Jacob Ming-Trent has been cast as a series regular opposite Jay Pharoah in Showtime’s half-hour comedy pilot White Famous, from Jamie Foxx and Californication creator Tom Kapinos.

White Famous centers on Floyd, a talented, young African-American comedian (Pharoah) whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over towards becoming “white famous.” Ming-Trent will play Ron Balls, Floyd’s roommate who works as a postman.

Ming-Trent most recently recurred as Mose on AMC’s Feed the Beast. He previously had guest-starring roles on 30 Rock, Unforgettable and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Film credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Shrek the Musical. He’s repped by The Talent House and JWS Entertainment.

Lionsgate TV co-produces White Famous with Showtime.