Michael Cera

Actor, Writer, Director
Canadian actor Michael Cera made his first major impact on American comedy audiences with his role as teenager George Michael Bluth who, at first blush, seemed the most normal of the terminally dysfunctional Bluth clan ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1988 in Brampton, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Childrens Hospital 2009 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Hits 2015 (Movie)

Bennie (Actor)

Entertainment 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Arrested Development 2009 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Burning Love 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crystal Fairy 2013 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Drunk History 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gregory Go Boom 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Magic, Magic 2013 (Movie)

Brink (Actor)

The End of Love 2013 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Conan 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

Scott Pilgrim (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Youth in Revolt 2010 (Movie)

Nick Twisp/Francois (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paper Heart 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Year One 2009 (Movie)

Oh (Actor)

Extreme Movie 2008 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Juno 2007 (Movie)

Paulie Bleeker (Actor)

Superbad 2007 (Movie)

Evan (Actor)

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Veronica Mars 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Doc 2000 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

Chuck (8 and 11 years) (Actor)

The Ripping Friends 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Braceface 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

The Familiar Stranger 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

Gordie Jr (Actor)

Custody of the Heart (TV Show)

Actor

My Louisiana Sky (TV Show)

Actor

Stolen Miracle (TV Show)

Actor

Switching Goals (TV Show)

Actor

Walter and Henry (TV Show)

Actor
Music (4)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

("We Are Sex Bob-Omb") (Song Performer)

Youth in Revolt 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

Paper Heart 2009 (Movie)

("Devotion") (Song Performer)

Paper Heart 2009 (Movie)

(Original Music)
Director (1)

WGN America/ The Ten Commandments Project 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Magic, Magic 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Canadian actor Michael Cera made his first major impact on American comedy audiences with his role as teenager George Michael Bluth who, at first blush, seemed the most normal of the terminally dysfunctional Bluth clan, on the cult TV comedy "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). As the series unfolded, however, his character's burning and inappropriate crush on his own cousin proved the actor's willingness to explore the most uncomfortable comic situations imaginable, and paved the way for future film roles as painfully awkward types. Cera's first leading film role was the broad comedy "Superbad" (2007), which paired him to great success with Jonah Hill as a pair of teenage outcasts. Following major critical kudos for the surprising indie breakout "Juno" (2007), Cera had officially arrived as a new kind of dry-witted comic lead. He further cemented his growing reputation as a Gen-Y Woody Allen in projects like "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" (2008), although such disappointments as "Year One" (2009) and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010) took some of the shine off his glowing résumé. His return to "Arrested Development" (Netflix, 2013- ), however, gave fans of the actor cause to celebrate and portended a second act to his still-young career. Clearly more than a comedic flash-in-the-pan, Cera was a talent whose true range had yet to be explored in any number of mediums and genres.

Relationships

Luigi Cera

Father
Sicilian

Linda Cera

Mother
French Canadian

Charlyne Yi Actor

Companion
Co-starred together in the independent film "Paper Heart" (2009) written by Yi also composed the movie's soundtrack with Yi split in July 2009

EDUCATION

Heart Lake Secondary School

Brampton , Ontario

Milestones

2013

Appeared on the online comedy "Burning Love"

2013

Starred in "Crystal Fairy"

2013

Returned for the revitalized "Arrested Development" series

2010

Played a cynical sex-obsessed 16-year-old in the film adaptation of C.D. Payne's "Youth in Revolt"

2010

Played the title role in the film adaptation of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series

2009

Co-starred with Jack Black in the biblical comedy "Year One"; directed by Harold Ramis

2009

Appeared with then girlfriend, Charlyne Yi, in "Paper Heart"; film was written and produced by Yi

2008

Had a leading role in the teen comedy "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"

2007

Co-starred with Jonah Hill in "Superbad," written by fellow Canadians, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

2007

Signed a deal with CBS Television to write, produce, direct, and act in a short-form comedy series entitled "Clark and Michael"

2007

Played a awkward teenager who unexpectedly impregnates his long time friend (Ellen Page) in Jason Reitman's "Juno"

2006

Writing and directing debut, "Impossible is the Opposite of Possible," a parody of the popular "Impossible is Nothing" video resume that he directed for the online edition of McSweeney’s magazine

2003

Cast as George Michael Bluth in the Fox series "Arrested Development"

2003

Voiced Brother Bear in "The Berenstain Bears" (PBS) animated series

2002

Played the young Chuck Barris in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"

2001

Lent his voice to Alicia Silverstone’s animated series "Braceface" (Fox Family/ABC Family)

2000

Had a starring role in the Imax movie "Ultimate G’s"

2000

Portrayed the son of American political radical Abbie Hoffman in the biopic "Steal This Movie"

1999

Series regular on the live-action comedy "I Was a Sixth Grade Alien" (ABC Family)

1998

Voiced Little Gizmo on the animated series "Rolie Polie Olie" (Disney Channel)

Co-wrote and starred with Clark Duke, in a series of short videos released on their web site, clarkandmichael.com

Television debut in a commercial for the Canadian fast food chain, Tim Hortons

Bonus Trivia

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Member of a band called the Long Goodbye with Clark Duke and Christian Buenaventura

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"I'm always concerned that I'm not being nice enough. You know, people have told me I'm unfailingly polite... But I think those people are all pieces of shit." - Cera quoted to Esquire magazine, July 2009

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