Jim Carrey



Place of birth:

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada:


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.

Film Credits

Seuss (2022)
as Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel (rumored)
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
as Dr. Ivo Robotnik / Eggman
Dark Crimes (2018)
as Tadek
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)
as Himself
I Needed Color (2017)
as as Himself
The Bad Batch (2017)
as The Hermit
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (2015)
as Himself
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
as Lloyd Christmas
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
as CBC News Anchor (uncredited)
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall (2013)
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
as Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
as Steve Gray
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable (2012)
as Panelist
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
as Tom Popper
A Christmas Carol (2009)
as Scrooge / Ghost of Christmas Past / Scrooge as a Young Boy / Scrooge as a Teenage Boy / Scrooge as a Young Man / Scrooge as a Middle Aged Man / Ghost of Christmas Present / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Under the Sea 3D (2009)
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
as Steven Russell
Yes Man (2008)
as Carl Allen
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
as Horton (voice)
The Number 23 (2007)
as Walter Sparrow / Fingerling
Kings of Comedy USA (2006)
as Himself
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
as Dick Harper
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight (2005)
as Himself
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
as Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain Sham
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
as Joel Barish
The Work of Director Michel Gondry (2003)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
as Bruce Nolan
The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians (2003)
Pecan Pie (2003)
as The Driver
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002)
as Steve (archive footage)
The Majestic (2001)
as Peter Appleton
The Concert for New York City (2001)
as Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
as Grinch
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
as Off. Charlie Baileygates/Hank Evans
Man on the Moon (1999)
as Andy Kaufman/Tony Clifton
George Martin: In My Life (1998)
Simon Birch (1998)
as Adult Joe Wenteworth
The Truman Show (1998)
as Truman Burbank
TruTalk (1998)
as Truman Burbank
Liar Liar (1997)
as Fletcher Reede
The Cable Guy (1996)
as Cable Guy
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
as Ace Ventura
Batman Forever (1995)
as Edward Nygma / The Riddler
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
as Lloyd Christmas
The Mask (1994)
as Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
as Ace Ventura
A Tribute to Sam Kinison (1993)
The Itsy Bitsy Spider (1992)
as The Exterminator (voice)
Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)
as Tim Carter
High Strung (1991)
as Death (uncredited)
Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act (1991)
as Himself
Pink Cadillac (1989)
as Lounge Entertainer
Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All (1989)
The Dead Pool (1988)
as Johnny Squares
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
as Wiploc
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
as Walter Getz
Once Bitten (1985)
as Mark Kendall
Finders Keepers (1984)
All in Good Taste (1983)
The Sex and Violence Family Hour (1983)
Copper Mountain (1983)
as Bobby Todd
Rubberface (1981)
as Tony Moroni
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 ()
as Dr. Ivo Robotnik / Eggman
A tale of Ladybug and Cat Noir ()
as Hawk Moth

Production Credits

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Jim Carrey: Unnatural Act (1991)
Executive Producer
Aleister Arcane ()
Executive Producer