Paul DelVecchio, publicly known as DJ Pauly D, is an American television personality and disc jockey. He is best known for being a housemate on MTV's reality show Jersey Shore. He is the first of the Jersey Shore cast to get his own spin-off show,The Pauly D Project.
He attended Johnston High School. He began his career as a local DJ under the moniker Pauly D. One of his professional idols was DJ AM. DelVecchio was cast in 2009 for Jersey Shore. He has stated that his being chosen for Jersey Shore had nothing to do with his music, but that they instead sent him a Myspace message after liking his look.
Pauly D announced in October 2013 he was a father of Amabella Sophia's daughter (born in New Jersey). The baby is a few months old and living with her mother. He is reportedly in a custody battle with Sophia.