Steve Carell

Highest Rated: 100% Too Funny To Fail (2017)
Lowest Rated: 13% Curly Sue (1991)
Birthday: Aug 16, 1962
Birthplace: Acton, Massachusetts, USA
Possessing a sort of surreal, outlandish, and childish comic persona that is only enhanced by his deceptively straight-laced appearance, comic performer Steve Carell first gained a faithful following thanks to an enduring run as a correspondent on the popular Comedy Central news satire series The Daily Show. Though Carell had been performing on the small screen in such shows as The Dana Carvey Show and Over the Top since the early '90s, it was his grating but hilariously obnoxious reports on The Daily Show that truly made him a talent to watch.A native of Concord, MA, and an alumni of Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe, Carell gained early experience with stints at the Windy City's Goodman and Wisdom Bridge Theaters. Following his feature debut in the 1991 comedy Curly Sue, Carell made a name for himself in television as a writer/performer on The Dana Carvey Show. In the years that followed, he would frequently alternate between film and television, and he continued to do so after joining the cast of The Daily Show in 1999. Sharp-eared television viewers would recognize Carell as the voice of crime-fighter Gary (a role that he played opposite Daily Show co-star Stephen Colbert) on Saturday Night Live's popular TV Funhouse segment "The Ambiguously Gay Duo." Following roles in such little-seen features as Tomorrow Night and Suits, Carell would return to the small screen for a key supporting role in ex-Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus' short-lived sitcom Watching Ellie.In 2003, Carell nearly stole the show from comic megastar Jim Carrey with his role as an obnoxious television newscaster in the heavenly comedy Bruce Almighty, before once again stepping into a faux television studio to portray cerebrally challenged weather forecaster Brick Tamland in the 2004 Will Ferrell vehicle Anchorman. Carell then stepped out of the newsroom and into cubicle-land for the lead in NBC's American remake of the popular British sitcom The Office, for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005. Carell also made a brief but indelible cameo opposite Anchorman co-star Ferrell in the big-screen adaptation of Bewitched.Carell's Anchorman colleagues also aided him in realizing his breakout role, later that same summer: the hapless innocent title character of The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Written by Carell and co-scripted and directed by Anchorman producer Judd Apatow, the raunchy-yet-sweet comedy had an inauspicious August release, yet its bawdy, adult-oriented laughs resonated with much of the same audience that made The Wedding Crashers an R-rated success story just a few weeks prior. Like Ferrell before him, Carell suddenly found himself in the enviable position of being able to pick and choose from a number of high-priced, high-profile comedic starring roles, among them the Bruce Almighty sequel Evan Almighty, as well as Get Smart, Horton Hears a Who!, and Dinner For Schmucks. Carrel would continue to pepper his resume with low-key roles as well, however, appearing in dramedies like Dan in Real Life and Crazy, Stupid, Love.He continued to work steadily in smaller films like The Way Way Back and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, as well as sequels like Despicable Me 2 and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. In 2014 Carell picked up the first Oscar nomination of his career for playing against type as the billionaire John DuPont in Bennett Miller's true-crime psychological drama Foxcatcher.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
66% Vice Donald Rumsfeld 2018
31% Welcome to Marwen Mark Hogancamp 2018
69% Beautiful Boy David Sheff 2018
78% Last Flag Flying Larry 'Doc' Shepherd 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes Bobby Riggs 2017
59% Despicable Me 3 Gru 2017
100% Too Funny To Fail Actor 2017
70% Café Society Phil Stern 2016
88% The Big Short Mark Baum 2015
48% Freeheld Steven Goldstein 2015
56% Minions Young Gru 2015
No Score Yet Frank or Francis Frank 2015
No Score Yet Despicable Me 2: 3 Mini-Movie Collection Actor 2015
87% Foxcatcher John du Pont 2014
61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Ben Cooper 2014
74% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Brick Tamland 2013
84% The Way Way Back Trent 2013
74% Despicable Me 2 Gru 2013
37% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Burt Wonderstone Producer 2013
No Score Yet Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Actor 2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar Actor 2013
75% Hope Springs Doctor Feld 2012
56% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Dodge 2012
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. Producer Cal 2011
No Score Yet The Action Pack: Anchorman Quote-along Actor 2011
No Score Yet Missing Links Actor 2011
42% Dinner for Schmucks Barry Speck 2010
81% Despicable Me Gru 2010
67% Date Night Phil Foster 2010
No Score Yet 82nd Annual Academy Awards Actor 2010
50% Get Smart Executive Producer Maxwell Smart 2008
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! The Mayor of Whoville 2008
64% Dan in Real Life Dan Burns 2007
23% Evan Almighty Evan Baxter 2007
90% Knocked Up Himself 2007
No Score Yet Hammy's Boomerang Adventure Actor 2006
91% Little Miss Sunshine Frank Hoover 2006
75% Over the Hedge Hammy 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse Actor 2006
No Score Yet American Storage Actor 2006
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin Executive Producer Screenwriter Andy Stitzer 2005
24% Bewitched Uncle Arthur 2005
52% Melinda and Melinda Walt 2005
No Score Yet Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Brick Tamland 2004
15% Sleepover Sherman 2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Brick Tamland 2004
49% Bruce Almighty Evan Baxter 2003
60% Tomorrow Night Mail Room Guy Without Glasses 1998
13% Curly Sue Tesio 1991

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Angie Tribeca
2016
Executive Producer Producer Director
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Host
  • 2018
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet First Impressions with Dana Carvey
2016
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest Host Appearing Reporter
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Riot
2014
Appearing Executive Producer Producer
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Web Therapy
2011-2014
Jackson Hotel guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Pawn Stars
2009
Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
89% The Office
2005-2013
Michael Scott Screenwriter Director
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
53% Life's Too Short
2011
Himself
  • 2012
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Watching Ellie
2002-2003
Edgar
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Mr. Weiland
  • 1998
80% The Dana Carvey Show
1996
Performer
  • 1996

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