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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
1His sister, Shaina, is his manager.
2Was born premature with a twin brother. His twin died at birth.
3Studied business at Tidewater Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University.
4Started performing stand-up comedy when he was 15 years old.
5Graduated 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
Unsane2018post-production
White Famous2017-2018TV Series pre-productionFloyd Mooney
The Adventures of Drunky2017post-production voice
BoJack Horseman2017TV Series
Legends of Chamberlain Heights2016-2017TV SeriesMontrel / Randy
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare2016Video GameAndre (Zombies in Spaceland) (voice)
Sing2016Meena's Grandfather (voice)
Saturday Night Live2010-2016TV SeriesVarious Barack Obama Kanye West ...
Get a Job2016Skeezy D
Notary Publix2015TV Series 2015
The Jay Z Story2015ShortJay Z's Friend
Top Five2014Mike
Balls Out2014Dan
Portlandia2014TV SeriesJay-Z
Ride Along2014Runflat
Above Average Presents2013TV SeriesThomas
Above Average Music Videos2013TV Series
Underdogs2013Announcer 2
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday2012TV Mini-SeriesBarack Obama / Guy / Patron
Lola Versus2012Randy
The Cookout 22011TV MovieEddie O

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live2011-2014TV Series performer - 12 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gotham Comedy Live2016TV Series documentary 1 episode
CollegeHumor Originals2015TV Series 1 episode
Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?2015TV Movie
Above Average Music VideosTV Series 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2013
BET's Comicview2013TV Series 1 episode
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live from Orlando2012

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium2017TV Special documentary special thanks
It's Never Just a Movie: Chris Rock and Top Five2014TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ok! TV2017TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2017TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2017TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2017TV SeriesHimself
Beat Bobby Flay2017TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Mentor
Match Game2017TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Panelist
Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala2017TV SpecialHimself
Goddamn Comedy Jam2017TV SeriesHimself (2016)
The Goddamn Comedy Jam2016TV MovieHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Gotham Comedy Live2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
CollegeHumor Originals2015TV SeriesHimself
The 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Eddie Murphy2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Rachael Ray2015TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Game Night2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Ice & Coco2015TV SeriesHimself
Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?2015TV MovieHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHimself
Hot Ones2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Above Average Music Videos2014TV SeriesHimself
I Heart Radio Music Festival: Night One2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BET's Comicview2013TV SeriesHimself
Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam - Live from Orlando2012Himself - Comedian
The Secret Policeman's Ball2012TV SpecialHimself
NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly2010TV MovieHimself
The Package2010TV SeriesHimself (2010)
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
SNL's NFL Saturday2015TV MovieBrian Dawkins Tony Dungy
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special2014TV SpecialDMX Kanye West Various
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieSamuel L. Jackson Judas Iscariot Danny Glover ... (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season2014TV SpecialBarack Obama Kanye West Danny Glover ... (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Christmas2013TV SpecialKanye West (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Halloween2013TV SpecialPeter / Master of Blackenstein (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself

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


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