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Jerry C. Minor (born October 4, 1969) is an American actor, writer and comedian known for his roles in numerous comedy programs such as Mr. Show, Saturday Night Live, Carpoolers and Lucky Louie.

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Early life

Minor was born in Memphis, Tennessee but grew up in Flint, Michigan. He started doing stand-up and writing/performing with sketch groups in Detroit before joining the Second City Detroit mainstage. After writing and performing in three revues, he joined the Second City Chicago for two shows and then one revue at the Second City Toronto. He is the only performer to have belonged to all three of the Second City's touring companies.

Career

Minor was a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live for one season in 2000–2001. He was let go from the show along with castmate Chris Parnell over the summer hiatus, before the start of the 2001–2002 season, because Lorne Michaels wanted to hire four new cast members, but did not want to go over budget.

In addition to SNL, Minor has appeared regularly on a number of other sketch comedy programs, perhaps the most notable being HBO's Mr. Show, of which he was a cast member during its final season. He was briefly a correspondent on The Daily Show in early 2000, had a recurring role as Officer Carter on Arrested Development and was one of the main cast members of Comedy Central's debate show parody Crossballs in 2004. He worked briefly as a writer and occasional performer on the short-lived FOX sketch series Cedric the Entertainer Presents.

In 2006, Minor was part of the main cast of the HBO series Lucky Louie, on which he played Louis C.K.'s neighbor, Walter. Minor was praised for his "Lucky Louie" role in a 2006 issue of TV Guide, where he was given a "Cheers" in the magazine's Cheers and Jeers section. Most recently, he was part of the cast of the 2008 ABC sitcom Carpoolers, playing the role of Aubrey and was a featured comedian on Lewis Black's Root of All Evil on Comedy Central.

For a number of years Minor and comedian Craig Robinson had a comedy act where they performed as musical duo "L. Witherspoon & Chucky", with Minor as smooth singing "L. Witherspoon" and Robinson as "Chucky", the keyboard player and back-up singer. They performed the act on several stand-up shows on Comedy Central as well as on Real Time with Bill Maher and Jimmy Kimmel Live.[1]

Minor has appeared in films such as I Love You, Man, Drillbit Taylor and Beer League, and had a small part in the 2003 movie Melvin Goes to Dinner.[2]

Characters on SNL

  • Grand Master Rap, from the recurring sketch Rap Street
  • Terrell, a conceited deskclerk who works with Jackie (Maya Rudolph)

Celebrity impressions

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