Page Kennedy

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Page Kennedy
Page Kennedy.JPG
Kennedy at the 2007 American Music Awards
Born (1976-11-23) November 23, 1976 (age 42)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationActor, rapper, YouTuber
Partner(s)Cristina Penland
Children4

Page Kennedy (born November 23, 1976) is an American actor, comedian and rapper. He is best known for portraying Radon Randell in the Spike sports comedy series, Blue Mountain State, and U-Turn in the Showtime series, Weeds. Kennedy has also starred in film, including roles in S.W.A.T. and The Meg.[1] Page Kennedy was an active and popular Viner. On March 10, 2017 Kennedy released his first full length rap album titled "Torn Pages" Featuring Royce Da 5'9, Crooked I, Trick Trick and more.

Early life and family[edit]

Kennedy was born Felton Eugene Kennedy II in Detroit, Michigan but grew up in Los Angeles with his mother until he was six years of age. He then moved back to Detroit to reunite with his father, who died after ten years.[2]

Kennedy attended Western Michigan University (WMU), before transferring to the University of Delaware (UD), and majored in theatre and acting. Kennedy's father was a doctor and encouraged his son to study medicine, but Kennedy gained a passion for acting after being introduced to the works of William Shakespeare at WMU. Kennedy subsequently chose to attend UD after performing with high distinction at Western Michigan.[1]

Career[edit]

Kennedy soon moved to Los Angeles and began to guest star on several shows including Six Feet Under, Blind Justice, Barbershop, Love, Inc., NYPD Blue, The Shield, Weeds and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In 2005, Kennedy won a recurring role on the popular ABC primetime soap, Desperate Housewives where he played Caleb Applewhite, a fugitive who was being held captive in his mother's (Alfre Woodard) basement. However shortly after in November 2005, Kennedy was fired from Desperate Housewives as the result of an internal investigation by the studio;[3] Kennedy himself claimed that Touchstone Television, the producers of the show, wanted to take a new direction with the character and bought out his contract.[4] He was replaced by NaShawn Kearse.

Kennedy joined the cast of Showtime's hit series Weeds during its second and third season. He played U-Turn, a drug-dealer and self-described "thug".

Kennedy played Radon Randell, a quarterback starting over the main character, Alex Moran, in the Spike television series Blue Mountain State. Because Alex Moran does not want to start, he must keep Radon happy during the whole second season (the only season Radon was in). Radon's season ends in the championship game of his lone season when he aggravates a previous shoulder injury. Kennedy reprised his role in the 2016 feature-length film follow-up to the series.

Kennedy had a guest appearance whereas he played a burglar in the new 2013 TV series Legit. He also made an appearance in an episode of Robot Chicken as Kirby and Cal Zapata. Kennedy played a gay inmate and gang leader in My Name is Earl and a married inmate and ex-con in Raising the Bar.In 2016 he starred in the YouTube Red original show Rhett and Link's Buddy System.

Kennedy played Gerald, the cousin of main character James Carter, on the CBS show Rush Hour. He appeared in all episodes of the show before its cancellation in 2016. In 2018 he had a prominent role in the blockbuster film The Meg, alongside Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, and Rainn Wilson.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Kennedy resides in Los Angeles, California where he lives with his girlfriend Christina Penland. He has a three sons, a daughter, and one grandchild.[6]

Kennedy is well known for both his YouTube and Vine channels, where he posts short comedy videos. He coined the term "That's So Drake", referring to moments where male entertainers act flamboyantly without intending to. He discusses these moments on his YouTube Channel.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Kennedys Roger
2003 S.W.A.T. Travis
2003 Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood Jamie Davis
2005 In the Mix Twizzie
2007 4 Life Sam
2009 Dough Boys Aub
2009 Dance Flick Security Guard
2009 A Day in the Life Ali
2009 The Janky Promoters House DJ
2009 See Dick Run Craig
2012 Freaky Deaky Booker
2014 The Divorce Party Landlord
2015 Bad Roomies Bud
2016 Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland Radon Randell
2014 FML Lou
2018 The Meg DJ

Television[edit]

Web series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BIO". pagekennedy.com. Page Kennedy. 2010. Archived from the original on 31 October 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  2. ^ Joana Casas (1990–2012). "Biography for Page Kennedy". imdb.com. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  3. '^ Desperate Housewives' actor Page Kennedy fired, USA Today, 11/8/2005
  4. ^ Fired Housewives Actor: I Did No Wrong, People.com, 11/17/2005
  5. ^ Chitwood, Adam (October 13, 2016). "Meg: Filming Begins on Giant Shark Movie with Jason Statham". Collider. Complex Media. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  6. ^ ""@RayWJ he looks like my son. @_Timothykennedy". Twitter. Retrieved June 16, 2017.

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