Mitchell at the Women's Image Network Awards in 2007
Kel Johari Rice Mitchell|
August 25, 1978
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Tyisha Hampton (m. 1999–2005)|
Asia Lee (m. 2012)
Kel Johari Rice Mitchell (born August 25, 1978) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, dancer, musician, rapper, screenwriter, producer, and motivational speaker. 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.
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.
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 made an appearance on the Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat as a rap artist named Peezy B, in the episode titled "#Peezy B".
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.
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" .
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. He remarried on January 8, 2012 to rapper Asia Lee. He is a converted Christian.
|1994–99||All That||Himself||Series regular, 102 episodes|
|1996–2000||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|
|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, 2006||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|
|Pink Panther and Pals||Ant|| Voice|
|2012||Good Luck Charlie||M.C.||Episode: "Battle of the Bands"|
|Motorcity||Dutch (voice)||Series regular|
|The First Family||Shady||Episode: "The First Makeover"|
|2012–15||Wild Grinders||Jay Jay|| Voice|
|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|
|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|
|2015||The Amazing World of Gumball||Adult Darwin|| Voice|
Episode: "The Time"
|2016||Double Dare||Himself||Reunion Special|
|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|
|2006||Like Mike 2: Streetball||Ray|
|Where Is Love Waiting||Tony|
|2008||Don't Touch If You Ain't Prayed 2||Curtis||Video|
|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|
- 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
- 2015: "Kel Mitchell" (by Spec featuring Asia Lee and Kel Mitchell) from Spec Vacancy
- "Kel Mitchell Biography (1978–)". film reference. Retrieved December 4, 2009.
- 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 October 29, 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- 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.
- 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
- Snierson, Dan (2015-06-26). "Kel Mitchell returns to Nickelodeon to star in 'Game Shakers'". Entertainment Weekly.
- "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.
- "Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- Official website
- Kel Mitchell on Facebook
- Kel Mitchell at the Internet Movie Database
- Kel Mitchell on Twitter
- Kel Mitchell's channel on YouTube