Kenan had a recurring role on The Steve Harvey Show as Junior, with co-star Kel Mitchell. Pretty much everyone I've seen that's left, when they come back, it's just a different feeling for them. ET, while STEVE on Watch posts new episodes on Facebook Watch multiple times a week. Kenan has starred in several films including Good Burger, based on the All That sketch of the same name, and Fat Albert, in which he played the title character. At this point in comedian Kenan Thompson's career, he has become nearly synonymous with Saturday Night Live, and his record-breaking stint as the show's most seasoned cast member will likely go unmatched for years. And who better to ask Thompson about his SNL approach than Harvey himself? Diondre Cole (Kenan Thompson) Director. I’ve known you for a long time, and you have a big personality. This isn't the first time the SNL impression of Steve Harvey has come up in recent weeks, but here's how Thompson started off his explanation. He'd have to be pushed out the door. Don Lemon. Donald McRonald. You have a way of talking; you’re nice and country with it sometimes even though you’re from Cleveland. [2] 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]. I watch how you walk, and I watch how you deliver stuff – the passion that you have, especially when you’re delivering jokes. Kenan Thompson new songs, albums, biography, chart history, photos, videos, news, and more on Billboard, the go-to source for what's hot in music. Diondre Cole (Kenan Thompson) Director. Billboard is a subsidiary of Valence Media, LLC. The comedian and actor joined the sketch comedy show in 2003. Thompson is the current host of TeenNick's 1990's programming block, The '90s Are All That. Dr. Huntington Booth. 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I just watch you do you to the utmost, and then I try to give it back. Don Lemon. "Lorne [Michaels] keeps me coming back," he said of the show's creator and producer. Check your local listings for exact times or stream the show every day at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT at People.com and PeopleTV.com. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Edgar (Kenan Thompson) Elf (Kenan Thompson) Elijah Cummings. He has been married to Christina Evangeline since November 11, 2011. Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. Ahead of the 2020 Emmy Awards on Sunday, nominee Kenan Thompson stopped by PeopleTV's red carpet pre-show and reflected on his nearly two-decade career at the NBC sketch comedy series, saying it's an "honor" to still be on the show. Oh and I also happen to hold a couple of records at @nbcsnl linktr.ee/youalreadyknowpodcast Get push notifications with news, features and more. Monday through Friday. To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement. Actor, comedian Kenan Thompson Either you’ve grown up with me or your kids have or your kids’ kids have! However, Harvey came to appreciate it more over time, considering Thompson's performances are based more on silliness than anything coming close to resembling meanness. And even after all this time with the beloved show, Thompson said he's in no rush to leave. . While waiting for more, head to our Fall TV 2020 premiere schedule to see all the new and returning shows that are on the way soon. They feel kind of lost, they miss it, they're outside of the inside jokes type of feeling. I'm just not in a hurry to get back to that. Thompson also guest starred on the USA Network TV show Psych, Season 4's "High Top Fade Out" (episode 7). After listening to Steve Harvey talk for a while, it can be easy to forget that the comedian grew up (partially) in Cleveland, considering he doesn't have much of a midwestern accent, and instead taps into more of a Southern drawl at times. Dr. Huntington Booth. The 72nd Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are airing live on ABC from 8-11 p.m. Also, I love the people there, I love the spontaneity of it, I love creating new characters on new shows every week," he said. In 2009, Thompson was a regular voice actor in the Fox cartoon series, Sit Down, Shut Up. ", He continued: "We are in the middle of the season and it's my pleasure to go there and be stressed out. Occupations We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. This year he's up for best supporting actor in a comedy series alongside fellow nominees Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Mahershala Ali (Ramy), Daniel Levy (Schitt's Creek), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method), Sterling K. Brown (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). Throughout the 1990s, he frequently collaborated with fellow comedian Kel Mitchell. Kenan Thompson continued, sharing that his performance largely reflects Steve Harvey's ever-present boisterousness and his strong vocal delivery. He ranks at #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars. It should be noted that he is on Saturday Night Live, and has many recurring sketches where he stars, including, "Getting Freaky" and "What Up With That?". Catch People (the TV show!) Kenan Thompson remotely appeared on an episode of the STEVE on Watch talk show this week, and after some respectful salutations, Steve Harvey kicked off … Years active A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles. SNL airs Saturday nights on NBC at 11:35 p.m. At the end of the episode during the song "Leave It All To Shine" (a combination of the iCarly theme tune "Leave it all to me" and the Victorious theme tune "Make it Shine"), he suddenly barged in the room and sang the line "I'm telling you just how I feel.". Kenan Thompson I admire it so much, I admire the lineage of it, the legacy of it. He is best known for his work as a cast member of NBC's long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. He has one sibling, Kerwin Thompson. The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Fletcher and Elizabeth Ann Thompson. Billboard is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. . It's a one-of-a-kind show. He was voice acting principal, "Sue Sezno," who, as evidenced by her last name, always says no. "Right now, I'm not in anybody's way, so that's good.". . Now let's get Eddie Murphy back on the show to get both of them to play dueling Steve Harveys.