Kenan Thompson born on May 10, 1978 is an American actor and comedian. He has been a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live since 2003, making him the longest-tenured cast member in the show’s history.
He was also the first regular cast member born after the show’s premiere in 1975. He starred on the NBC sitcom Kenan (2021-2022).
Thompson began his acting career in the early 1990s, and was an original cast member of Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy series All That, where he often collaborated with co-star Kel Mitchell.
In 1996, they began starring in their own sitcom Kenan and Kel (1996-2000).
Thompson also had roles in The Mighty Ducks franchise, Good Burger, and as the title character in the 2004 film Fat Albert.
He has been nominated four times for a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on SNL, winning once.
He is ranked at number 88 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars.