Comedian and actor who starred in such popular 1990s comedies as Dumb & Dumber, The Mask, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. He also proved his range with his Golden Globe winning roles in The Truman Show and Man on The Moon and for portraying Joel Barish in the inventive 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
He did stand up comedy in local Toronto comedy clubs before moving to Los Angeles. In 1990, he began finding success as a cast member on the sketch comedy show In Living Color.
In the early 2000s, he continued starring in mainstream comedy films, playing the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Bruce Nolan in 2003's Bruce Almighty.
He had a daughter named Jane with Melissa Womer, whom he was married to from 1987 to 1995. He was also married to Lauren Holly from 1996 to 1997 and he was in a relationship with actress Jenny McCarthy from 2005 to 2010.
He played the lead in the 1994 comedy film The Mask, which was the big screen debut for future Hollywood star Cameron Diaz.