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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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Born:
Jan 17, 1962 In Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
71
First Appeared:
In the series XPM
Latest Project:
Series Struggle 2018
Known For
Poster of Yes Man
Poster of Me, Myself & Irene
Poster of Man on the Moon
Filmography
Series XPM Lane Bidlekoff 2018
Movie Ricky Stanicky Ricky Stanicky 2018
Series Struggle Tim Carter 2018
Movie True Crimes Tadek 2016-01-11
Movie Masterminds 2016-09-29
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Celebration 2015-02-15
Movie Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas 2014-11-12
Movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray 2013-03-14
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Himself 2013-12-06
Movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues CBC News Anchor 2013-12-18
Movie Kick-Ass 2 Colonel Stars and Stripes 2013-07-17
Movie Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Panelist 2012-09-27
Movie Mr. Popper's Penguins Tom Popper 2011-06-17
Movie I Am Himself 2011-02-11
Movie I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Russell 2009-01-18
Movie A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come 2009-11-04
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
Series WWE Experience Fletcher Reede 2004-05-02
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 Pecan Pie The Driver 2003-01-01
Movie Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan 2003-05-23
Series The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters Unknown 2003-10-12
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series Comedy Inc. Unknown 2003-02-01
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Steve (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Series Do Over Unknown 2002-09-19
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001-09-21
Movie The Majestic Peter Appleton 2001-12-21
Movie Turn It Up Unknown 2000-09-06
Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas Grinch 2000-11-17
Movie Me, Myself & Irene Off. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans 2000-06-22
Movie Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton 1999-12-22
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth 1998-09-11
Movie Les Misérables James T. Kirk 1998-05-01
Movie The Truman Show Truman Burbank 1998-06-04
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
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 Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas 1994-12-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator (voice) 1992-07-30
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act Himself 1991-01-01
Movie High Strung Death (uncredited) 1991-01-01
Movie Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Brad Peters 1989-05-21
Movie Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer 1989-05-26
Movie The Dead Pool Johnny Squares 1988-07-12
Movie Die Hard Unknown 1988-07-15
Series Mission: Impossible Cable Guy 1988-10-23
Movie Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc 1988-09-08
Series The Bronx Zoo Horton 1987-03-19
Movie Once Bitten Mark Kendall 1985-11-15
Series The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton 1984-04-12
Movie The Sex and Violence Family Hour Host / Various Personalities 1983-01-01
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie All in Good Taste Ralph 1983-05-06
Movie Copper Mountain Bobby Todd 1983-01-01
Movie Introducing... Janet Tony Moroni 1981-01-01
Series Ripping Yarns Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask 1976-01-07
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Oscar Unknown 1967-10-10
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14