Steve Carell possesses a unique comedic style that has catapulted him into Hollywood stardom while serving a supporting role to other top comics like Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey and Jon Stewart. But now that he’s an unofficial pledge of the Frat Pack (Ben Stiller, Ferrell, Owen and Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn) - the group of friends that pop up in each other’s movies – you can be sure that you’ll be seeing quite a lot of him in the future. And not to the same extent as Will Ferrell, who accepts every single film role offered to him, but enough that you’ll soon recognize him as a star. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, Steve attended college at Denison University (where Jennifer Garner also graduated) before joining the comic troupe Second City.
He quickly made a name for himself on Dana Carvey’s short-lived variety show as a writer, and as the voice of Gary for the TV Funhouse segment “The Ambiguously Gay Duo” on “SNL” before moving on to Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” It was here that Steve really made his mark, and for the remainder of the 90’s he became increasingly recognizable as the hilarious lead correspondent on “that funny little cable news show.” Since then, Steve has been making quite an impact on the comic world, including supporting roles in “Anchorman” and “Bruce Almighty,” as well as the lead role in the NBC adaptation of the award-winning BBC comedy “The Office.” Ricky Gervais’ David Brent are big shoes to fill, especially for a relative unknown like Steve Carell, but he attacks the juicy role with a certain comic grace that you can’t help but laugh watching him on screen.
Steve Carell on the Web
An online database of Steve's film and TV career.
TV Guide: Steve Carell
Steve Carell Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
Not the best actor profile on the site, but it still offers a few good links and photos.
A decent fan page with a small archive of interviews, articles, and chat transcripts.
The ultimate online source for entertainment news on Steve.
Steve Carell on the Screen
Steve may have started his career on "The Daily Show," but most of his success has come from everything that follows, including supporting roles in "Anchorman," "Bruce Almighty" and "Bewitched," but also as the star of "The Office" and the summer blockbuster "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." More recently, his award-worthy performance in the indie smash hit "Little Miss Sunshine" also proved that he was just as funny playing it straight (or should we say gay). More recently, Steve left the comfort of "The Office" to focus exclusively on his movie career, including the animated films "Horton Hears a Who!" and "Despicable Me," and the romantic dramedies "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World."
On being chosen for the US remake of "The Office":
"It's not a master plan to do every remake and every recreation of icons. It's just what I've been hired to do."