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Franklyn Ajaye

Actor | Writer | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Bridesmaids (2011) | The 'Burbs (1989) | Convoy (1978)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. More »
AKA 
Franklin Ajaye
NICKNAME  
The Jazzcomedian
BORN 
May 13, 1949 (age 67)

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Past Film & Video (17 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (24 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for UtopiaUtopia (TV Series) Marvin Hudfield (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for DeadwoodDeadwood (TV Series) Samuel Fields (11 episodes, 2005–2006)  Less 2005–2006 11
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  • Primary photo for Pirate IslandsPirate Islands (TV Series) Five Spice (26 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003 26
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  • Primary photo for Politically IncorrectPolitically Incorrect (TV Series) Writer (6 episodes, 1996–1997)  Less 1996–1997 6
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  • Primary photo for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every ChildHappily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) Sporty the Cat (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
    • Pinocchio (Apr 13, 1997) Sporty the Cat (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for C-Bear and JamalC-Bear and Jamal (TV Series) Writer (Creator) (4 episodes, 1996), Creative Concept (4 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996 4
    • Sleepless in South Central (Nov 16, 1996) Creative Concept, Writer (Creator)  Less
    • Teeing Off (Sep 21, 1996) Creative Concept, Writer (Creator)  Less
    • Big (Feb 17, 1996) Creative Concept, Writer (Creator)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Parent 'HoodThe Parent 'Hood (TV Series) Co-Producer (19 episodes, 1995–1996), Executive Consultant (12 episodes, 1995), Writer (4 episodes, 1995–1996), Producer (3 episodes, 1995–1996)  Less 1995–1996 34
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  • Primary photo for NYPD BlueNYPD Blue (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Townsend TelevisionTownsend Television (TV Series) Writer (10 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 10
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  • Primary photo for In Living ColorIn Living Color (TV Series) Writer (15 episodes, 1990–1992), Writer (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1990–1993 16
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  • Primary photo for Goof TroopGoof Troop (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
    • Cabana Fever (Sep 18, 1992) Actor (voice) (as Franklin Ajaye)  Less
  • Primary photo for RocRoc (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in CrimeThe Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (TV Special) Himself / Various Characters, Writer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Franklyn Ajaye: Upside DownunderFranklyn Ajaye: Upside Downunder (TV Movie) Himself, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for 227227 (TV Series) Painter (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Glory YearsGlory Years (TV Movie) Wilson  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Hot FlashesHot Flashes (TV Series) Walter Conkrite (5 episodes, 1984)  Less 1984 5
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  • Primary photo for The New Odd CoupleThe New Odd Couple (TV Series) Henry (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for The Cheap DetectiveThe Cheap Detective (TV Short) Elvis  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Chico and the ManChico and the Man (TV Series) Tony Rogers (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for The Bionic WomanThe Bionic Woman (TV Series) Benny (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for The Midnight SpecialThe Midnight Special (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 1974–1976), Writer (4 episodes, 1974–1976)  Less 1974–1976 4
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  • Primary photo for Barney MillerBarney Miller (TV Series) Wendell Frazier (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Keep on Truckin'Keep on Truckin' (TV Series) Writer (4 episodes, 1975), Himself / Various (4 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975 4
    • Episode #1.4 (Aug 2, 1975) Himself / Various, Writer  Less
    • Episode #1.3 (Jul 26, 1975) Himself / Various, Writer  Less
    • Episode #1.2 (Jul 19, 1975) Himself / Various, Writer  Less
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Self (30 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Unsung HollywoodUnsung Hollywood (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for AgonyAgony (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Green Room with Paul ProvenzaThe Green Room with Paul Provenza (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for I Am ComicI Am Comic Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Wanda Sykes ShowThe Wanda Sykes Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Surviving the Holidays with Lewis BlackSurviving the Holidays with Lewis Black (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Thank God You're HereThank God You're Here (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black ComedyWhy We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Before They Die!Before They Die! Self (voice)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Totally BakedTotally Baked Himself (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for BET Comedy AwardsBET Comedy Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Late Late Show with Craig KilbornThe Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The PanelThe Panel (TV Series) Himself (5 episodes, 1998–2001)  Less 1998–2001
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  • Primary photo for FrontlineFrontline (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for HBO Comedy ShowcaseHBO Comedy Showcase (TV Series) Himself - Comedian (1995)  Less 1995–1997
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Comedian (6 episodes, 1974–1990)  Less 1974–1990
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  • Primary photo for The 2nd Annual American Comedy AwardsThe 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Audience Member  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 1982–1987)  Less 1982–1987
  • Primary photo for The John Davidson ShowThe John Davidson Show (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Himself / Guest (2 episodes, 1974–1977)  Less 1974–1977
  • Primary photo for Sammy and CompanySammy and Company (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1975–1977)  Less 1975–1977
  • Primary photo for The Midnight SpecialThe Midnight Special (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 1974–1976)  Less 1974–1976
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  • Primary photo for Rock ConcertRock Concert (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself (4 episodes, 1974–1976)  Less 1974–1976
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  • Primary photo for Keep on Truckin'Keep on Truckin' (TV Series) Himself / Various (4 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975
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  • Primary photo for Cotton Club '75Cotton Club '75 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for FlipFlip (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973

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