Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is a Canadian-born actor, producer and a writer with more than 60 films in his career. It’s true that he’s usually bringing laughter and smile on our face, but he’s had a very tough time reaching the success he enjoys today, and there were quite a lot of struggles along the way. But what’s important – he’s back to filming in 2018 after a pause, and we couldn’t be more excited. Jim Carrey has won 2 Golden Globes and has been nominated for almost a hundred other prizes and awards.

Jim Carrey Details
Known As Jim Carrey
Full Name James Eugene Carrey
Nick Name Jim, Tony Clifton
Profession Actor, Producer, Writer, Stand-Up Comedian
Net Worth 2015 – $150 Million
Height 6′ 2″
Weight 84 kilograms
Build Slim
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Personal Details
Date of Birth January 17, 1962
Birth Place Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Sun Sign Capricorn
Nationality Canadian
Religion Presbyterianism
Marital Status Divorced
Hometown Newmarket
Fan Mail Address Jim Carrey
P.O. Box 57593
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-2593
School Northview Heights Secondary School, Blessed Trinity Catholic School, Aldershot High School
College Agincourt Collegiate Institute, Maharishi University of Management
Educational Qualification High School (Dropout), Honorary Doctorate Degree as an Artist
Best Friends Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Steve Oedekerk, Steve Carell, Jeff Daniels, Steven Tyler, Jeff Daniels
  1. Linda Ronstadt (1983)
  2. Melissa Womer (1986-1995)
  3. Lauren Holly (1994-1997)
  4. Charlotte Lewis (1999)
  5. Renee Zellweger (1999-2000)
  6. Laurie Holden (2001)
  7. Jenny McCarthy (2005-2010)
  8. Anastasia Vitkina (2012)
  9. Cathriona White (2012-2015)
Website No Official website
Social Media Profiles Twitter
Debut The Sex and Violence Family Hour (1983)
Famous Role Roles in The Mask (1994) and Bruce Almighty (2003)
Salary He got paid around $25,000,000 for Bruce Almighty (2003)
Father Percy Carrey
Mother Kathleen Oram
Siblings Rita Carrey (Older Sister), Patricia Carrey Fournier (Older Sister), John Carrey (Older Brother)
Wife/Spouse Melissa Womer (m. 1987-1995), Lauren Holly (m.1996-1997)
Children Jane Erin Carrey
Other Details
Hobbies Karaoke, Watching Movies, Listening to Metal Music
Brand Endorsements Lincoln Motor Company, Comic Relief charity foundation, National Veterans Foundation
Likes and Dislikes
  • Monthy Python’s Flying Circus series
  • Cannibal Corpse death metal band
  • Favorite color: Green
Distinctive Features
  • Flexible body
  • Tall, lanky physique
  • Usually plays characters that lack social awareness
  • An erratic manner of speaking, as well as catchphrases in movies
  • Funny facial expressions and voice/laugh in movies
Cars Mercedes Benz SL63, Porsche Panamera

It all started very humbly, as he had to drop out of high school at the age of 16 to work in a factory and help his family financially. His on-screen success started in 1983 with a movie The Sex and Violence – Family Hour. From there he gained some recognition, and it started to pick up with movies like In Living Color, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, and others. Most notable are Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Ace Ventura When Nature Calls. Those are to this day the movies we remember as a lot of fun.

Jim Carrey Horton Hears a Who Movie Premiere 2008
Jim Carrey at Horton Hears a Who movie premiere in 2008

In 1997 Jim Carrey starred in Liar Liar, and then The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999). He won Golden Globes for both of them, in both Drama and Comedy/Musical category. He fell in love with Renee Zellweger both in the movie Myself & Irene (2000), and in real life, just after the movie wrapped. After those came classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Bruce Almighty (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), and Yes Man (2008), all huge successes. Take a look at how much saying Yes to everything can impact your life, and what Jim Carrey had to say.

Jim Carrey Movies and Series

Year Movie Role
1980 The All-Night Show (TV Series) Additional Voices
1981 Rubberface (TV Movie) Tony Moroni
1983 All in Good Taste Ralph
1983 The Sex and Violence Family Hour (Video) Host / Various Personalities
1983 Copper Mountain Bobby Todd
1984 Buffalo Bill (TV Series) Jerry Lewis Impersonator
1984 Finders Keepers Lane Bidlekoff
1984 The Duck Factory (TV Series) Skip Tarkenton
1985 Once Bitten Mark Kendall
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Walter Getz
1988 The Dead Pool Johnny Squares (as James Carrey)
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Wiploc
1989 Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All Brad Peters
1989 Pink Cadillac Lounge Entertainer (as James Carrey)
1991 High Strung Death (uncredited)
1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive Tim Carter
1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider The Exterminator (voice, as James Carrey)
1994 Jim Carrey: Cuban Pete The Mask
1994 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura
1994 The Mask Stanley Ipkiss
1994 Dumb and Dumber Lloyd
1995 Batman Forever Riddler / Dr. Edward Nygma
1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Ace Ventura
1996 Jerry Cantrell: Leave Me Alone Jim Carrey
1996 The Cable Guy The Cable Guy
1997 Liar Liar Fletcher Reede
1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) Jim Carrey
1998 The Truman Show Truman Burbank
1998 Simon Birch Adult Joe Wenteworth
1999 Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman (as Tony Clifton)
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Charlie / Hank
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Grinch
1990-2001 In Living Color (TV Series) Various / Tom / Jay Leno
2001 The Majestic Peter Appleton
2003 Bruce Almighty Bruce Nolan
2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video) The Driver (segment “Pecan Pie”)
2003 Pecan Pie (Video short) The Driver
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Joel Barish
2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events (Video Game) Count Olaf (voice)
2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events Count Olaf
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Dick Harper
2007 The Number 23 Walter Sparrow / Fingerling
2008 Yes Man Carl
2009 I Love You Phillip Morris Steven Russell
2009 A Christmas Carol Scrooge / Ghost of Christmas Past
2010 Presidential Reunion Ronald Reagan
2010 Behind the Carol: The Full Motion-Capture Experience (Video) Scrooge / Ghost of Christmas Past
2011 The Office (TV Series) The Fingerlakes Guy
2011 Mr. Popper’s Penguins Mr. Popper
2011 Drunk History (TV Series short) Santa Claus
2011 Drunk History Christmas (Short) St. Nick
2012 30 Rock (TV Series) Dave Williams
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Gray
2013 Cold Dead Hand with Jim Carrey (Video short) Charlton Heston / Lonesome Earl / Sam Elliott
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Colonel Stars and Stripes
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues CBC News Anchor – Scott Riles (uncredited)
2014 Kids (Short) Lackey
2014 Dumb and Dumber To Lloyd
2016 The Bad Batch The Hermit
2016 True Crimes Tadek
2018 Kidding (TV Series) (pre-production) Jeff / Mr. Pickles

Jim Carrey has a lot of trouble after 2015 when his girlfriend committed suicide, and some of the people said Jim had affected the decision. However, that really touched Jim, and he took a hiatus from acting, filming only two movies in 2016 – The Bad Batch and True Crimes. He’s back to filming a TV series called Kidding in 2018, and we can’t be more excited to see him back on screen.

Jim Carrey Facts

  • Jim supposedly wrote himself a check for $10 million back in 1983 and promised himself he will cash it in 10 years.
  • He played the role of both the Grinch and Scrooge – two of the meanest Christmas villains.
  • Even though he has an American citizenship, which he got back in 2004, he’s still a Canadian officially as well, saying he’s very proud, and that being Canadian made him the man he is today.
  • Jim Carrey owns a $25 million plane, which was his salary for Bruce Almighty (2003).