|Born||May 16, 1988|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||Northwestern High School|
Jermaine Fowler (born May 16, 1988) is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. He is perhaps best known for his role as King Akeem Joffer's long-lost son Lavelle Junson in the 2021 romantic comedy film Coming 2 America and Franco Wicks on the CBS sitcom television series Superior Donuts.
The second oldest of four children, Fowler and his twin brother were born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he graduated from Northwestern High School. Fowler dropped out of college at age 20 and moved to New York City. By day he job-searched and by night he performed at open mics in Times Square.
2012–2015: Comic Special
In 2012, he began touring the country performing at comedy clubs and colleges. In 2013, he was cast in MTV2's Guy Code and writing, producing, and starring in his own pilots. In 2014, he starred in Friends of the People which lasted two seasons on TruTV. In 2015, Fowler produced and starred in his debut comedy special, "Give 'Em Hell, Kid", that he licensed to Showtime.
In 2017, Fowler became an executive producer and star of the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts. The show's popularity led to it being renewed for a second season on March 23, 2017. The series was formally cancelled after two seasons. He also has a recurring role on HBO's Crashing.
On September 17, 2017, Fowler was the announcer of the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
- Guy Code (2012)
- The Eric Andre Show (2012)
- Funny or Die Presents (2013)
- Lucas Bros. Moving Co. (2014–2015)
- BoJack Horseman (2014)
- Comedy Underground with Dave Attell (2014)
- Friends of the People (2014)
- Delores and Jermaine (2015)
- Robot Chicken (2015)
- Give 'Em Hell, Kid (Standup Comedy Show, 2016)
- Morris and the Cow (2016)
- Crashing (2017)
- Family Guy (2017)
- Lip Sync Battle (2017)
- Superior Donuts (2017–2018)
- Sorry to Bother You (2018)
- Buffaloed (2019)
- The Opening Act (2020)
- RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race (2020)
- Match Game (2020)
- Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
- Coming 2 America (2021)
- RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 6 (2021)
- Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2023)
- Tuca & Bertie (2022)
- Am I Ok? (2022)
- The Blackening (2022)
- The Drop (2022)
- Riverdance: The Animated Adventure (2021)
- Late Bloomers (2023)
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- "TruTV, Vulture, and New York magazine Celebrate New Episodes of Friends of the People". Vulture. June 17, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
- "How D.C. Native Jermaine Fowler Went From a Shy Nerd to a Comedian With His Own Showtime Special". Washington City Paper. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
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- Vlessing, Etan (September 11, 2020). "Pierce Brosnan, Lilly Singh, Brendan Gleeson to Voice 'Riverdance: The Animated Adventure' Feature (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
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