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. In 2013, he released the single "Back to Love," which peaked at #113 on the UK charts.
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.
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."