Jim Carrey vs Andy Kaufman

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Andy Kaufman’s profile picture
Actor
Entertainer
$150 Million
Net worth 2018
Stand-up Comedians
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
Newmarket
Residence
New York City
Canadian, American
Country
United States
17/01/1962
BirthDay
17/01/1949
Died On
May 16, 1984
1.88 m
Height
Agincourt Collegiate Institute, Aldershot School, Blessed Trinity Catholic School, Northview Heights Secondary School
Education
Grahm Junior College, John L. Miller Great Neck North High School
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2009

In 2009, the actor was cast in the famous movie, 'I Love You Phillip Morris', along with Scottish star, Ewan McGregor, receiving positive reviews about his comic timing

2008

In 2008, for the first time, this brilliant actor lent his voice to an animated movie, for the character of an elephant in 'Dr

2005

From 2005-07, Carrey starred in several films, like 'Fun with Dick and Jane', a remake of an older movie of the same name, and 'The Number 23', both of which received mixed reviews

2004

In 2004, this accomplished actor surprised critics and audiences once again with the romantic sci-fi drama, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', where he was cast opposite Kate Winslet

2003

'Bruce Almighty', released in 2003, is considered to be a cult Jim Carrey movie, where the actor plays the role of a television news anchor with sudden God-like abilities

2000

In 2000, Carrey acted in the movie, 'Me, Myself & Irene', directed by Farelly Brothers, who had made the actor's earlier hit, 'Dumb and Dumber'

1999

His next movie, 'Man on the Moon', released in 1999, was also a huge critical success

1998

Carrey's 1998 film, 'The Truman Show' is considered as one of his best acts, where he has divulged in satire and drama, along with his usual comic forte

1996

During 1996-97, Jim was cast in two major roles in the movies 'The Cable Guy', directed by Ben Stiller, and 'Liar Liar'

1995

In 1995, this new star acted as 'Two-Face and the Riddler' in the Michael Keaton starrer 'Batman Forever'

1994

It was in 1994, that this brilliant comic actor got his big break in Hollywood, with the film, 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective'

1990

In 1990, Carrey began appearing on the 'Fox network' show titled, 'In Living Color', designed by Damon Wayan's brother Keenen

1987

In 1987, he got married to actress Melissa Womer, and the couple have a daughter, Jane Erin, who is presently a singer

1985

During 1985-89, the aspiring actor was cast in the horror-comedy movie, 'Once Bitten', alongside Lauren Hutton and Karen Kopins

1983

In 1983, the talented entertainer appeared on 'The Tonight Show', telecast on 'NBC'

1980

He was however rejected for the 1980-81 season of the show, and turned his attention towards Hollywood films

1962

James Eugene Carrey, popularly called Jim, was born to Percy and Kathleen, on January 17, 1962, in the town of Newmarket, Canada

1999

His biographies, titled ‘Andy Kaufman Revealed! Best Friend Tells All by Zmuda’ and ‘Life in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman by Bill Zehme’, were published in 1999

1992

Adopted by another couple, his daughter Maria Bellu-Colonna later found out about her biological parents, and in 1992, she started a search for them and was reunited with her mother and relatives

1983

In the 1983 parody ‘My Breakfast with Blassie’, Johnny Legend directed Kaufman and Freddie Blassie, the famous wrestling villain

1982

He even staged a brawl on the ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ show, in 1982

1981

He starred in three episodes of the 1981 ‘ABC’ channel show, ‘Fridays’

1979

In the April of 1979, at the beginning of a show, he introduced the audience to his grandmother whom he had invited for his show

1978

The act became so popular that the ‘American Broadcasting Company’ approached Andy for the role of Latka Gravas in the 1978 sitcom titled ‘Taxi’

1975

In 1975, Andy auditioned for the comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’, as per the suggestion of television executive Dick Ebersol

1971

Andy started his career as a stand-up comedian in various night clubs of Long Island, after graduating in 1971

1970

All of Kauffman’s performances were hilarious and unique, but the character of Foreign Man which later inspired the character of Latka Gravas in the 1970s sitcom ‘Taxi’, is undeniably his best act

1967

Andy attended the army recruitment camp, during the Vietnam War, after completing high school in 1967, but he was denied enlistment because of his poor performance in the psychological test

1956

He started his primary education at the ‘Saddle Rock Elementary’, but was later transferred to ‘Baker Hill Elementary school’, in 1956

1949

Andy, the first child of Janice Bernstein and Stanley Kaufman, was born on January 17th, 1949, in New York and raised in the posh locality of Great Neck, Long Island

1000

He proclaimed himself as the champion of inter-gender wrestling and offered prize money of $1000 to the woman contender who could defeat him