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Jim Carrey

1962-01-17 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian and American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Known for his energetic slapstick performances, Carrey first gained recognition in 1990, after landing a recurring role in the American sketch comedy television series In Living Color (1990–1994). He broke out as a star in motion pictures with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber (all 1994). This was followed up with Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Batman Forever (both 1995), and Liar Liar (1997). In the 2000s, he gained further notice for his portrayal of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and for the comedy Me, Myself & Irene (both in 2000), as well as Bruce Almighty (2003), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man, Horton Hears a Who! (both 2008), and A Christmas Carol (2009). In the 2010s, Carrey appeared in the films Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Kick-Ass 2 (both 2013), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), and portrayed Leap Day William in the sitcom 30 Rock (2012). In 2020, he portrayed Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog and Joe Biden in six episodes of Saturday Night Live in the leadup to the 2020 United States presidential election. Although largely typecast as a comedic actor, Carrey has had success in dramatic roles. His first dramatic success was starring in the Emmy-nominated made-for-television film Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992). Carrey gained attention for his leading roles in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), earning Golden Globe Awards for each film. He later starred in the psychological science fiction romantic drama film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004); this performance is repeatedly lauded as one of the most important and seminal in Carrey's career and for which he was nominated for both the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and another Golden Globe Award. He was also praised for his dramatic role of Jeff Piccirillo in the Showtime tragicomedy series Kidding, for which he was nominated for another Golden Globe. The Guardian named him one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination. In 2013, Carrey published his first book, a children's story, entitled How Roland Rolls; the book was awarded a 2013 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award. In 2020, Carrey published his first novel, Memoirs, and Misinformation, which he co-authored with Dana Vachon


The Weeknd x The Dawn FM Experience Radio Announcer 2022-02-26
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Dr. Ivo Robotnik 2022-03-30
The Weeknd: 103.5 Dawn FM 103.5 Dawn FM DJ 2022-01-07
Val Self (archive footage) 2021-07-23
Jim Carrey, l'Amérique démasquée Self - Actor (archive) 2021-09-05
Sonic the Hedgehog Dr. Robotnik 2020-02-12
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Self (archive footage) 2018-01-19
I Needed Color as Himself 2017-07-25
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton Himself 2017-09-05
The Bad Batch The Hermit 2017-06-23
Dark Crimes Tadek 2016-10-12
"That's Awesome!": The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' Self 2015-02-17
Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas 2014-11-12
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love Self 2014-01-20
Kick-Ass 2 Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes 2013-07-17
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray 2013-03-14
Stephen Hawking Biography 2013-01-01
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013-12-06
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues CBC News Anchor 2013-12-18
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Self - Panelist 2012-09-27
FOX 25th Anniversary Special Self 2012-04-22
Mr. Popper's Penguins Tom Popper 2011-06-17
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Self 2011-06-24
Presidential Reunion Ronald Reagan 2010-03-02
I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Russell 2009-01-18
Under the Sea 3D 2009-02-13
A Christmas Carol Scrooge / Ghosts of Christmas (voice) 2009-11-04
Horton Hears a Who! Horton (voice) 2008-03-03
Yes Man Carl Allen 2008-12-09
The Number 23 Walter Sparrow / Fingerling 2007-02-23
Kings of Comedy USA Himself 2006-10-23
Fun with Dick and Jane Dick Harper 2005-12-21
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain Sham 2004-12-16
Stuck on You: It's Funny - The Farrelly Formula Himself 2004-04-20
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish 2004-03-19
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003-10-23
Pecan Pie The Driver 2003-01-01
Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan 2003-05-23
The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians 2003-05-13
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Steve (archive footage) 2002-09-28
The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
The Majestic Peter Appleton 2001-12-21
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians 2001-03-20
America: A Tribute to Heroes Self 2001-09-21
Me, Myself & Irene Off. Charlie Baileygates / Hank Evans 2000-06-22
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Grinch 2000-11-17
Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman / Tony Clifton 1999-12-22
George Martin: In My Life Self 1998-11-12
TruTalk Truman Burbank 1998-01-01
The Truman Show Truman Burbank 1998-06-04
Junket Whore Self 1998-10-12
Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth 1998-09-11
Liar Liar Fletcher Reede 1997-03-21
The Cable Guy Cable Guy 1996-06-10
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura 1995-11-10
Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? Self - Edward Nygma / Riddler 1995-07-10
Batman Forever Edward Nygma / The Riddler 1995-06-16
The Mask Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask 1994-07-29
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Self (archive footage) 1994-05-18
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura 1994-02-04
Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas 1994-12-16
A Tribute to Sam Kinison Himself 1993-05-23
Doing Time on Maple Drive Tim Carter 1992-03-16
The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator (voice) 1992-07-30
High Strung Death (uncredited) 1991-01-01
Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act Himself 1991-01-01
Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer 1989-05-26
Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All 1989-05-21
The Dead Pool Johnny Squares 1988-04-14
Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc 1988-09-08
Peggy Sue Got Married Walter Getz 1986-10-10
Once Bitten Mark Kendall 1985-11-15
Finders Keepers 1984-05-18
Copper Mountain Bobby Todd 1983-01-01
All in Good Taste 1983-05-06
The Sex and Violence Family Hour 1983-01-01
Rubberface Tony Moroni 1981-01-01
Seuss Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel (rumored)