As a correspondent from 1999 until 2005, Steve Carell debated the most pressing intellectual questions of our day with Stephen Colbert in "Even Stevphen,"
pioneered fruit- and vegetable-related journalism as "Produce Pete"
and he once ate Crisco at the desk
Carell, a native of Concord, Massachusetts, began performing with Chicago's Second City improv troupe in 1991. He went on to become a cast member of "The Dana Carvey Show," appearing alongside fellow future correspondent Stephen Colbert. After leaving fake-news journalism in 2005, Carell began a long run as Michael Scott on NBC's hit sitcom "The Office," a role for which he won a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Television Critics Association Award.
He also forged a career on the big screen, starring in such films as "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Little Miss Sunshine," "Date Night," "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "Burt Wonderstone."