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Kenan Thompson

Thompson at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con
Born May 10, 1978 (1978-05-10) (age 29)
Flag of the United States Atlanta, Georgia

Kenan Thompson (born May 10, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia), is an American actor and comedian. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ...

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Career

His first appearance was in the movie D2: The Mighty Ducks. He also appeared in Heavyweights. Thompson got his first big break when he was 16. He started on Nickelodeon's All That from 1994 to 1999. He and co-star Kel Mitchell had their own spin-off television series Kenan & Kel which ran 1996 to 2000. In 2001 his official fan club was started. Thompson was also the host of the second season of Nickelodeon's animation showcase Oh Yeah! Cartoons. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... All That was an American live-action sketch comedy-variety show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year. ... Kel Johari Rice Mitchell (born August 25, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor and comedian. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Kenan & Kel is an American sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon from August 17, 1996 to April 1, 2000, totalling 62 episodes. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Oh Yeah! Cartoons was a late-1990s American animation showcase that appeared on the Nickelodeon cable channel. ...


Thompson has starred in several films including: Good Burger (1997), based on the All That sketch of the same name, playing Dexter Reed; and Fat Albert (2004), in which he played the title character. He has also had supporting roles in the movies Snakes on a Plane (2006), Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) Heavyweights (1995) and D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994). Good Burger is a 1997 comedy film from Paramount Pictures thats directed by Adrienne Bailon and starring Arnold & Gerald from Hey Arnold!, Sinbad, Shar Jackson, Abe Vigoda, and Jan Schweiterman. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Fat Albert is a 2004 live-action/animated film based on the Filmation animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Snakes on a Plane is a cult high concept,[1] horror-thriller feature film[2] starring Samuel L. Jackson. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christina Milian and Nick Cannon in Love Dont Cost a Thing. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a 2004 comedy film sequel to 2002s Barbershop, from the writing/producing team Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Saturday Night Live

In 2003, after Dean Edwards and Tracy Morgan left the regular cast of Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson and Finesse Mitchell joined the cast as featured players. In the 2005-06 season, Mitchell and Thompson became full-fledged cast members (with their places in the feature player credit taken by Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, and, later, Kristin Wiig). Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dean Edwards (born July 30, 1970 in The Bronx, New York) is a stand-up comedian and actor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Finesse Mitchell (born June 12, 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American comedian. ... William Bill Hader (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian and repertory player on Saturday Night Live. ... Andy Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American stand-up comic, Emmy-nominated songwriter, and member of comedy group The Lonely Island. ... Kristen Wiig (born 1973 in Rochester, New York) is an American actress and comedian. ...


Born in 1978, he was the first SNL cast member to be born after the series began in 1975. He is also the only All That alumnus to date to be a SNL cast member.


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Filmography

Movies

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Television

All That was an American live-action sketch comedy-variety show that aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year. ... Kenan & Kel is an American sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon from August 17, 1996 to April 1, 2000, totalling 62 episodes. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Two Heads Are Better Than None is an American made-for-television 2000 film that stars the cast of the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel with the two main characters of both the series and the film played by Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. ... Oh Yeah! Cartoons was a late-1990s American animation showcase that appeared on the Nickelodeon cable channel. ... This article is about the year. ... Felicity is a Golden Globe-winning American primetime television drama produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for The WB network. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Steve Harvey Show (August 25, 1996—February 24, 2002) aired for six seasons on The WB Television Network. ... Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom about twin girls, separated and adopted at birth, one day find each other face to face after fourteen years. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Parkers is a sitcom that aired for 5 years on UPN from August 30, 1999 - May 10, 2004. ... Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out is a show on MTV starring Nick Cannon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Other projects

In 2002, Thompson recorded The Good Times Comedy CD. The Good Times Comedy CD is a 2002 comedy album by actor Kenan Thompson, featuring the talents of Thompson and several other performers, including Michael Scooby Kimbrew and Thompsons former All That castmate Josh Server. ...


He wrote the introduction for the book Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, as well as the short story entitled "The Little Notice" for Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul.


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Kenan Thompson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Kenan Thompson (born May 10, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American actor who starred on Nickelodeon's All That from 1995 to 1999.
Thompson is also the first SNL cast member to have been born after SNL premiered in 1975.
In the United Kingdom in 1997 there was a rumor amongst fans of Kenan and Kel due to the show's cancellation that Kenan and Kel had died in a car accident.
Kenan & Kel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (821 words)
Kenan and Kel was an American sitcom spin-off of All That.
Kenan is very smart, however he rarely accomplishes any schoolwork; instead he spends his time plotting schemes such as transforming the grocery shop at which he works into a nightclub, or telling everybody that Kel has ESP.
Their romance was not mentioned again for the remainder of the season or for the most part of season four (though Sharla and Kenan dated in one episode in the latter season).
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