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Steve Carell

Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, voice artist, producer, director and writer. Carell became famous for his roles in the television series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999 to 2004, and The Office from 2005 onwards. He has also starred in several Hollywood films, including Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, Dan in Real Life, Get Smart, Date Night and Dinner for Schmucks; and voiced characters in the animated films Over the Hedge, Horton Hears a Who!, and Despicable Me. Carell was nominated as "America's funniest man" in Life magazine. He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in the Television Comedy Series for his lead role of Michael Scott for the American television series The Office during 2006. Early life Carell, the youngest of four sons, was born at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in nearby Acton by his parents, Harriet T. (née Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His maternal uncle, Stanley Koch, was a glassblower who worked with Allen B. DuMont to create cathode ray tubes. Carell's paternal grandfather was Italian; his father was born with the surname "Caroselli", later shortening it to "Carell". Carell was raised Roman Catholic. He was educated at The Fenn School and Middlesex School. Carell played the fife, performing with other members of his family, and later joined a reenacting group portraying the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot. Carell attributed this to his interest in history, in which he earned his degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio in 1984. He originally aspired to become a radio broadcaster, deejaying at WDUB in Granville. Early career Before opting for a career as a performer, Carell claims that he worked as a mail carrier in Littleton, Massachusetts. He later recounted that he quit after a few months because his boss told him he was not very good as a mail carrier; he needed to be more efficient. He planned on attending law school, but was unable to write an explanation on his application form as to why he wanted to be a lawyer. Early in his performing career, Carell acted on the stage in a touring children's theater company and later in the comedy musical, Knat Scatt Private Eye. He also acted in a television commercial for Brown's Chicken during 1989. After that, Carell performed with Chicago troupe The Second City during 1991, where Stephen Colbert was his understudy for a time. That same year, he obtained his first film work in a minor role as Tesio in Curly Sue. During the spring of 1996, he was a cast member of The Dana Carvey Show, a primetime sketch comedy program on ABC. Along with fellow cast member Stephen Colbert, Carell provided the voice of Gary, half of The Ambiguously Gay Duo, the Robert Smigel-produced animated short which continued on Saturday Night Live later that year. While the program lasted only seven episodes, The Dana Carvey Show has since been credited with forging Carell's career. During this time, he also played a supporting character for several series including Come to Papa and the short-lived 1997 Tim Curry situation comedy Over the Top. He has made numerous guest appearances, including on an episode of Just Shoot Me titled "Funny Girl." Other early screen credits include a role in Julia Louis-Dreyfus's short-lived situation comedy Watching Ellie (2002–2003) and Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda. Carell has also made fun of himself for auditioning for Saturday Night Live but losing the job to Will Ferrell. Carell was a correspondent for The Daily Show from 1999 until 2005, with a number of regular segments including "Even Stephven" with Stephen Colbert and "Produce Pete." Personal life Carell is married to Saturday Night Live alumna Nancy Carell, whom he met when she was a student in an improvisation class he was teaching at Second City. They have two children, Elisabeth Anne "Annie" (born May 25, 2001) and John "Johnny" (born June 2004). Nancy acted with him on The Office as his realtor and short-lived girlfriend Carol Stills, and also cameoed as a sex therapist in The 40 Year Old Virgin. The Carells have a home in Marshfield, Massachusetts. He recently helped to preserve some of the town's history by purchasing the 155-year-old Marshfield Hills General Store, an antique country store well-known for its candy counter. ​

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Aug 16, 1962 In Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Minecraft: The Movie 2025-04-04
Known For
Poster of Minions
Poster of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Poster of Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Poster of Bruce Almighty
Movie Minecraft: The Movie 2025-04-04
Series Saturday TV Funhouse Gary / The Police Commissioner (voice) 2024
Movie Despicable Me 4 Gru (voice) 2024-07-03
Movie Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love Self - Guest 2023-04-26
Movie Asteroid City The Motel Manager 2023-06-09
Movie Jon Stewart: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2022-06-21
Movie Minions: The Rise of Gru Gru (voice) 2022-06-29
Series Space Force General Mark R. Naird 2020-05-29
Movie Irresistible Gary Zimmer 2020-07-01
Movie Illumination Presents: 10 Minion Mini-Movies Gru (voice) 2019-01-15
Series The Morning Show Mitch Kessler 2019-11-01
Movie Beautiful Boy David Sheff 2018-10-12
Movie Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2018-11-19
Movie Welcome to Marwen Mark Hogancamp 2018-12-21
Movie Vice Donald Rumsfeld 2018-12-25
Movie Battle of the Sexes Bobby Riggs 2017-09-22
Movie Despicable Me 3 Gru / Dru (voice) 2017-06-15
Movie Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of The Dana Carvey Show Self 2017-10-20
Movie Last Flag Flying Larry 'Doc' Shepherd 2017-11-03
Movie Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Self 2017-11-18
Movie Café Society Phil Stern 2016-05-11
Movie Minions Gru (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie The Big Short Mark Baum 2015-12-11
Movie Freeheld Steven Goldstein 2015-10-02
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Ben Cooper 2014-10-08
Movie Foxcatcher John du Pont 2014-11-14
Movie 9 Kisses Man on Bench 2014-12-11
Movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Burt Wonderstone 2013-03-14
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Self 2013-01-15
Movie The Way Way Back Trent Ramsey 2013-06-06
Movie Despicable Me 2 Gru (voice) 2013-06-26
Movie Minions: Training Wheels Gru (voice) (uncredited) 2013-12-10
Movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Brick Tamland 2013-12-18
Movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Dodge Petersen 2012-06-22
Movie Hope Springs Dr. Bernie Feld 2012-08-07
Movie Crazy, Stupid, Love. Cal Weaver 2011-07-29
Movie Dinner for Schmucks Barry 2010-07-30
Movie Date Night Phil Foster 2010-04-08
Movie Despicable Me Gru (voice) 2010-07-08
Movie We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Unknown 2008-01-04
Movie Get Smart Maxwell Smart 2008-06-19
Movie Horton Hears a Who! Mayor Ned McDodd (voice) 2008-03-03
Movie Evan Almighty Evan Baxter 2007-06-09
Movie Knocked Up Himself (uncredited) 2007-06-01
Movie Dan in Real Life Dan Burns 2007-10-26
Movie Stories USA Mark (segment "Street of Pain") 2007-11-10
Movie The Da Vinci Code 2006-05-17
Movie American Storage 2006-05-01
Movie Over the Hedge Hammy (voice) 2006-05-17
Movie Little Miss Sunshine Frank Ginsberg 2006-07-26
Movie Hammy's Boomerang Adventure Hammy (voice) 2006-10-17
Series The Office Michael Scott 2005-03-24
Movie Bewitched Uncle Arthur 2005-06-21
Movie The 40 Year Old Virgin Andy Stitzer 2005-08-11
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Brick Tamland 2004-06-28
Series Come to Papa Blevin 2004-06-03
Movie Melinda and Melinda Walt 2004-10-29
Movie Sleepover Officer Sherman 2004-07-09
Movie Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Brick Tamland 2004-12-28
Movie Bruce Almighty Evan Baxter 2003-05-23
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Series Watching Ellie Edgar 2002-02-26
Movie Suits United Standards 2 1999-01-10
Movie Tomorrow Night Mailroom Guy #2 1998-01-23
Series Over the Top Yorgo Galfanikos 1997-10-21
Series The Dana Carvey Show 1996-03-12
Series The Ambiguously Gay Duo Gary (voice) 1996-09-28
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Curly Sue Tesio 1991-10-24
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Oscars Steve Carell 1953-03-18