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Jay Pharoah was born on October 14, 1987 in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA as Jared Antonio Farrow. He is an actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Unsane (2018) and White Famous (2017). See full bio »

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Saturday Night Live Various / Barack Obama / Kanye West / President Obama / Shaquille O'Neal / Dr. Ben Carson / Denzel Washington / Principal Daniel Frye / Drake / Jay-Z / Katt Williams / Nick Fury / Shannon Sharpe / Stephen A. Smith / 2 Chainz / Amir / Daniel Frye / Dennis Rodman / Eddie Murphy / Kenny Smith / Michael Strahan / Morgan Freeman / Will Smith / Abaskuul Sulemon / Andre 3000 / Apollo / Atlanta Horns / Barkhad Abdi / Ben Carson / Chris Rock / Chris Tucker / Christ Tucker / Common / Cuba Gooding Jr. / DMX / Danny Glover / Darnell JaMarcus / Denny the Real / Dikembe Mutombo / Dylan / Eddie Toris / Eddie Winslow / Floyd Mayweather / Freedman / Geoffrey Canada / Harrison Wright / Ice-T / Idris Elba / Jacob Reynolds / Jaleel White / Jingle / Judas Iscariot / Jussie Smollett / Kendrick Lamar / Kevin / Lamar Odom / Lavar Washington / Lawrence Tatum / Leon Black / Lil Wayne / Lil' Taint Anthony / Lil' Wayne / Ludacris / MC George Castanza / Malcolm Barnes / Manny Machado / Mr. Drubbler / Mr. Warbucks / Pharell Williams / Richard Pryor / Richard Sherman / Samuel L. Jackson / Sebastian / Solomon / T.I. / Terry Pope / Tin Man / Tony Dungy / Toots and the Maytals / Tracy Morgan / Tupac Shakur / Tyrese Gibson / Usher / Victor Cruz / Young Ben Carson / Zolor
(2010-2016)
Unsane Nate Hoffman
(2018)
White Famous Floyd Mooney
(2017)
Ride Along Runflat
(2014)

Filmography

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  Spinning Gold (post-production)
Cecil Holmes
 2020 Bad Hair
Julius
 2017-2020 Family Guy (TV Series)
Skeetle / Kanye West / Kanye Canes
- Connie's Celica (2020) ... Skeetle (voice)
- Married with Cancer (2018) ... Kanye West (voice)
- Don't Be a Dickens at Christmas (2017) ... Kanye Canes (voice)
 2019 A Million Little Things (TV Series)
Omar Howard
- Goodnight (2019) ... Omar Howard
- The Rock (2019) ... Omar Howard
 2019 YBN Cordae Feat. Anderson.Paak: RNP (Video short)
Jay Pharaoh
 2018 Champaign ILL (TV Series)
Lou
- I Wouldn't Sh'ma Just Yet... (2018) ... Lou
- Cherry Vintage Rascal (2018) ... Lou
- 8.1 Milligrams Per Deciliter (2018) ... Lou
- Not the PT Cruiser (2018) ... Lou
 2018 SuperMansion (TV Series)
Flamescar / Black Ops General / The Extraordinaught / ...
- Debbie Does Devizo (2018) ... Black Ops General / Flamescar / The Extraordinaught
- Jungle All the Way (2018) ... Flamescar
- Summer Vacation Special (2018) ... Barack Obama
 2018 Unsane
Nate Hoffman
 2017 White Famous (TV Series)
Floyd Mooney
- Zero Fucks Given (2017) ... Floyd Mooney
- Scandal (2017) ... Floyd Mooney
- Make-Believe (2017) ... Floyd Mooney
- Duality (2017) ... Floyd Mooney
- Wolves (2017) ... Floyd Mooney
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Man on the Street / Dashawn Manheim
- What Time Is It Right Now (2017) ... (voice)
- lovin that cali lifestyle!! (2017) ... Man on the Street / Dashawn Manheim (voice)
 2016-2017 Legends of Chamberlain Heights (TV Series)
Montrel / Randy
- Legends of Lock Up (2017) ... Montrel / Randy (voice)
- Hom*coming (2017) ... Montrel / Randy (voice)
- Party Over Here, F**k You Over There (2017) ... Montrel / Randy (voice)
- My Father the Zero (2017) ... Montrel / Randy (voice)
- Confederate Flags of Our Fathers (2017) ... Montrel / Randy (voice)
 2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Video Game)
Andre (Zombies in Spaceland) (voice)
 2016 Sing
Meena's Grandfather (voice)
 2010-2016 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Barack Obama / Kanye West / ...
- Fred Armisen/Courtney Barnett (2016) ... Various
- Drake (2016) ... Ben Carson / Amir / Various
- Brie Larson/Alicia Keys (2016) ... Tupac Shakur / Various
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Nick Jonas (2016) ... Shaquille O'Neal / Various
- Russell Crowe/Margo Price (2016) ... Various
 2016 Get a Job
Skeezy D
 2014-2015 Saturday Night Live: Cut For Time (TV Series)
Basketball Player / Stereo / The Soul Brothers / ...
- Sporting Goods Commercial (2015) ... Basketball Player
- Rooftop Party (2015) ... Stereo
- New Playroom (2015)
- Comedy Club (2015) ... The Soul Brothers
- Morning News (2014) ... The Singalingalings
 2015 Notary Publix (TV Mini-Series) (2015)
 2015 The Jay Z Story (Short)
Jay Z's Friend
 2014 Top Five
Mike
 2014 Balls Out
Dan
 2014 Portlandia (TV Series)
Jay-Z
- Ecoterrorists (2014) ... Jay-Z (voice)
 2014 Ride Along
Runflat
 2013 Underdogs
Announcer 2
 2012 Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (TV Series)
Barack Obama / Guy / Patron
- Episode #3.2 (2012) ... Barack Obama
- Episode #3.1 (2012) ... Guy / Patron
 2012 Lola Versus
Randy
 2011 The Cookout 2 (TV Movie)
Eddie O
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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I did impressions when I was little, [too]...I didn't have no friends, so I made them up! See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Libra

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