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      Jay Pharoah

      Jay Pharoah

      Highest Rated: 87% The Blackening (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Get a Job (2016)

      Birthday: Oct 14, 1987

      Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA

      Jay Pharoah, born Jared Antonio Farrow, joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ) as a featured player in 2010, ascending to the main cast in 2012. The lanky 6'2" actor assumed the mantle of playing President Barack Obama from the departing Fred Armisen that same year. A gifted mimic, Farrow also impersonated celebrities including Kanye West (in a recurring sketch opposite Nasim Pedrad as West's girlfriend Kim Kardashian as the hosts of the morning talk show "Waking Up with Kimye"), Ice-T, Will Smith, Tracy Morgan, Samuel L. Jackson and Dennis Rodman. His highest-profile original character was Principal Frye, the twitchy headmaster of a violent public high school whose announcements at school functions become increasingly agitated. The Virginia native's first movie appearances came with small roles in the comedies "The Cookout 2" (2011) and "Lola Versus" (2012), followed by more substantial roles in the Ice Cube/Kevin Hart buddy comedy "Ride Along" (2014) and Chris Rock's romantic comedy "Top Five" (2015). He also appeared in a voice role in the animated comedy "Sing" (2016). Throughout his career, Pharoah also worked frequently as a stand-up comedian. In August 2016, it was announced that Pharoah would not be returning to "Saturday Night Live" for a seventh season.

      Highest rated movies

      87% The Blackening 85% Top Five
      80% Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times'
      80% Unsane 63% Bad Hair 61% Resort to Love 57% All My Life 40% How to Fake a War

      Photos

      Jay Pharoah GET A JOB, l-r: Miles Teller, Jay Pharoah, 2016. ph: Chuck Zlotnick/©CBS Films Hollywood Game Night, from left: Elisha Cuthbert, Justin Long, Brandon T. Jackson, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Pharoah, Jane Lynch, 'Mr. Smith Goes to Game Night', Season 3, Ep. #6, 08/11/2015, ©NBC Hollywood Game Night, Brandon T. Jackson (L), Jay Pharoah (C), Elisha Cuthbert (R), 'Mr. Smith Goes to Game Night', Season 3, Ep. #6, 08/11/2015, ©NBC Hollywood Game Night, Elisha Cuthbert (L), Jay Pharoah (C), Brandon T. Jackson (R), 'Mr. Smith Goes to Game Night', Season 3, Ep. #6, 08/11/2015, ©NBC TOP FIVE, sitting, from left: Chris Rock, Michael Che, Jay Pharoah, Hassan Johnson, standing, right: Tracy Morgan, 2014. ph: Ali Paige Goldstein/©Paramount UNSANE, FROM LEFT: CLAIRE FOY, JAY PHAROAH, 2018. © BLEECKER STREET MEDIA Jay Pharoah at arrivals for Showtime's Mayweather vs. McGregor Pre-Event VIP Party Red Carpet, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV August 26, 2017. Photo By: JA/Everett Collection Jay Pharoah at arrivals for 2016 American Music Awards (AMA''s) - Arrivals 2, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA November 20, 2016. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Jay Pharoah at arrivals for 2016 MTV Video Music Awards VMAs - Arrivals 1, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY August 28, 2016. Photo By: Steven Ferdman/Everett Collection Jay Pharoah at arrivals for DRACULA UNTOLD New York Premiere, AMC Loews 34th Street 14 Theatre, New York, NY October 6, 2014. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Jay Pharoah, Cedric the Entertainer at arrivals for TOP FIVE Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, ON September 6, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio Binuya/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 60% 2023: Back That Year Up Self - 2023
      30% 82% Spinning Gold Frankie Crocker (Character) - 2023
      87% 85% The Blackening Unknown (Character) $17.7M 2022
      No Score Yet 64% Out of Office Neal (Character) - 2022
      13% 20% Private Property Unknown (Character) - 2022
      61% 86% Resort to Love Jason (Character) - 2021
      57% 63% All My Life Dave (Character) $909.9K 2020
      63% 39% Bad Hair Julius (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 63% 2 Minutes of Fame Deandre (Character) - 2020
      40% No Score Yet How to Fake a War Harry Hope (Character) - 2019
      80% No Score Yet Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' J.J Evans (Character) - 2019
      80% 59% Unsane Nate Hoffman (Character) $7.7M 2018
      71% 73% Sing Meena's Grandfather (Voice) $270.4M 2016
      9% 21% Get a Job Skeezy D (Character) - 2016
      85% 64% Top Five Mike (Character) $25.3M 2014
      17% 58% Ride Along Runflat (Character) $134.1M 2014
      36% 31% Lola Versus Randy (Character) $251.9K 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cookout 2 Eddie O (Character) - 2011

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quiz With Balls Host 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017 2020-2022 2024
      No Score Yet 24% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2023-2024
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2022-2024
      No Score Yet 67% Dinner Time Live With David Chang Guest 2024
      11% 17% Good Times Junior (Voice) 2024
      No Score Yet 28% Is It Cake? Judge 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Name That Tune Guest 2024
      No Score Yet 88% Snake Oil Guest 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Ones Guest 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Game Face Self 2023
      No Score Yet 56% That's My Jam Guest 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Moses/Man's Voice (Guest Voice) 2017 2022-2023
      No Score Yet 40% Barmageddon Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 67% So Dumb It's Criminal: Hosted by Snoop Dogg Guest 2022
      100% No Score Yet Phat Tuesdays Self 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013 2017 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nickelodeon's Unfiltered Host 2020-2021
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018 2020-2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2017-2018 2021
      82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2021
      No Score Yet 41% The Masked Singer Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Elf Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Can See Your Voice Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 70% A Million Little Things Omar (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2017 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet SafeWord Contestant 2018
      No Score Yet 86% SuperMansion Barack Obama (Guest Voice) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hip Hop Squares Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop the Mic Contestant 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2018
      53% 75% White Famous Floyd Mooney (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 47% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Jam Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 2010-2016
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2015
      94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Comic View: One Mic Stand Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Unknown (Character) 2009 2012