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Kel Mitchell

Mitchell at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Kel Johari Rice Mitchell
August 25, 1978 (1978-08-25) (age 31)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, musician
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Tyisha Hampton (1999-2005)
(2 children)

Kel Johari Rice Mitchell (born August 25, 1978)[1] is an American actor, comedian, parodist and musician. He is best known for his work as a regular cast member on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That, and for his role as Kel Kimble on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel.


Acting career

Mitchell was an original member on Nickelodeon's All That from 1994-1999. He and co-star Kenan Thompson also starred in the spin-off series Kenan & Kel from 1996–2000, as well as a 1997 major motion picture, titled Good Burger, which is the movie version of one of his sketches from All That. The duo also appeared together in an episode of Sister, Sister with Tia and Tamera Mowry and they appeared in a special two-part episode of Cousin Skeeter. Mitchell's character in Kenan & Kel made him famous for antics and persona. Outside of his ventures with Kenan Thompson, Mitchell was the voice of a mild-mannered and playful dog named T-Bone in the children's cartoon series Clifford the Big Red Dog, alongside the late John Ritter, from 2000 to 2003. In 2006, he was hired as spokesmodel for KFC, constantly using the phrase "____ a little". Additionally, he also made an appearance in the 2004 Kanye West music video All Falls Down as a luggage collecting hotel valet. In 2005, Mitchell portrayed Manny Sellers in the sitcom One on One with Kyla Pratt, and in 2007 Kel starred in BET's new series Take the Cake. Some of his other credits include Honeydripper and Mystery Men. In March 2008 he filmed his writing and producing debut, "Chicago Pulaski Jones" in which he also stars 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. Currently, Mitchell is a part of G4's Attack of the Show!, playing various characters most recently including a parody of Kanye West.


Year Title Role Notes
1994 All That Bill the gopher who likes ice cream TV series; regular (1994–1999)
1996 Kenan & Kel Kel Kimble TV series; lead (1996–2000)
The Montreal Jones Show Vincent TV series; 4 episodes (1996–1998)
1997 Sister, Sister Todd TV series; 1 episode, "Inherit the Twin"
Good Burger Ed
1999 Mystery Men Invisible Boy
Cousin Skeeter Kel Kimbell TV series; 2 episodes, "The Hoo, I'm Wild Wild West Parts 1 & 2"
2000 Two Heads Are Better Than None Kel Kimble TV movie.
Romeo and Juliet Romeo Video.
Nash Bridges Stephen Clark TV series; 1 episode, "Hit and Run"
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Martin
The Power of One: The Pokémon 2000 Movie Special Host TV movie.
Clifford the Big Red Dog T-Bone (voice) TV series (2000–2003)
City Guys Malcolm TV series; 1 episode, "Makin' Up is Hard to Do"
2001 TV series; 1 episode, "Dances with Malcolm"
The Proud Family Carlos (voice) TV series; 1 episode, "Forbidden Date"
2003 The Parkers Freddy TV series; 3 episodes.
2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie T-Bone (voice)
Dance 360 Co-Host TV series.
Clifford's Puppy Days Bill Mazer (voice) TV series; 2 episodes.
Half & Half Marlon TV series; 1 episode, "The Big Not So Loyal Family Episode"
2005 All That Various TV series; 1 episode, "10th Anniversary Reunion Special"
Ganked Ricky Barry Video.
Complete Savages Sid TV series; 1 episode, "The Complete Savages in.. 'Hot Water'"
One on One Manny TV series; 6 episodes (2005–2006)
2006 Where Is Love Waiting Tony
Like Mike 2: Streetball Ray Video.
2007 Polly and Marie Kevin TV movie.
Honeydripper Junebug
X's & O's Covonne
2008 Don't Touch If You Ain't Prayed 2 Curtis Video.
2009 N.C.B.S. Brannen
See Dick Run Rich Jones
Nite Tales: The Series Marty Mac TV series; 1 episode, "Ima Star"
No Warning Cornroll Pre-Production.
Caught on Tape Marlon Post-Production.
2010 Chicago Pulaski Jones Chicago Jones / Pretty Eyed Willy Post-Production.

Other appearances

The Steve Harvey Show

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Sabrina TV series; 1 episode, "Sabrina's Choice"
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Himself
Figure It Out Himself / Panelist
1999 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '99 Himself
The Amanda Show Himself TV series; 1 episode.
2000 Spotlight on Location: Mystery Men Himself
2002 The Nick Cannon Show Himself TV series; 1 episode, "Nick Takes Over Style"
2005 My Coolest Years Himself TV series; 1 episode, "The Rich Kids"
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology Porter Segment, "All Falls Down"
Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words Himself
2006 I Love Toys Himself
Bring That Year Back 2006: Laugh Now, Cry Later Himself
2008 Attack of the Show! Wayne-Bo Segment, "Weeding Wayne-Bo"
2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Himself
2010 Freaknik: The Musical Various Characters



  • 1999
  • "Who Are Those Mystery Men" - featuring The M.A.F.T. Emcees & Romaine Jones
  • From The Mystery Men Soundtrack


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