Jim Carrey is an executive producer on the upcoming Showtime comedy series I’m Dying Up Here, premiering on June 4th, set in the 1970’s stand-up comedy scene. Of course, Jim is also one of the most beloved comedians, Canadian or otherwise, of all time!
Born in Newmarket, Ontario, Carrey began his career as a stand-up comic while still in his teens. Moving to Los Angeles at the age of 19, he immediately became a regular at Mitzi Shore’s Comedy Store, attracting the attention of comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield. Dangerfield was so impressed with the young comic that they began touring together.
In 1994, after several successful seasons on FOX’s ensemble hit In Living Color, Carrey shot to international fame with a starring role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
Jim Carrey followed up the success of Ace Ventura with a run of unforgettable performances in The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, Batman Forever, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, Me, Myself & Irene, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bruce Almighty, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and many more.
Jim Carrey has been honored for both his dramatic and comedic work as an actor. He won a Golden Globe Award, for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, for the title role in Peter Weir’s The Truman Show and his second Golden Globe, for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, for his portrayal of comedian Andy Kaufman in Milos Forman’s Man on the Moon. Jim has also been nominated for Golden Globes for his work in The Mask, Liar, Liar, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
In 2016, Carrey appeared in The Bad Batch, a cannibal love story that takes place in a post-apocalyptic Texas wasteland and True Crimes, based off the New Yorker article about a homicide investigation of a slain business man and the novelist eventually convicted of the murder.