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The Rising Star of Comedian Steve Carell
The Rising Star of Comedian Steve CarellHe has become famous for his outrageous roles and unique sense of humor. Welcome to Watchmojo.com and today we’ll be taking a look at the career of comedian Steve Carell.
Born on August 16, 1962 in Concord, Massachusetts Carell studied at Denison University in the hopes of becoming a radiobroadcaster. However, he eventually found work with a theatre company performing in comedy musicals. During that time he tried to break into television with a 1989 commercial for Brown’s Chicken.
Despite a slow entry into the entertainment industry, which involved a small introductory role in 1991’s Curly Suer, Carell’s career launching moment came when Steven Colbert was chosen as his understudy in the Chicago stage troupe “The Second City” that same year.
The pair subsequently became cast members on the short-lived sketch 1996 comedy series “The Dana Carvey Show”, this opportunity gave him a chance to flex his comedic muscle by voicing the part of Gary in “the Ambiguously Gay Duo”.
In 1999, he became the outrageous correspondent of “The Daily Show”, and got to take part in various wacky segments opposite his Colbert. With a newfound prominence as a comedian, he set his sights on film acting with 2003’s “Bruce Almighty”. Interestingly, his supportive role of Evan Baxter later garnered its own dedicated sequel.
Further turning the spotlight onto himself, he appeared as the hilarious and slow-witted Brick Tamland in 2004’s “Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy”. Despite his involvement in this high-profile Will Farrell comedy, the movie that made him a Hollywood star was “The 40 Year-Old Virgin”. As a result of the enormous media buzz the film gathered, he was quickly cast in the lead role of Michael Scott on the American Mockumentary series “The Office.”
When not in playing his dumbfounded office role, he continued to appear in various feature films. These included that of a bearded Frank Ginsberg in “Little Miss Sunshine”, the hilarious voiceover of Hammy in the animated feature “Over the Hedge”, and as the mayor of WhoVille in the film adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s “Horton Hears a Who!”
Aside from his passion for voicing offbeat characters, Carell was also given several starring roles. These included the comedy-drama “Dan in Real Life”, and the imbecilic part of Maxwell Smart in 2008’s update of the Bond spoof “Get Smart.”
In 2010, Carell continued to make audiences laugh with by appearing opposite Tina Fey in the comedy romp “Date Night”, and as the world’s #2 super villain in the computer animated 3-D feature “Despicable Me”.
He is currently attached to star in the comedy “Dinner for Schmucks” and the remake of a 1967 Peter Sellers film, “The Bobo.”