African-American actor and comic Jerry Minor attended secondary school at Southwestern Academy in Flint, MI, graduating in 1985. He subsequently performed (at various times) at all three Second City venues. In 2000, Minor became one of the inimitable "Not Ready for Prime Time Players," during Saturday Night Live's 25th season. Following writing assignments on Cedric the Entertainer's variety program, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and a supporting role in the 2006 sports comedy Artie Lange's Beer League, Minor joined the casts of two sitcoms: the 2006 Lucky Louie and the 2007 Carpoolers.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Grew up in Flint, MI.
- Has performed with all three Second City improv troupes (which are located in Detroit, Chicago and Toronto).
- Appeared on Saturday Night Live from 2000 to '01 and was known for his impressions of Al Sharpton, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jimi Hendrix.
- Performed a one-man, semiautobiographical show called Jerry Minor Is a Black Man.
- In the early 2000s, began performing with Second City vet Craig Robinson as a musical-comedy duo called L. Witherspoon & Chucky.