Famous Hollywood Comedy Actors

Robin Williams

Chicago native Robin Williams enlisted into his school’s drama department to overcome the shyness and stress being around people. He was known for voice acting, performing on stages, in TV shows and especially in movies. His breakout show was called “Mork and Mindy” in the late 20th century. With the respectful acting, he was granted his first role in a movie “Popeye”. For the next film “Good Morning, Vietnam” he was even nominated for an award and won. Unfortunately, the actor, with a record of 86 movies starred in through his lifetime, has passed away in 2014. 

Jim Carrey

The young boy from Canada was perceived as a naturally gifted for comedy industry. He took comedy after school classes and did not hesitate to perform in any open play or stage-show. Jim went to the states, to Los Angeles and had been trying to find an opportunity for him to prove his talent. Yet he encountered troubles and been searching for the right part for almost 10 years. In 1994 he became fortunate and greatly known for his role in “The Mask”, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “Dumb and Dumber”. 

Chris Rock

His career began with him starting to perform in stand-up shows. Slowly, step by step, Chris Rock started to climb faster to his future career and later, he achieved, was put into the top of the list of the greatest comedians. His friend, other successful actor Eddie Murphy, saw Chris making a show at one of the nightclubs and advised Saturday Night Live show’s producers to invite Chris Rock to show off his performance. Later in his career, he won three Emmy Awards and was nominated fifteen times for many different selections.

Adam Sandler

As young as being 17 years old, Adam Sandler joined Boston’s comedy society. While still being in his freshman years, he got a modest part in “The Cosby Show”. Like Chris Rock, he was recommended for Saturday Night Live show on NBC by a former comedian. Adam received a lot of attention with his funny character and passions for comedy. “Airheads” was his first movie as an actor, and it was a hit! However, he followed his breakthrough with films such as “Happy Gilmore” and “Big Daddy”, and it made him a comedy star in Hollywood.

Ben Stiller

Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller, Ben’s parents, made his career to start off high. He performed in his mother’s TV show “Kate McShane”. In his early years, he got a role in Broadway, “The House of Blue Leaves” drama which after the release received a lot of interest and even won 4 TONY Awards. In the 90’s famous show Saturday Night Live had Ben Stiller as a writer for the series. As the show helped a bunch of actors and showmen to kick off their careers, Ben Stiller was not an exception. It got him his first movie part in “Empire of the Sun” in 1987. Recently he produced famous comedy films: “Zoolander”, “Why Him?” and animated movie “Megamind”. 

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