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Jay Pharoah

Biography

American stand-up comedian and actor who joined up with the cast of Sunday Night Reside in 2010 following being discovered about YouTube. He’s known for his impersonations of Chief executive Barack Obama, Jay-Z, and Kanye Western amongst others. In 2014 he made an appearance within the film Trip Alongside Kevin Hart. He graduated from Chesapeake’s Indian River SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in 2005.He attracted general public interest and grew in recognition after his impression of Chief executive Barack Obama pass on like wildfire about YouTube. His SNL personality Primary Daniel Frye, is usually heavily affected by the main at his senior high school, Indian River SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Chesapeake. His parents called him Jared Antonio Farrow, and his dad placed him inside a skill competition when he was 6 yrs . old. He received 5th place. He did many superstar impressions on Sunday Night time Live, including among fellow comedian and previous SNL solid member Eddie Murphy.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jay Pharoah
Date Of Birth October 14, 1987
Place Of Birth Chesapeake, VA
Height 1.85 m
Profession Comedian
Education Indian River High School, Tidewater Community College
Nationality American
Siblings Shaina Farrow
Movies Sing, Get a Job, Get Hard, Top Five, Balls Out, Ride Along, Lola Versus, The Cookout 2, Unsane
TV Shows Saturday Night Live, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday, White Famous
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 His sister, Shaina, is his manager.
2 Was born premature with a twin brother. His twin died at birth.
3 Studied business at Tidewater Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University.
4 Started performing stand-up comedy when he was 15 years old.
5 Graduated from Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. He played a recurring character on Saturday Night Live (1975) named Principal Daniel Frye. The character is based on his real-life principal, Jimmy Frye.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsane 2018 post-production
White Famous 2017-2018 TV Series pre-production Floyd Mooney
The Adventures of Drunky 2017 post-production voice
BoJack Horseman 2017 TV Series
Legends of Chamberlain Heights 2016-2017 TV Series Montrel / Randy
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 2016 Video Game Andre (Zombies in Spaceland) (voice)
Sing 2016 Meena's Grandfather (voice)
Saturday Night Live 2010-2016 TV Series Various Barack Obama Kanye West ...
Get a Job 2016 Skeezy D
Notary Publix 2015 TV Series 2015
The Jay Z Story 2015 Short Jay Z's Friend
Top Five 2014 Mike
Balls Out 2014 Dan
Portlandia 2014 TV Series Jay-Z
Ride Along 2014 Runflat
Above Average Presents 2013 TV Series Thomas
Above Average Music Videos 2013 TV Series
Underdogs 2013 Announcer 2
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday 2012 TV Mini-Series Barack Obama / Guy / Patron
Lola Versus 2012 Randy
The Cookout 2 2011 TV Movie Eddie O

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 2011-2014 TV Series performer - 12 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gotham Comedy Live 2016 TV Series documentary 1 episode
CollegeHumor Originals 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me? 2015 TV Movie
Above Average Music Videos TV Series 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2013
BET's Comicview 2013 TV Series 1 episode
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live from Orlando 2012

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium 2017 TV Special documentary special thanks
It's Never Just a Movie: Chris Rock and Top Five 2014 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ok! TV 2017 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2017 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2017 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2017 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2017 TV Series Himself
Beat Bobby Flay 2017 TV Series Himself - Judge / Mentor
Match Game 2017 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Panelist
Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala 2017 TV Special Himself
Goddamn Comedy Jam 2017 TV Series Himself (2016)
The Goddamn Comedy Jam 2016 TV Movie Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Gotham Comedy Live 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself
CollegeHumor Originals 2015 TV Series Himself
The 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Eddie Murphy 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Rachael Ray 2015 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Game Night 2015 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Player
Ice & Coco 2015 TV Series Himself
Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me? 2015 TV Movie Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Red Nose Day 2015 TV Special Himself
Hot Ones 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
2014 MTV Video Music Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Above Average Music Videos 2014 TV Series Himself
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night One 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
BET's Comicview 2013 TV Series Himself
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live from Orlando 2012 Himself - Comedian
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 TV Special Himself
NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Package 2010 TV Series Himself (2010)
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from New York! 2015 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
SNL's NFL Saturday 2015 TV Movie Brian Dawkins Tony Dungy
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special 2014 TV Special DMX Kanye West Various
SNL Shorts 2014 TV Movie Samuel L. Jackson Judas Iscariot Danny Glover ... (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season 2014 TV Special Barack Obama Kanye West Danny Glover ... (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Christmas 2013 TV Special Kanye West (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Halloween 2013 TV Special Peter / Master of Blackenstein (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Himself

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#Quote
1 I did impressions when I was little, [too]...I didn't have no friends, so I made them up!


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