Jan. 17th, 1962
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, producer and painter. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.
- Hosted "YTV Awards Show" in mid '80s with Laurie from _"Fox After Breakfast" (1996)_ (qv). YTV is Canada's Youth Television station.
- He was originally cast as "Dr. Evil" in _Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)_ (qv), but he had to drop out of the role due to a scheduling conflict with _Liar Liar (1997)_ (qv).
- First actor to reach 20 million dollar mark salary (for _The Cable Guy (1996)_ (qv))
- At age 10, he sent his resume to 'Carol Burnett' (qv).
- Although he obtained American citizenship, he still intends to keep his Canadian citizenship.
- While filming _Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)_ (qv), it took approximately two and a half hours for him and co-stars 'Jeff Goldblum' (qv) and 'Damon Wayans' (qv) to be suited up as the aliens.
- Many of his characters have a job or interest in TV (_The Mask (1994)_ (qv), _Batman Forever (1995)_ (qv), _The Cable Guy (1996)_ (qv), _The Truman Show (1998)_ (qv), _Man on the Moon (1999)_ (qv), _Bruce Almighty (2003)_ (qv))
- Was considered for the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in _Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)_ (qv)