Sunday, September 8, 2013


Check him out in this 

Target TV Commercial called 'Phillip Lim'

Growing up in Philadelphia, PA, Jarret Janako wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to do with his life. That all changed once he was introduced to the stage and the play “Aladdin,” in which he played the role of Jafar. He was only 14 years old. Just two years later Janako received his first paid gig in an off-broadway show. He was hooked for sure.

A modeling career began shortly thereafter; however, his ‘baby fat’ limited him to print media. With his competitive spirit, Janako worked hard to compete with the ‘big boys’ on the runway, so he focused on the physical appearance. He worked out diligently (he play high school and some college football) and attended modeling school. By age 18, Janako stood 6’1”, the baby fat was no longer an issue, and he was walking the runway for NY Fashion Week and booking shows consistently.

Eventually, Janako would take voice lessons (he can carry a tune quite well) and learn to dance (the man has smooth moves!), but acting is clearly his passion as it's evident in the demand for his skills in most mediums. Some of Janako's television credits include: Forensic Files (TruTV), The Game (BET), Law & Order: SVU (NBC), Gossip Girl, and The Wire (HBO). Some of his films include HBO’s Spitting in the Window; ABC’s FAMS; and BET’s Harlem Renaissance Fab 5. “Fences,” "What Would Jesus Do?", “For Black Boys,” “La Familia,” and The Dutchman” are among the many stage productions in which he’s performed. And he is featured in Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had” and Co Star of Monica’s “Until Its Gone” music videos, as well as numerous commercials