Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

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Jan. 17th, 1962
Born in
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
6' 1½

Jim Carrey's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Supermarket Sweep TV Show
Supermarket Sweep
Buffalo Bill TV Show
Buffalo Bill
Showbiz Today TV Show
Showbiz Today
The Duck Factory TV Show
The Duck Factory

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Jim Carrey, Canadian-born and a U.S. citizen since 2004, is an actor and producer famous for his rubbery body movements and flexible facial expressions. The two-time Golden Globe-winner rose to fame as a cast member of the Fox sketch comedy In Living Color (1990) but leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and The Mask (1994) established him as a bankable comedy actor.

James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, and is the youngest of four children of Kathleen (Oram), a homemaker, and Percy Carrey, an accountant and jazz musician. The family surname was originally "Carré", and he has French-Canadian, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Carrey was an incurable extrovert from day one. As a child, he performed constantly, for anyone who would watch, and even mailed his résumé to The Carol Burnett Show (1967) at age 10. In junior high, he was granted a few precious minutes at the end of each school day to do stand-up routines for his classmates (provided, of course, that he kept a lid on it the rest of the day).

  • Wrote himself a check for $20 million and kept it in his wallet until he earned that amount for _The Cable Guy (1996)_ (qv).
  • Was considered for the role of "Willy Wonka" in _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)_ (qv).
  • His performance as "Ace Ventura" in _Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)_ (qv) is ranked #97 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • Owns his own $25 million dollar plane.
  • First actor to reach 20 million dollar mark salary (for _The Cable Guy (1996)_ (qv))
  • As of 2009, he is only one of six performers who won a Golden Globe Award as Best Lead Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture Drama without being nominated for an Oscar for that same role (his for _The Truman Show (1998)_ (qv)). The others are 'Spencer Tracy' (qv) in _The Actress (1953)_ (qv), 'Anthony Franciosa (I)' (qv) in _Career (1959)_ (qv), 'Omar Sharif' (qv) in _Doctor Zhivago (1965)_ (qv), 'Shirley MacLaine' (qv) for _Madame Sousatzka (1988)_ (qv) and 'Kate Winslet' (qv) in _Revolutionary Road (2008)_ (qv).
  • (1997) Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
  • At one point he and his family all worked as janitors at a factory to make a living.

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