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Franklyn Ajaye


Franklyn Ajaye was born on May 13, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Bridesmaids (2011), The 'Burbs (1989) and Convoy (1978). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

Known For

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids Lillian's Dad
(2011)
The 'Burbs
The 'Burbs Detective
(1989)
Convoy
Convoy Spider Mike
(1978)
The Jazz Singer
(1980)

Filmography

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 2014 Utopia (TV Series)
Marvin Hudfield
- Then We Can Build It (2014) ... Marvin Hudfield
 2002 Queen of the Damned
French Dealer
 2001 Brown Shoe Polish (Short)
Viennese Cake Shop Owner
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Sporty the Cat
- Pinocchio (1997) ... Sporty the Cat (voice)
 1993 American Yakuza
Sam
 1992 Goof Troop (TV Series)
- Cabana Fever (1992) ... (voice, as Franklin Ajaye)
 1992 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Reggie
- Spies Like Us (1992) ... Reggie
 1989 227 (TV Series)
Painter
- Tenants, Anyone? (1989) ... Painter
 1989 The 'Burbs
Detective
 1988 The Wrong Guys
Franklyn
 1987 Glory Years (TV Movie)
Wilson
 1987 Hollywood Shuffle
Body Guard #1
 1985 Fraternity Vacation
Harry
 1983 Get Crazy
Cool
 1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series)
Henry
- The Night Stalker (1983) ... Henry
 1983 Hysterical
Leroy
 1980 The Jazz Singer
Bubba
 1980 Stir Crazy
Young Man in Hospital
 1980 The Cheap Detective (TV Short)
Elvis
 1978 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Tony Rogers
- Della and Son (1978) ... Tony Rogers
 1978 Convoy
Spider Mike
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Benny
- All for One (1978) ... Benny
 1976 Car Wash
T.C.
 1976 Sweet Revenge
Edmund
 1975 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Wendell Frazier
- You Dirty Rat (1975) ... Wendell Frazier
 1974 Soul Train (TV Series)
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Other Works:

(1970s) Unsold pilot: Appeared in a sitcom pilot called "Della and Son", which was a spin-off of the hit sitcom Chico and the Man (1974). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Franklin Ajaye
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Trivia:

Attended Columbia Law School in 1971 but dropped out to pursue a career as a stand-up comic. See more »

Nickname:

The Jazzcomedian

Star Sign:

Taurus

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