Kenan Thompson

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Kenan Thompson
Kenan Thompson
Birth name Kenan S. Thompson
Born May 10, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Notable Roles All That: Various
Kenan & Kel: Kenan Rockmore
Saturday Night Live: Ensemble Player
Notable Episodes
Awards

Kenan Thompson is an American actor who was thrust into the spotlight when he was an ensemble cast member on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That. After several spin-offs and related roles, Thompson became a cast member of Saturday Night Live, a show which All That often emulated.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
All That Cast Member 1995–1999 1 2 3 4 5
Kenan & Kel Kenan Rockmore 1996–2000 1 2 3 4
Saturday Night Live Cast Member 2003– 
The Awesomes Austin Sullivan 2013–  1 2 3
Nature Cat Ronald 2015–  1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Steve Harvey Show Junior 1x09 - Big Brothers November 10, 1996
Sister, Sister Trevor 4x20 - Inherit the Twin April 30, 1997
The Steve Harvey Show Junior 1x21 - Can't Buy Me Love May 18, 1997
The Steve Harvey Show Junior 2x08 - Steve's Gotta Have It November 5, 1997
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Himself 2x24 - Sabrina's Choice May 1, 1998
The Steve Harvey Show Junior 3x07 - Everybody Loves Regina November 5, 1998
Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal Kadeem 1x01 - 4 Points UNKNOWN (1998)
Cousin Skeeter Kenan Rockmore 2x11 - The Hoo, I'm Wild Wild West (1) September 18, 1999
Cousin Skeeter Kenan Rockmore 2x12 - The Hoo, I'm Wild Wild West (2) September 18, 1999
The Amanda Show Himself 1x01 - Pilot November 16, 1999
The Parkers Damon 1x16 - Trading Places February 21, 2000
Felicity DeForrest Ingram 3x14 - The Break-Up Kit May 2, 2001
Felicity DeForrest Ingram 3x15 - Senioritis May 9, 2001
Felicity DeForrest Ingram 3x16 - It's Raining Men May 16, 2001
Felicity DeForrest Ingram 3x17 - The Last Summer Ever May 23, 2001
Off Centre MC French 1x14 - Mission Im-posse-ble February 17, 2002
Off Centre MC French 1x15 - Faking the Band February 24, 2002
The Nick Cannon Show Himself 1x08 - Nick Takes Over Style March 9, 2002
The Nick Cannon Show LaNeesha Sx01 - Latanya: Girl, Where You At? February 1, 2003
Clifford the Big Red Dog Hamburger 2x22 - Food For Thought/Friends Forever February 20, 2003
Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge Himself 2x20 - Episode 41 May 1, 2005
Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out Black Team Leader 1x06 - Episode 6 September 1, 2005

Specials

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Hey Hey Hey: Behind the Scenes of Fat Albert Himself December 21, 2004
19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Presenter March 12, 2005 Soul Train Music Awards

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Rosie O'Donnell Show October 20, 1998
The Rosie O'Donnell Show April 30, 1999
Rendez-View Daddy's Little Stalker er, Girl January 24, 2002
The Sharon Osbourne Show January 29, 2004
Tinseltown TV February 21, 2004
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1868 March 4, 2004
Coming Attractions October 14, 2004
60 Minutes October 31, 2004
Live with Regis & Kelly December 21, 2004
Total Request Live December 21, 2004
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 2842 December 22, 2004
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2000 December 28, 2004
Dr. Phil Dr. Phil and Dr. Bill January 24, 2005
Jimmy Kimmel Live March 21, 2005
The Tony Danza Show Show 123 March 30, 2005
Last Call with Carson Daly April 7, 2005
Jimmy Kimmel Live August 15, 2006

Awards and Accolades

NAACP Image Awards

(3 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children's Series/Special (1999)
Kenan & Kel
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children's Series/Special (2000)
Kenan & Kel
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2006)
Saturday Night Live

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Favorite Television Actor (1998)
Kenan & Kel
  • Won: Favorite Television Actor (2000)
All That

Trivia

  • Has an older brother and a younger sister
  • Began acting when he was 15 years old
  • Attended Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia
  • Married to model Christina Evangeline since 2011; they have two daughters: Georgia (born in 2014) and Gianna (born in 2018)
  • Is the first regular cast member on "Saturday Night Live" to be born after the show first premiered