Michael Cera

BirthDay:

07 Jun 1988

BirthPlace:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

BirthName:

Michael Austin Cera

Bio:

Canadian actor Michael Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, to parents who worked for Xerox. His mother, Linda, who is from Quebec, has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is Sicilian. Michael is the middle child between two sisters. He was educated at Conestoga Public School, Robert H. Lagerquist Senior Public School and Heart Lake Secondary School until the grade nine. Cera then completed his high school education via correspondence.

During a childhood illness he repeatedly viewed Ghostbusters (1984), learning the dialogue. It was this that sparked his interest in performing. He went on to take classes in improvisation at The Second City Toronto. Roles followed in commercials and TV, but he first came to major public attention when he was cast as George Michael Bluth in the critically acclaimed comedy series Arrested Development (2003). After the cancellation of this series, Cera successfully transitioned into movies, scoring starring roles in various projects such as Superbad (2007), Juno (2007), Youth in Revolt (2009) and as the eponymous hero in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).

Alongside acting, Cera is also a musician - he sings and plays guitar and bass.
Filmography

Actor ( 95 credits )

Blazing Samurai (2017) Hank (voice)
How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Robin / Dick Grayson (voice)
Twin Peaks (2017) (1 episode, 2017)
Molly's Game (2017)
Lemon (2017) Alex
Captain Dad (2017)
Sausage Party (2016) Barry (voice)
Human People (2016)
A Very Murray Christmas (2015) Himself
Entertainment (2015)
No Sleep TV3 (2015)  Scott Pilgrim (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episod
Occupy Cannes! (2015) Himself
Hits (2014) Bennie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Failure (2013) Man
This Is the End (2013) Michael Cera
Gregory Go Boom (2013) Gregory
Brazzaville Teen-Ager (2013) Gunther
Magic Magic (2013) Brink
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013) Jamie
Drunk History (2013)  John Endicott (1 episode, 2013)
The Broadway.Com Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Immigrant (2012) Michael
The End of Love (2012) Michael
Burning Love (2012)  Wally (6 episodes, 2013)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Boring Life of Jacqueline (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Reggie Makes Music (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Scott Pilgrim (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Bad Dads (2011) Cory
The Frollo Show (2011)  Scott Pilgrim (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
Bromance w/ Michael Cera, Tony Danza, & Martin Starr (2011) Himself
Bright Day! (2010) Himself
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Scott Pilgrim
Sundance Skippy (2010) Himself
Conan (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Louie (2010)  Young Man (1 episode, 2015)
Youth in Revolt (2009) Nick Twisp / Francois
Year One (2009) Oh
Paper Heart (2009) Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Extreme Movie (2008) Fred
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) Nick
Childrens Hospital (2008)  Sal Viscuso / ... (48 episodes, 2008-2013)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
VTV Interviews (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Juno (2007) Paulie Bleeker
Superbad (2007) Evan
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)  Himself as Jaime Stevens (1 episode, 2007)
Human Giant (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Drunk History (2007)  Alexander Hamilton (1 episode, 2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2010)
Derek and Simon: The Show (2007)  The Bouncer (1 episode, 2007)
Deep Inside (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Michael Showalter Showalter (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Movie Rush (2006)  Himself
Clark and Michael (2006)  Michael
Darling Darling (2005) Harold
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Veronica Mars (2004)  Dean (1 episode, 2006)
Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004)  Scrotch (1 episode, 2006)
TV Land's Top Ten (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Arrested Development (2003)  George-Michael Bluth (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) Chuck, Age 8 and 11 (as Michael Céra)
The Berenstain Bears (2002)  Brother (2 episodes, 2003)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Grubbs (2002)  Mitch Grubb (1 episode, 2002)
Doc (2001)  Max (2 episodes, 2001)
Braceface (2001)  Josh Spitz (12 episodes, 2001)
The Ripping Friends (2001)  Boy Boy (1 episode, 2001)
Pecola (2001) (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
I Was a Rat (2001)  Buzzer
Ultimate G's: Zac's Flying Dream (2000) Young Zac
Frequency (2000) Gordy Jr. (10 Years)
Steal This Movie (2000) America - 7 & 8 Years Old
Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000)  Benjamin (1 episode)
Twice in a Lifetime (1999)  Skateboarder #2 (1 episode, 1999)
I Was a Sixth Grade Alien (1999)  Larrabe Hicks (3 episodes, 1999)
Rolie Polie Olie (1998)  Little Gizmo (4 episodes, 2003)
Noddy (1998)  Butch (1 episode, 1999)
La Femme Nikita (1997)  Jerome (1 episode, 2000)
Real Kids, Real Adventures (1997)  Michael Adkins (1 episode, 2000)
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2007-2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (1 episode, 2010
The Simpsons (1989)  Nick (1 episode, 2012)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (6 episodes, 2007-2010)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Me (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)

Producer ( 3 credits )

Magic Magic (2013) executive producer
Clark and Michael (2006) producer
Arrested Development (2003) consulting producer (15 episodes, 2013)

Writer ( 3 credits )

Failure (2013) (writer)
Brazzaville Teen-Ager (2013) (writer)
Darling Darling (2005)

Director ( 3 credits )

Failure (2013)
Brazzaville Teen-Ager (2013)
Clark and Michael (2006)