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Also Known As: Michael Austin Cera Died:
Born: June 7, 1988 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brampton, Ontario, CA Profession: actor, director, writer

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Canadian actor Michael Cera made his first major impact on American comedy audiences with his role as teenager George Michael Bluth who, at first blush, seemed the most normal of the terminally dysfunctional Bluth clan, on the cult TV comedy "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). As the series unfolded, however, his character's burning and inappropriate crush on his own cousin proved the actor's willingness to explore the most uncomfortable comic situations imaginable, and paved the way for future film roles as painfully awkward types. Cera's first leading film role was the broad comedy "Superbad" (2007), which paired him to great success with Jonah Hill as a pair of teenage outcasts. Following major critical kudos for the surprising indie breakout "Juno" (2007), Cera had officially arrived as a new kind of dry-witted comic lead. He further cemented his growing reputation as a Gen-Y Woody Allen in projects like "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" (2008), although such disappointments as "Year One" (2009) and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010) took some of the shine off his glowing résumé. His return to "Arrested Development" (Netflix, 2013- ), however, gave fans of the actor cause to celebrate and...

Canadian actor Michael Cera made his first major impact on American comedy audiences with his role as teenager George Michael Bluth who, at first blush, seemed the most normal of the terminally dysfunctional Bluth clan, on the cult TV comedy "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). As the series unfolded, however, his character's burning and inappropriate crush on his own cousin proved the actor's willingness to explore the most uncomfortable comic situations imaginable, and paved the way for future film roles as painfully awkward types. Cera's first leading film role was the broad comedy "Superbad" (2007), which paired him to great success with Jonah Hill as a pair of teenage outcasts. Following major critical kudos for the surprising indie breakout "Juno" (2007), Cera had officially arrived as a new kind of dry-witted comic lead. He further cemented his growing reputation as a Gen-Y Woody Allen in projects like "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" (2008), although such disappointments as "Year One" (2009) and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010) took some of the shine off his glowing résumé. His return to "Arrested Development" (Netflix, 2013- ), however, gave fans of the actor cause to celebrate and portended a second act to his still-young career. Clearly more than a comedic flash-in-the-pan, Cera was a talent whose true range had yet to be explored in any number of mediums and genres.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lego Batman (2017)
2.
 Blazing Samurai (2017)
3.
 Person to Person (2017)
4.
 Lemon (2017)
5.
 Molly's Game (2017)
7.
 Sausage Party (2016)
8.
 Entertainment (2015)
9.
 Hits (2014)
10.
 Magic, Magic (2013)
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Television debut in a commercial for the Canadian fast food chain, Tim Hortons
1998:
Voiced Little Gizmo on the animated series "Rolie Polie Olie" (Disney Channel)
1999:
Series regular on the live-action comedy "I Was a Sixth Grade Alien" (ABC Family)
2000:
Had a starring role in the Imax movie "Ultimate G¿s"
2000:
Portrayed the son of American political radical Abbie Hoffman in the biopic "Steal This Movie"
2001:
Lent his voice to Alicia Silverstone¿s animated series "Braceface" (Fox Family/ABC Family)
2002:
Played the young Chuck Barris in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
2003:
Voiced Brother Bear in "The Berenstain Bears" (PBS) animated series
2003:
Cast as George Michael Bluth in the Fox series "Arrested Development"
2006:
Writing and directing debut, "Impossible is the Opposite of Possible," a parody of the popular "Impossible is Nothing" video resume that he directed for the online edition of <i>McSweeney¿s<i/> magazine
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Co-wrote and starred with Clark Duke, in a series of short videos released on their web site, clarkandmichael.com
2007:
Signed a deal with CBS Television to write, produce, direct, and act in a short-form comedy series entitled "Clark and Michael"
2007:
Co-starred with Jonah Hill in "Superbad," written by fellow Canadians, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
2007:
Played a awkward teenager who unexpectedly impregnates his long time friend (Ellen Page) in Jason Reitman's "Juno"
2008:
Had a leading role in the teen comedy "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"
2009:
Co-starred with Jack Black in the biblical comedy "Year One"; directed by Harold Ramis
2009:
Appeared with then girlfriend, Charlyne Yi, in "Paper Heart"; film was written and produced by Yi
2010:
Played a cynical sex-obsessed 16-year-old in the film adaptation of C.D. Payne's "Youth in Revolt"
2010:
Played the title role in the film adaptation of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series
2013:
Returned for the revitalized "Arrested Development" series
2013:
Appeared on the online comedy "Burning Love"
2013:
Starred in "Crystal Fairy"
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Education

Heart Lake Secondary School: Brampton , Ontario -

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