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JB Smoove Biography

Birth Name:
Jerry Brooks
Birth Place:
Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
Comedian, actor, writer

Fast Facts

  • Grew up admiring Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Peter Sellers
  • Performed as hip-hop dancer J
  • Smoove early in his career
  • Was known as the "king of the pitch meeting" during his time as a Saturday Night Live writer, conceiving outrageous sketches that rarely made it on the air
  • Shared Saturday Night Live's 2007 Writers Guild of America Award for Comedy/Variety Series
  • Supports the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown of Mount Vernon, NY


  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated