Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. With six seasons as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character, school principal Daniel Frye.
Currently, Pharoah stars in the Showtime series White Famous. In film, he appears opposite Claire Foy and Juno Temple in Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane. Additionally, he just wrapped shooting for the comedy #TwoMinutesofFame. Last year, Pharoah voiced a role in the animated movie Sing alongside Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon.
Pharoah’s past filmography includes supporting roles in Get a Job, Top Five, Ride Along, Intramural and Lola Versus. He has voiced various roles in the animated TV series Family Guy, BoJack Horseman, Legends of the Chamberlain Heights, Robot Chicken and the upcoming SuperMansion. In the world of stand-up, he headlines comedy clubs across the country throughout the year.