Larry Carroll was born in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where he grew up studying theatre and fine arts. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the University of Florida.
After working as an art director/producer for various advertising agencies for many years, Carroll started directing commercials for Sundog Productions, a company he founded with offices in Detroit and Los Angeles. In that time, Carroll produced and directed hundreds of commercials for a wide range of clients including Ford, Chevrolet, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, GMC, ABC TV, Domino’s Pizza, AC/Delco, Charles Schwab and numerous others.
Carroll wrote, directed and edited an award-winning, feature length documentary on the late comedian, Sam Kinison, which ran on HBO. Among other awards, “Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh?” won the Chris Award, the highest honor from the Columbus International Film Festival; the Telly for Best Documentary and he also received the Best Director Award at the New York International Film and Video Festival for his film on Kinison.
Carroll then went on to direct episodic television, including the pilot for “Peacemakers,” a series he co-created for USA Network. The pilot was the second most watched premiere in cable television history. Recently, Carroll completed a short film titled, “Sword” for Canon Cameras.
He has continued to pursue his love of painting and has exhibited in numerous galleries including a series of oil paintings and a short film titled “Soldiers” at the third annual GROUP W ARTISTS exhibit in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Carroll’s painting “Egg in Space” was selected for exhibition in “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art” at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Over 1000 artists entered hubcap paintings and sculptures of which 260 were selected for the show.
He also directed a 10 minute short film about the Landfillart project, the idea that gave birth to the hubcap exhibit which will screen at the Museum Exhibit opening in the fall of 2014.
Carroll is currently teaching Directing and Producing at the University of Southern California in the School of Cinematic Arts graduate studies.