Kenan Thompson

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Kenan Thompson (born May 10, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American actor who starred on Nickelodeon's All That from 1995 to 2000. He and co-star Kel Mitchell had their own spin-off Kenan & Kel which ran 1996 to 1999. He was also the host of the second season of Nickelodeon's animation showcase Oh Yeah! Cartoons.

As of 2003, Thompson is a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live, making him the first All That graduate to appear on SNL. Thompson is also the first SNL cast member to be born after SNL premiered which was in 1975.

Thompson has starred in two movies: Good Burger (1997), based on the All That sketch of the same name, playing Dexter Reed, and Fat Albert (2004), in which he played the title character.

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  • He wrote the introduction for the book Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul.
  • He also wrote the short story entitled The Little Notice for Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul.
  • He is the first SNL cast member born after the show's 1975 debut.
  • He was the star of the 2004 film Fat Albert, which also featured the creator of the character, Bill Cosby. Kenan is noted for his impersonation of Bill Cosby, even speaking like him when not impersonating him.

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