Ahead of the holiday, ET chatted with the 54-year-old actor at a junket for his latest animated movie, Despicable Me 3, where he opened up about raising his two children, daughter Elisabeth, 16, and son John, 13, with wife Nancy.
"It didn't change me at all," he joked when ET's Carly Steel asked how fatherhood has changed him. "You know, people say being a parent changes you [but] it's the same. It's like, if you were a jerk before you had kids, you're still a jerk. If you were a nice person, you actually might be a jerk."
He later admitted that fatherhood has "put a lot of things in perspective."
"Father's Day is coming up so I'm very excited and I really -- I start months in advance giving them lists of things that I want," he said. '"They let me sleep in, so I usually get up about 8 in the morning [on that day]. And I get breakfast in bed, which is usually pancakes and bacon."
Carell continued on, telling ET that each year his kids usually get him a novelty mug. He said last year's gift was extra memorable.
"The one I got last year was a mug that says, 'Coffee makes me poop,'" he revealed, bursting into laughter. "That was from my son and he just loved -- he could not wait for me to open it."
Shortly after Carell celebrates Father's Day, he'll be celebrating another fun event, as Despicable Me 3 officially hits theaters on June 30. He told ET that his children are still impressed with the adventure film.
"They can't wait for this next one," said Carell, who voices Gru. "They keep asking questions about it, like, what happens, where they are now [and] what's the brother like."
When ET caught up with Carell and his wife at the TCA Winter Press Tour last January, he had nothing but amazing things to say about his creative partner in crime. At the time of our interview, the two were promoting TBS' new screwball cop comedy Angie Tribeca, in which they served as co-creators.
"She makes me laugh more than anybody," Carell gushed. "We didn't start thinking we're going to write a show. We just came up with this name that was really dumb and it just kept making us laugh… and the more we talked about it, the more it made us laugh!"