1962 – Carell was born in Acton, Massachusetts on the 16th of August.
– Carell was educated at the The Fenn School and Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, as well as Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
– He originally aspired to become a radio broadcaster, deejaying at WDUB in Granville.
1991 – Carell performed with Chicago troupe The Second City , where Stephen Colbert was his understudy for a time.
1996 – He was a castmember of the briefly aired The Dana Carvey Show.
1997 – He played a supporting character on many shows including the short-lived Tim Curry sitcom Over the Top and Come to Papa.
1999 – He became a correspondent on The Daily Show, appearing in recurring sketches like "Even Stevphen" (opposite Stephen Colbert) and "Produce Pete with Steve Carell".
2005 – Carell returned to The Daily Show on the 23rd of March.
2007 – Carell was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.