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Born: January 17, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...
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1977:
Began performing stand-up comedy at age 15 at Toronto, Canada comedy club Yuk Yuks
1979:
Appeared in Las Vegas, NV as opening act for comedian Rodney Dangerfield
1981:
Portrayed a struggling stand-up comic in Canadian TV movie "Rubberface"
1981:
Moved to L.A. at the age of 19
1983:
Appeared on "The Tonight Show"
1984:
Feature acting debut, "Finders Keepers"
1984:
TV series debut, as star of short-lived NBC sitcom "The Duck Factory"
1985:
Portrayed a vampire's victim in "Once Bitten"
1986:
Played a back-up singer to Nicolas Cage in "Peggy Sue Got Married"
1988:
Featured in two Clint Eastwood vehicles, "The Dead Pool" (1988) and "Pink Cadillac" (1989); was hired after Eastwood saw Carrey do impressions of him
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In late 1980s, teamed with Judd Apatow writing stage material, creating characters like Fire Marshal Bill
1990:
Hired as ensemble member of Fox sketch comedy show "In Living Color"; played memorable characters such as Fire Marshal Bill and female body builder Vera De Milo; also wrote for show (sometimes billed as James Carrey)
1991:
Headlined Showtime comedy special" Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act"
1992:
Delivered rare TV dramatic role as a troubled alcoholic son in Fox TV movie "Doing Time on Maple Street"
1994:
First film in a starring role, surprise hit "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective"
1994:
First film with credit as song performer, "The Mask"
1995:
Initial screen collaboration with the Farrelly brothers, "Dumb and Dumber"
1995:
Signed contract for $20 million to appear in feature "The Cable Guy"
1996:
Cast in Ben Stiller directed "The Cable Guy"; film broke Carrey's four-picture string of pictures that had grossed $100 million domestically; film earned around $60 million domestically
1997:
Rebounded with successful "Liar Liar"; film grossed $20 million its first week; film reunited Carrey and "Ace Ventura" director Tom Shadyac
1998:
First dramatic lead in features, Peter Weir directed "The Truman Show"
1998:
Narrated "Simon Birch," based on John Irving's novel <i>A Prayer for Owen Meany</i>; also appeared in cameo role
1999:
Portrayed late comic Andy Kaufman in Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon"
2000:
Reteamed with the Farrelly brothers for comedy "Me, Myself and Irene," co-starring Renee Zellweger
2000:
Played title role in live-action "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," directed by Ron Howard
2001:
Played an amnesiac screenwriter in "The Majestic," set against 1950s blacklist in Hollywood
2003:
Co-starred with Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell in metaphysical comedy "Bruce Almighty"
2004:
Co-starred with Kate Winslet as a couple who have their memories erased in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," penned by Charlie Kaufman
2004:
Portrayed Count Olaf in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," based on children's book series by Daniel Handler
2005:
Co-starred with Téa Leoni in "Fun with Dick and Jane," an update of 1977 comedy
2007:
Headlined mystery thriller "The Number 23," directed by Joel Schumacher
2008:
Lent voice to Horton the Elephant in animated feature "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"
2008:
Produced and starred in offbeat comedy "Yes Man"
2009:
Voiced several roles, including Ebenezer Scrooge in Robert Zemeckis' animated adaptation of "A Christmas Carol"
2009:
Co-starred with Ewan McGregor in "I Love You Phillip Morris" as con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell
2011:
Starred in live-action comedy "Mr. Popper's Penguins"
2013:
Reunited with co-star Steve Carell as dueling magicians in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"
2013:
Featured in "Kick-Ass 2"

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