Jay Pharoah is an American actor, comedian and an impressionist who is well known for his impressions of Barrack Obama, Will Smith, and Denzel Washington. A former member of the Saturday Night Live show, Jay Pharoah has worked in movies and music albums too. Here is a quick summary of Jay Pharoah’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Jay Pharoah Early Life
Jay Pharoah was born as Jared Antonio Farrow on 14th October 1987 in Virginia, USA. He was interested in stage acts from an early age and performed for the first time on stage at the age of six. His parents have always been encouraging of his endeavors and motivated him to perform better. His sister Shaina even helps in his work and is his manager too.
Jay went to the Indiana River High School and graduated from there in 2005. Later on, he went to Tidewater community college and Virginia Commonwealth University to pursue a degree in business.
Jay Pharoah has kept most of his personal life away from the limelight, and not much is known about it. He is known to have shared his dreams and aspirations with his mother who has been very supportive of his career decisions.
His father also encouraged him to perform well, and Jay credits his first impressionist act to his father. It was his father who put him in a talent competition at the age of six which cultivated his interest in stand-up acts. He started performing professionally from the age of 15.
Jay Pharoah Career
Jay Pharoah started his career as a stand-up comedian by performing in local theatres and comedy clubs. He was known for creating successful impressions of famous people like Kanye West, Eddie Murphy, and Jay-Z. His successful impersonation of the former President Barack Obama even gave rise to speculations of Jay being Obama’s son.
Jay would also go on tours with famous comedians like Charlie Murphy and perform at various shows with them.
Jay’s major career break came when he was offered to perform for one full season of the famous American show the Saturday Night Live. Jay remained associated with the show for nearly 6 years, finally leaving the show in 2016.
Jay has also appeared in various other TV shows and commercials. He has also worked as a host of awards events.
Jay has also done minor roles in movies like Lola Versus, Ride Along and Balls Out.
Jay is also a rapper and is currently busy completing his first album.
Awards & Achievements
Jay Pharoah has been credited with doing the impeccable impersonation of Barrack Obama resulting in his YouTube video of the act being viewed more than 300 thousand times. His act literally made him an internet phenomenon.
Known as the New Schools King of Comedy, Jay has also been widely recognized and appreciated for his timely combination of facial and bodily expressions with his voice acts.
Jay has been regarded as one of funniest and greatest Saturday Night Live member by the Rolling Stone Magazine. He was ranked at number 55 by the magazine in 2015.
Net Worth of Jay Pharoah
Jay Pharoah has earned a net worth of $4.5 million through his various successful comedy acts.
Jay Pharoah has not only amassed his net worth through his salaries as a member of the SNL shows but also through his popular movies like Ride Along and Balls out.
Recently, Jay appeared on the Showtime’s TV series White Famous for which he is rumored to have been paid $700,000 to $1 million for a 12 episode season.
Jay’s latest movie Unsane was a box office hit and grossed nearly $10.5 million worldwide.
Jay Pharoah has been regarded as one of the best impressionists ever and is known for his various incredible performances. His fans believe that by just listening to his acts with eyes closed a person will not be able to know if it is Jay Pharoah speaking or it is the voice of the person he is impersonating. Extremely talented, Jay Pharoah is steadily climbing the ladder of success through his amazing acts.