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Michael Cera

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Michael Austin Cera (pronounced [ˈsɛ.rə]) (born June 7, 1988) is a Canadian television and film actor, best known for playing George Michael Bluth in the television series Arrested Development and Evan in the comedy Superbad.

[edit] Biography

[edit] Personal life

Cera, the middle child of three siblings, was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, the son of Linda and Luigi Cera, a Xerox technician.[1][2] Cera's father is Sicilian.[1] Cera has two sisters and, as of 2007, still lives with his parents in Brampton.[2] He attended Heart Lake Secondary School.[1] His first role was for a Summer Camp commercial by Tim Hortons.[1]

[edit] Career

Cera played the young Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in 2002. He provided the voice for Brother Bear in The Berenstain Bears animated series. He then played George Michael Bluth in the television series Arrested Development for three seasons before it was canceled. In late 2006, he created and starred in a parody of the YouTube video Impossible is Nothing, a video résumé created by Aleksey Vayner.[3] He also guest-starred in an episode of teen noir drama Veronica Mars, and also in the Adult Swim series Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

Cera, along with Clark Duke, wrote and starred in a series of short videos released on their website. In 2007, they signed a deal with CBS Television to write, produce, direct, and act in a short-form comedy series entitled Clark and Michael.[4] The show featured guest stars such as David Cross, Andy Richter and Patton Oswalt, and was distributed via CBS's new internet channel, Innertube.[5] There is a comedy video circulating that shows Cera being fired from the Knocked Up set. It is set up to show Cera being the original star of the film, belittling and arguing with the director until the director, Judd Apatow, storms off of the set in a scene that mocks the David O. Russell blow up on the set of I Heart Huckabees. This is only a staged clip from a featurette on the upcoming Knocked Up DVD. Another clip features actor James Franco in a similar situation.

Cera starred alongside Jonah Hill in the movie Superbad, which was written by fellow Canadians, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film, which opened in North America on August 17, is semi-autobiographical, with Cera playing a character named Evan. Cera will next star in Juno, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman, and a film adaption of the novel Youth in Revolt, playing lead character Nick Twisp.[6]

Cera is in a band called The Long Goodbye with Clark Duke and Christian Buenaventura

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