From 2015 to 2017, Jerrod Carmichael starred in the sitcom The Carmichael Show, which turned out to be a revolutionary project for stand-up comics. After The Carmichael Show success, Carmichael ventured into feature films, including Transformers: The Last Knight.
Carmichael played Jimmy, an employee who works at the Cade Yeager junkyard. He functions primarily as a comedic relief, through his exasperated interactions with the robots hidden in the junkyard. Jimmy has no real role to play in any of the film’s main sets and occupies most of the story in the junkyard with his colleague Izzy. He Is succeed in going to the site of The last knight culminating battle, although he does not participate in the proceedings.,
Jimmy might not be a big, juicy role, but the actor got what he wanted: a learning experience. “One of the reasons I wanted to make the film was to see what a production of this size looked like and to see how comedy can translate internationally,” Carmichael said Hollywood journalist. “You can say a joking thing or something sarcastic, but does it translate into China? Does it play well in India? It’s a skill.” Even though the role is throwaway, Carmichael has learned some solid lessons from being in The last knight – including this being his “first and last” foray into successful franchises.