Also known as DJ Pauly D, he became famous for his role on MTV's Jersey Shore, and later starred in The Pauly D Project. He'd later become the star of MTV's A Double Shot at Love along with his Jersey Shore co-star Vinny Guadagnino.
He went to Johnston High School, idolized DJ AM, and worked as a local DJ until Jersey Shore contacted him through Myspace.
He signed a three-album contract with G-Unit Records, and released "Beat Dat Beat (It's Time To)" in 2010. In 2013, he released the single "Back to Love," which peaked at #113 on the UK charts.
He was raised alongside his sister Vanessa by his parents Donna and Paul in Providence, Rhode Island. He has a daughter named Amabella Sophia. He dated pop singer Aubrey O'Day; however the couple called it quits in July of 2017.
He starred on the hit reality TV series Jersey Shore with Nicole Polizzi, also known as "Snookie."