Kenan Thompson (born May 10, 1978) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian. He is best known for his work as an original cast member of Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy series All That in his teenage years and his current work as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. Thompson is also known for his roles in the sitcom Kenan & Kel and the films Good Burger and Fat Albert. In his early career he often collaborated with fellow comedian and All That cast member Kel Mitchell. He ranked at #88 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
Thompson was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Fletcher and Elizabeth Ann Thompson. He has one sibling, Kevin Thompson. He began acting at age 15, appearing in the school play The Gingerbread Duck. One of his earliest roles was as an entertainment reporter for CNN’s “Real News for Kids”, and he would go on to star in All That, and Kenan & Kel. While Kenan attended Tri-Cities High School, a Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School in East Point, Georgia, he began filming his first movie, D2: The Mighty Ducks.