Kenan Thompson

Highest Rated: 69% They Came Together (2014)
Birthday: May 10, 1978
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Best known for his 2005 live-action rendering of the Bill Cosby character Fat Albert on the big screen -- a character he brought to life with the aid of a trusty fat suit and the trademark, "Hey, Hey, Hey!" -- wunderkind comic Kenan Thompson honed his skills as a small fry by entertaining classmates with uproarious comedy routines on the playground in his childhood home of Atlanta. Thompson landed his big break by auditioning at age 15 for All That, a Nickelodeon sketch comedy series that (like The Mickey Mouse Club of years prior) functioned as a kind of unofficial petri dish for burgeoning young talent. Series producer and director Brian Robbins reportedly viewed Thompson's audition, tagged his ability to mimic and his comic timing as "dead-on," and hired the young man on the spot. The young comic wowed Nickelodeon, and network heads not only offered him his own sitcom within a year, co-starring another young schtickmeister, Kel Mitchell, but a network-produced movie, the 1997 Good Burger (also starring Mitchell). Numerous additional film roles ensued, and though Mitchell began with goofy, schtick-heavy comedies (Master of Disguise [2002], My Boss' Daughter [2003]), he periodically revealed an interest in stretching his ability into other genres, such as avant-garde/experimental video (Public Lighting [2004]) and action-saturated horror (Snakes on a Plane [2006]). In 2008, however, Thompson hearkened back to comedy by voicing one of the titular primates in the goofy live-action fantasy Space Chimps. Meanwhile, alongside his film work, Thompson achieved even greater success on the small screen. His debut series, All That, had been conveniently described by more than one critic as "SNL for the small set," and paved the way for Thompson's involvement in the real Saturday Night Live; he joined the SNL cast in 2003.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Trolls World Tour (Trolls 2) Tiny Diamond 2020
22% Playmobil: The Movie Bloodbones 2019
34% Wonder Park Actor 2019
59% The Grinch Mr. Bricklebaum 2018
47% Rock Dog Riff $9.5M 2017
57% Brother Nature Miesha 2016
52% Live From New York! Actor 2015
69% They Came Together Teddy 2014
14% The Smurfs 2 Greedy Smurf $71.1M 2013
30% The Magic of Belle Isle Henry $66.9K 2012
22% The Smurfs Greedy Smurf $142.7M 2011
14% Stan Helsing Teddy 2009
33% Space Chimps Ringmaster $30M 2008
No Score Yet Wieners Wyatt 2008
No Score Yet Mighty B! We Got the Bee Actor 2008
19% Two Weeks Rabbi 2006
69% Snakes on a Plane Troy McDaniel $33.9M 2006
No Score Yet Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie Actor 2005
23% Fat Albert Fat Albert $48M 2004
69% Barbershop 2: Back in Business Kenard $65M 2004
No Score Yet Public Lighting Actor 2004
13% Love Don't Cost a Thing Walter $21.8M 2003
8% My Boss's Daughter Hans 2003
1% The Master of Disguise Kenan $40.5M 2002
43% Big Fat Liar Partygoer $47.9M 2002
No Score Yet Two Heads Are Better Than None Kenan Rockmore 2000
44% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Lewis $0.5M 2000
32% Good Burger Dexter Reed 1997
20% D3: The Mighty Ducks Russ 1996
29% Heavyweights Roy 1995
20% D2: The Mighty Ducks Russ 1994

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet All That
2019
Executive Producer
  • 2019
No Score Yet Bring the Funny
2019
Judge
  • 2019
52% The Masked Singer
2019
Panelist
  • 2019
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nature Cat
2015
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2013
No Score Yet All That
1995-2005
[1995-2000] Performer Host Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2002
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 1976
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
38% Maya & Marty
2016
Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Awesomes
2013-2015
Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Martha Speaks
2008-2014
Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet iCarly
2007-2012
Himself
  • 2011
92% Psych
2006-2014
Joon
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
2008
Performer
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Off Centre
2001-2002
MC French
  • 2002
No Score Yet Felicity
1998-2002
DeForrest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Kenan & Kel
1996-2000
Kenan Rockmore
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996

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