Jerrod Carmichael

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Jerrod Carmichael
Jerrod Carmichael at the Del Monte Speakeasy (cropped).jpg
Carmichael in May 2013
Born (1987-04-06) April 6, 1987 (age 35)
Comedy career
MediumStand-up comedy, television, film, acting, writing, producing
NationalityAmerican
GenresObservational comedy, satire
Subject(s)Pop culture, race relations

Jerrod Carmichael (/əˈrɒd/ jə-ROD; born June 22, 1987)[1] is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer.[2][3][4] Carmichael is best known for creating and playing the lead role in the semi-biographical NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show.[5]

Life and career[change | change source]

Carmichael was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[6] In 2005, he graduated from Robert B. Glenn High School.[7]

Carmichael's early comedic influences were stand-ups Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Sinbad, and George Carlin.[8]

Carmichael moved to Los Angeles at the age of 20.[9] His first time doing stand-up was an open-mic night at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood.[10] Carmichael then appeared in the "New Faces" showcase at the 2011 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.[11] Carmichael's star role was in the 2014 film Neighbors.[12][13]

He has released two stand-up HBO comedy specials: Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store (2014) and Jerrod Carmichael: 8 (2017). [14]

In June 2019, Carmichael was hired by Quentin Tarantino to co-write a film adaptation based on the Django/Zorro crossover comic book series.[15]

Filmography[change | change source]

Movie[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Neighbors Garf
2016 The Meddler Freddy
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Garf
2017 The Disaster Artist Actor Friend
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Jimmy
2017 Ferdinand Paco (voice)
2018 Mid-90s Security Guard Post-production

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Goodwin Games Elijah 3 episodes
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Pranked Guy Episode: "Zoe Saldana Wears a Tan Blouse & Glasses"
2013 Axe Cop Guy (voice) Episode: "Babysitting Uni-Baby"
2014 Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store Himself Stand-up special
2014–2015 Lucas Bros Moving Co. Jerrod (voice) 14 episodes
2015–2017 The Carmichael Show Jerrod Carmichael 32 episodes; also creator, writer and executive producer
2017 Jerrod Carmichael: 8 Himself Stand-up special

Music videos[change | change source]

Year Song Artist Role
2017 "Moonlight" Jay-Z Ross Geller

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jerrod Carmichael: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian (1987–)". Biography.com (FYI / A&E Networks). Archived from the original on July 19, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  2. Seabaugh, Julie (October 6, 2014). "12 Things to Know About Stand-Up Comedian Jerrod Carmichael". New York. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  3. Holson, Laura M. (July 17, 2015). "Jerrod Carmichael's Comedy, and Tourism, Call for Reflection". The New York Times. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  4. Weiner, Jonah (March 2, 2016). "Jerrod Carmichael Goes There". The New York Times. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  5. Barshad, Amos (October 3, 2014). "Garf Comes Alive: The Imminent Stand-up Stardom of Jerrod Carmichael". Grantland. Archived from the original on January 21, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  6. "Jerrod Carmichael: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Producer (1987–)". Biography.com (FYI / A&E Networks). Archived from the original on July 19, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  7. Clodfelter, Tim (March 26, 2015). "Local comedian to star in NBC sitcom". Winston-Salem Journal. North Carolina. Archived from the original on July 19, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2016.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)Additional archive on July 19, 2017.
  8. "Comedian Jerrod Carmichael Joins the Dan Patrick Show Live in Los Angeles (Full Interview) 5/1/17". Dan Patrick Show Live. May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  9. "Jerrod Carmichael's Metric Of Success: How Many Cookies Is He Eating?". Conan. TBS. April 26, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  10. "Jerrod Carmichael Wants to Marry Meryl Streep". The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. NBC Television. August 4, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  11. Lehman, Daneil (July 9, 2012). "10 Comics to Watch: Jerrod Carmichael Q&A". Backstage. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  12. Weiner, Jonah (March 2, 2016). "Jerrod Carmichael Goes There". The New York Times. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  13. Zei, Michelle (July 31, 2015). "Rising Comic Jerrod Carmichael on Stand-Up, Millennials and Joking About Police Brutality". Paper. Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  14. Husband, Andrew (March 10, 2017). "You Can Thank Jerrod Carmichael And Bo Burnham's Friendship For 2017's Best Comedy Special (So Far)". Uproxx. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  15. Sneider, Jeff (June 3, 2019). "Exclusive: Quentin Tarantino Working with Jerrod Carmichael on 'Django/Zorro' Movie". Collider. Retrieved June 4, 2019.

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