Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson

Highest Rated: 69% Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Lowest Rated: 1% The Master of Disguise (2002)

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Trolls World Tour Tiny Diamond 2020
17% Playmobil: The Movie Bloodbones 2019
34% Wonder Park Actor 2019
No Score Yet Dads 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
68% They Came Together Teddy 2014
14% The Smurfs 2 Greedy Smurf $71.1M 2013
29% 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
68% 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
44% Big Fat Liar Partygoer $47.9M 2002
No Score Yet Two Heads Are Better Than None Kenan Rockmore 2000
43% 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 2020
2019
1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Appearing Performer 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
1976
90% A Little Late With Lilly Singh
2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Bring the Funny
2019
Judge 2019
No Score Yet 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 Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013-2019
Appearing 2019
2018
2013
No Score Yet All That
1995-2005
Executive Producer Host Performer [1995-2000] 2019
2002
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2018
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 The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2012
2010
No Score Yet iCarly
2007-2012
Himself 2011
89% The Mighty B!
2008-2011
Voice 2011
2010
2009
2008
89% Psych
2006-2014
Joon 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
2008
Performer 2009
21% Sit Down, Shut Up
2009
Voice 2009
No Score Yet Crank Yankers
Voice 2007
70% Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge
2003-2005
Judge 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2004
No Score Yet The Nick Cannon Show
2002
Guest 2003
10% 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
No Score Yet The Kenan Show
Kenan

QUOTES FROM Kenan Thompson CHARACTERS

Julie says: Hi, I'm Julie the new nurse.

Pat Finley says: I'm Pat.

Julie says: Pat, I'm a little lost, can you tell me where the infirmary is?

Pat Finley says: Hmmm, let's see . . . ah . . . . no.

Julie says: Oh . . . well, I'll find it. Nice to meet you.

Roy says: Pat, you've been coming here since you were 10, and you don't know where the infirmary is?

Dexter Reed says: I don't remember what my dad looks like.

Ed says: I don't remember what my dad looks like, either. But at least I get to see him everyday.

Stan Helsing says: You drank the holy water?

Teddy says: It was Deliciousss *giggles*

Teddy says: It was delicious.

Monte Wildhorn says: Nobody cares about a writer nobody reads.

Henry says: That's because you don't write.

Kenan Rockmore says: Uh, Why is the door open man? Shut the door! Shut the Door!

Kenan Rockmore says: Uh, why is the door open man? Shut the door! Shut the Door!

Kel Kimble says: Well Kenan, I opened the dorr cause it was hot in here. I didn't wanna open the window cause, who knows? A Stranger might come through the window.

Kel Kimble says: Well Kenan, I opened the door cause it was hot in here. I didn't wanna open the window cause, who knows, stranger might come through the window.

Greedy Smurf says: Is anyone else reading these signs?!

Greedy Smurf says: Is anyone else reading these signs?

Troy says: This Troy wait here! Next to me is my man Neville. He's my brother from anouther mother..

Fat Albert says: I'm looking for Mr. Cosby. Are you his dad?

Bill says: *faints*