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Who Plays Stanley “Papa” Jackson In The Chi? Meet Shamon Brown Jr

A lively spark in Showtime’s “The Chi,” Stanley “Papa” Jackson II is portrayed by the talented Shamon Brown. As the son of a clergyman, Papa doesn’t hold back in expressing his many interests and exudes confidence. His friendships with Kevin and Jake add a comical flair to the group, and his pursuit of relationships, such as the one with Maisha, gives depth to his character. With his intelligence and strong appetite, Papa’s various desires make him a standout presence in the series. Shamon Brown JR brings youthfulness to the character.

Meet Shamon Brown Jr as Stanley “Papa” Jackson

Stanley "Papa" Jackson In The Chi
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Born on the 17th of July, 2004, in Chicago, Illinois, Shamon embraces his Afro-American heritage as part of his American identity.

Social Media

Engaging with fans and followers across various platforms, Shamon’s presence on social media is vibrant. He has a significant following on Twitter and Instagram, numbering 4k followers and over 120k followers, respectively.


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Career, Movies, And TV Shows

Shamon’s acting journey began when he was five, first gracing print ads and commercials. He quickly made his television debut, and it’s clear that his career’s trajectory is on the rise.

Notable for his roles in the Untitled Lena Waithe Project and “The Chi,” Shamon’s performances from 2016 to 2021 are marked by his role as Stanley Papa Jackson. His self-appearance in The Famous Show in 2020, along with his acting in Chicago in 2010, showcases his versatility. Remember the Kraft Lunchables Print Ad? Or his guest appearance in the NBC drama Chicago Fire? Shamon was there. He even starred in the music video for Plain White T’s “American Nights.”


Shamon’s love for music is evident in the singles he’s released over recent years, blending hip-hop with R&B. His musical journey continues to unfold, although details of a full-length project remain elusive. Only time will tell whether or not he plans to expand in this direction. His multifaceted talent continues to intrigue and inspire, promising more exciting ventures on the horizon.