Franklin Ajaye

Franklin Ajaye

Highest Rated: 88% Car Wash (1976)

Lowest Rated: 19% The Jazz Singer (1980)

Birthday: May 13, 1949

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Franklyn Ajaye built quite a career for himself as a vibrant source of comedy, starring in many films throughout his Hollywood career. Ajaye's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the Stockard Channing crime picture "Dandy, the All American Girl" (1976), "Car Wash" (1976) and the Kris Kristofferson action picture "Convoy" (1978). He also appeared in the adaptation "The Jazz Singer" (1980) with Neil Diamond, "Stir Crazy" (1980) and the comedy "Hysterical" (1983) with William Hudson. He kept working in film throughout the eighties, starring in "Fraternity Vacation" (1985), "Hollywood Shuffle" (1987) with Robert Townsend and "The Wrong Guys" (1988). He also appeared in the Tom Hanks comedy "The 'Burbs" (1989). Ajaye continued to exercise his talent in the nineties and the early 2000s, taking on a mix of projects like "Back to School '92" (CBS, 1992-93), "George" (ABC, 1993-94) and "Townsend Television" (Fox, 1993-94). His credits also expanded to "Queen of the D*mned" (2002) starring Stuart Townsend. Ajaye most recently acted in the Kristen Wiig hit comedy "Bridesmaids" (2011). Ajaye was nominated for an Outstanding Writing In a Variety or Music Program Primetime Emmy Award for "In Living Color" in 1990 as well as for an Outstanding Writing For a Variety or Music Program Primetime Emmy Award for "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher" in 1997.

Highest rated movies

Car Wash The 'Burbs
Convoy
The Jazz Singer

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Hip for the Room Joe (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 42% American Yakuza Sam (Character) - 1993
53% 71% The 'Burbs Detective 1 (Character) $34.1M 1989
No Score Yet 51% The Wrong Guys Franklyn Ajaye (Character) $601.3K 1988
19% 69% The Jazz Singer Bubba (Character) - 1980
43% 72% Convoy Spider Mike (Character) - 1978
88% 60% Car Wash T.C. (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dandy, the All-American Girl Edmund (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
92% 96% Deadwood Samuel Fields (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirate Islands Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Writer 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chico and the Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Wendell Frazier (Guest Star) 1975

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