Franklyn Ajaye

Franklyn Ajaye built quite a career for himself as a vibrant source of comedy, starring in many films throughout his Hollywood career. Ajaye's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the Stockard ... Read more »
Born: 05/13/1949

Filmography

Actor (26)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

Lillian's Dad (Actor)

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deadwood 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Queen of the Damned 2002 (Movie)

French Dealer (Actor)

American Yakuza 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Townsend Television 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Franklyn Ajaye: Upside Downunder 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Improv Tonight 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Showtime Presents: Jonathan Winters & Friends 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 'Burbs 1989 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

The Wrong Guys 1988 (Movie)

Franklyn (Actor)

Hollywood Shuffle 1987 (Movie)

1st Bodyguard (Actor)

Fraternity Vacation 1985 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

National Lampoon's Hot Flashes 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Crazy 1983 (Movie)

Cool (Actor)

Hysterical 1983 (Movie)

Leroy (Actor)

Stir Crazy 1980 (Movie)

Young Man in Hospital (Actor)

The Cheap Detective 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jazz Singer 1980 (Movie)

Bubba (Actor)

Convoy 1978 (Movie)

Spider Mike (Actor)

Car Wash 1976 (Movie)

T C (Actor)

Cotton Club '75 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Dandy, the All American Girl 1975 (Movie)

Edmund (Actor)

Keep on Truckin' 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (8)

C-Bear and Jamal 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Creator

Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Writer

In Living Color 1989 - 1992, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Writer

NYPD Blue 1989 - 1992, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Writer

Roc 1989 - 1992, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Writer

George 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Story By

Back to School '92 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Writer

Sinbad & Friends All the Way Live ... Almost 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

The Parent 'Hood 1989 - 1992, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Producer

Biography

Franklyn Ajaye built quite a career for himself as a vibrant source of comedy, starring in many films throughout his Hollywood career. Ajaye's career in acting began with his roles in various films like the Stockard Channing crime picture "Dandy, the All American Girl" (1976), "Car Wash" (1976) and the Kris Kristofferson action picture "Convoy" (1978). He also appeared in the adaptation "The Jazz Singer" (1980) with Neil Diamond, "Stir Crazy" (1980) and the comedy "Hysterical" (1983) with William Hudson. He kept working in film throughout the eighties, starring in "Fraternity Vacation" (1985), "Hollywood Shuffle" (1987) with Robert Townsend and "The Wrong Guys" (1988). He also appeared in the Tom Hanks comedy "The 'Burbs" (1989). Ajaye continued to exercise his talent in the nineties and the early 2000s, taking on a mix of projects like "Back to School '92" (CBS, 1992-93), "George" (ABC, 1993-94) and "Townsend Television" (Fox, 1993-94). His credits also expanded to "Queen of the D*mned" (2002) starring Stuart Townsend. Ajaye most recently acted in the Kristen Wiig hit comedy "Bridesmaids" (2011). Ajaye was nominated for an Outstanding Writing In a Variety or Music Program Primetime Emmy Award for "In Living Color" in 1990 as well as for an Outstanding Writing For a Variety or Music Program Primetime Emmy Award for "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher" in 1997.

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