Jim Carrey

Canadian comedian and actor

James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian actor and comedian. He is known for his acting in movies, such as the Ace Ventura movie series, Dumb and Dumber, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty. He has also been successful in dramatic roles in movies such as The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Number 23. He won the Golden Globe Award in 2000. Carrey has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.[1]

Jim Carrey
Carrey at the Yes Man premiere in 2008
James Eugene Carrey

(1962-01-17) January 17, 1962 (age 62)
  • Canadian
  • American
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • writer
  • producer
  • artist
Years active1977–present
Melissa Womer
(m. 1987; div. 1995)
(m. 1996; div. 1997)
PartnerJenny McCarthy (2005–2010)
Comedy career
  • Stand-up
  • film
  • television



Carrey stated comedians like Jerry Lewis, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Dick Van Dyke, Bill Cosby, Mel Brooks and Sam Kinison as influences.


Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Sex and Violence Family Hour Various roles Direct-to-video
Copper Mountain Bobby Todd Television film
All in Good Taste Ralph Parker Direct-to-video
1984 Finders Keepers Lane Bidlekoff
1985 Once Bitten Mark Kendall
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Walter Getz
1988 The Dead Pool Johnny Squares
Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc
1989 Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer
1991 High Strung Death
1992 Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator Voice
Short film
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura Also writer
The Mask Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask
Dumb and Dumber Lloyd Christmas
1995 Batman Forever Edward Nygma / Riddler
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura
1996 The Cable Guy Ernie "Chip" Douglas
1997 Liar Liar Fletcher Reede
1998 The Truman Show Truman Burbank
Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth
1999 Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Charlie Baileygates / Hank Evans
How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Grinch
2001 The Majestic Peter Appleton
2003 Pecan Pie The Driver Short film
Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan Also producer
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Richard "Dick" Harper Also producer
2007 The Number 23 Walter Sparrow / Fingerling
2008 Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Horton Voice
Yes Man Carl Allen
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Jay Russell
A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Tom Popper
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray
Kick-Ass 2 Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Scott Reils Uncredited cameo
2014 Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd Christmas
2016 The Bad Batch Hermit
Dark Crimes Tadek
2018-2020 Kidding Jeff Pickles
2020 Sonic the Hedgehog Dr. Ivo Robotnik
2022 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
2024 Sonic the Hedgehog 3



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