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|Born||Kenneth Michael Benbow Blank
September 15, 1977
New York City
|Other names||Kenn Michael|
|Occupation||Actor, musician, director, producer|
Kenneth Michael Benbow "Kenny" Blank (born September 15, 1977) is an American actor and musician. Later, he changed his name to Kenn Michael. Blank is best known for his role as Michael Peterson in the television series The Parent 'Hood from 1995 to 1997 for which he also composed some music, as well as his appearance in Eddie Murphy's 1992 film, Boomerang.
Early life and education
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Blank was born in New York City.
Career as performer
As a child, Blank reviewed the book Jumanji on Reading Rainbow in the episode about the Macy's Day Parade. He also narrated Bill Martin, Jr.'s "Knots on a Counting Rope" with Joseph Ruben Silverbird. His major breakthrough was his role as Tito in the 1991 Joe Pesci film The Super. For his performance as Tito, Blank was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1992 in the Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion Picture category.
In 1991, he starred as Linus Bragg in the movie Carolina Skeletons (or The End of Silence), about an African-American boy in the mid-20th century South who was wrongfully executed at the age of 14. The movie was based on a novel, both of which were based on the true events regarding the arrest, conviction and execution of 14-year-old George Stinney. Blank appears in the feature film Boomerang. He portrayed Michael Peterson in the TV series The Parent 'Hood in the mid-1990s.
Blank provided the voice of the character Darren Patterson on the Nickelodeon animated series As Told by Ginger (2000–06), as well as earning a small role in All Grown Up!, as Sulky Boy's band member J.T.. He also appeared in Silent Story and Delivering Milo. Notable guest appearances on television shows include roles in City of Angels, Living Single, and Freaks and Geeks.
Blank appears in the Saints Row videogame series as one of the selectable voices of the Boss, the main character of the series.
Since 1998, Blank has cinematographed, edited and directed a number of short films.
- "Rotten Tomatoes: Kenny Blank". rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
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