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Jermaine  Fowler

Jermaine Fowler

Actor, Comedian & Writer

Jermaine Fowler

Actor, Comedian & Writer


One of Hollywood’s fastest rising young talents, Jermaine Fowler can most recently be seen in RETREAT for FX. He can previously be seen in Tim Story’s feature, THE BLACKENING, which premiered at TIFF in 2022. He has also starred in the Duplass Brother’s comedy, THE DROP and in COMING 2 AMERICA starring as Lavelle alongside Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Leslie Jones and a host of other A-list actors. The film is a sequel to the 1988 hit comedy COMING TO AMERICA. COMING 2 AMERICA is directed by Craig Brewer and written by Kenya Barris and Barry W. Blaustein.

In 2017, Fowler starred in and executive produced CBS’s Comedy Superior Donuts. Created by Bob Daily, Garrett Donovan and Neil Goldman, Superior Donuts is about an old-school doughnut shop owner Arthur, his spunky young employee and aspiring artist, Franco, and their friends and patrons keep the shop going in a changing culturally mixed inner city Chicago neighborhood. Fowler starred in the series alongside Emmy Award-winner Judd Hirsch, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani and Katey Segal.

On the big screen, Fowler acted opposite Lakeith Stanfield in Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You. Fowler portrayed "Salvador" in the comedy-drama film alongside Terry Crews, Omari Hardwick, Tessa Thompson, Danny Glover, and Armie Hammer. Produced by Forest Whitaker, the film made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018.

In 2014 Fowler co-created and starred in the truTV sketch-comedy series Friends of the People. The following year, he starred in his own SHOWTIME special Give ‘Em Hell Kid. His additional television credits include Crashing, produced by Judd Apatow, Robot Chicken, BoJack Horseman, the All That revival which he also executive produced and the 69th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, for which Fowler was the on-camera announcer.

Raised in Hyattsville, Md., Fowler began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday, he boarded a Megabus and moved to New York City with three pieces of luggage and a dream. As a stand-up comic, he has toured nationally with College Humor and Comedy Central on Campus. Also, he was one half of the sketch group BodegaCat Sanchez, alongside Kevin Barnett. In 2012 Fowler was selected as one of Variety’s “New Faces” at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

Speaker Videos

Show Reel

Jermaine Fowler Extended Interview | The Jennifer Hudson Show

Jermaine Fowler on Causing a Race War in London, Improv with Eddie Murphy & Shaman Blessing Fail

Speech Topics

Growing Up in a Small Town, Moving to a Big City to Become an Actor/Comedian

Rags to Riches

Dealing with Tokenism on Film Sets/in Writers Rooms & Remaining Authentic

Writing for Film & TV

Raising Two Children While Chasing Dreams

Dealing with Loss in the Family While Still Balancing a Career

Embracing Mental Health as an Adult & Growing Up in a Family That Didn’t