Kenan Thompson Headshot

Kenan Thompson          

"Saturday Night Live" Cast Member

Kenan Thompson was born May 10th, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia. His first forage into acting came at a young age when he joined a TBS crew as a movie critic for a kids news show called "Movies for Kids." It was during this show that he reviewed the movie "Mighty Ducks" and got to meet some of the stars who played parts in that movie. He was pursued by their people in an attempt to include him in "Mighty Ducks 2," which he later won a role in. His first television gig came in 1994 with the highly popular kids show on Nickelodeon, "All That." He followed this up with another highly successful show on the same network titled "Kenan and Kel." From 1994-2000 Kenan was an integral part of Nickelodeon's two highest rated shows. He won a Kids Choice Award in 1998-99 for his continued success on both shows.

His first movie role came in 1994 in "Mighty Ducks 2," followed by "Heavyweights" in '95, "Mighty Ducks 3" in '96, "GoodBurger" in 1997, "Rocky and Bullwinkle" in 2000, "Love Don't Cost a Thing" in 2003, "Barbershop 2" in 2004, the lead role in "Fat Albert" in 2004 and "Snakes on a Plane" in 2006.

Kenan currently stars as a member of the "Saturday Night Live" crew, of which hes been a member since 2003. He is the first member to join the cast that wasn't born yet when the show first aired. Kenan also had guest appearances on such TV shows as "Felicity," "The Steve Harvey Show" and "Sister Sister." While the majority of Kenan's experience has been in comedy, he entered the business with a solid background in musicals.

Right now he is considering more serious roles, as well as developing his own TV series and movie. He is also interested in working behind the scenes as a producer.

Click Here to register and get pricing on booking Kenan Thompson for your next event!

Request Pricing & Booking Info

Speakerpedia has booked over a thousand events in the past 5 years. Contact Kenan Thompson's Booking Agent to get availability & pricing.

News


SNL's Kenan Thompson talks longevity, diversity before Temple gig

Monday night, Saturday Night Live staple Kenan Thompson, performed at Temple University as an Xfinity Professor of Entertainment. An audience of more than 300 college students who grew up with Thompson from All That to Kenan and Kel listened as he talked about his rise to fame, comedy and cannabis. The Atlanta native even shared a special bonding moment with the Temple mascot, the Hooters owl, bringing him in for a bear hug.

Kenan Thompson Joins NBC's Maya Rudolph-Martin Short Variety Series

Another Saturday Night Live vet has signed on for Maya Rudolph and Martin Short's NBC variety show. Kenan Thompson has come onboard the series, now titled Maya and Marty in Manhattan, which is set to premiere in May, it was announced Friday.

Kenan Thompson Wants to Revive ‘Kenan & Kel’ for More Nostalgia from Nickelodeon

Kenan Thompson currently has a comfortable career as one of the regular cast members on Saturday Night Live, and he occasionally pops up in movies such as They Came Together and Snakes on a Plane....

Get notified of new talks and events.

Follow

Related Speakers View all


More like Kenan