Michael Cera attended Conestoga Public School, Robert H. Lagerquist Senior Public School, and then Heart Lake Secondary School until grade nine. He took correspondence courses to complete high school. It is thought that his first role was as in unpaid appearance in a Tim Hortons summer camp commercial. His professional career began when he was cast as Larrabe Hicks in the television series I Was a Sixth Grade Alien in 1999. His breakthrough role in Juno catapulted Cera into one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood. He played the title role in the 2010 feature, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He played George-Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, which ran from 2003 until 2006 and was reborn for one season in 2013. Michael Cera earned a 2018 Tony Award nomination for his work in the play Lobby Hero on Broadway.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
Switching Goals (1999) What Katy Did (1999)
Steal This Movie (2000) Frequency (2000) Ultimate G’s (2000) Custody of the Heart (TV-2000) The Familiar Stranger (TV-2001) My Louisiana Sky (TV-2001) Walter and Henry (TV-2001) Stolen Miracle (TV-2001) Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun (voice, VR-2002) Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) Darling Darling (2005) Parental Guidance Suggested (2007) Juno (2007) Superbad (2007) Extreme Movie (2008) Nick and Horah’s Infinite Playlist (2008) Paper Heart (2008) Year One (2009) Youth in Revolt (2009)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Bad Dads (2011, short) The End of Love (2012) The Immigrant (2012, short) Crystal Fairy (2013) Magic Magic (2013) Brazzaville Teen-Ager (2013, short) Gregory Go Boom (2013, short) This is the End (2013) Failure (2013, short) Rock and Roll Legends Present: Islands (2013, short) Bitch (2013, short) Hits (2014) How and Why (TV-2014) Entertainment (2015) That Dog (2015, short) A Very Murray Christmas (2015) Sausage Party (voice, 2016) Man Rots from the Head (2016, short) Person to Person (2017) Lemon (2017) The Lego Batman Movie (voice, 2017) How to be A Latin Lover (2017) Cooking with Alfred (voice, VR-2017, short) Molly’s Game (2017) Tyrel (2017) Spivak (2018) Gloria (2018)
TV Series – Cast: Rolie Polie Olie (voice, 1998) I Was a Sixth Grade Alien (1999)
Braceface (voice, 2001) I Was a Rat (2001, mini-series) The Grubbs (2002) The Berenstain Bears (voice, 2003) Arrested Development (2003-2006, 2013-) Exit 9 (2003) Howard Stern: The High School Years (voice, 2006) Clark and Michael (2007) Children’s Hospital (voice, 2008-2016) Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015, mini-series)