Dennis Kenney

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Dennis Kenney
Dennis Kenney photo.jpg
Born Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer
Years active 2001–present

Dennis Kenney is an American actor, singer, dancer born in Boston, Massachusetts and is bi-racial. He is best known for his work as the Grinch in the New York press tour of Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas![1] He is also the founder of Style with Den.[2]

Education[edit]

Dennis Kenney graduated from the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.[3]

Stage Performances[edit]

Kenney has performed as a professional dancer and singer on stage.[4] He performed the role of Eddie in the Las Vegas Company of Mamma Mia![5] as well as The 42nd Street Revival Tour and the 40th anniversary revival of Mame at the Kennedy Center in 2006 with Christine Baranski, Harriet Harris, and Emily Skinner.[6]

Television[edit]

Kenney was part of CBS Networks Ethnic Diversity Comedy Showcase[7] and later had a minor role on The Young and the Restless. His first primetime appearance was on Comedy Central when he performed an impression of Alex Rodriguez in the first episode of the Onion Sportsdome[8] in a segment titled "The Overcomings of Andre (The A-Rod Musical)." He has also performed on The Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda,[9] CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien, Fox and Friends,[10] The Couch on CBS,[11] and The Better Show.[12] As a voice actor, Kenney appeared in several 4Kids Programs, including as the voice of Brock on the Pokémon Live![13] soundtrack and stage performances.[14] He also filmed an official Pokémon promotional tape co-hosting with Andrew Rannells distributed at Target stores in the USA in 2001.[15] Kenney is also the founder and creative director of StylewithDen.[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'You're a mean one…' or are you? The Grinch joins 'Garden of Dreams' Foundation to help kids – Starting Point - CNN.com Blogs". cnn.com. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "About Style with Den". 
  3. ^ "CMU School of Drama | Directory". Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Dennis Kenney #StylewithDen". Alfonzo Words. June 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ Dan Dietz (2017). The Complete Book of 2000s Broadway Musicals. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 305. 
  6. ^ "Harrison Chad, Ed Dixon, Mary Stout, Ruth Gottschall and More Join Kennedy Center Mame". Playbill. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  7. ^ http://diversity.cbscorporation.com/page.php?id=24
  8. ^ "The Overcomings of Andre (The A-Rod Musical)". YouTube. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Kathie Lee, Hoda warm The Grinch’s heart". Today. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "'The Grinch' hangs out on 'Fox & Friends'". Fox News. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "A Christmastime Visitor Comes To WLNY-TV". cbslocal.com. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Better Video Network 404". better.tv. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "'Pokemon Live!' Guides Us Into 21st-Century Theater". TIME.com. 21 September 2000. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  14. ^ Paul Schultz (September 22, 2000). "'POKéMON' ON PARADE". New York Daily News. 
  15. ^ "Pokémon Insider: The Video VHS Part 1 of 4". YouTube. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2015.