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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 Ricky Stanicky
Latest Project:
Movie Dark Crimes 2018-05-18
Known For
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Eine Nervensäge
Poster of Wer hat, der hat
Poster of NASCAR Drivers: Non-Stop
Series NASCAR Drivers: Non-Stop Peter Appleton 2019
Movie Dark Crimes Tadek 2018-05-18
Series Struggle Tim Carter 2018
Movie Ricky Stanicky Ricky Stanicky 2018
Movie The Bad Batch The Hermit 2017-06-23
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Celebration 2015-02-15
Movie Dumm und Dümmehr Lloyd Christmas 2014-11-12
Movie Anchorman - Die Legende kehrt zurück CBC News Anchor 2013-12-18
Movie The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013-12-06
Movie Der unglaubliche Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray 2013-03-14
Movie Kick-Ass 2 Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes 2013-08-14
Movie Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Panelist 2012-09-27
Movie I Am Himself 2011-02-11
Movie Mr. Poppers Pinguine Tom Popper 2011-06-17
Movie Disneys Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come 2009-11-04
Movie I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Russell 2009-01-18
Movie Under the Sea 3D 2009-02-13
Movie Der Ja-Sager Carl Allen 2008-12-09
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Lemony Snicket - Rätselhafte Ereignisse Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain Sham 2005-01-27
Movie Dick und Jane Dick Harper 2005-12-21
Movie Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Himself 2005-10-18
Series The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
Movie Vergiss mein nicht! Joel Barish 2004-05-20
Movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish 2004-03-19
Series WWE Experience Fletcher Reede 2004-05-02
Series Comedy Inc. Ace Ventura 2003-02-01
Movie Pecan Pie The Driver 2003-01-01
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Bruce Allmächtig Bruce Nolan 2003-05-23
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Do Over Walter Getz 2002-09-19
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Steve (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Movie The Concert for New York City 2001-10-20
Series 30 Minute Meals Off. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans 2001-11-17
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001-09-21
Movie Der Grinch Grinch 2000-11-17
Movie Der Mondmann Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton 1999-12-22
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Über Gürteltiere, Simon und mich Adult Joe Wenteworth 1998-09-11
Movie Les Misérables James T. Kirk 1998-05-01
Movie Die Truman Show Truman Burbank 1998-06-04
Series City Guys Walter Sparrow / Fingerling 1997-09-06
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Ace Ventura - Jetzt wird's wild Ace Ventura 1995-11-10
Movie Batman Forever Edward Nygma / The Riddler 1995-08-03
Series Space Ghost Coast to Coast Unknown 1994-04-15
Movie Dumm und dümmer 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 Eine Nervensäge Death (uncredited) 1991-01-01
Movie Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer 1989-05-26
Movie Mike Hammer - Mädchen, Morde und Moneten 1989-05-21
Movie Zebo, der dritte aus der Sternenmitte Wiploc 1988-09-08
Movie Das Todesspiel Johnny Squares 1988-07-12
Series Mission: Impossible Cable Guy 1988-10-23
Series The Bronx Zoo Horton 1987-03-19
Movie Einmal beißen bitte Mark Kendall 1985-11-15
Series The Duck Factory Skip Tarkenton 1984-04-12
Movie Wer hat, der hat 1984-05-18
Movie The Sex and Violence Family Hour 1983-01-01
Movie Spaß am Copper Mountain Bobby Todd 1983-01-01
Movie All in Good Taste 1983-05-06
Series Buffalo Bill Unknown 1983-05-31
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Rubberface Tony Moroni 1981-01-01
Series Ripping Yarns Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask 1976-01-07
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14