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Jim Carrey

1962-01-17 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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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.


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania 2023-07-27
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Dr. Robotnik 2022-03-31
Val Self (archive footage) 2021-07-23
Out of Shadows Self (archive footage) 2020-04-11
Sonic the Hedgehog Dr. Robotnik 2020-02-12
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Self (archive footage) 2018-01-19
The Bad Batch The Hermit 2017-06-23
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
Dark Crimes Tadek 2016-10-12
"That's Awesome!": The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' Self 2015-02-17
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas 2014-11-12
Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love Self 2014-01-20
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues CBC News Anchor (uncredited) 2013-12-18
Kick-Ass 2 Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes 2013-07-17
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013-12-06
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray 2013-03-14
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Self - Panelist 2012-09-27
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Self 2011-06-24
Mr. Popper's Penguins Tom Popper 2011-06-17
Jim Carrey - Inside The Actors Studio Himself 2011-01-10
The Making of: I Love You, Phillip Morris Steve Russell / Himself 2011-04-05
Presidential Reunion Ronald Reagan 2010-03-02
A Christmas Carol Scrooge / Ghosts of Christmas (voice) 2009-11-04
I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Russell 2009-01-18
Under the Sea 3D 2009-02-13
Yes Man Carl Allen 2008-12-09
Horton Hears a Who! Horton (voice) 2008-03-03
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
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Himself 2005-10-18
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish 2004-03-19
Stuck on You: It's Funny - The Farrelly Formula Himself 2004-04-20
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain Sham 2004-12-16
Pecan Pie The Driver 2003-01-01
The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians 2003-05-13
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003-10-23
Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan 2003-05-23
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Steve (archive footage) 2002-09-28
America: A Tribute to Heroes Himself 2001-09-21
The Concert for New York City Self 2001-10-20
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians 2001-03-20
The Majestic Peter Appleton 2001-12-21
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
TruTalk Truman Burbank 1998-01-01
George Martin: In My Life Himself 1998-11-12
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
Riddle Me This: Why is Batman Forever? Himself 1995-07-10
Batman Forever Edward Nygma / The Riddler 1995-06-16
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura 1995-11-10
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Self (archive footage) 1994-05-18
The Mask Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask 1994-07-29
Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas 1994-12-16
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura 1994-02-04
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
Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All 1989-05-21
Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer 1989-05-26
Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc 1988-09-08
The Dead Pool Johnny Squares 1988-04-14
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)