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Jay Pharoah          

Actor & Stand-Up Comedian; Former Saturday Night Live Cast Member

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. Pharoah also 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.

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Jay Pharoah Opens Up About His Painful Battle With Depression

WATCH: Jay Pharoah On His 'Constant State Of Depression' As An Overweight ... on HuffPost Live about his new comedy special, "Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?," ...

Comedy Special 'Jay Pharoah: Can I Be Me?' to Premiere Saturday ...

... ME? from standup comedian and master impressionist Jay Pharoah on Saturday, August 1st at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This is Pharoah's first hour-long comedy special ...

'SNL' loses two major cast members ahead of new season

Los Angeles (CNN)"Saturday Night Live" is losing two of its familiar faces.

Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah will not be returning to the long-running sketch series, NBC confirms to CNN. TVLine first reported the news...

'SNL': Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah Out as Lorne Michaels Plays ...

"Saturday Night Live" showrunner Lorne Michaels parts ways with two comedians that don't fit into his empire, Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah.

Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam leave 'Saturday Night Live' | Fox News

NBC says Saturday Night Live cast members Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam are exiting the show.

Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah Won't Be Back on Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is going to be missing two very important faces when it returns this fall for season 42. E! News has confirmed that both Taran Killam and Jay ...

Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah Out at 'Saturday Night Live' | Variety

UPDATED: “Saturday Night Live” is parting ways with two longtime cast members , Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam, Variety has confirmed. The two performers ...

Jay Pharoah's SNL Exit: Comedian Breaks Silence After Ouster ...

Jay Pharoah has broken his silence after his "Saturday Night Live" exit, posting a photo on Instagram with castmate Taran Killam.

Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam leaving "Saturday Night Live" - CBS News

NBC says "Saturday Night Live" cast members Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam are exiting the show.

'SNL' cuts Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky in cast ...

Veteran performers Killam and Pharoah had been on the show for six seasons.

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