Kenan Thompson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame – NBC Los Angeles


A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Thursday honoring Kenan Thompson for a tv profession that features a report run as a “Saturday Night Live” forged member, six Emmy nominations and one Emmy award.

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

The star will likely be subsequent to the star of longtime “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels. It is the two,728th star for the reason that completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the primary 1,558 stars.

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

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

Born May 10, 1978, in Atlanta, Thompson’s first tv mission was being half of the TBS youngsters’s present “Movies for Kids,” where he reviewed “The Mighty Ducks,” and met some of its forged members, which led to his film debut in its 1994 sequel, “D2: The Mighty Ducks.” He also appeared in the third film in the franchise, “D3: The Mighty Ducks,” launched in 1996.

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

Thompson joined the forged of “Saturday Night Live” in 2003, its first forged member to be born after its premiere in 1975.

Thompson obtained excellent supporting actor in a comedy sequence Emmy nominations in 2018, 2020 and 2021 for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” which has included providing impressions of Rev. Al Sharpton, Charles Barkley,
Steve Harvey and David Ortiz, and playing such characters as DJ Dynasty Handbag, the scathingly fierce co-host of the “Deep House Dish” sketch, “Weekend Update” correspondent Jean K. Jean, “Black Jeopardy” host Darnell
Hayes and Diondre Cole, the disruptive singing discuss 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 Back, Barack.”

Thompson starred within the 2021-22 NBC comedy “Kenan,” receiving an impressive lead actor in a comedy sequence 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 on an “All That” sketch, and “Fat Albert”; “Heavyweights”; “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle”; “Snakes on a Plane”; “Brother Nature”; “My Boss’s Daughter,” “Barbershop 2,” “Going in Style” and “They Came Together.”

Thompson has additionally provided voices for such animated movies and tv sequence as “The Grinch”; “Trolls World Tour”; “Wonder Park,” “The Smurfs” and its sequel “The Smurfs 2”; “Space Chimps”; “The Awesomes”; and “Rock Dog.”

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

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