Jared Antonio Farrow (born October 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian and impressionist. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live in its thirty-sixth season, which began on September 25, 2010. Pharoah began doing impersonations at age 6, and cites Gilbert Gottfried's character in Aladdin, Iago, as his first voice, explaining, 'My father put me in a talent competition a couple of months later, and out of the whole thing I got fifth place.' In 2005, he graduated from Indian River High School in Chesapeake. One of his characters, Principal Daniel Frye, is heavily influenced by IRHS's current principal, James Frye.
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