Happy Birthday Kel Mitchell.

Happy Birthday Kel Mitchell.

Kel Johari Rice Mitchell (born August 25, 1978)[1] is an American actor and stand-up comedian.[2] He is known for his work as an original cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That for its first five seasons (1994–1999), where he was often paired as one-half of a comedic duo opposite Kenan Thompson, most notably the Mavis and Clavis sketch. His role as Ed in the All That sketch was reprised for the 1997 theatrical film Good Burger. He portrayed Kel Kimble on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel from 1996 to 2000. Mitchell was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his role as T-Bone in the 2000’s animated series Clifford the Big Red Dog in both 2001 and 2002 respectively. From 2015 to 2019, he starred as Double G on the Nickelodeon comedy series Game Shakers. Mitchell competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2019, placing as the runner-up with his partner Witney Carson.

Early life

Kel Mitchell was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is from the South Side.[3] He attended Chicago Vocational High School and took drama classes at the ETA Creative Arts Foundation.[4] He has two sisters, Kenyatta and Kyra.[5]

Mitchell started his acting career alongside Kenan Thompson at the age of 15, in the Nickelodeon comedy sketch series, All That, from 1994 to 1999. He and Thompson worked on the series Kenan & Kel from 1996 to 2000. They starred in the 1997 film , Good Burger, which grew out of one of Mitchell’s sketches from All That. The duo appeared together in an episode of Sister, Sister with Tia and Tamera Mowry, four episodes of The Steve Harvey Show, and 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. Plus, he made an appearance. in the 2004 Kanye West music video “All Falls Down” as a 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.

Career

Personal life

Mitchell was married to Tyisha Hampton from 1999 until their divorce in 2005.[23] They have two children together, a son born Lyric Mitchell and a daughter Allure Mitchell. Tyisha Mitchell helped out his career by creating KVL (Kel Videos Live, and Ganked, which she wrote and produced for Kel.[24]

Mitchell married rapper Asia Lee on February 25, 2012.[25] They have two children together, a daughter born in July 2017[26] and a son born in October 2020.[27][24]

Mitchell and Lee received an award from the Carson Black Chamber in 2016 for their show The Back House Party.[28] He is the talk for Black College Expo.[29]

He is a convert to Christianity.[30] In December 2019, he became a youth pastor at Spirit Food Christian Center in Winnetka, Los Angeles.