Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson

Date of Birth

Birthday: May 10
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian.

He has been a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live since 2003, and is the longest-tenured cast member in the show's history (as of 2018).

In his teenage years, he was an original cast member of Nickelodeon's sketch comedy series All That.

Thompson has also played Kenan Rockmore in the sitcom Kenan & Kel, Russ Tyler in The Mighty Ducks franchise, Dexter Reed in the 1997 film Good Burger, and the title character in the 2004 film Fat Albert.

Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian.

He has been a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live since 2003, and is the longest-tenured cast member in the show's history (as of 2018).

In his teenage years, he was an original cast member of Nickelodeon's sketch comedy series All That.

Thompson has also played Kenan Rockmore in the sitcom Kenan & Kel, Russ Tyler in The Mighty Ducks franchise, Dexter Reed in the 1997 film Good Burger, and the title character in the 2004 film Fat Albert.

Thompson has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Saturday Night Live, including two for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, and one for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy series.

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Kenan Thompson, as Various Characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2018
  • Winner
  • Kenan Thompson, Lyrics by
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Chance The Rapper / Song Title: Come Back Barack"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Kenan Thompson, as Various Characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Kenan Thompson, Lyrics by
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Casey Affleck / Song Title: Last Christmas"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Kenan Thompson speaks during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Kenan Thompson, Phil Hymes, and Seth Meyers
Kenan Thompson
Kenan Thompson
Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, RuPaul Charles
Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Andy Samberg, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson
Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson
Eli Brueggemann, Chris Redd, Will Stephen, Kenan Thompson
Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson
Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd
Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson
Kristen Schaal and Kenan Thompson on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Kristen Schaal and Kenan Thompson present an award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Bruce Ready accepts an award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kenan Thompson speaks during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Kenan Thompson speaks during the 72nd Emmy Awards. 

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Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Kenan Thompson, Phil Hymes, and Seth Meyers
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Kenan Thompson, Phil Hymes, and Seth Meyers in an SNL sketch

Kenan Thompson
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Kenan Thompson presents an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Kenan Thompson
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Kenan Thompson on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, RuPaul Charles
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Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and RuPaul Charles on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Andy Samberg, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson
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Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Andy Samberg, Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson
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Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Eli Brueggemann, Chris Redd, Will Stephen, Kenan Thompson
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Eli Brueggemann, Chris Redd, Will Stephen, and Kenan Thompson accept award at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson
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Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd
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Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson
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Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Kristen Schaal and Kenan Thompson on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kristen Schaal and Kenan Thompson on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Kristen Schaal and Kenan Thompson present an award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kristen Schaal and Kenan Thompson present an award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Bruce Ready accepts an award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Bruce Ready accepts an award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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