Daughter Elisabeth born in May 2001.
Graduate of Denison University, which is in Granville, Ohio
Married to actress/writer Nancy Walls, whom he met while both were writer/performers with the famed Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, Illinois.
Son John born June, 2004.
Frequently plays news reporters.
When he attended the premiere for Bruce Almighty (2003), he came to the screening with the impression that his scenes were left on the cutting room floor. However, his scenes were in the film and he was pleasantly surprised.
Of Italian descent (original family name was Carello).
Was once a reporter for "The Daily Show" (1996).
Provides the voice of Gary on "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" cartoons on "Saturday Night Live" (1975).
Orignally wanted to be a lawyer, but he reached a question on an application form that said 'Why do you want to be a lawyer?' He couldn't think of anything.
His alma mater, Denison University, is also the alma mater of Jennifer Garner.
Has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same day in the U.S. - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and Sleepover (2004) (July 9, 2004).
Was in three failed sitcoms before he starred in the NBC hit show "The Office" (2005).
Worked the over night shift in a store 24 in Maynard, Massachusetts and takes many of his characters from this experience.
Denison Univerisity is not only the alma mater of Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, but also Hal Holbrook, John Davidson, John Schuck, and comedian Tom Cotter.
Is a member of, what the media refers to as, "The Frat Pack," along with Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson. The "Frat Pack" name is a reference to the film, Old School (2003), featuring Vaughn, Ferrell and Luke Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the seven actors. Carell's "Frat Pack" films include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Bewitched (2005) and Melinda and Melinda (2004).
Grew up in Newton, Massachusetts.
Editor-in-Chief of his high school newspaper, Newton South's 'The Lion's Roar'