Kenan Thompson (born May 10, 1978) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his work as a cast member of NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, as well for his starring roles in the films Good Burger and Fat Albert, his portrayal of Kenan Rockmore on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel, and as an original cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That. He ranks at #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars. Throughout the 1990s, he frequently collaborated with fellow comedian Kel Mitchell.
He is also known for his starring roles in the films Good Burger, his portrayal of Kenan Rockmore on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel, and as an original cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That. Among his notable characters are Superdude, Miss Piddlin, Dullmont Junior High School Principal William Baines Pimpell, Pierre Escargot, and Randy.
He hosted the second season of Oh Yeah! Cartoons, and made guest appearances on The Amanda Show and Cousin Skeeter. He returned to the network in a somewhat regular basis to voice Rocky Rhodes on The Mighty B!.
He appeared in several bumpers for TeenNick's late-night block "The '90s Are All That" for its first two years, as well as the music video for its anthem. He would later appear in bumpers for the block's successor, The Splat.
|Original Era cast||Angelique Bates • Amanda Bynes • Nick Cannon • Lori Beth Denberg • Leon Frierson • Gabriel Iglesias • Katrina Johnson • Christy Knowings • Kel Mitchell • Alisa Reyes • Mark Saul • Josh Server • Danny Tamberelli • Kenan Thompson • Tricia Dickson • Victor-Cohn Lopez • Zach McLemore|
|Relaunch Era cast||Chelsea Brummet • Ryan Coleman • Jack DeSena • Lisa Foiles • Bryan Hearne • Christina Kirkman • Shane Lyons • Giovonnie Samuels • Jamie Lynn Spears • Kyle Sullivan • Kianna Underwood • Denzel Whitaker|
|Notable sketches||Ask Ashley • Bridget's Slumber Party • Good Burger • Know Your Stars • Loud Librarian • Superdude • Vital Information|
|Spin-offs||Action League Now • Amanda Show • Just Jordan • Kenan and Kel • The Nick Cannon Show • Zoey 101|
|Other||Timeline • Cast members • Characters • Episodes • Musical guests • Good Burger|