Born on June 7, 1988 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Michael Austin Cera's career started in Canadian children's TV doing voiceover work for cartoons as well as live action comedies. His first major role in the U.S. was in the hit comedic show Arrested Development. From there, Cera's career began to skyrocket, as Hollywood realized this guy was good at playing characters with an almost Charlie Brown-esque tone to them, and as the saying goes, "que Cera, Cera."As a side note, he apparently liked the fight training he went through to prepare for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World so much that he's now studying martial arts for real. You have been warned.
- Arrested Development: George-Michael Bluth
- The Berenstain Bears: Brother Bear
- Braceface: Josh Spitz, Sharon's younger brother.
- Childrens Hospital: The PA announcer.
- Juno: Paulie Bleeker
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist: Nick
- Youth in Revolt: Nick Twisp and Francois Dillinger
- Sausage Party: Barry
- Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: Scott Pilgrim
- Superbad: Evan
- Year One: Oh
- This Is the End: As Himself
- The Lego Batman Movie: Robin
- Twin Peaks (Season 3): Wally Brando
Notable memes inspired by Michael Cera's prancing:
This actor provides examples of:
- Adam Westing:
- Adorkable: He is the textbook example of this trope.
- I Am Not Leonard Nimoy: Partially as a result of Typecasting causing him to play practically the same character in every film.
- Troll: He was a photobomber before photobombing really took off. He'd stand in the background of pictures to make people think the photos were fake because he was in them.