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Jim Carrey

Mostly Credited As: Jim Carrey
Sometimes Credited As: James Carrey

Birth Name: James Eugene Carrey
Date Of Birth: January 17, 1962 (Age 52)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Newmarket, Ontario
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Jim Carrey



The crazy comedian Jim Carrey started out life in the Toronto suburbs of Newmarket, Ontario as the youngest child of four. At the age of 10, Carrey was spontaneous and would preform for anyone willing to watch. He even sent in his résumé to "The Carol Burnett Show". Carrey continued to keep up his comical attitude even through Junior High, and was granted a few moments each day after school to preform a few stand-up routines for his classmates.

But even for a comedian-in-the-making, things aren't always a bunddle of laughs as Carrey's life suddenly took a turn for the worst. He and his family were forced to move to another Toronto suburb, Scarborough, where they took security and janitorial jobs in the Teens Wheel factory. Jim would work 8-hour shifts after school let out at Agincourt Collegiate Institute (oldest high school in Scarborough), leaving little time for school work, causing his grades to slip. After a while, Carrey and his family finally caught a little break as they moved into a Volkswagon, waiting until they could move back in town. As things started to look up again, Carrey decided to try doing stand-up in comedy clubs, and dropped out of school at the age of 16. To Carrey's disappointment, his first comedy debute was a complete failure, but he didn't let it stop him.

Carrey continued to work on his acts, and when he turned 17 he moved up to Los Angeles where he got a job at The Comedy Store. During one of Carrey's act, he was noticed by comedian Rodney Dangerfield. Impressed by Carrey's preformance, Dangerfield signed Carrey up to open his tour preformances for one entire season. This is where Carrey's claim to fame really started, but not before getting married to a waitress by the name of Melissa Womer, of whom Carrey had a daughter with (Jane). Unfortunately the marrige ended up in an ugly divorce, but Carrey moved on to another relationship with actress Lauren Holly. Still Carrey looked for more oportunity's to preform, and landed a few more spots on television. Among those spots where "The Duck Factory" (1984) - A short lived sit-com, "Once Bitten" (1985) - Where he played the lead role as Mark Kendall, a teen virgin who is pursued by a 400-year-old vampire, played by Lauren Hutton, "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986) - In which he played a supporting role, and "Earth Girls Are Easy" (1988) - Where he played an alien by the name of Wiploc. Soon after, Carrey's fellow co-star Damon Wayons became impressed by his crazy antics, and called up his brother Keenen Wayans who was currently in the process of putting together a sketch for a Fox comedy called "In Living Color" (1990). Carrey quickly got the role, and the show became a big success as millions around America began to notice Carrey's unique talent.

From that point on Carrey began getting starring roles in movies, his first being "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994). The movie ended up getting him a 1994 Golden Rasberry Award as Worst New Actor. Still, the movie turned out to be a big hit, as did his two others that very same year; "The Mask" (1994) - Where he played Stanley Ipkiss, and "Dumb and Dumber" (1994) - Which became a huge success, as he and fellow actor Jeff Daniels played two dimwitted friends on a crazy and hilarious trip to Aspen.

The following year Carrey continued his hilarious facial features, and comedic acts in "Batman Forever" (1995) as the Riddler. He then starred in the sequal to his first move (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective), in "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" (1995). Both movies were a big success at the box office, and earned Carrey multi-million dollar paychecks. He then made headlines with his next film, "The Cable Guy" (1996), where he was payed a record amount of money for a comedic actor, 20 million dollars. The movie wasn't the success it was thought to be, and ended up getting poor reviews. But Carrey quickly rebounded with the hilarious comedy "Liar, Liar" (1997). Carrey then decided to change his acting style a bit for the drama movie "The Truman Show" (1998). The production took many moviegoers by suprise, as Carrey showed that he could not only do comedy, but drama as well. The movie won him a Golden Globe, and some predicted he'd win an Oscar as well, which he unfortunately did not. Still, Carrey continued his preformances and faught hard for the role of Andy Kaufman in "Man on the Moon" (1999). Carrey used a set of bongo drums used by Andy himself, which helped him get the part. The movie allowed him to win another Golden Globe, but still no Oscar nomination. Carrey then took another role in the Farrely brothers film "Me, Myself, and Irene" (2000) which he starred in with actress Renée Zellweger. Shortly after the film the two announced they were a couple. At that time Carrey was getting ready to play the role of the stingy uptight Grinch in Ron Howard's film based off of a famous Dr. Suess book, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000). The movie turned was a big hit, as millions watched it accross the globe due to the books already popular reputation. Carrey planned to take a short break from his career after the movie, but instead found himself playing another role as Peter Appleton - a writer who ends up being mistaken as a long lost son in the movie "The Majestic" (2001). After the movie Carrey did what he said he'd do and took a short break from his career, not appearing in any movies during the year 2002.

The following year Carrey was back on track with his new hit movie "Bruce Almighty" (2003), where he played a troubled reporter who inherits God's (played by Morgan Freeman) powers. He then moved on to his next movie, where critics once again incorrectly predicted his first Oscar nomination, in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004). After that, he took a part as another story book character in Brad Silbering's film, "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (2004) - where he played the greedy evil adoptive parent Count Olaf.

Carrey's latest movie was released at the end of 2005, in "Fun with Dick and Jane" (2005) - where he played the role of Dick Harper, a business man who finds that his whole company has just been scandled, and goes bank-ruped. It has also been announced that Jim will be playing a part in a couple other movies, among them are "The Number 23" (2006) and "Used Guys" (2007).

So far Jim's career has been a success, as he continues to show off his strange comedic facial expressions and antics to millions accross the world. We plan to see him starring in many more movies to come, and hope that this crazy elastic faced comedian wont be going anywhere any time soon.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
In Living Color (1990)As: Himself (Various)
The Duck Factory (1984)As: Skip Tarkenton
Episode Cast Credits 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 108 63x108: (Jun/11/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Boosting Metabolisms, Deprogramming Extremely Spoiled Children, 57x131: (Mar/10/2008) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Fashion, Southern Cooking. 56x122: (Feb/20/2007) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Taylor Schilling, Ed Sheeran 01x72: (Jun/10/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Michelle Obama, Jim Carrey, Christina Hendricks, "American Idol" castoff Dexter Roberts 32x166: (Apr/21/2014) As Himself 
  Penn Badgley, Jim Carrey, Hilary Duff, Peter Gros, Lenny Kravitz 26x214: (Jun/26/2008) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Peter Gros, Heidi Montag 26x136: (Mar/10/2008) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 86th Annual Academy Awards 62x01: (Mar/02/2014) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 76th Annual Academy Awards 52x01: (Feb/29/2004) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 71st Annual Academy Awards 47x01: (Mar/21/1999) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 69th Annual Academy Awards 45x01: (Mar/24/1997) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 68th Annual Academy Awards 44x01: (Mar/25/1996) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Inside Comedy (2012) 
  Jim Carrey / Keenan Ivory Wayans 02x05: (Mar/11/2013) As Himself 

30 Rock (2006) 
  Leap Day 06x09: (Feb/23/2012) As Dave Williams 

Daybreak (2010) 
  August 2, 2011 01x237: (Aug/02/2011) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Jim Carrey, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a Top Ten List presented by the Dallas Mavericks, Todd Rundgren 18x151: (Jun/15/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Jim Carrey, Nicki Minaj 18x45: (Nov/18/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Jim Carrey, Paula Abdul 15x78: (Mar/10/2008) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick 14x99: (Feb/19/2007) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, We Are Scientists 13x66: (Dec/19/2005) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Ashanti 12x65: (Dec/13/2004) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Steve Winwood 11x107: (Mar/15/2004) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Chevelle 10x139: (May/20/2003) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Alanis Morrisette 07x63: (Dec/16/1999) As Himself 
  Show #0284 02x65: (Dec/12/1994) As Himself 
  Show #0200 01x200: (Jul/25/1994) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Jim Carrey, Selena Gomez, Tinie Tempah 19x99: (Jun/09/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Katie Couric, Cee-Lo Green 19x96: (Jun/06/2011) As Himself (“Ross at the MTV Movie Awards” Segment) 
  Jim Carrey, Rosario Dawson, Relient K 17x59: (Dec/16/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Jim Carrey, Gov. Tom Vilsack, Dustin Kensrue 15x98: (Feb/15/2007) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Amanda Bynes, Tim Mcgraw 11x216: (May/15/2003) As Himself 
  951109 04x04: (Nov/09/1995) As Himself 

The Office (US) (2005) 
  Search Committee (Part 2) 07x26: (May/19/2011) As The Fingerlakes Guy 
  Search Committee (Part 1) 07x25: (May/19/2011) As The Fingerlakes Guy 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Jim Carrey 17x02: (Jan/10/2011) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Jim Carrey/The Black Keys 36x11: (Jan/08/2011) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Ray Liotta/The Donnas 28x13: (Jan/18/2003) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Jim Carrey/Soundgarden 21x20: (May/18/1996) As Himself (Host) 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Zac Brown Band 01x97: (Nov/05/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Jim Carrey, a performance from the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening" by Remy Zaken 10x117: (Feb/22/2007) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Jim Carrey, Al Roker, Jonny Lives! 14x95: (Feb/21/2007) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Isaac Hayes 13x56: (Dec/20/2005) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Eric McCormack, Barenaked Ladies (in Toronto) 11x73: (Feb/13/2004) As Himself 
  Jim Carrey, Mama Gena, Eliza Dushku 10x125: (May/22/2003) As Himself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Season 7, Episode 78 07x78: (Dec/21/2005) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Jim Carrey, Bo Bice 03x72: (Dec/13/2005) As Himself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 17x01: (Apr/03/2004) As Himself 
  16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 16x01: (Apr/12/2003) As Himself 
  10th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 10x01: (Apr/19/1997) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Chris Tarrant, Johnny Vegas, Jim Carrey, The Coral 04x12: (Jun/13/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Oprah (1986) 
  Jim Carrey 16x53: (Nov/28/2001) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 57x01: (Jan/23/2000) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Man on the Moon') 
  The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 56x01: (Jan/24/1999) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'The Truman Show') 

The Larry Sanders Show (1992) 
  Flip 06x11: (May/31/1998) As Himself 

Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994) 
  The Mask 01x10: (Nov/04/1994) As Himself 
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Trivia

Jim Carrey produced and starred in his own movie called "Jim Carrey: The Unatural Act", which he dedicated to his mother after her death.

Jim Carrey beat fellow actor Robin Williams for the part of Riddler in "Batman Forever".

Jim replaced Chris Farley in the comedy thriller, "The Cable Guy".

Carrey Co-wrote the movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective".

Jim was payed 20 million dollars to play the starring role in the movie "The Cable Guy", the record amount for a comedic actor. (In Bio)

To get the part of Andy Kaufman in "Man on the Moon", Carrey auditioned with a set of bongo drums that Andy used himself during some of his acts. (In Bio)

There will be a sequel to Ace Ventura without Jim in it. The first time was the original animated series.

Jim will be in "Ripelys Believe it or not" a movie... not the TV show.

While filming Batman Forever, Jim's hair was dyed orange like the Riddler's hair in the comics, though in some scenes, his hair was at it's normal color.

Joe Shumaker directed Batman Forever, with Jim in it, and Jim is also working with Joel on the new the Number 23 movie.

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