James Eugene "Jim" Carrey (Script error; born January 17, 1962)[1] is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. Known for his highly energetic slapstick performances, he has been described as one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood.[2]

Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), as well as a supporting role in Batman Forever (1995) and a lead role in Liar Liar (1997). He then starred in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

In 2000, he gained further recognition for his portrayal of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and then, in 2003, for Bruce Almighty. The following year he starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). In the following years he appeared in Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and A Christmas Carol (2009). More recently, he has starred in Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013).

In 2013, he appeared in Kick-A** 2 as Colonel Stars and Stripes. Controversially, he retracted support for the film two months prior to its release. He issued a statement via his Twitter account that, in light of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, "[N]ow in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence."[3]

Carrey reprised his role, Lloyd Christmas, in Dumb and Dumber To, which was produced in late 2013 and released in November 2014.[4][5][6]

He was also known for voicing Chae Cook in MYCUN: The Movie. He will voice Prack in the upcoming 2017 animated film Imaginary Animals.


  1. "1962: Funny man Jim Carrey born in Newmarket, Ont.", CBC. Retrieved on June 20, 2012. “On this day in history, Jan. 17, 1962, James Eugene Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ont.” 
  2. Shanlin, Calum. "Throwback Thursday: Jim Carrey at 20", CBC. Retrieved on April 25, 2012. 
  3. WILLIS,JACKIE (June 24, 2013). Jim Carrey Bashes 'Kick-Ass 2' For Its Violence. ET Online. Retrieved on August 19, 2013.
  4. Spero, Jesse (March 12, 2013). Jim Carrey: Dumb & Dumber Sequel Happening 'Hopefully Next Year'. Access Hollywood. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  5. ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ filming starts in Atlanta on Monday. OLV. Retrieved on 31 October 2013.
  6. 'Dumb And Dumber To' Release Date Set For Nov. 14, 2014. Huffington Post. Retrieved on 13 January 2014.