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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 series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 2022-05-04
Known For
Poster of Dark Crimes
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Bruce Almighty
Movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Carnage/Cletus Kassady 2022-05-04
Movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Dr. Ivo Robotnik 2022-03-30
Movie Space Jam: A New Legacy Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask (voice) 2021-07-08
Movie Val Self (archive footage) 2021-07-23
Movie Sonic the Hedgehog Dr. Robotnik 2020-02-12
Series The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Self 2018-03-26
Series Kidding Jeff 2018-09-09
Movie Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton Himself 2017-09-05
Movie The Bad Batch The Hermit 2017-06-23
Movie Dark Crimes Tadek 2016-10-12
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Movie Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas 2014-11-12
Movie Moshi Monsters: The Movie Furi (voice) 2013-12-20
Series Circus Halligalli Unknown 2013-02-25
Movie Kick-Ass 2 Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes 2013-07-17
Movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray 2013-03-14
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013-12-06
Movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues CBC News Anchor 2013-12-18
Movie FOX 25th Anniversary Special Self 2012-04-22
Movie Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Self - Panelist 2012-09-27
Series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself 2012-07-19
Movie I Am Himself 2011-02-11
Movie Mr. Popper's Penguins Tom Popper 2011-06-17
Movie Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Self 2011-06-24
Movie I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Russell 2009-01-18
Movie A Christmas Carol Scrooge / Ghosts of Christmas (voice) 2009-11-04
Movie Under the Sea 3D 2009-02-13
Movie Horton Hears a Who! Horton (voice) 2008-03-03
Movie Yes Man Carl Allen 2008-12-09
Movie The Number 23 Walter Sparrow / Fingerling 2007-02-23
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Fun with Dick and Jane Dick Harper 2005-12-21
Series The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
Movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish 2004-03-19
Movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain Sham 2004-12-16
Movie Stuck on You: It's Funny - The Farrelly Formula Himself 2004-04-20
Movie The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians 2003-05-13
Movie Pecan Pie The Driver 2003-01-01
Movie Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan 2003-05-23
Series Celebrities Uncensored 2003-06-04
Movie The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003-10-23
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Steve (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes Self 2001-09-21
Movie Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians 2001-03-20
Movie The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Movie The Majestic Peter Appleton 2001-12-21
Movie Me, Myself & Irene Off. Charlie Baileygates / Hank Evans 2000-06-22
Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas Grinch 2000-11-17
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman / Tony Clifton 1999-12-22
Movie The Truman Show Truman Burbank 1998-06-04
Movie George Martin: In My Life Self 1998-11-12
Movie Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth 1998-09-11
Movie Liar Liar Fletcher Reede 1997-03-21
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie The Cable Guy Cable Guy 1996-06-10
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura 1995-11-10
Movie Batman Forever Edward Nygma / The Riddler 1995-06-16
Movie Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? Self - Edward Nygma / Riddler 1995-07-10
Movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura 1994-02-04
Series Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
Movie The Mask Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask 1994-07-29
Movie Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas 1994-12-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Doing Time on Maple Drive Tim Carter 1992-03-16
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator (voice) 1992-07-30
Movie Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act Himself 1991-01-01
Movie High Strung Death (uncredited) 1991-01-01
Series In Living Color James T. Kirk 1990-04-15
Movie Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All 1989-05-21
Movie Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer 1989-05-26
Movie The Dead Pool Johnny Squares 1988-04-14
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc 1988-09-08
Movie Peggy Sue Got Married Walter Getz 1986-10-10
Movie Once Bitten Mark Kendall 1985-11-15
Movie Finders Keepers 1984-05-18
Series The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton 1984-04-12
Movie The Sex and Violence Family Hour 1983-01-01
Movie Copper Mountain Bobby Todd 1983-01-01
Series Buffalo Bill Unknown 1983-05-31
Movie All in Good Taste 1983-05-06
Movie Rubberface Tony Moroni 1981-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Oscars Jim Carrey 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14