Jermaine Fowler was born on May 16, 1998 in Washington, D.C. and was the second oldest of four children. He was raised in Hyattsville, Maryland where he graduated from Northwestern High School. At age 20, Fowler dropped out of college and moved to New York City. In an attempt to keep a roof over his head and food in his stomach he went job searching by day and performed at local open mic competitions in Times Square by night. In 2012, he began touring the country performing at comedy clubs and colleges.
In 2013, he was cast in MTV2’s Guy Code, and as a result he was writing, producing, and starring in his own pilots. By 2014, he starred in TruTV’s Friends of the People, which lasted only two seasons. Fowler produced and starred in his debut comedy special: Give Em Hell, Kid on Showtime in 2015. In 2017, he became an executive producer and star of the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts. The show’s popularity led to it being renewed for a new season but formally cancelled after only two seasons. After that he earned a spot as a recurring character on HBO’s Crashing and a small cameo in 2021’s Judas and the Black Messiah.
With his first film leading film role in Coming 2 America, his career has the potential to be one of the greats.