Childish Gambino is an American actor, comedian, and singer, among others. Before working as an actor, he worked as a writer for 30 Rock. He later became known for his role as Troy Barnes on the NBC comedy series Community. In 2009, he made his big screen debut in the movie Mystery Team. Following Community, he started starring Earnest “Earn” Marks / Teddy Perkins on the FX comedy-drama series Atlanta. For his role, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy Series. Also this year, he released the song and the music video for “This Is America”.