Jay Pharoah

Jay Pharoah

Highest Rated: 85% Top Five (2014)

Lowest Rated: 5% 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 63% 2 Minutes of Fame Deandre (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Life Unknown (Character) - 2020
61% No Score Yet Bad Hair Julius (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Fake a War Harry Hope (Character) - 2019
80% 58% Unsane Nate Hoffman (Character) $7.7M 2018
72% 72% Sing Meena's Grandfather (Voice) $270.3M 2016
5% 21% Get a Job Skeezy D (Character) - 2016
85% 64% Top Five Mike (Character) $25.3M 2014
18% 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

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Nickelodeon's Unfiltered Host 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Can See Your Voice Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loafy Unknown (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monologue Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2020 2017
No Score Yet 42% The Masked Singer Guest 2020
No Score Yet 76% 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 2019 2017
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 No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
53% 76% White Famous Floyd Mooney (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Kanye Cane 1/2/3/4 (Guest Voice) 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 Steve Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2017 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2017
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just for Laughs: All Access Host 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Jam Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Power Hour Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 2010-2016
No Score Yet 26% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ice & Coco Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
No Score Yet 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) 2012 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011

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