Kel Mitchell

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Actor • Comedian • Writer

Birth Date: August 25, 1978

Age: 45 years old

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Chicago native Kel Mitchell, made his television debut on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series "All That." Although his previous experience was only in community theater, the teenaged Mitchell enhanced the series with popular characters like Ed the Good Burger Guy, a confused fast food worker with a high-strung "dude" accent developed by the young actor while watching professional wrestling when he was eight years old. He was a stand out member of the "All That" troupe, particularly as Ed and as the amazingly inept Repair Man, his onstage performances exhibiting an enviable presence. It was on this program that the comedian met friend and collaborator Kenan Thompson, already a film veteran. Their recurring skit "Mavis and Clavis," an originally improvised routine starring the two as cranky old men, was a favorite with viewers. The strong comedic chemistry of the pair led to their own sitcom "Kenan & Kel," which aired on Nickelodeon beginning in 1996. On the highly rated series, Kel starred as the naive best friend of the mischievous Kenan, alternating straight man and zany comedian from scene to scene. Mitchell won a CableACE Award for his work on the series in 1997. Hardworking actors, Mitchell and Thompson continued to star on "All That" while on "Kenan & Kel" and managed to fit in recurring roles as wacky students on The WB's sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show" and guest spots on The WB's "Sister, Sister" (during the 1996-1997 season) and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (ABC, 1998).

In 1997, Mitchell made his big screen debut in "Good Burger," playing Ed, a sweet and simpleminded surfer dude who works at the titular fast food restaurant. A popular character on "All That," Ed was paired in the successful film with Kenan Thompson's Dexter, a lazy schemer forced to work at Good Burger who joins the well-meaning but impossibly dimwitted Ed in a quest to save the stand from a flashy cutthroat competitor. Mitchell showcased not only his capable acting skills and well-timed physical comedy in the film, but wrote and performed the movie's theme song "We're All Dudes," Ed's catchy homage to the unity of humankind. His next foray into film was the comedy "The Mystery Men" (1999), about a group of lesser known superheroes with odd powers.

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Family Film and TV Awards

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Access Daily With Mario & Kit

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Adventures in ChristmasingStream

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DeliciousnessStream

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GMA3: What You Need to Know

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#KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall

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The Funny Dance Show

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Chris
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Best Friends Furever With Kel Mitchell

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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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All ThatStream

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Today With Hoda & Jenna

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The Substitute

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Today 3rd Hour

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2018

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2016 NFL Flag Championships

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2016

Nickelodeon's Ultimate Halloween Costume Party

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Henry DangerStream

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2014

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2014

First Impression

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James Mason
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Who Can I Run To?

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The Real

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Stupid Hype

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2012

Motorcity

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2012

Wild Grinders

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2011

Battle of Los Angeles

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Dance Fu

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The Talk

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Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Pink Panther and Pals

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2010

Freaknik: The Musical

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Fruit Bowl Boys Frontman/Bill Cosby
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2010

See Dick Run

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Rich Jones
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2009

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

Don't Touch if You Ain't Prayed 2

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Clifford

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The GameStream

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Wanda at Large

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Half & HalfStream

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The Proud FamilyStream

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Carlos
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One on OneStream

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Clifford the Big Red DogStream

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The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

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Two Heads Are Better Than None

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The ParkersStream

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Mystery Men

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The Amanda ShowStream

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City Guys

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Life Today With James Robison

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Sabrina the Teenage WitchStream

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Access Hollywood

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The Steve Harvey ShowStream

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Nash Bridges

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All ThatStream

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News aboutKel Mitchell

Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson

‘Good Burger 2’: Kenan Thompson & Kel Mitchell on Playing Dex & Ed Again and Hijinks (VIDEO)

Kel Mitchell attends the 2022 People's Choice Awards

Kel Mitchell Shares Health Update After Medical Emergency: ‘The Scare Was Real’

Kel Mitchell as Ed and Kenan Thompson as Dexter in 'Good Burger 2'

‘Good Burger 2’ Trailer Reveals Robot Threat, Plus See Original Cast Return (PHOTOS)

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‘Good Burger 2’: Paramount+ Sets Date for Return of Kenan Thompson & Kel Mitchell Classic Combo (PHOTO)

Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell in 'Good Burger 2'

‘Good Burger 2’ Teaser: Kenan Thompson & Kel Mitchell Are Back to Take Your Order (VIDEO)

Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell in 'Good Burger'

See Kenan & Kel Reunite in New Photos From the ‘Good Burger 2’ Set

Lori Beth Denberg, Danny Tamberelli, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell attend the ALL THAT Panel at 90’s Con on March 18, 2023 in Hartford, CT

See the Stars of ‘Buffy,’ ‘90210,’ ‘Charmed’ & ‘All That’ Reunite at ’90s Con (PHOTOS)

Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson in 'Good Burger' in 1997

‘Good Burger 2’ With Kenan Thompson & Kel Mitchell Ordered at Paramount+

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Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell Reunite for Dramatic ‘Kenan & Kel’ Sketch on ‘SNL’ (VIDEO)

Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell at Emmys

Kel Mitchell Talks ‘Emmys’ Reunion With Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson and Kumail Nanjiani at Emmys

2022 Emmys Stages Way Too Short ‘Kenan & Kel’ Reunion (VIDEO)

Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson in 'Good Burger'
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Kel Mitchell on the Lasting Legacy of ‘Good Burger,’ ‘Kenan & Kel’ & ‘All That’

2018 Disney, ABC, Freeform Upfront

9 Celebrities Who Auditioned (Unsuccessfully) for ‘Saturday Night Live’ (VIDEO)

VH1 'Naughty or Nice' Holiday Movie Lineup, Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Nick Cannon

VH1 Announces ‘Naughty or Nice’ Holiday Movie Lineup From Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx & More

ALLY BROOKE, SASHA FARBER, ALAN BERSTEN, HANNAH BROWN, WITNEY CARSON, KEL MITCHELL, LAUREN ALAINA, GLEB SAVCHENKO
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Did the Right Person Win ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 28? (POLL)

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale: Hannah, Ally, Kel, & Lauren Face Off for the Mirror Ball (RECAP)

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 28 Cast on Rehearsals, Goals & More (PHOTOS)

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Kel Mitchell Talks Competing Against Kenan Thompson in Nickelodeon’s ‘Double Dare’ (VIDEO)

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‘All That’ Reunion: See Kenan, Kel, and More Stars of the ’90s Hit on ‘Wild ‘N Out’

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Kel Mitchell Makes an Explosive Entrance on ‘Game Shakers’ (VIDEO)