Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1978-05-10 (43 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

51 Movies · 46 TV shows

Biography

Kenan Thompson (; born May 10, 1978) is an American actor and comedian. He has been a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live since 2003, making him the longest-tenured cast member in the show's history.Thompson began his acting career in the early 1990s, and earned fame as an original cast member of Nickelodeon's sketch comedy series All That. In this time, he often collaborated with All That costar Kel Mitchell. In 1996, they began starring in their own sitcom Kenan & Kel (1996–2000). Thompson is also known for his roles in The Mighty Ducks franchise, Good Burger, and the title character in the 2004 film Fat Albert.He has received a Primetime Emmy Award from four nominations for his work on SNL, and is ranked at #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

Personal Life

Thompson married model Christina Evangeline on November 11, 2011. Together, they have two daughters, Georgia, born June 20, 2014, and Gianna, born August 2, 2018.

Early Life

Thompson was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents are Fletcher and Elizabeth Ann Thompson. He has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister. Thompson's mother enrolled him in acting classes at age five. His first role as Toto in a church production of The Wiz had no lines. He continued acting throughout his youth, appearing in the school plays such as The Gingerbread Duck. He auditioned for a theater company, The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA). As a child he was a fan of The Price Is Right which he referred to as "my first love" and "very joyful viewing," which had an effect on his future acting style.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2

The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2

7.75
2021
When best selling author Carl Black moves his family back to his childhood home, he will have to team up with eccentric neighbors to fight a pimp who may or may not be a vampire.
TV
Kenan

Kenan

2021
The father and father-in-law are raising their children.
Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog

2021
As Emily struggles to fit in at home and at school, she discovers a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. Emily and her UncleCasey have to fight the forces of greed as they go on ...

2020.

7 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Steve-O's Wild Ride!

Steve-O's Wild Ride!

2020
Steve-O's Wild Ride!
Feeding America Comedy Festival

Feeding America Comedy Festival

2020
All-star comics are performing in support of Feeding America.
Hubie Halloween

Hubie Halloween

2020
Hubie Dubois, despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts and its legendary Halloween celebration, is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. Hubie is going to have to save Hal...
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

2020
An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathers in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour

5.95
2020
Conflicts can be caused by differences in troll worlds. When a mysterious threat puts all of the Trolls across the land in danger, Poppy, Branch, and their band of friends must embark on an epic quest...
In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover

In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover

2020
"In Search of the Sanderson Sisters" is a hilarious mockumentary to benefit The New York Restoration Project, starring "Hocus Pocus's" Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story

The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story

2020
The Orange Years journeys behind the scenes of the phenomenal "kids first" programming network Nickelodeon to chronicle its unprecedented success. Filled with interviews from the actors, writers, anim...
Celebrity Escape Room

Celebrity Escape Room

2020
Jack Black is the master of ceremonies, leading Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Adam Scott, and Ben Stiller through a laugh-filled escape room adventure as they solve puzzles, find clues, and crack jokes t...

2019.

4 Movies · 7 TV shows
TV
Bless the Harts

Bless the Harts

2019
The group of Southerners who are always broke are a joke. They don't know that they are rich because of their friends and family.
TV
Desus & Mero

Desus & Mero

2019
Desus and Mero chat with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics, and more on the first ever weekly late-night talk show.
TV
Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

2019
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist and she interviews people in thorough meaningful and entertaining conversations.
Playmobil: The Movie

Playmobil: The Movie

6.47
2019
In order to find her younger brother Charlie who has gone missing into the vast and wonderful world of Playmobil toys, Marla is forced to abandon her carefully structured life and embark on an epic jo...
TV
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

2019
The mystery company is called The Mystery Inc. The gang solved the big mysteries.
Master Maggie

Master Maggie

2019
A celebrity acting coach (Lorraine Bracco) is interrupted by an unknown actor (Neil Jain) begging for her help for a TV audition. What follows is an unexpected journey for the both of them.
Wonder Park

Wonder Park

6.56
2019
After a young girl named June made an incredible discovery, the amusement park of June's dreams has come to life. The animals that operate the world's wildest rides keep the excitement going. June and...
TV
A Little Late with Lilly Singh

A Little Late with Lilly Singh

6.67
2019
Lilly Singh is a comedian, actress, social media sensation, producer and author of "How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life." She hosts celebrity interviews, talks current events, performs music...
TV
All That

All That

2019
There is a new generation of children. The new weekly sketch-comedy series will feature an all-new cast of kids, with original cast members making special appearances.
Dads

Dads

2019
A joyful exploration of modern fatherhood, this doc gathers the testimonies of dads around the world, from famous comedians to everyday parents. Their stories speak to the beauty, struggles, and ridic...
TV
Bring the Funny

Bring the Funny

2019
Stand-ups, sketch troupes, and comedy variety acts are some of the best in the world. Anyone who can make audiences laugh will have the chance to receive a career-changing $250,000 prize package and s...

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Double Dare

Double Dare

2018
The all-new Double Dare with Liza Koshy has all the trivia, physical challenges, and obstacles for the messiest game show on TV!
The Grinch

The Grinch

5.91
2018
The residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration when there is a plan to ruin Christmas.
A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy

A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy

2018
Friends, family and a song are what John Legend and his wife are celebrating with.

2017.

2 Movies
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs

Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs

2017
The Theater at Madison Square Garden is in New York. Stand-up performances, sketches and short films are included in the benefit.
Going in Style

Going in Style

5.8
2017
Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that robbed them of their money.

2016.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Brother Nature

Brother Nature

2016
Roger will propose to his dream girl at her family's lake house. But everything goes awry when he meets his potential brother-in-law Todd: a full-time camp counselor with a heart of gold and a wild se...
Rock Dog

Rock Dog

4.75
2016
When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unforeseen events....
TV
Match Game

Match Game

2016
A modern remake of the classic 70s game show features two contestants trying to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the- blank.
TV
Maya & Marty

Maya & Marty

2016
Maya Rudolph and Martin Short are two of the best sketch performers. There will be sketches that spoof current events, celebrities and trends.

2015.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows
TV
Hot Ones

Hot Ones

2015
The show with hot questions and even hotter wings invites a famous guest over to eat and then interviews them while they're struggling through the heat.
TV
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

2015
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
Live from New York!

Live from New York!

2015
SNL has been reflecting on life in the US for forty years. American politics, tragedy, and pop culture are explored in the show.
TV
Nature Cat

Nature Cat

2015
Nature Cat is excited to get outside, but he is still a house cat with no real instincts for nature. The cat is still learning and enjoying nature.
TV
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

6.33
2015
When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn't think existed anymore.

2014.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

6.26
2014
Jimmy was Jay Leno's replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles, the program was brought back to New York.
TV
Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late Night with Seth Meyers

3.5
2014
"Saturday Night Live's" longest serving anchor on the show's wildly popular "Weekend Update" takes over as host of NBC's "Late Night", which is home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and th...
They Came Together

They Came Together

2014
A small business owner is about to lose her shop.
The Opposite Sex

The Opposite Sex

8
2014
Vince was the most successful divorce attorney in New England. Life is a big competition and Vince doesn't like losing. This applies to his relationship with his partner. Jane is very driven and succe...

2013.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Awesomes

The Awesomes

5
2013
After Mr. Awesome announces his retirement as leader of The Awesomes, a superhero task force, his not-so-super son Prock (Seth Meyers) fills the roster with previously rejected applicants, but despite...
TV
Hollywood Game Night

Hollywood Game Night

6
2013
Two contestants are transported from their everyday lives into a once-in-a-lifetime night of fun and celebration as they play party games with some of their favorite celebrities and compete for the ch...
The Smurfs 2

The Smurfs 2

6.04
2013
The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers tha...

2012.

1 Movie
The Magic of Belle Isle

The Magic of Belle Isle

1
2012
A wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.

2011.

3 Movies
Saturday Night Live Backstage

Saturday Night Live Backstage

2011
There is a documentary on Saturday Night Live.
iParty with Victorious

iParty with Victorious

8
2011
Carly is enjoying life with her new boyfriend Steven Carson, a home-schooled boy with divorced parents who spends part of his life in Los Angeles. What she doesn't know is that while in Los Angeles, S...
The Smurfs

The Smurfs

6.09
2011
Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village in the middle of Central Park. The Smurfs are stuck in New York and need to get back to their village before Gargamel finds them.

2010.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Conan

Conan

8.14
2010
O'Brien hosted the show.
Saturday Night

Saturday Night

2010
With unprecedented access to the behind the scenes process of the writers, actors and producers, Franco and his crew document what it takes to create one full episode of Saturday Night Live.
The Women of SNL

The Women of SNL

2010
A look back at some of the funniest female characters and sketches in SNL's 39-year history.

2009.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Stan Helsing

Stan Helsing

2009
Stan was stuck with a last minute request to deliver some Halloween videos. Stan convinces his best friend, his best friend's date, and a smoking hot ex-girlfriend to go to a party. When the group was...
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler

2009
Amy Poehler is the best SNL sketch writer.
TV
Sit Down Shut Up

Sit Down Shut Up

6
2009
Mitchell Hurwitz created Sit Down, Shut Up for the Fox network. A group of high school teachers in a small town in Florida are the focus of the series.

2008.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Space Chimps

Space Chimps

3
2008
Three Chimpanzees are sent to explore the possibility of alien life after a space shuttle crashes.
TV
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday

6
2008
The Saturday Night Live Weekend Update is on NBC. The political satire news show features SNL's "Weekend Update" segment. There were three 30-minute episodes in October 2008.
TV
The Mighty B!

The Mighty B!

6.69
2008
The series was created by Amy Poehler and Cynthia True. The series centers on Bessie Higgenbottom, an ambitious Honeybee girl scout who believes she will become The Mighty B if she collects every Hone...
Wieners

Wieners

2008
Three friends travel across the country in a wiener wagon to beat up a daytime talk show therapist in a road trip comedy.

2007.

1 TV show
TV
iCarly

iCarly

6.94
2007
As they try to balance their everyday 8th grade lives with their newfound fame managing and starring in the most awesome show on the web, be sure to watch Carly, Sam, and Freddie.

2006.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray

2006
On September 18, 2006 the United States and Canada saw the debut of The Rachael Ray Show, an American talk show starring Ray that is syndicated in the United States and Canada. It was filmed in New Yo...
TV
America's Got Talent

America's Got Talent

6.56
2006
A $1 million cash prize is up for grabs in a weekly talent competition where performers from singers and dancers to comedians and novelty acts compete.
TV
Psych

Psych

6.27
2006
Shawn Spencer's police officer father helped him develop a keen eye for detail. Shawn was wrongly accused of a crime because of his tips to the police. Shawn has no choice but to use his abilities to ...
Snakes on a Plane

Snakes on a Plane

5.33
2006
America is looking for Eddie Kim. Sean Jones has to go to Los Angeles. In the hearing, you can testify. The flight was visited by some people.

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Wild N Out

Wild N Out

7.5
2005
The comedians are competing.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie

2005
Everyone loves the Easter Bunny. Peter Cottontail got the job of Easter Bunny. Peter Cottontail's son, Junior, is the one who needs to save the day. Junior is away from home for the first time and he ...

2004.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that premiered on September 13, 2004 in syndication and was distributed by Buena Vista Television.
Fat Albert

Fat Albert

4
2004
Fat Albert emerges from his TV universe into the real world with his friends Rudy, Mushmouth, Old Weird Harold and Dumb Donald. Albert tries to help young Doris become popular as the gang is surprised...
Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

5.73
2004
Calvin's barbershop is continuing their adventures. Gina works at the shop. Calvin is having a hard time keeping his father's shop and traditions alive because of urban developers who want to replace ...

2003.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
Love Don't Co$t a Thing

Love Don't Co$t a Thing

3
2003
Cannon pays a cheerleader to pose as his girlfriend. Can't Buy Me Love was re-made in 1987.
My Boss's Daughter

My Boss's Daughter

10
2003
When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it will be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on. He doesn't plan on the other houseguests trying ...

2002.

2 Movies
Big Fat Liar

Big Fat Liar

7
2002
Fourteen-year-old Jason Shepherd has a reputation for stretching the truth. So, when big-time Hollywood producer Marty Wolf steals his class paper and turns it into a smash movie, no one believes Jaso...
The Master of Disguise

The Master of Disguise

2002
A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. The leader of the Disguisey ...

2001.

1 TV show
TV
Off Centre

Off Centre

2001
The WB network broadcasted Off Centre from 2001 to 2002. The guys who brought you American Pie were promoted as the creators of the series.

2000.

2 Movies
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

2000
From the reruns of their cartoon show, Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off of their finances. Boris andNatasha team up with a media mogul named Fearless Leader who is an evil criminal turned med...
Two Heads Are Better Than None

Two Heads Are Better Than None

2000
Two Heads Are Better Than None is a 2000 American made-for-television film that stars the cast of the Nickelodeon sitcom. It's the last film of Berle.

1999.

1 TV show
TV
The Parkers

The Parkers

1999
TheParkers was a sitcom that aired on UPN from 1999 to 2004. TheParkers is a spinoff of UPN's Moesha and features the mother-daughter team ofNikki and Kim. In the early 2000s, the signature "Heeyyy" g...

1998.

2 TV shows
TV
Oh Yeah! Cartoons

Oh Yeah! Cartoons

1998
Oh Yeah! Cartoons was an American animation showcase that appeared on the Nickelodeon cable channel. Oh Yeah! was an animation project guided by Fred Seibert, former Creative Director of MTV Networks ...
TV
Felicity

Felicity

6.14
1998
Felicity Porter, a sensitive and intelligent girl from the San Francisco Bay Area, decided to give up a slot at the pre-med program to follow her long time crush to college in New York City. She meets...

1997.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
TV
Figure It Out

Figure It Out

1997
Figure It Out is an American children's game show that airs on Nickelodeon. The original series, hosted by Summer Sanders, ran for four seasons from July 7, 1997 to January 12, 2000; the revival of th...
Good Burger

Good Burger

6.92
1997
Two youths are fighting in the street.

1996.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

6.91
1996
On her 16th birthday, she discovers that she has powers. In the fictional town of Westbridge, Massachusetts, she lives with her aunts and her talking cat.
TV
Kenan & Kel

Kenan & Kel

6.4
1996
There was a teen comedy show called Kenan & Kel that aired from 1996 to 2000. The show had Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson on it. 65 episodes and a made-for-TV movie were produced over the course of f...
TV
The Steve Harvey Show

The Steve Harvey Show

1996
Down on his luck and out of money, former R&B star Steve Hightower lands a music teacher gig at an inner-city Chicago school. Steve is a student at the high school.
D3: The Mighty Ducks

D3: The Mighty Ducks

5.47
1996
The board at the academy tries to keep their scholarships even though they struggle with their new coach's methods.

1995.

1 Movie
Heavyweights

Heavyweights

5.62
1995
Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a couple who make them feel comfortable with their extra pounds. Tony put the kids on a cruel regimen when he bought the camp. The kids decided...

1994.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
D2: The Mighty Ducks

D2: The Mighty Ducks

5.63
1994
After Gordon Bombay's hockey comeback was cut short, he was named the coach of Team USA Hockey. If Bombay is to win the tournament, they need to regroup.
TV
All That

All That

1994
The new kids of comedy bring the funny as All That, America's #1 kid's sketch comedy show, returns with a new cast and a few familiar faces. Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson are the Executive Producers...
TV
Sister, Sister

Sister, Sister

6
1994
Twins were separated at birth. Fourteen years later, they meet at the mall. Tamera's father agreed to let her and her mother live with him.

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...

1965.

1 TV show
TV
Miss USA

Miss USA

1965
The Miss USA contest has been held every year since 1952 to find the United States entrant in the Miss Universe contest. Both the Miss Universe Organization and Miss Teen USA are owned by the organiza...

Unknown Year.

4 Movies
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

The past 40 years of Saturday Night Live were remembered by former members.
Untitled Lani Pixels Project

Untitled Lani Pixels Project

Patrick and Susan's grandfather has been attacked by evil forces. Campbell. Jack, a charming Irish rogue, led the siblings on a dangerous journey filled with magic and mystery.
Pierre The Pigeon-Hawk

Pierre The Pigeon-Hawk

Pierre was born as a result of forbidden love between a hawk and pigeon, and is played by will.i.am. Both communities reject Pierre. Pierre set out on a mission to discover where he really belongs.
Untitled Home Alone Reboot

Untitled Home Alone Reboot

A married couple is trying to steal a heirloom.
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