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Kenan Thompson

Highest Rated:   70% They Came Together (2014)
Lowest Rated:   1% The Master of Disguise (2002)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Amusement Park
  • Actor
2018
45% Rock Dog
  • Riff
$9.5M 2017
67% Brother Nature
  • Miesha
2016
51% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
70% They Came Together
  • Teddy
2014
13% 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
17% Stan Helsing
  • Teddy
2009
34% 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
25% 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
42% 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 (Heavy Weights)
  • Roy
1995
21% D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Russ
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 1976
42% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Performer
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Awesomes
2013-2015
  • Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Martha Speaks
2008-2014
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Joon
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
2008
  • Performer
  • 2009
No Score Yet Kenan & Kel
1996-2000
  • Kenan Rockmore
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996

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