He was born Scott Thompson on Feb. 25, 1965 in Cocoa Beach, FL, and was the son of Larry Thompson, a former rocket scientist that worked on the Gemini and Apollo missions. He graduated from Cocoa High School and went on to attend Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. When he was still a freshman, Carrot Top's roommate talked him into going on stage at a college open-mike night, marking the beginning of his career. Telling old, stale jokes did not bring the laughs that night, but a determined Carrot Top went back on stage the following semester. This time, however, he wrote his own material, which he based on college life. He was a hit. After earning a marketing degree, Carrot Top worked...
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