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Jim Carrey

James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer and writer. He has received two Golden Globe Awards and has also been nominated on four occasions. Carrey began stand-up comedy in 1979, performing at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario. After gaining prominence in 1981, he began working at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles where he was soon noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who immediately signed him to open his tour performances. Carrey, long interested in film and television, developed a close friendship with comedian Damon Wayans, which landed him a role in the sketch comedy hit In Living Color, in which he portrayed various characters during the show's 1990 season. Having had little success in television movies and several low-budget films, Carrey was cast as the title character in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective which premiered in February, 1994, making more than $72 million domestically. The film spawned a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), in which he reprised the role of Ventura. High profile roles followed when he was cast as Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask (1994) for which he gained a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and as Lloyd Christmas in the comedy film Dumb and Dumber (1994). Between 1996 and 1999, Carrey continued his success after earning lead roles in several highly popular films including The Cable Guy (1996), Liar Liar (1997), in which he was nominated for another Golden Globe Award and in the critically acclaimed films The Truman Show and Man on the Moon, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. Both films earned Carrey Golden Globe awards. Since earning both awards — the only two in his three-decade career— Carrey continued to star in comedy films, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) where he played the title character, Bruce Almighty (2003) where he portrayed the role of unlucky TV reporter Bruce Nolan, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), and A Christmas Carol (2009). Carrey has also taken on more serious roles including Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) alongside Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst, which earned him another Golden Globe nomination, and Steven Jay Russell in I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) alongside Ewan McGregor.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Carrey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 17, 1962 In Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A tale of Ladybug and Cat Noir
Latest Project:
Movie Seuss 2022-10-07
Known For
Poster of Kidding
Poster of The New Yorker Presents
Poster of Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
Poster of Circus Halligalli
Movie Seuss Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel (rumored)
Movie Space Jam 2 Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask (Voice)
Movie Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Dr. Ivo Robotnik / Eggman
Movie A tale of Ladybug and Cat Noir Hawk Moth
Movie Sonic the Hedgehog Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik
Movie Dark Crimes Tadek
Series The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Himself
Series Kidding Jeff
Movie The Bad Batch The Hermit
Movie I Needed Color as Himself
Movie Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton Himself
Series The New Yorker Presents Truman Burbank
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Himself
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Himself
Movie Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas
Movie And the Oscar Goes To...
Movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues CBC News Anchor (uncredited)
Movie Kick-Ass 2 Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes
Movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray
Series Circus Halligalli Unknown
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
Movie Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Panelist
Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself
Movie Mr. Popper's Penguins Tom Popper
Movie I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Russell
Movie A Christmas Carol Scrooge / Ghost of Christmas Past / Scrooge as a Young Boy / Scrooge as a Teenage Boy / Scrooge as a Young Man / Scrooge as a Middle Aged Man / Ghost of Christmas Present / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Movie Under the Sea 3D Unknown
Movie Yes Man Carl Allen
Movie Horton Hears a Who! Horton (voice)
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself
Movie The Number 23 Walter Sparrow / Fingerling
Movie Kings of Comedy USA Himself
Series 30 Rock Dave Williams
Movie Fun with Dick and Jane Dick Harper
Movie Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Himself
Series The Office The Fingerlakes Guy
Movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish
Movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain Sham
Movie The Work of Director Michel Gondry
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown
Movie Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan
Movie The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Himself
Movie Pecan Pie The Driver
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Steve (archive footage)
Movie The Concert for New York City Himself
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes
Movie The Majestic Peter Appleton
Movie Me, Myself & Irene Off. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans
Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas Grinch
Movie Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton
Series The Early Show Unknown
Movie George Martin: In My Life
Movie Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth
Movie The Truman Show Truman Burbank
Movie TruTalk Truman Burbank
Series The View Unknown
Movie Liar Liar Fletcher Reede
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown
Movie The Cable Guy Cable Guy
Movie Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura
Movie Batman Forever Edward Nygma / The Riddler
Movie Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas
Movie The Mask Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask
Series Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown
Movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown
Movie A Tribute to Sam Kinison
Movie Doing Time on Maple Drive Tim Carter
Movie The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator (voice)
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown
Movie High Strung Death (uncredited)
Movie Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act Himself
Series In Living Color James T. Kirk
Movie Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All
Movie Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer
Movie Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc
Movie The Dead Pool Johnny Squares
Movie Peggy Sue Got Married Walter Getz
Movie Once Bitten Mark Kendall
Movie Finders Keepers
Series The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton
Movie The Sex and Violence Family Hour
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown
Movie Copper Mountain Bobby Todd
Movie All in Good Taste Unknown
Series Buffalo Bill Unknown
Movie Rubberface Tony Moroni
Series Saturday Night Live Himself - Host
Series The Academy Awards Unknown
Series Today Unknown