Franklyn Ajaye

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Date of Birth May 13, 1949
Place of Birth New York
Age 71 years old
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Franklyn Ajaye is an American stand-up comedian and actor. His nickname is "The Jazz Comedian" for his distinctive jazz inflected style of delivery, timing, and astute use of silence. His name is sometimes wrongly spelled as Franklin Ajaye. He is known for his role as Spider Mike in Convoy.

Born: May 13, 1949, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, comedian
Years active: 1973–present
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About Franklyn Ajaye

Stand-up comedian who was popular in the 1970s and also wrote for Emmy-nominated shows and played jazz. He has appeared in the films Car Wash, Stir Crazy, and Bridesmaids.

Before Fame

He dropped out of law school to pursue stand-up comedy full time.


He received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing for his work on In Living Color and Politically Incorrect.

Family Life

With a father from Sierra Leone and a mother born in Florida, he often joked he that is a true African American.


In 2011 he appeared in the hit comedy Bridesmaids, playing the father of Maya Rudolph's character, Lillian.

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