulo: Meet Cap||8||—|
|Come Inside Me||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
(name, # and/or airdate)
|2003 - 2004||The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||CBS||"James Marsden, Alex Kingston,
and John Caparulo" (Episode 967)
May 7, 2003
"Eric Idle, Lauren Holly,
and John Caparulo" (Episode 1,170)
May 5, 2004
|2004||ESPN25: Who's #1?||ESPN||"Most Outrageous Characters"
July 13, 2004
|2005||Premium Blend||Comedy Central||"Alex Ortiz, Ophira Eisenberg,
Matt Iseman and John Caparulo"
February 4, 2005
|2005–2008||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||NBC||"Avril Lavigne, Pamela Anderson,
Selma Blair and John Caparulo"
August 12, 2005,
"Jennifer Aniston, John Caparulo,
The All-American Rejects"
April 4, 2006,
January 5, 2008
|2006||Comedy Central Presents: John Caparulo||Comedy Central||Episode #171
April 7, 2006
|2008 - present||Mobile Home Disaster||CMT||All episodes||Host|
|2008–present||Chelsea Lately||E!||Recurring||Roundtable panelist|
|2008||John Caparulo: Meet Cap||Comedy Central||December 21, 2008||Performer|
|2009–present||The International Sexy Ladies Show||G4||June 7, 2009||Commentator|
|2006||Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour||February 8, 2008||Performer||First shown at 2006 Toronto
International Film Festival.
|2007||Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation||November 17, 2007||Performer||Live performance for TV,
- "John Caparulo - Just For Laughs 2006". YouTube.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "The Late Late Show with Crain Kilborn James Marsden, Alex Kingston, and John Caparulo". TV.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "The Tonight Show: John Caparulo". Hulu.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.[dead link]
- Staff, Variety (February 1, 2008). "John Caparulo (Stars in Vince Vaughn's 'Wild West Comedy Show')". Variety.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "John Caparulo Clip". Metacafe.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "Meet Cap (CD) By: John Caparulo (Artist)". Tower.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "DVD: John Caparulo: Meet Cap (Full Frame)". Wal-mart.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Himself Eric Idle, Lauren Holly, and John Caparulo". TV.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "ESPN25: Who's #1?: Most Outrageous Characters". TV.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "Premium Blend: Episode 802". TV.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Show #2988". TV.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Guest Jennifer Aniston; John Caparulo; The All-American Rejects". TV.com. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Next Generation (2007)". Netflix. Retrieved March 17, 2009.
- John Caparulo's website
- John Caparulo at MySpace
- John Caparulo at the Internet Movie Database
- John Caparulo at TV.com
- Warner Bros. Records Nashville profile
- Comedy Central profile
- The Comedy Network profile