Affion Crockett may be best known for his comedy niche with online sketch/parody videos garnering over 40 million views on YouTube. This caught the attention of Hip-Hop Mogul, Russell Simmons.
Affion Crockett, is one of the most versatile entertainers around, as an accomplished actor, writer, dancer, rapper, comedian, music producer, and director – his YouTube videos have become an Internet sensation. Affion began his career as a dancer at age 10, winning breaking and popping contests with his older brother. Later on, he honed his impression skills by imitating anyone from his mother’s West Indian dialect or his schoolteacher’s southern drawl to Scarface’s choppy Cuban accent. Soon after, Affion combined his dance and impressionist talents to develop his stand up act. After graduating from Fayetteville State University, with a bachelor’s degree in business, Affion set his sights on the entertainment industry.
Affion was introduced to the world on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in 1996, demonstrating his crystal clear impressions and physical comedy, for which he was labeled the next Jim Carrey. He also shows his range with dramatic turns on CSI: NY, NYPD Blue and The District. He was also the break out star on MTV’s ‘Wild’n Out’ and ‘Short Circuitz’ with Nick Cannon. He has starred on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ and ‘Cedric The Entertainer’s Show.’ Crockett also co-starred in the films, ‘Dance Flick’ with the Wayans Brothers, ‘Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins’ with Martin Lawrence, and ‘Soul Men’ with Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac.
Affion may be best known for his comedy niche with online sketch/parody videos garnering over 40 million views on YouTube. This caught the attention of Hip-Hop Mogul, Russell Simmons and resulted in the launch of an original online comedy series titled ‘Hustles With Russell’s’ starring the two. This also sparked a viral commercial campaign starring Dr. Dre, Lebron James, and Affion himself.
Currently, Affion is starring in and producing his own sketch comedy show, “In the Flow With Affion Crockett” for FOX which is also executive produced by Jamie Foxx.
Affion resides in Los Angeles, California. In addition to his screen time, he is greatly involved in his production company, Lejan Entertainment, Inc.