Dropped out of high school at 16.
During the filming of Me, Myself & Irene (2000), he and the production crew attended a private music show of the band Phish on June 24th 1999 at the guitarist/vocalist house in Careystock, Vermont. There, he sang two songs with Phish,
At age 10, he sent his resume to Carol Burnett.
He appeared at the 20th anniversary special for The Comedy Store wearing nothing but a sock on his penis.
At one point his family lived out of their car/trailer.
At one point he and his family all worked as janitors at a factory to make a living.
Wrote himself a check for $20 million and kept it in his wallet until he earned that amount for The Cable Guy (1996).
Manager is Jimmy Miller, who is the younger brother of actor-comedian Dennis Miller.
Shares the same birthday with Andy Kaufman, who he played in Man on the Moon (1999).
December, 2001: Announces his intention to become a United States citizen.
His total of nine MTV movie awards as of 2001 is the most MTV movie awards won by any person.
As a child, he used to wear his tap shoes to bed just in case his parents needed cheering up in the middle of the night.
Insisted that his favorite band, Cannibal Corpse, play in the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).
Many of his characters are ordinary men whose lives are changed by supernatural or otherwise unseen forces. As in The Mask (1994) (
His characters from Dumb & Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), Bruce Almighty (2003), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Man on the Moon (1999) and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004_ are losers who want to be recognized and be famous.
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