John Whitfield, (better known as DC Young Fly) is an American internet personality, comedian, actor, host, rapper, and singer-songwriter best known for his "roasting sessions" videos on Instagram and Vine. As of Season 7, he is one of the recurring cast members of the improv comedy show Wild 'N Out on MTV, VH1 and MTV2. He was also one of the main hosts for the revival of TRL on MTV from 2017 to 2018. He is also known for starring in the podcast "85 South Show" with Chico Bean, Karlous Miller and Clayton English.
Biography[edit | edit source]
DC Young Fly got his huge following from his "roasting celeb" videos on Instagram and youtube in which he would tell his "target" to "bring dat ass here boi", he proceeds to roast them, and then ends the and roast by saying "faawwkk you mean". His videos have earned him co-signs from celebrities like Kevin Hart, Michael Blackson, Lebron James, Chris Tucker, etc.
In 2015, he became a recurring cast member in the Season 7 of the improv comedy show Wild 'N Out on MTV2 and was named "Rookie of the Year" in his first season. In 2016, he had a small role in the Christmas comedy-drama film Almost Christmas, which was released worldwide on November 11, 2016 and also starred as the lead in the independent film #digitallivesmatter.
In 2017, he was a opening act for Chris Brown's "Party Tour" and also starred in three BET projects such as Tales, The Quad, and The New Edition Story. In the same year, he became one of the main hosts for the revival for TRL on MTV from 2017 to 2018 until it halted production and transferred over to Facebook.
In 2018, he released a new mixtape "Curb Music" and filmed two films: She Ball with Nick Cannon and I Got the Hook Up 2 with Master P, which was released on July 12, 2019. It was also announced that he would be starring alongside rapper Lil Yachty in the 2019 sequel, How High 2 in October of 2018, which premiered on MTV on April 20, 2019.
In 2019, he and fellow entertainer Jess Hilarious co-hosted the 2019 BET Social Awards. In December 2019, Whitfield started performing as an opening act for R&B singer Eric Bellinger's "Cuffing Season Tour".
In 2020, DC Young Fly became one of the judges for the internet game show Floored on the streaming service "Quibi". In October 2020, he hosted the 2020 BET Hip-Hop Awards, alongside Chico Bean and Karlous Miller.
In 2021, he opened his own improv comedy club "DC Comedy Exchange" in Miami Beach, Florida.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- He has appeared in every episode in Seasons 7, 8, 9, 12, and 13. He appeared in 8 episodes in Seasons 10 and 11 (Due to his schedule with him hosting "TRL"), 24 episodes in Season 14, and 21 episodes in Season 15.
- He was named "Rookie of the Year" of Season 7.
- He was entirely on the Black Team in Season 7, except for the "Dej Loaf" episode.
- He was entirely on the Red Team in Season 10, except for the "Santa Claus/Slick Woods/Jacquees" episode.
- He was entirely on the Red Team in Season 11, except for the "Veterans vs Rookies" episode.
- He has appeared as a Team Captain of an episode in Season 11 and one of the Team Captains of an episode in Season 12.
- He was known for the Azealia Banks controversy that happened in Season 12.
- He was entirely on the Red Team in Season 14.
- He was named the "Forever Captain of the New School" in Season 15.
- Starting in Season 16, he will be one of the cast members that have been on the show for 10 seasons.
- He revealed in an interview with VladTV that he was fighting 11 charges during his first season of Wild 'N Out.
- He is featured on two songs on the Wild 'N Out: Wildstyle Vol. 1.
- He and Wild 'N Out girl, Jacky Oh have two daughters together named Nova and Nala Whitfield.
- He says the reason for his "DC" tattoo is in memory of his childhood friend, Katerius "Richie" Moody, who died in 2010.
- He is the youngest of 7 children.
- He was first arrested at the age of 18.
- He is the most followed cast member on Instagram.
- His acting film debut, Almost Christmas was filmed in his hometown of Atlanta.
- He and Emmanuel Hudson were apart of the same entertainment company "Archive Entertainment".
- His birth sign is Taurus.
- He had a feud with Kevin Hart back in 2015.
- He revealed in an interview with VladTV that he had been stabbed in a fight.