Kenan was on a weight-loss program before being cast in the title role of the 2004 movie Fat Albert.
Kenan stands at 5'8" or 173 cm.
Kenan was present at the 2006 Comic-Con in San Diego along with Samuel L. Jackson to promote his film Snakes on a Plane.
Kenan's debut into acting came in 1983 as the lead role in his school's play "The Gingerbread Man".
Kenan won a Kids' Choice Award for "Favorite Television Actor" in 2000 for his role on the show All That. Also, he was nominated for one in 1998 for Kenan and Kel.
Kenan's big screen movie debut was in D2: The Mighty Ducks as Russ Tyler, the goalie on the team.
Kenan appeared a total of 16 times on the show Figure It Out.
Kenan, along with Kel, make a cameo in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, playing college students.
Kenan makes a cameo in Big Fat Liar, which starred Kenan's All That castmate Amanda Bynes.
Kenan's most memorable impressions on SNL are: Bill Cosby, Sammy Sosa, Star Jones, and Al Sharpton.
Kenan remains good friends with former All That castmate Josh Server and they have done many collaborations together.
Besides Pierre Escargot, Kenan's other famous roles on All That are Lester Oaks: Construction Worker and Principal Pimpel, a prinicpal with a throbbing pimple on his forehead.
Kenan's favorite character on All That is Pierre Escargot, a Frenchman in a bathtub who said nonsensical things.
Kenan wrote a story for the book Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul called "The Little Notice."
Kenan was present at the All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special.
Kenan starred alongside his friend, Kel Mitchell, in Good Burger, a spinoff of a sketch of the same name from All That.
He had to wear a fat suit for the character of Fat Albert in which he played the title character.
All That was his first major television gig, and that aired 20 years after Saturday Night Live first aired. Yet he's appeared on both of those variety shows.
Kenan has remained good friends with Kel Mitchell.
Kenan is in Wieners (2007).
Kenan was #88 on Vh1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
In 2002, Kenan released a comedy album, The Good Times.
Kenan Thompson is a fan of the Atlanta Falcons.
He is the first cast member of SNL to be born after it premiered.
Kenan guest starred on many shows alongside Kel Mitchell in the late 1990s.
Kenan: I've been really fortunate to have gotten so many great roles. I've been doing sketch comedy since I was a kid, and it still blows me away. I don't even have any talent!
Kenan: There's no bigger feeling that you're on the top of the world than when you're on movie production and it's your movie.
Kenan: Certain things are always funny, like fart jokes and people falling down in front of you.
Kenan: (Talking about Kevin Sullivan) He was just really supportive of me for some reason. When I auditioned, he let me do it a couple more times. He was giving me notes and that's rare.
Kenan: (Talking about Ice Cube) He's cool and he likes comedy, but he doesn't like to be made fun of at all. He takes that kind of serious, I think.
Kenan: I have such respect for writers because I know they stay up til whatever time, smoking cigarettes.
Kenan: (on how Nickelodeon affected him) I wouldn't have had that training, I wouldn't have been as good without Nickelodeon.
Kenan: (when asked about All That ) It was really like my groundbreaking, my introduction into television.
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