Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
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1972 – Born on January 17th in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Canadian actor and comedian.
1972 – He mailed his resume to The Carol Burnett Show.
– Attended Blessed Trinity Catholic School for two years and transferred to Agincourt Collegiate Institute.
– His family experienced financial crisis and have to live in a van. In order to survive, he worked at a factory as a cleaner.
1977 – Performed at Toronto’s Yuk Yuk’s Show and his mother made him a bright yellow suit as his costume.
1979 – He was able to perform at The Comedy Store and it is where comedian Rodney Dangerfield spotted him. Dangerfield was impressed with his performance that he signed Carrey as his support act.
1980-1981 – Auditioned to be in the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night for their season but he failed the audition.
– Made his debut in movies when he was in the cast of the movie "Rubberface".
1984 – Portrayed Skip Tarkenton in the comedy show "The Duck Factory".
1985 – Portrayed Mark Kendall in the movie "Once Bitten". His character is a teen virgin who is pursued by a vampire.
1986 – Portrayed Walter Getz in the movie "Peggy Sue Got Married" which earned $41,382,841.
1987 – Married Melissa Womer on March 28th.
1988 – Portrayed Johnny Squares in the movie "The Dead Pool".
1989 – Starred in the movie "Earth Girls are Easy", he portrayed Wiploc.
– Portrayed Brad Peters in the television series "Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All".
1990 – Appeared in the television series "In Living Colors".
1991 – Portrayed Death in the movie "High Strung".
1992 – Portrayed Tim Carter in the television show "Doing Time on Maple Drive".
– He was the voice of The Exterminator in movie "The Itsy Bitsy Spider".
1994 – Portrayed Ace Ventura, a animal detective in the movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", as Stanley Ipkiss in the movie "The Mask" with Cameron Diaz, and as Lloyd Christmas in the movie "Dumb & Dumber".
1995 – Portrayed Edward Nyagma as The Riddler in the movie "Batman Forever".
1996 – Portrayed the mysterious cable guy in the movie "The Cable Guy".
– After his divorced with Womer, married Lauren Holly on September 23rd.
1997 – Portrayed Fletcher Reede in the movie "Liar Liar".
1999 – Won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, "The Truman Show".
2000 – His movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" become box-office earning $260,044,825, he portrayed the role of the Grinch.
– Won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy, "Man on the Moon".
2001 – Won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy.
2003 – Portrayed Bruce Nolan in the movie "Bruce Almighty", became the second highest grossing live-action comedy of all time.
2004 – Portrayed Count Olaf in the movie "A Series of Unfortunate Events".
– On October 7th, he received his United States citizenship.
2005 – Portrayed Dick Harper in the movie "Fun with Dick and Jane".
– Won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Funny Male Star.
2007 – Starred in the movie "The Number 23" which is currently being filmed, he is portraying Walter Sparrow.