Kenan Thompson Net Worth Estimate:
Kenan Thompson net worth is currently estimated as being approximately $13 million dollars USD. The bulk of Kenan Thompson net worth has come from his long standing career as a comedic actor in television and film, stretching back decades now.
Who is Kenan Thompson?
Kenan Thompson is a comedian and an actor who first became famous in the early 90s as a member of the kids’ sketch comedy show for the Nickelodeon network, All That, where his comedy partner was Kel Mitchell. The two then went on to have their own show called Kenan & Kel as well as to co star in the film Good Burger.
Kenan Thompson also appeared in various films in Disney’s Mighty Ducks franchise, and starred in the live action remake of the 70s cartoon Fat Albert.
Since 2003, Kenan Thompson has been a member of the iconic sketch comedy show on NBC, Saturday Night Live, meaning he’s the longest running cast member to ever be on and stay with the show. He is also the star of his own sitcom, simply called Kenan.
Kenan Thompson has received 4 Emmy nominations and one win for his Saturday Night Live work.
Kenan Thompson’s Career
When Kenan Thompson was still very young, he got a job as kid reporter, covering entertainment, on CNN’s show Real News for Kids.
Not longer after that, Kenan Thompson was hired by Nickelodeon’s children’s sketch comedy show All That. His most popular recurring sketch comedy characters on this show were Principal Pimpell, Superdude, Pierre Escargot, and Miss Piddlin.
Upon leaving the show to star in a sitcom for Nickelodeon with his friend and comedy partner, Kel Mitchell, Kenan and Kel, he was replaced on All That by Gabriel Iglesias. On Kenan and Kel, he played the role of Kenan Rockmore.
Kenan Thompson’s first film was the sequel to Disney’s popular hockey film The Mighty Ducks starring Emilio Estevez, D2: The Mighty Ducks. Kenan Thompson filmed the role while also being a student of Tri-Cities High School, located in Georgia, United States of America. The school was performing arts focused.
Other films that Kenan Thompson starred in were Good Burger, which was a spin off of one of his more popular All That sketches, and the title role of Fat Albert, based on the 1970s Bill Cosby cartoon.
Kenan Thompson also appeared in D3: The Mighty Ducks, Heavyweights, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Snakes on a Plane, My Boss’s Daughter, and Love Don’t Cost a Thing.
In 2003, Kenan Thompson became the first person ever hired as a cast member to NBC’s legendary sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live who had been born after the show made its original premiere with The Not Ready for Primetime Players in 1975.
Having missed doing sketch comedy after leaving All That, Kenan Thompson had auditioned for Saturday Night Live multiple years in a row before landing the gig, claiming he’d been told each time that he didn’t look old enough to be on the show.
For two years, Kenan Thompson was a “featured player” on the show until finally being bumped up to “repertory player” in the thirty first season of the series (2005-2006).
Kenan Thompson was cast as the voice of Sue Sezno in FOX’s animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up. It only last 4 episodes due to bad reviews and low ratings. Kenan Thompson also appeared in Nike sneakers’ Most Valuable Puppets commercials as the voice of LeBron James.
Kenan Thompson made a guest appearance on the hit USA Network comedy show Psych in its 4th season as a former friend of Dulé Hill’s character, Gus. In 2011, Kenan Thompson returned to his old stomping grounds, appearing on an iCarly/Victorious crossover ep.
Speaking of Nickelodeon, Kenan Thompson also hosted TeenNick’s The 90s Are All That, a programming block of classic 90s shows the network aired.
In 2013, Kenan Thompson demanded that Saturday Night Live cast some Black female cast members, as the lack of them had forced him to do all of the Black female roles in drag, and he was sick of it.
Kenan Thompson played Miles Mouvay, the Fandango ticketing app mascot, in eighteen vids, eight ads, and a bunch of comedy sketches.
Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell brought back Good Burger for a sketch on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show in 2015. The two also competed in a reboot of Nickelodeon’s kid game show Double Dare in 2018.
Kenan Thompson was a judge on an NBC reality show, Bring the Funny, and co executive produced a reboot of All That with Kel Mitchell in 2019. Kenan Thompson now stars in a sitcom called Kenan, where he plays a widower raising his kids. He got an Emmy nom for his performance in Season 1.
In 2021, Kenan Thompson also hosted the Kids’ Choice Awards for Nickelodeon, as well as the People’s Choice Awards, and the roast of the Jonas Brothers for Netflix. Kenan Thompson also took part in the newly rebooted series of The Kids in the Hall for Amazon Prime.
By this point, Kenan Thompson has been on Saturday Night Live for nineteen years, which broke Darrell Hammond’s fourteen year record. Kenan Thompson also holds the current record of most celeb impressions for a single cast member. He’s currently at one hundred and thirty nine. He has no intention of leaving.
Kenan Thompson has received 6 Emmy nominations over the years, 5 of which were for working on Saturday Night Live, and he won one of them. Of the Saturday Night Live nominations, three were for Best Supporting Actor (2018, 2020, 2021).
Kenan Thompson also received a nomination for Music and Lyrics for writing a song called “Last Christmas”, and he ultimately won an Emmy the very next year in the very same category for a song called “Come Back Barack”. It was a collaboration with Will Stephen and Chris Redd.
Kenan Thompson is known for his mere presence in a sketch being able to make it funnier. The head writer of Saturday Night Live in 2014, Brian H Tucker, claimed that all he would have to do is add the phrase “KENAN REACTS” to a script, and the scene would instantly garner more laughs.
According to him, Kenan Thompson has an uncanny ability to make any line funnier than it started out as. He can take an average line and make it funny, and take a line that’s already funny on the page and make it hilarious.
Creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels has referred to Kenan Thompson as the show’s most reliable cast member, and Vulture, New York Magazine’s blog, has compared him to the legendary Phil Hartman, being the “glue” of the show and the secret to its success.
On Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson has been in more than fifteen hundred sketches. He hit that specific milestone in the Oscar Isaac hosted of the show, which aired on the fifth of March in the year 2022.
Kenan Thompson’s most famous celeb impressions are Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey, Dave Ortiz, Charles Barkley, Bill Cosby, and OJ Simpson. His most popular characters include Darnell Hayes, Diondre Cole, Reese De’What, Willie, Jean K Jean, Lorenzo McIntosh, Steve Kane, Tre, Virginiaca Hastings, and Elliot Pants.
Kenan Thompson Early Life
Kenan Thompson’s life began on the tenth of May in the year 1978 in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America. Kenan Thompson’s mom’s name is Elizabeth Ann Thompson. Kenan Thompson’s dad’s name is Fletcher Thompson. Kenan Thompson is the middle child of his family, having a brother who is older and a sister who is younger.
When Kenan Thompson turned a mere nine months old, the Thompsons relocated from Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, to Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
When Kenan Thompson was only 5 years old, Elizabeth Ann Thompson signed him up for acting classes. The first on stage part he ever got was the silent role of Toto, Dorothy’s dog, in The Wiz, a small production at a local church.
Throughout his childhood, Kenan Thompson continued to do school plays and community theatre, another role being in The Gingerbread Duck. Kenan Thompson also auditioned for the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta though he didn’t get in. Kenan Thompson was obsessed with the game show The Price is Right as a kid.
Kenan Thompson’s Personal Life and Family
Kenan Thompson used to be married to Christina Evangeline, a model. Their wedding was on the eleventh of November in the year 2011. Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline had two kids together, both girls. The first was born in 2014 and the second in 2018.
As of 2022, Kenan Thompson and Christina Evangeline are now officially separated (and have been since mid-2021), but they continue to both take part in raising their girls together despite no longer being a romantic couple themselves.
Kenan Thompson’s Social Media Influence
Kenan Thompson has profiles on all of the major social media platforms which helps him connect with his fan base, and is a contributing factor to helping build and maintain Kenan Thompson net worth.
Kenan Thompson has an official public verified Facebook account. Kenan Thompson’s official public verified Facebook account handle is simply @kenan, which gives a really good indication as to how famously that name is associated with him, first and foremost.
Kenan Thompson has eight hundred and seventy three thousand followers on this popular social media platform as of the present time.
Kenan Thompson uses his Facebook to post messages to his fans, plugs and updates about his career and life, and photos with his friends, family, and colleagues. All of this helps boost Kenan Thompson net worth.
Kenan Thompson has an official public verified Twitter account. Kenan Thompson’s official public verified Twitter account handle from which he tweets is @kenanthompson, all lower case letters.
Kenan Thompson has one hundred and eighty two thousand followers on this popular social media platform as of the present time. Kenan Thompson is himself currently following two hundred and ten accounts in return.
Kenan Thompson uses his Twitter to post messages to his fans, tweet his thoughts, feelings, and observations, plugs and updates about his career and life, and photos with his friends, family, and colleagues. This connection with his devoted fan base helps Kenan Thompson net worth continue to build.
Kenan Thompson has an official public verified Instagram account. Kenan Thompson’s official public verified Instagram account, as with his Twitter, is @kenanthompson, all lower case letters.
Kenan Thompson has seven hundred and eighty five thousand followers on this popular social media platform as of the present time. Kenan Thompson is himself currently following seven hundred and seventeen accounts in return.
Kenan Thompson uses his Instagram to post photos with his friends, family, and colleagues, plugs and updates about his career and life, and more. This contributes to Kenan Thompson net worth growing.
Kenan Thompson does not have an official LinkedIn business account. This is perhaps not surprising, as the sort of business networking that this platform offers is not generally the type that would necessarily be needed by particularly such a successful actor as Kenan Thompson is.
Should the situation ever change, however, and Kenan Thompson choose to sign up for a LinkedIn professional account in the future, we will be sure to update this page with that information. Our goal is to keep our readers informed of all of the latest news regarding Kenan Thompson net worth, life, and career.
Kenan Thompson has an official public verified TikTok account. Kenan Thompson’s official public verified TikTok account, as with his Twitter and Instagram, is @kenanthompson, all lower case letters.
Kenan Thompson has nearly ninety three and a half thousand followers on this popular social media platform as of the present time, along with one hundred and eighty five thousand likes. Kenan Thompson is himself currently following only nine accounts in return.
Kenan Thompson uses his TikTok to post funny videos of himself to his fans. This helps contributes to Kenan Thompson net worth.
Kenan Thompson Net Worth & Bio Summary
|Real Name||Kenan Thompson|
|Place of Birth||Columbus, Ohio, USA|
|Net Worth Estimate||$13 Million|