Mitchell in 2014
|Born||Kel Johari Rice Mitchell
August 25, 1978
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, musician, writer, director, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Tyisha Hampton (m. 1999; div. 2005)
Asia Lee (m. 2012)
Kel Johari Rice Mitchell (born August 25, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, dancer, musician, screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known for his work as a regular cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That, his portrayal of Kel Kimble on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel, his role as Ed in the film and All That sketch Good Burger, as the voice of Dutch in the Disney XD cartoon Motorcity, and as the voice of Jay Jay in the Nicktoons cartoon Wild Grinders. Additionally, he co-hosted with Fredro Starr on the short-lived dance program Dance 360 that lasted for one season.
Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson starred in the series Kenan & Kel from 1996–2000, as well as a 1997 major motion picture, titled Good Burger, which grew out of one of his sketches from All That. The duo also appeared together in an episode of Sister, Sister with Tia and Tamera Mowry, a few episodes of The Steve Harvey show, and they appeared in a special two-part episode of Cousin Skeeter. They were also featured in an episode of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch".
Outside of his ventures with Kenan Thompson, Mitchell provided the voice of a mild-mannered and playful dog named T-Bone in the children's cartoon series Clifford the Big Red Dog, alongside John Ritter, from 2000 to 2003. Additionally, he also made an appearance in the 2004 Kanye West music video All Falls Down as a luggage collecting valet. Mitchell co-hosted Dance 360 with Fredro Starr; the show lasted for only one season. In 2005, Mitchell portrayed Manny Sellers in the sitcom One on One with Kyla Pratt, and in 2007 Mitchell starred in BET's new series Take the Cake. Some of his other credits include Honeydripper and Mystery Men.
He auditioned for Saturday Night Live in 2003 but lost out to his Kenan & Kel co-star Kenan Thompson, who became the first cast member to be younger than the show itself (Thompson was born in 1978, three years after Saturday Night Live premiered on NBC).
In March 2008, he filmed his writing and producing debut, Dance Fu, in which he also starred as the lead role. Also in 2008, Mitchell appeared in two Detroit-based stage productions, Affairs and Laundromat, the latter written by Carlos Faison and also starred comedian Buddy Lewis, Leanne "Lelee" Lyons of R&B group SWV, celebrity impersonator/stage actor Matt Macis, and accomplished vocalist and performer Lauren "Lexxi" Alexis. Mitchell was a part of G4's Attack of the Show!, playing various characters. He also has a recurring role on the PBS Kids show Curious George.
Mitchell has recently made an appearance on the Nickelodeon TV show Sam and Cat as a rap artist named Peezy B, and on TruTV comedy sketch show Friends of the People as himself.
Mitchell was married to Tyisha Hampton-Mitchell for six years until their divorce in 2005. During that time, the couple had two children – a daughter, Allure, and a son, Lyric. Mitchell also has two sisters, Kenyatta and Kyra. He remarried on January 8, 2012 to rapper Asia Lee. He is a devout Christian.
|1994||All That||Himself||TV series; regular (1994–1999)|
|1996||Kenan & Kel||Kel Kimble||TV series; lead (1996–2000)|
|The Steve Harvey Show||Vincent||TV series; 4 episodes (1996–1998) alongside Kenan Thompson|
|1997||Sister, Sister||Todd||TV series; 1 episode, "Inherit the Twin" alongside Kenan Thompson|
|1998||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Himself||TV series; 1 episode, "Sabrina's Choice" alongside Kenan Thompson|
|1999||Mystery Men||Invisible Boy|
|Cousin Skeeter||Kel Kimble||TV series; 2 episodes, "Hoo, I'm Wild Wild West Parts 1 & 2"|
|2000||Two Heads Are Better Than None||Kel Kimble||TV film, series finale of Kenan & Kel|
|Nash Bridges||Stephen Dick Clark||TV series; 1 episode, "Hit and Run"|
|The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle||Martin|
|The Power of One: The Pokémon 2000 Movie Special||Host||TV movie|
|Clifford the Big Red Dog||T-Bone (voice)||TV series (2000–2003)
Nominated – Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program (2001–2002)
|City Guys||Malcolm||TV series; 1 episode, "Makin' Up is Hard to Do"|
|2001||TV series; 1 episode, "Dances with Malcolm"|
|The Proud Family||Carlos (voice)||TV series; 1 episode, "Forbidden Date"|
|2003||The Parkers||Freddy||TV series; 3 episodes|
|2004||Clifford's Really Big Movie||T-Bone (voice)|
|Dance 360||Co-Host||TV series|
|Clifford's Puppy Days||Bill Mazer (voice)||TV series; 2 episodes|
|Kel Videos Live – This Face Belongs on the Tube||himself||DVD|
|Kel Videos Live – Is That the Mitchell's Boy?||himself||DVD|
|Half & Half||Marlon||TV series; 1 episode, "The Big Not So Loyal Family Episode"|
|2005||All That||Himself||TV series; 1 episode, "10th Anniversary Reunion Special"|
|Complete Savages||Sid||TV series; 1 episode, "The Complete Savages in.. 'Hot Water'"|
|One on One||Manny||TV series; 6 episodes (2005–2006)|
|2006||Where Is Love Waiting||Tony|
|Like Mike 2: Streetball||Ray||Video|
|2007||Polly and Marie||Kevin||TV movie|
|2008||Don't Touch If You Ain't Prayed 2||Curtis||Video|
|See Dick Run||Rich Jones|
|Nite Tales: The Series||Marty Mac||TV series; 1 episode, "Ima Star"|
|Caught on Tape||Marlon||Post-Production|
|2010||Pink Panther and Pals||Ant (voice)||TV series; regular|
|2011||Dance Fu||Chicago Pulaski Jones/Pretty Eyed Willy||Video, Co-writer and co-producer|
|Battle of Los Angeles||Lt. Tyler Laughlin||Video|
|Good Luck Charlie||M.C.||TV series; 1 episode, "Battle of the Bands"|
|2012||Motorcity||Dutch (voice)||TV series; Regular|
|Wild Grinders||Jay Jay (voice)||TV series; Regular|
|2013||Caught on Tape||Marlon|
|Sam & Cat||Peezy B||TV series; 1 episode, "#PeezyB"|
|2014||The Thundermans||Sensei||TV series: 1 episode, "Have An Ice Birthday"|
|Liv & Maddie||Q pop||TV series: 1 episode, "Howl-A-Rooney"|
|1998||The Rosie O'Donnell Show||Himself|
|Figure It Out||Himself / Panelist|
|1999||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '99||Himself|
|The Amanda Show||Himself||TV series; 1 episode|
|2000||Spotlight on Location: Mystery Men||Himself|
|2002||The Nick Cannon Show||Himself||TV series; 1 episode, "Nick Takes Over Style"|
|2005||My Coolest Years||Himself||TV series; 1 episode, "The Rich Kids"|
|Kanye West: College Dropout – Video Anthology||Porter||Segment, "All Falls Down"|
|Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words||Himself|
|2006||I Love Toys||Himself|
|Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later||Himself|
|2008||Attack of the Show!||Wayne-Bo, McHammer, and others||Segment, "Weeding Wayne-Bo", "McHammer", and others.|
|2009||Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy||Himself|
|2010||Freaknik: The Musical||Various characters|
- (1996) "Watch Me Do My Thing" (by Immature featuring Smooth and Kel Mitchell) from All That: The Album
- (1997) "We're All Dudes" (by Less Than Jake and Kel Mitchell) from the Good Burger soundtrack
- (1999) "Who Are Those Mystery Men" (by Kel Mitchell and the M.A.F.T. Emcees featuring Romaine Jones) from the Mystery Men soundtrack
- (1999) "Pedal to the Steel" (by Youngstown featuring Kel Mitchell) from Youngstown's Let's Roll
- "Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- "Kel Mitchell Biography (1978–)". film reference. Retrieved December 4, 2009.
- Gideon Resnick (December 19, 2013). "Whatever Happened to Kel From Kenan & Kel—as Explained by Kel". The Atlantic. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
- "All That panel: Kel loves Orange soda". YouTube. November 6, 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- "Kel Mitchell Profile". Superior Pics. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
- Williams, Nakisha (February 29, 2012). "Actor Kel Mitchell Jumps the Broom With Rapper Asia Lee". BET. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- "My Testimony - The Official Website of Kel Mitchell". Kelmitchell.net. February 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/kel-mitchell-nickelodeon-sam-and-cat_n_3635152.html Kel Mitchell Returns To His Nickelodeon Roots On 'Sam And Cat' This Fall
- "Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- Official website
- Kel Mitchell on Facebook
- Kel Mitchell at the Internet Movie Database
- Kel Mitchell on Myspace
- Kel Mitchell on Twitter
- Kel Mitchell's channel on YouTube