DC Young Fly

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D.C. Young Fly
Birth nameJohn Richard Whitfield
Born (1992-05-02) May 2, 1992 (age 30)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Stand-up
  • television
  • music
  • film
  • observational comedy
  • black comedy
  • insult comedy
  • race relations
  • pop culture
  • African-American culture
  • everyday life
  • human sexuality
  • parenting
  • self-deprecation

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John Richard Whitfield (born May 2, 1992), more widely known by his stage name D.C. Young Fly, is an American comedian, actor and musician. He is well known for his internet videos, and live comedy shows as part of the 85 South Show, alongside fellow Wild 'n Out cast mates Chico Bean and Karlous Miller.[1]


Born the youngest of seven children, Whitfield was raised in the neighborhood of Adamsville on the westside of Atlanta, Georgia. Whitfield discovered his gift of entertaining when he was singing in his church choir as a child and was also known as the "class clown" while attending school. One of his brothers, Richie Whitfield, who went by the stage name 'Da Crew', was murdered.[citation needed] To honor his late brother, he got a tattoo in between his eyebrows.[2]In many of the live comedy shows, he revealed that his father, Solomon, had suffered from Alzheimer's and had passed away.[3]


Starting in 2013, Whitfield started posting comedy videos on the Vine app before the app was shut down and later shifted over to Instagram where he began posting his "roasting session" videos which featured Whitfield mostly mocking famous people which caught the attention of celebrities like as Kevin Hart, Michael Blackson, and LeBron James, and many more, as well as doing parodies.[4]

In 2015, he became a recurring cast member of the improv comedy series Wild 'n Out in the seventh season. He was named the "Rookie of the Year" after his first season.[5] He was the team captain of the "Black Squad" twice (once in season 11[6] and another, as part of the 85 South Show Podcast in season 12).[7] He is currently the most followed cast member on Instagram.[8]

Music career[edit]

Whitfield embarked a music career, as a musician, and has worked with numerous musicians such as Juicy J, EARTHGANG, B.o.B, Mike Will Made It, and many more. As of January 2019, he has released a total of five mixtapes, with the latest being "Trap Soul", which was released on January 1, 2019 and is executively produced by Nard & B.[9]

Other media[edit]

He began appearing on MTV's TRL, which the latter, he would go on to host until it transferred over to Facebook. [10]

In 2015, he joined Karlous Miller and Clayton English by starting their own comedy podcast called The 85 South Show Podcast, or simply just The 85 South Show.[11] They would transition the podcast into live comedy shows, this would see Chico Bean as the third host, instead of Clayton.[12]

Legal issues[edit]

While in high school, Whitfield was selling drugs and was arrested for numerous crimes such as assault and battery, along with robbery. DC was arrested for the first time at the age of 18. He revealed that during his first season on Wild 'n Out, he was battling 11 charges.[13]

Personal life[edit]

DC is very devoted to his mother, Betty Whitfield, whom he gifted a car and bought a house.[14]DC often speaks on his upbringing in the comedy shows, especially stating that mother was a hoarder, and that they would pile up clothes on top of the stove. DC has one daughter, Nova Whitfield, with his girlfriend, Ms Jacky Oh. [15]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 "DigitalLivesMatter" as DC Young Fly Also served as a producer
"Hollywood Hearts" as Wonder
"Almost Christmas" as Eric minor role
2017 "Dirty South House Arrest" as Fly credited as John Whitfield
"The Grid" as Slim
2018 "Armed" as G Money
2019 "How High 2" as Calvin
"I Got the Hook-Up 2" as Spyda
"The Trap" as Goo
2020 "She Ball" TBA Post Production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015-present "Wild 'n Out" as himself recurring cast member
2017 "The New Edition Story" as Barber Part 3
"The Quad" as Young Rapper 1 episode
"Mann & Wife" as King Dookie 1 episode
"Tales" as Lil Joe 1 episode
"In the Cut" as Thug Leader
" Dead House" as Dead Ass 6 episodes
2017 - 2018 "TRL" as himself Host
"Hip Hop Squares" as himself Guest Panelist, 12 episodes
2018 "Rel" as Jaymo 2 episodes
2019 "Scream: The Series" as Latavious 1 episode
"Grownish" as Rafael 2 episodes


  • "Supplyin' Pressure" (2015)
  • "Fly Allegiance" (2015)
  • "If You Didn't Know Me" (2017)
  • "Curb Music" (2018)
  • "Trap Soul" (2019)


  1. "On the Internet - @85southshow". www.85southshow.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  2. "DC on Getting Face Tattoo: I Know Now That I Messed Up pt.2 @djvlad @DCYOUNGFLY". www.85southshow.com. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  3. "DC Young Fly - Teachers Doubted Me, Being in Jail, Father Dying from Alzheimer's". YouTube. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  4. "Best Funny DC Young Fly Vines - Best Vines - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  5. "10 Years of Wild 'n Out w / DC Young Fly | MTV - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  6. "Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'n Out: Season 11, Ep. 8 - Veterans vs. Newbies". MTV. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  7. "Watch Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'n Out Season 12 Episode 18: 85 South Show". www.tvguide.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  8. "dcyoungfly - Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  9. "Trap Soul by DC Young Fly on Spotify". Spotify. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  10. "First CD's, Concerts & More w/ TRL Hosts, DC Young Fly & Erik Zachary". YouTube. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  11. "85 South Show - DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Clayton English". www.85southshow.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  12. "Detroit Roast Session w / DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  13. "DC Young Fly on Fighting 11 Charges During His 1st Season on Wild 'N Out (Part 4)". YouTube. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  14. "Try to NOT cry! Dc Young Fly buys mom a house". YouTube. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  15. "D.C. Young Fly Talks About Living With a Hoarder - @85SouthShow". www.85southshow.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.

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