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Jim Carrey

Birthdate:   17/01/1962
Website: http://www.jimcarreyonline.com/
Category: Movies

Jamie Eugene Carrey was born January 17, 1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada to Percy and Kathleen Carrey. He has three older siblings, John, Patricia and Rita. His family is Catholi and has distant French Canadian roots (the original surname was Carré). A comedian from an early age, Carrey mailed his resume to The Carol Burnet Show when he was 10 years old. The teachers in Carrey's high school gave him a few minutes at the end of each school day to do a stand up comedy routine for his classmates. He was also formerly considered a class idiot in Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

Carrey's parents fell on hard times when Jim was 13 years old. His father lost his job and was forced to move to the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, where they took security and janitorial jobs in the Titan Wheels factory at 1051 Tapscott Rd (now IPSCO BuffaloInc). The Carreys lived in a historical house located on site. Carrey attended Blessed Trinidy Catholic School in North York. For a time the family was in such financial straits that they lived in their Volkswagen van or in a tent on a relatives lawn. In order to help out, Carrey began working eight-hour shifts each day after school. The long hours exhausted Carrey, giving him little time to focus on homework and studies, this took a major toll on Carrey's grades, as he was a good student prior to these hard times. He once wrote a check worth $20 million, hoping one day to cash it in. A few years after that, his father died. He then placed the check he wrote to himself inside the pocket of his father's funeral clothes.


The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2005)                                                                   Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)                                                                                A Series of Unfortunate Events(2004)
Over The Hedge (voice) (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Bruce Almighty(2003)
Saturday Night Live (TV series, one episode) (2003)
The Majestic (2001)
Concert For New York City (TV) (2001)
America: A Tribute To Heroes (TV) (2001)                                                            How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Me, Myself, and Irene (2000)
Man On The Moon (1999)
Simon Birch (1998)
The Truman Show (1998)
Junket Whore (as himself) (1998)
The Larry Sanders Show (TV series, one episode, as himself) (1998)
Liar, Liar (1997)
The Cable Guy (1996)
Saturday Night Live (TV series, one episode) (1996)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
Batman Forever (1995)
Dumb And Dumber (1994)
High Strung (1994)
The Mask (1994)

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