Kel Mitchell

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Kel Mitchell
Womens Image Network Awards (52).jpg
Mitchell in 2007
Born Kel Johari Rice Mitchell
(1978-08-25) August 25, 1978 (age 37)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • dancer
  • musician
  • writer
  • rapper
  • producer
Years active 1994–present
Television
Spouse(s) Tyisha Hampton (m. 1999–2005)
Asia Lee (m. 2012)
Children 2
Website www.kelmitchell.net

Kel Johari Rice Mitchell (born August 25, 1978)[1] is an American actor, stand-up comedian, dancer, musician, rapper, screenwriter, producer, and motivational speaker.[2] He is known for his work as a regular cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That, as the Invisible Boy in the 1999 Ben Stiller and Geoffrey Rush superhero satire film Mystery Men, 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. Currently he plays the role of rap superstar Double G on the Nickelodeon sitcom Game Shakers.

Career[edit]

Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson starred in the series Kenan & Kel from 1996 to 2000, they also starred in the 1997 film, 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, four 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 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. From 2005 until 2006, Mitchell portrayed Manny Sellers in the sitcom One on One, 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 to his Kenan & Kel co-star Kenan Thompson (who became the first cast member to be younger than the show itself – born in 1978, three years after SNL premiered).

Mitchell was the subject of a death hoax in 2006, when a rumor was spread around Myspace.[3]

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 appeared at the 2011 Comikaze Expo with several of his All That cast members, and recited his orange soda catchphrase from Kenan & Kel.[4]

Mitchell made an appearance on the Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat as a rap artist named Peezy B, in the episode titled "#Peezy B".[5]

Mitchell is currently a cast member on Dan Schneider's sitcom, Game Shakers, which premiered on Nickelodeon on September 12, 2015. Mitchell plays the role of rap-superstar and business partner of the Game Shakers company, Double G.[6]

On September 23, 2015, Mitchell appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in a skit featuring his iconic role as Ed from Good Burger. Mitchell was also reunited with his former Kenan & Kel co-star Kenan Thompson who reprised his iconic role as "Lester Oakes, Construction Worker" .

Personal life[edit]

Mitchell was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was married to Tyisha Hampton-Mitchell for six years until their divorce in 2005. Mitchell also has two sisters, Kenyatta and Kyra.[7] He remarried on January 8, 2012 to rapper Asia Lee.[8] He is a converted Christian.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994–99 All That Himself Series regular
1996–2001 Kenan & Kel Kel Kimble Lead role
1996-98 The Steve Harvey Show Vincent 4 episodes (alongside Kenan Thompson)
1997 Sister, Sister Todd Episode: s4 ep20 "Inherit the Twin" (with Kenan Thompson)
1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Himself Episode: "Sabrina's Choice" (with Kenan Thompson)
1998–99 Figure It Out Himself / Panelist
1999 The Amanda Show Himself Premiere episode
Cousin Skeeter Kel Kimble "Hoo, I'm Wild Wild West" (Parts 1 & 2)
2000 Two Heads Are Better Than None TV film, series finale of Kenan & Kel
Nash Bridges Stephen Dick Clark Episode: "Hit and Run"
The Power of One: The Pokémon 2000 Movie Special Host Movie
2000–03 Clifford the Big Red Dog T-Bone (voice) 54 episodes
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program (2001, 2002)
2000, 2001 City Guys Malcolm 2 Episodes: "Makin' Up is Hard to Do", "Dances with Malcolm"
2001 The Proud Family Carlos (voice) Episode: "Forbidden Date"
2002 The Nick Cannon Show Himself Episode: "Nick Takes Over Style"
2003 The Parkers Freddy 3 episodes
2004 Dance 360 Co-host TV series
Clifford's Puppy Days Bill Mazer (voice) 2 episodes
Half & Half Marlon Episode: "The Big Not So Loyal Family Episode"
2005 My Coolest Years Himself Episode: "The Rich Kids"
Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words Himself Special
All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special
Complete Savages Sid Episode: "The Complete Savages in... 'Hot Water'"
2005–06 One on One Manny 6 episodes
2007 Polly and Marie Kevin Movie
2008 Attack of the Show! Wayne-Bo, McHammer, and others Episodes: "Segment", "Weeding Wayne-Bo", "McHammer", and other episodes
2009 Nite Tales: The Series Marty Mac Episode: "Ima Star"
2010 Freaknik: The Musical Various characters (voice) Special
Pink Panther and Pals Ant (voice) Series regular
2011 Good Luck Charlie M.C. Episode: "Battle of the Bands"
2012 Motorcity Dutch (voice) Series regular
2012–15 Wild Grinders Jay Jay (voice) 55 episodes
2013 Sam & Cat Peezy B Episode: "#PeezyB"
2014 The Thundermans Sensei Episode: "Have An Ice Birthday"
Friends of the People Kel Episode: "Hustle Gods"
Liv & Maddie Q pop Episode: "Howl-A-Rooney"
2015 Ridin' with Burgess Lamar (voice) Pilot
VeggieTales in the House Tiny Pea and Mr. Pea (voice)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Ed Guest
2015–present Game Shakers Double G Lead role

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Good Burger Ed
1999 Mystery Men Invisible Boy
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Martin
2004 Kel Videos Live – This Face Belongs on the Tube Himself Direct-to-DVD
Kel Videos Live – Is That the Mitchell's Boy?
Clifford's Really Big Movie T-Bone Voice role
2005 Ganked Ricky Barry Video
2006 Like Mike 2: Streetball Ray
Where Is Love Waiting Tony
2007 Honeydripper Junebug
2008 Don't Touch If You Ain't Prayed 2 Curtis Video
2009 N.C.B.S. Brannen
See Dick Run Rich Jones
2011 Dance Fu Chicago Pulaski Jones/Pretty Eyed Willy Video; also co-writer and co-producer
Battle of Los Angeles Lt. Tyler Laughlin Video
2013 Caught on Tape Marlon

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Source:[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kel Mitchell Biography (1978–)". film reference. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ Gomez, Patrick (28 October 2015). "How All That's Kel Mitchell Overcame Drug Use and Suicidal Thoughts by Finding Faith". People. People. Archived from the original on 29 October 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Gideon Resnick (December 19, 2013). "Whatever Happened to Kel From Kenan & Kel—as Explained by Kel". The Atlantic. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "All That panel: Kel loves Orange soda". YouTube. November 6, 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ Snierson, Dan (2015-06-26). "Kel Mitchell returns to Nickelodeon to star in 'Game Shakers'". Entertainment Weekly. 
  7. ^ "Kel Mitchell Profile". Superior Pics. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ Williams, Nakisha (February 29, 2012). "Actor Kel Mitchell Jumps the Broom With Rapper Asia Lee". BET. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  9. ^ "My Testimony – The Official Website of Kel Mitchell". Kelmitchell.net. February 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  10. ^ "Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 

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