List of Friday characters

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The following characters appeared in the films Friday, Next Friday, and Friday After Next.


Angry African[edit]

Angry African (played by Michael Blackson) is an irate customer at Pinky's. He came in to the store carrying a cracked CD which he ruined himself, expecting a refund with no receipt or album cover. After "Day-Day" refuses him a refund, he knocks over a rack of CDs, though he ends up being thrown to the floor by Craig and he cowardly runs from the store, insulting himself in the process. He only appears in Next Friday.


Baby Joker[edit]

Baby Joker (played by Rolando Molina) is the youngest of The Joker brothers.

Baby D[edit]

Baby D (played by The Lady of Rage) is D'Wana's younger, but physically larger sister. D'Wana uses Baby D as a physical force to convince Day-Day into developing their relationship again, as D'Wana believes the baby she is pregnant with is Day-Day's, despite the fact that she was already six months pregnant when they met. Baby D has a sexual interest in Craig, and attempts to get Day-Day to hook them up, but he declines by escaping from her. She was stuck babysitting and doing hair at the same time. She snores when and tells Day-Day things he does not care about, like that there is a new Twinkie coming out. She throws bricks at Day-Day's car throughout the film, which destroys the car's windshields.

Betty Jones[edit]

Betty Jones (played by Anna Maria Horsford) is Craig and Dana's mother. She is known for using water as a substitute for milk on cereal. Her job is unknown; she arrives home at 7:45pm. She often becomes irritated when Joi hangs up her calls after the person she calls first answers. She appears in Friday and Friday After Next.

Big Worm[edit]

Big Worm (played by Faizon Love) is the main antagonist of the first film. He is the drug dealer who Smokey works for. He is well known for violent acts, murdering a man for fifty dollars. Smokey owes him two-hundred dollars and he told Worm that he [Smokey] and Craig got high off Worm's product. Worm makes a threat that if Smokey doesn't have the money by 10PM, he will kill him and Craig. Big Worm drives an orange 1961 Chevy Impala and his license plates say BIG WORM. He sports a perm, and uses his job as an ice-cream truck driver to hide his illegal activities. Worm sends his thugs to do a drive-by on Smokey and Craig but they fail. In the end, Smokey pays the debt and the two reconcile. However, Smokey quits as Big Worm's dealer. Smokey is mentioned in the narration only once, at the beginning of Next Friday. Craig tells us that his friend Smokey went to rehab, and that he's going to miss him.

Booster Pat[edit]

Booster Pat (played by Erica Vittina Phillips) is one of a pair of shoplifters in Friday After Next. She seems to be pregnant while walking into Money Mike's store "Pimps and Hoes"; however, it's later revealed that she's wearing a fake belly made of a flattened basketball. When her partner/lover Broadway Bill fakes a seizure to distract Money Mike and Donna, Pat removes the fake belly and begins stuffing the store's clothing in its place. Upon leaving the store, Craig and Day-Day, who witness everything through the store's window, catch them. Pat, claims they didn't steal anything, as she didn't see anything she liked. But Craig proves otherwise by pulling the stolen clothing out of her pants, exposing the pair as thieves. Pat and Bill are taken away by the Jones cousins and are taken to jail by Officers Dix & Hole.

Broadway Bill[edit]

Broadway Bill (played by Chris Williams) is part of a pair of shoplifters in Friday After Next. In the film, he provides a distraction to Money Mike and Donna in Mike's store by faking a seizure, while his partner/lover, Booster Pat steals. Craig and Day-Day catch and expose them as they leave the store. Bill tries to play innocent and implicate Pat as the sole conspirator, but to no avail. Later, when Money Mike comes at the two with a razor for revenge, Bill dares Mike to cut him, threatening to sue in retaliation. Not long after, Bill and Pat are arrested and taken to jail for their crimes by Officers Dix and Hole.


Craig Jones[edit]

Craig Jones (played by Ice Cube) is the main protagonist in all the Friday movies. He is portrayed by Ice Cube, who is also the screenwriter and producer of the series. Craig and his father William "Willie" Jones (John Witherspoon) are the only characters that appeared in all three films. Craig lost his job for stealing boxes (although he claims innocence) and he did not smoke weed until Smokey gave it to him. Craig is responsible, fast, a fighter, and smart. Craig had three love interests. Craig currently lives in an apartment with his cousin, Day-Day.


China (played by Terri J. Vaughn) is one of Craig's sister's Dana Jones' friends in the first Friday film. She does Dana's hair.


Chico is a Bull Terrier dog owned by the Joker brothers, first appearing in Next Friday. The dog is a male, and is known to be dangerous (such as barking and hissing). He saves the characters near the end of that movie from Deebo, by biting him in the right arm. In Friday After Next, he is taken by Craig and Day-Day, and is seen sleeping in the beginning. He keeps trespassers out, such as when Ms. Pearly attempts to sneak and smoke some weed from Craig's and Day-Day's apartment, he bites her on the behind.


Cookie (played by Sommore) is Suga's sister, and Elroy's new plastic surgery enhanced girlfriend. She appears in Friday After Next.


Cinnamon (played by Trina McGee) A woman, Pinky brought to Craig and Day-Day's rent party and she said to be one of the Spice Girls.


Day-Day Jones[edit]

Day-Day Jones (played by Mike Epps) appears in Next Friday and Friday After Next. Day-Day first appears in Next Friday when his cousin Craig comes to live with him and his sex-crazed father (Don 'D.C.' Curry) in their mansion in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Day-Day is constantly harassed by his ex-girlfriend D'Wana and her big-boned little sister Baby D. He had three jobs, one at Pinky's Record Store, one at a retirement home and a rent-a-cop job.

Dana Parkeer[edit]

Dana Jones (played by Regina King) is Craig's sister, and the daughter of William and Betty Jones. Dana is Debbie's best friend. She works at a local beauty parlor. She only appears in the first movie and is mentioned on Next Friday when her father, Willy Jones, comically tells Craig that his sister had moved out and it was time for him to follow her.


Debo (played by Tom Lister, Jr.) appears in Friday and Next Friday. Debo is the secondary antagonist in the first film and a minor antagonist in Next Friday. Initially, he and Craig seem to be just acquaintances. When Craig and Smokey go missing after a drive-by, Debo is among the neighbors worried about them. His rivalry with Craig begins after Craig defends Debbie by beating him up. Debo was reincarcerated in Friday After Next as Damon becomes the villain. In Next Friday, it is revealed that Deebo has a younger brother, Tyrone, whom he frequently abuses by smacking him upside the head. In Last Friday Debo and Craig become work together, and Debo tries to catch Big Worm for some owed drug money.


Debbie (played by Nia Long) Craig's love interest and is a friend of his sister, Dana Jones. Debbie has a sister named Felisha who is a crack addict. Smokey asks Debbie to find a girl for him to hook up with and she finds him a desperate, overweight, bald girl named Rita. She only appears in the first film. When standing up to Deebo for beating up Felisha, she says she is not afraid of him and he smacks her. Craig defends her, knocking Deebo out and thus beginning their rivalry.


Donna (played by K.D. Aubert) is Craig's love interest and Money Mike's ex-girlfriend in Friday After Next. She has sexual relations with Craig at the end of Friday After Next. She was originally bossed around by Money Mike. He treated her like a servant. She does the work at "Pimps & Hoe's".

Damon Pearly[edit]

Damon Pearly (played by Terry Crews) is a character in Friday After Next. He is the reincarnation and replacement of sorts for Deebo. Unlike Deebo, he has a softer side. Damon is a muscular homosexual who just got out of prison. He claims to have known Craig and Day Day twelve years before his arrest, but when his mother tells him that they don't have the rent money he gets angry, so his relationship with them is questionable. At first he threatens to rape (or possibly, kill) them if they don't pay the rent on time, but later he attends Craig and Day-Day's "rent party" only to party and have fun. He attempted to rape Money Mike in Craig's bathroom at the party. Money Mike uses pliers he found behind the toilet to squeeze his testicles. After Money Mike finally releases Damon, the latter chases him throughout the neighborhood, and according to Craig, he is still chasing Money Mike after he and Day-Day retrieved their presents and rent money.


D'Wana (played by Tamala Jones) is Day-Day's pregnant ex-girlfriend. Day-Day dumped D'Wana after finding out she was pregnant (she was pregnant before they started dating). Upset that she was dumped, D'Wana and Baby D constantly harass Day-Day regardless of his restraining order against her/them. D'Wana shows up at his home and keys his car to provoke him. When he confronts her, she sprays him with pepper spray while his family watches nonchalantly. They also haunt him on his job by throwing a brick through his windshield and chasing him around the parking lot. Her first and only appearance was in Next Friday.


Elroy Jones[edit]

Uncle Elroy Jones (played by Don 'D.C.' Curry) is Day-Day's father, Craig's uncle, and Willie Jones' brother who was introduced in Next Friday. Uncle Elroy is wealthy and resides in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He and his son, Day-Day, had eventually won the lottery. Since his wife's death, he has become something of a sex hound. He started dating Sugar, dumping her for her sister Cookie in the third film. Elroy was first mentioned (although not by name) in Friday when Willie has a talk with Craig after learning that he has a gun in his room and tells him that his uncle had a gun, too. This was referenced in Next Friday, when Elroy brings his gun (with two bullets) as he, Craig and Willie plan to rescue Day-Day and Roach from the Joker brothers. He and Willie operate a BBQ restaurant together in a strip mall.


Ezal (played by Anthony Johnson) is a poor individual who lives in Los Angeles who is a crackhead who scrapes up 2 dollars every day just to buy himself a 40. Ezal is first seen when Smokey arrives at the store to pick up cigarettes for his mother, Ezal then fakes falling on the floor and demands money from the mopper of the store. He demands $10, $20 or $150,000 from the mopper, but the mopper tells Ezal "It ain't even wet over here" and to "get out". He steals Deebo's shoes at the end of Friday.



Felisha (played by Angela Means) Felisha is a girl who always asks to use Craig's or Smokey's items. In the beginning of the movie, Felisha knocks on Craig's door and asks him if she can use his microwave to warm some chicken that she claims to possess. When Craig is talking to Joi at her car and asking for some money, Felisha interrupts him, asking to borrow his VCR. When Smokey is on Craig's porch, Felisha asked him if she could borrow his car but Smokey refuses. Compared to Debbie, Felisha is very dirty, and wears clothes that appear unwashed. Felisha has an abusive boyfriend Deebo. Near the end of the movie, Felisha's face is bloody and badly bruised after Deebo strikes her repeatedly under suspicion that she stole some of his money.



Hector (played by Demetrius Navarro) Hector was a friend of Smokey until he pranks him by getting him to smoke angel dust. But later on Smokey has to sell weed to him to help pay off his debt to Big Worm. He appears in the first film



Joann (played by Vickilyn Reynolds) is Smokey's mother. Joann is only seen in the beginning and at the end of Friday. She is seen when Smokey goes back to his home to smoke the "weed". While there Smokey refers to his mother as "always talking shit". She is seen at the end when the neighbors hear the machine guns shooting at Smokey and Craig.


Joi (played by Paula Jai Parker) is Craig's girlfriend (now ex-girlfriend), who always mistakenly thinks that Craig is cheating on her whenever a lady is near him. Craig eventually breaks up with Joi in favor of Debbie. Joi only appears in the first film.

Ironically, she is shown in bed with an unnamed man while on the phone with Craig. She is what could be considered a hoochie mama, having a Ghetto-Fabolous personality.


Joker (played by Jacob Vargas) is a Mexican gangster and the main antagonist of Next Friday. He is said to be related to Hector from the first film. He is a violent man with a terrible mouth. He frequently argues with his older sister Karla, with each other calling theirselves "stupid", but he seems to be overprotective of her, as he shows this by sending Chico after Craig for flirting with her.


Karla Joker[edit]

Karla Joker (played by Lisa Rodríguez) is Joker's sister who was a brief love interest for Craig but he left to go back to South Central. Her brothers are overprotective of her. She is usually upset at them. Karla and their parents tried to avoid them but they kept on following them. She is last seen watching Craig leave.


Lil' Chris[edit]

Lil' Chris (played by Jason Bose Smith) is a boy riding on a bike who appears in the first film. He knocks over trash cans in the neighborhood, angering Smokey, Craig and the other neighbors. Later in the film, Smokey beats him up with his belt while Craig holds him down, then later he gets on his bike and pedals off never to be seen again.

Little "Lil'" Joker[edit]

Little "Lil'" Joker (played by Lobo Sebastian) is part of a Mexican family said to be of Aztec origins. He is Joker's brother. He is involved with the attempted murder of Roach and Day-Day, until this is botched by Craig, Willie, and Elroy. He is asked to find Baby Joker, who is taking too long since he was knocked unconscious by Willie, since they're unaware. Upon discovering Baby Joker's unconscious body, Elroy tackles him out of nowhere, knocking Lil' Joker out. Later, he is arrested alongside his brothers and Debo and Tyrone.


Lollipop (played by Nikki Davis) is Pinky's girlfriend who Pinky brought to the rent-a-party for them like a present.


Lou (played by Adeolu Adesida) is Craig's cousin who does not appear directly in the film. He gets weed from Big Worm, just like Smokey.


Mrs. Ho-Kym[edit]

Mrs. Ho-Kym (played by Amy Hill) is the Korean neighbor of Uncle Elroy and Day-Day in Next Friday. She owns a music shop at the Slauson Swapmeet and is known for speaking in gangsta jargon and being the eyes and ears of the neighborhood. She is aware of the Joker brothers drug activities, much to Day-Day's earlier disbelief. Much like Stanley in Friday, she doesn't like anyone tromping through her yard stepping on her grass and flowers. Ho-Kym takes a liking to Craig and is annoyed by Day-Day's mispronouncing her name and her nationality. Near the end, she gives Elroy a massage due to his injured back from tackling Lil' Joker. As she leaves, Day-Day mistakenly calls her Chinese, which she replies "I'm Korean, motherfucker". Day-Day still doesn't realizes her true Korean nationality, still calling her Chinese.

Mr. and Mrs. Parker[edit]

Mr. Parker (played by Tony Cox) and Mrs. Parker (played by Kathleen Bradley) are a married African-American couple who are friends of the Jones family and live across the street. A pastor named Pastor Clever is caught sleeping with Mrs. Parker. Mr. Parker throws a brick at the back of the pastor's car. He is seen once more towards the end of the movie pounding Smokey.

Mrs. Pearly[edit]

Mrs. Pearly (played by Bebe Drake) is the cynical apartment manager in the third film who at first threatens to evict Craig and Day-Day, unless they pay the rent by midnight. She decided to send her homosexual, prison-bound son Damon after them so he can forcefully convince to pay their rent. She harbors a sexual attraction to Craig's father, who she tried to seduce and rape when he came to her apartment to use the bathroom. Craig's mother physically attacks Mrs. Pearly.

Money Mike[edit]

Money Mike (played by Katt Williams) is a stereotypical pimp who owns the establishment "Pimps and Ho's", a clothing store made for pimps and prostitutes. He is on good terms with Craig and Day Day as he helps them hide from the grandsons of the angry carolers Day Day annoyed. He becomes acquainted with them after they save his store from being robbed. He brings out a razor and almost cuts the robbers with it. He is almost raped by Damon, but uses a pair of pliers to squeeze Damon's testicles. He is chased by Damon at the end of Friday After Next. However, Craig states in the film's epilogue that Money Mike is still being chased, implying that the chase will never end.


Moly (played by Maz Jobrani) is an Israeli Jew who owns the strip mall where Craig and Day-Day work as security officers, along with "Holy Moly Donuts", an extremely disgusting and fly-infested restaurant. Moly is beat up by the grandsons of the carolers. He fires Craig and Day-Day, and in retaliation, Willie informs the Health Department about Moly's donut shop.

Mo' Wet[edit]

Mo' Wet (played by Crystal Mattison)


Officer Dix & Officer Hole[edit]

Officer Dix (played by Reggie Gaskins) and Officer Hole (played by Joel McKinnon Miller) are two inept police officers who appear frequently in Friday After Next. They respond to Craig's call about the burglary but seem to put little effort in finding the culprit. They confiscate marijuana from Craig and Day-Day and spend their day either smoking it or eating at the donut shop.

Old Man with Shotgun[edit]

The Old Man with Shotgun (also played by Mike Epps) is a resident wielding a double-barreled shotgun. He appears towards the end of Friday After Next. When Craig and Day-Day chase the robber through his yard, he tells them to get off his "Collard Greens" and "Chronic Greens". Firing at them, he follows them into the home of the carolers. Before the credits, he is seen singing, "I'll beatbox yo ass!".


Pastor Clever[edit]

Pastor Clever (played by late comedian Bernie Mac) is a pastor of the local Baptist church. He visits Smokey and Craig. He is revealed to be a rascal when, watching Mrs. Parker watering her grass, he mocks Psalm 23 saying " The Lord is my shepherd, He know what I want. ". The pastor heads over to Mrs. Parker and asks her if they can talk in her house. They end up sleeping together. Mr. Parker finds them and throws a brick at the back window of Clever's car. The pastor drives off never to be seen again.


Pinky (played by Clifton Powell) is Day-Day and Roach's boss in Next Friday. Pinky fires Day-Day after he gets into a fight with Craig after mistaking him for a robber. He blames Day-Day and Roach and fires them immediately. He also appears at Craig and Day-Day's Party in Friday After Next, now a good friend of Craig and Day-Day. He still feels bad for the incident at the record shop and continues to apologize for it every time he and Craig hang out.


CW (played by Keebo) is Pinky's Chauffeur. Pinky usually get upsets at him for his reckless driving. He is last seen in the deleted scene in "Friday After Next" when they go to the burglar Santa's home.



Red (played by DJ Pooh) is a United Parcel Service employee and Craig's co-worker. He only appears in the first film. Red lets Deebo borrow his bike and when he tries to retrieve it, Deebo punches Red in the eye and sends him flying. He and his father leave the site as Deebo threatens to beat his father too. He later meets with Smokey and Craig when they are sitting on Craig's porch talking and he is left with a big black eye. When Deebo arrives, they try to hide their valuables so that Deebo won't steal them. Deebo sees Red's chain that his grandmother gave to him and takes it but Red and the others are too scared to resist. After Deebo rides away, Red starts crying as he runs to his car. At the end of the film, Red punches Deebo (while Deebo is dazed from his fight with Craig) and retrieves his chain and bike.


Roach (played by Justin Pierce), was a new friend of Craig's and a co-worker/best friend of Day-Day. He became the third accomplice to Craig in Next Friday and he helped them get the money from the Jokers and he is a skateboarder but fails at tricks. Pierce was to reprise his role in Friday After Next, but died before production began.


Rita (played by Yvette Wilson) is a friend of Debbie. Debbie hooks Smokey up with her, telling him that she "looks like Janet Jackson". When she arrives at Craig's home, she comes out looking (to Smokey) like "Freddie Jackson" instead of Janet.



Smokey (played by Chris Tucker) is one of the main characters in Friday along with Craig, as well as the breakout character due to his role as being comic relief. He is the neighborhood marijuana dealer/user and Craig's best friend. He is directly responsible for the trouble the two encounter with Big Worm. At the end of the first film, Smokey remarks he was no longer going to be Big Worm's associate and put himself through a rehab program, then lights up a joint and tells the audience "I was just bullshittin'! And you know!" However, Craig reveals in Next Friday that Smokey went to rehab. Craig states that he will miss him. Although he was briefly mentioned, he does not appear in Next Friday or Friday After Next. Smokey appeared in Friday: The Animated Series as it focuses it on Craig and Smokey in South Central. Smokey is sort of the comedian in the neighborhood and sometimes gambles with Deebo. It was mentioned in Friday: The Animated Series that Smokey's first name was Clarince.


Stanley (played by Ronn Riser) is an uppity neighbor who lives next door to the Jones family. He is very sensitive to people walking on his lawn. His home is repeatedly robbed; however, the only thing he seems to notice is that someone has stepped on his grass. He appears in the first two films, Friday and briefly in Next Friday.


Shuga (played by Kym Whitley) is Uncle Elroy's sex-crazed girlfriend in Next Friday. She is always inappropriately dressed and always looking for an opportunity to sexually molest Craig. Auntie Shug groped him, licked his neck and forcibly tongue kissed him against his will. She makes one appearance in the trilogy. It is revealed that Elroy broke up with Shuga in Friday After Next and hooked up with her sister, Cookie.

Santa Claus[edit]

Santa Claus (played by Rickey Smiley) is actually a robber who breaks into homes and steals presents around Christmas. In Friday After Next, he steals a radio filled with rent money, Day-Day's baby pictures, and Craig's CD collection, and made himself a sandwich. When Craig tries to stop him, he beats Craig with a Christmas tree. At the end of Friday After Next, Craig and Day-Day chase him into his abandoned home and he runs into Sister Sarah's home where he confronts her thug grandchildren (the same four who previously chased Craig and Day-Day and assaulted Moly), gets punched in the eye by the shorter thug, and is proceedingly beaten and thrown out the window. He is hit by Pinky's limousine and knocked out and strapped onto Santa's sleigh with Christmas lights and is still talking junk to Craig and Day-Day as they leave with their presents and rent money.

However, on the DVD's alternate ending. Santa Claus is revealed to be a homeless man robbing people and stealing their gifts so his children can have a nice Christmas. When The Jones family and Pinky try to attack him and take their stuff back, the children order them to leave their father alone and take their gifts back because they don't need them anyway. Craig feels bad for them and forgives Santa. He lets them keep the presents. The Jones and Pinky spend Christmas with them in the end.


Shooter (played by WC)

Sister Sarah[edit]

Sister Sarah (played by Starletta DuPois) is a minor antagonist in Friday After Next. She is one of the carolers Day Day annoys when he accuses her and Sister Faye of being prostitutes and calling them ho's, which causes her to get her grandsons to beat up Day Day and Craig. She is last seen in her home with her husband when Craig, Day-Day, Santa Claus and the Old Man with a Shotgun break into their home.

Sister Faye[edit]

Sister Faye (played by Frances Gray)



Tyrone (played by Sticky Fingaz) is Deebo's younger brother who appears in Next Friday, when the pair, shackled together, escape from prison to get revenge on Craig. They are recaptured at the end of the film


Tasha (played by Angela Bowie)


William "Willie" Jones[edit]

William "Willie" Jones (played by John Witherspoon) is Craig and Dana's father. He works as a dog catcher. In the third film, he quits his jobs and operates a restaurant with his brother Elroy, "Bros' BBQ". He appears to be very hard on Craig because of his slacker nature and even wants him to move out, but he does love him as he shows him how to fend for himself without using a gun. He has a sibling rivalry with his brother Elroy, who he laments as ungrateful and receiving more affection from the family than he ever had. He is further enraged that Elroy won the lottery. A common running gag in the film series is that Willie has an irritable bowel disorder that causes him to run into the bathroom at the most unfortunate times and even when he ate hot sauce in his burrito. He is known for coining the phrase "Don't nobody go into the bathroom for about 35-45 minutes". Jones appears in all Friday films and he once smacked his mother when he should have been acting in the restaurant's commercial.