Actor and comedian Jay Pharoah is one of the industry’s most highly-anticipated leading men. Best known for his his spot-on impressions, Pharoah spent six seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. In 2017, he shifted to his first leading role as ‘Floyd Mooney’ in Showtime’s White Famous, executive produced by Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx and inspired by Foxx’s real-life experiences.
Jay Pharoah starred in Netflix’s Resort To Love alongside Cristina Milian for producer Alicia Keys and in the Lionsgate thriller Private Property. The year prior, Pharoah co-starred opposite Harry Shum Jr. in Universal’s All My Life, in Justin Simien’s critically acclaimed feature film Bad Hair for Hulu, and in Lionsgate’s 2 Minutes of Fame for director Leslie Small.
On the small screen, Pharoah starred as “J.J. Evans” in ABC’s Emmy Award-winning Live in Front of a studio audience version of All In The Family and Good Times. He currently hosts and produces the Nickelodeon hit gameshow Unfiltered.
Additional film and television credits include Sony Picture’s animated feature, THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES, Steven Soderbergh’s UNSANE, and Universal’s animated feature SING. In Addition, CBS Films’ GET A JOB, CBS’s All Access’s REMOTE, FOX Searchlight’s LOLA VERSUS, FOX’s FAMILY GUY, FOX’s THE SIMPSONS, Netflix’s BOJACK HORSEMAN, and Cartoon Network’s ROBOT CHICKEN.
In addition to acting and his stand-up, Jay released his first EP titled “Spittin Image” in August 2021. The tracks are a marriage between Jay’s spot-on impressions and his love of songwriting and rapping. All songs are written by Jay and produced by Andrew Hypes.
Pharoah continues to headline comedy clubs across the country throughout the year.