Steve Carell

American actor and comedian (born 1962)

Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor and comedian. His father is of Italian and German descent, and his mother was of Polish ancestry.[1] Carell is best known for his comedic work as Michael Scott in The Office and The Daily Show.[2]

Steve Carell
Carell at the 2014 Montclair Film Festival
Steven John Carell

(1962-08-16) August 16, 1962 (age 61)
Alma materDenison University
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • producer
Years active1989–present
TelevisionThe Daily Show
Watching Ellie
Over the Top
The Office
Nancy Walls (m. 1995)
Parent(s)Edwin Carell
Harriet (née Koch)
AwardsBest Actor - Musical or Comedy Series
2006 The Office
Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture
2006 Little Miss Sunshine
Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2006 The Office
2007 The Office

He played Andy Stitzer in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Gru in Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 and John Eleuthère du Pont in Foxcatcher. He has appeared on Saturday Night Live.

He starred as Donald Rumsfeld in the 2018 comedy Vice. In 2020, he starred as General Mark R. Naird in the Netflix sitcom Space Force.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Curly Sue Tesio Credited as "Steven Carell"
1998 Tomorrow Night Mailroom Guy without Glasses
Homegrown Party Extra with Funny Pants Uncredited
2003 Street of Pain Mark Short film
Bruce Almighty Evan Baxter Credited as "Steven Carell"
2004 Sleepover Officer John Sherman
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Brick Tamland
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Direct-to-DVD
2005 Melinda and Melinda Walt Wagner
Bewitched Uncle Arthur
The 40-Year-Old Virgin Andy Stitzer Also writer and executive producer
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Frank Ginsburg
American Storage Rich Short film
Over the Hedge Hammy Voice
Hammy's Boomerang Adventure Voice, Short film
2007 Evan Almighty Evan Baxter
Knocked Up Himself Uncredited cameo
Dan in Real Life Dan Burns
Stories USA Mark Ronson Segment: "Street of Pain"
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Ned McDodd Voice
Get Smart Maxwell Smart Also executive producer
2010 Date Night Phil Foster
Despicable Me Gru Voice
Dinner for Schmucks Barry Speck
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Cal Weaver Also producer
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Dodge Petersen
Hope Springs Dr. Bernie Feld
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Burt Wonderstone Also producer
Despicable Me 2 Gru Voice
The Way, Way Back Trent
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Brick Tamland
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Ben Cooper
Foxcatcher John Eleuthère du Pont
2015 Minions Young Gru Voice cameo
Freeheld Steven Goldstein
The Big Short Mark Baum
2016 Café Society Phil
2017 Despicable Me 3 Gru and Dru Voice
Battle of the Sexes Bobby Riggs
Too Funny to Fail Himself Documentary
Last Flag Flying Larry "Doc" Shepherd
2018 Beautiful Boy David Sheff
Vice Donald Rumsfeld
Welcome to Marwen Mark Hogancamp
2020 Irresistible Gary Zimmer
2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru Gru
2023 Asteroid City Motel Manager
2024 IF Blue Voice; Post-production
Despicable Me 4 Gru Voice; In production


  1. "Steve Carell".
  2. "Steve Carell Biography". Bio/A&E Television Network, LLC. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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