Kenan Thompson

Feb 22, 2014 by     Comments Off on Kenan Thompson    Posted under: Comedian, Male Black Comedians

Kenan Thompson was born May 10th, 1978 in Atlanta Georgia. His first forage into acting came at a young age when he joined a TBS crew as a movie critic for a kid’s news show called “Movies for Kids.” It was during this show that he reviewed the movie “Mighty Ducks” and got to meet some of the stars who played parts in that movie. He was pursued by their people in an attempt to include him in Mighty Ducks 2, which he later won a role in. His first television gig came in 1994 with the highly popular kid’s show on Nickelodeon, “All That.” He followed this up with another highly successful show on the same network titled “Kenan and Kel.” From 1994-2000 Kenan was an integral part of Nickelodeon’s two highest rated shows. He won a Kid’s Choice Award in 1998-’99 for his continued success on both shows.

His first movie role came in 1994 in Mighty Ducks 2, followed by Heavyweights in ’95, Mighty Ducks 3 in ’96, GoodBurger in 1997, Rocky and Bullwinkle in 2000, Love don’t cost a Thing 2003, Barbershop 2 in 2004, the lead role in Fat Albert 2004 and Snakes on a Plane in 2006.

Kenan currently stars as a member of the Saturday Night Live crew, of which he’s been a member since 2003. He is the first member to join the cast that wasn’t born yet when the show first aired. He is also currently the only black member of SNL.  Kenan also had guest appearances on such TV shows as Felicity, The Steve Harvey Show and Sister Sister. While the majority of Kenan’s experience has been in comedy, he entered the business with a solid background in musicals. Right now he is considering more serious roles, as well as developing his own TV series and movie. He is also interested in working behind the scenes as a producer.

 

Source: http://www.kenanthompson.net/bio.html

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