Jim Carrey and Other 'Ace Ventura' Cast Members 26 Years after the Movie's Premiere

Bettina Dizon
Jan 10, 2020
01:20 A.M.
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"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" launched comedian Jim Carrey's acting career and set him for more memorable future roles.


Thanks to the pet detective's catchphrase "alrighty then," Jim Carrey, who played his character, will forever be remembered.

Although the 1994 film didn't get too great of critics, "Ace Ventura" turned Carrey into a household name and had viewers laughing at his goofy and odd character. Here's a look at the cast after the movie premiered.


A comedian by heart, Jim Carrey had two other films released the same year as "Ace Ventura," which became cult comedy classics: "Dumb and Dumber" and "The Mask."

Jim Carrey at the premiere of 'Me, Myself & Irene' at the Village Theater. | Source: Getty Images


He reprised his role as the pet detective in the film's sequel before becoming a Hollywood star throughout the '90s and the early years of the following decade.

Among his films are "Liar, Liar," "Bruce Almighty," and How the Grinch Stole Christmas." He also had serious roles in "The Truman Show," "Man on the Moon," and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

Jim Carrey of "Kidding" speaks during the Showtime segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour. | Source: Getty Images


Carrey went on to star in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "Kick-Ass 2," and "Mr. Popper's Penguins." In 2014, he starred in the second sequel of "Dumb and Dumber." 

The comedian's most recent shows are in the Showtime's children's show "Kidding" and "Sonic the Hedgehog."

Jim Carrey attends For Your Consideration Screening Of Showtime's "Kidding" at Linwood Dunn Theater. | Source: Getty Images



Before Cox found fame in the hit sitcom "Friends," she played Melissa Robinson in the movie "Ace Ventura," and found herself attracted to the pet detective in the film.

Since the premiere, Cox has appeared on several television shows, including "Seinfeld," "She Wrote," "Murder," and "Family Ties."

Courteney Cox attends American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute. | Source: Getty Images


After her highly acclaimed role on "Friends," Cox had a brief yet significant role in the series "Dirt" and starred in "Web Therapy" and "Cougar Town," which ran for six seasons.

In 2014, she produced "Celebrity Name Game," and four years after appeared on the ninth season of "Shameless."

Courteney Cox arrives at the premiere of Netflix's "Dumplin'" at the Chinese Theater. | Source: Getty Images



Sean Young was among the first to portray a transgender character on television, which has since stirred controversy.

Following the film, Young starred in several movies in the '90s like "Witness to the Execution," "Model By Day," "Everything to Gain," and "The Cowboy and the Movie Star," although she remains best known for her role as Rachel in "Blade Runner."

Sean Young attends the opening of Planet Hollywood. | Source: Getty Images


In the next decade, Young became a familiar face in horror films, including "Haunted Echoes," Parasomnia," and "Attack of the 50-foot Cheerleaders."

In 2010, the actress found herself as a cast member of "The Young and the Restless," playing the role of con artist Meggie McClaine.

Sean Young attends the New York City Ballet Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. | Source: Getty Images


Apart from being an incredible actress, "The Alienist" star co-founded and operated Austin Film Tours, a tour bus that goes to different film locations.


Rap artist turned actor, Tone Loc was among the known figures in the genre with singles including "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina."

Loc's first acting debut was on the "Roc," where he earned the recurring role of Ronnie Paxton. After "Ace Ventura," Loc continued his career in Hollywood and appeared in the films "Blank Check" and "Heat."

Tone Loc attends Los Angeles Music Awards. | Source: Getty Images


He also appeared on famous television shows in the '90s like "Touched by an Angel," "NewsRadio," "Martin," and "Early Edition."

In the 2000s, Los appeared in the sitcom "Rude Awakening" and starred in the crime series "Thieves," alongside John Stamos.

In recent years, Loc went back to rapping and was featured on the "I Love the '90s" tour with other hip hop artists.



The football superstar played himself on the show as a target in the kidnapping. Dan Marino was the star quarterback of the Dolphins for 17 seasons until he retired in 1999.

His next path remained close to the sport as he worked as an analyst in "The NFL Today" and "Inside the NFL."

Dan Marino close up. | Source: Wikimedia Commons


Marino had a handful of on-screen appearances, playing himself, on television shows and films, including "The Simpsons," "Bad Boys II," and "Little Nicky."

Apart from his career, Marino founded the Don Marino Foundation for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. He also owns the Miami Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center, which opened in 1995.

Dan Marino and Bill Cowher at the CBS Pre-game Show. | Source: Wikimedia Commons



Before becoming an actor, Randal Cobb was a professional boxer, known for going against Larry holmes in the 1982 WBC heavyweight.

His acting career after the movie includes an episode of "Highlander: The Series" and working with Carrey again in "Liar Liar."

He later returned to his studies and obtained a sports management degree at Temple University, with a magna cum laude standing.