Kenan Thompson Receives His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

A star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame was unveiled Thursday honoring Kenan Thompson for a tv profession that features a file run as a “Saturday Evening Reside” solid member, six Emmy nominations and one Emmy award.

“Saturday Evening Reside” castmate Leslie Jones, “All That” and “Good Burger” castmate Josh Server and former “Saturday Evening Reside” author and performer J. B. Smoove joined Thompson in talking on the ceremony.

The star can be subsequent to the star of longtime “Saturday Evening Reside” producer Lorne Michaels. It’s the 2,728th star for the reason that completion of the Stroll of Fame in 1961 with the primary 1,558 stars.

The ceremony comes two days after NBC and the Tv Academy introduced that Thompson will host the 74th Emmy Awards and is in reference to the beginning of his twentieth season on “Saturday Evening Reside” this fall.

The ceremony was streamed on the Stroll of Fame’s web site.

Born Might 10, 1978, in Atlanta, Thompson’s first tv challenge was being a part of the TBS kids’s present “Motion pictures for Youngsters,” the place he reviewed “The Mighty Geese,” and met a few of its solid members, which led to his film debut in its 1994 sequel, “D2: The Mighty Geese.” He additionally appeared within the third movie within the franchise, “D3: The Mighty Geese,” launched in 1996.

Thompson was a solid member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy collection “All That” from 1994-2000 and starred within the Nickelodeon comedy “Kenan & Kel” which ran from 1996-2000.

Thompson joined the solid of “Saturday Evening Reside” in 2003, its first solid member to be born after its premiere in 1975.

Thompson obtained excellent supporting actor in a comedy collection Emmy nominations in 2018, 2020 and 2021 for his work on “Saturday Evening Reside,” which has included offering impressions of Rev. Al Sharpton, Charles Barkley,
Steve Harvey and David Ortiz, and enjoying such characters as DJ Dynasty Purse, the scathingly fierce co-host of the “Deep Home Dish” sketch, “Weekend Replace” correspondent Jean Ok. Jean, “Black Jeopardy” host Darnell
Hayes and Diondre Cole, the disruptive singing speak present host on the recurring sketch, “What Up With That.”

Thompson additionally obtained two Emmy nominations for excellent authentic music and lyrics, successful in 2018 for being among the many three writers of the lyrics for “Come Again, Barack.”

Thompson starred within the 2021-22 NBC comedy “Kenan,” receiving an excellent lead actor in a comedy collection Emmy nomination in 2021 for his portrayal of a bunch of an Atlanta morning tv program and the widowed father of two daughters.

Thompson’s different film credit embody starring roles within the 1997 movie comedy, “Good Burger,” based mostly on an “All That” sketch, and “Fats Albert”; “Heavyweights”; “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle”; “Snakes on a Aircraft”; “Brother Nature”; “My Boss’s Daughter,” “Barbershop 2,” “Getting in Fashion” and “They Got here Collectively.”

Thompson has additionally provided voices for such animated movies and tv collection as “The Grinch”; “Trolls World Tour”; “Surprise Park,” “The Smurfs” and its sequel “The Smurfs 2”; “House Chimps”; “The Awesomes”; and “Rock Canine.”

Thompson’s different tv credit embody “Felicity” and “The Steve Harvey Present.”


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