Kel Johari Rice Mitchell (born August 25, 1978) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, musician, singer, and rapper. 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 Ray in the 2006 sequel to Like Mike, Like Mike 2: Streetball. He also starred as Double G on the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers.
Mitchell in November 2007
Kel Johari Rice Mitchell
August 25, 1978
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Tyisha Hampton (m. 1999–2005)
Asia Lee (m. 2012)
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.
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 appeared at the 2011 Comikaze Expo with several of his All That cast members, and has appeared in numerous panels of the same kind since, including at New York Comic-Con in 2015, and filmed segments with them for the show's 22nd anniversary celebration on The Splat in April 2016.
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 role as "Lester Oakes, Construction Worker". They later competed against one another in an episode of the revived Nickelodeon game show Double Dare that aired in November 2018. They also teamed as executive producers for the reboot of All That which premiered in June 2019.
Mitchell was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up on the South Side. He attended Chicago Vocational High School and took drama classes at the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Mitchell also has two sisters, Kenyatta and Kyra. He is a convert to Christianity.
|1994–1999||All That||various||Main role (seasons 1–5)|
|1996–2000||Kenan & Kel||Kel Kimble||Lead role|
|1996–1998||The Steve Harvey Show||Vincent||4 episodes|
|1997||Sister, Sister||Todd||Episode: "Inherit the Twin"|
|1998||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Himself||Episode: "Sabrina's Choice"|
|1998–1999||Figure It Out||Himself||Panelist|
|1999||The Amanda Show||Himself||Episode: "Episode 1"|
|1999||Cousin Skeeter||Kel Kimble||Episode: "Hoo, I'm Wild Wild West" (Parts 1 & 2)|
|2000||Two Heads Are Better Than None||Kel Kimble||Television film|
|2000||Nash Bridges||Stephen Dick Clark||Episode: "Hit and Run"|
|2000–2003||Clifford the Big Red Dog||T-Bone||Main voice role|
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program (2001, 2002)
|2000–2001||City Guys||Malcolm||Episodes: "Makin' Up is Hard to Do", "Dances with Malcolm"|
|2001||The Proud Family||Carlos||Voice role; episode: "Forbidden Date"|
|2002||The Nick Cannon Show||Himself||Episode: "Nick Takes Over Style"|
|2003||The Parkers||Freddy||3 episodes|
|2004||Clifford's Puppy Days||Bill Mazer||Voice role, 2 episodes|
|2004||Half & Half||Marlon||Episode: "The Big Not So Loyal Family Episode"|
|2005||My Coolest Years||Himself||Episode: "The Rich Kids"|
|2005||Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words||Himself||Television special|
|2005||All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special||Himself||Television special|
|2005||Complete Savages||Sid||Episode: "The Complete Savages in... 'Hot Water'"|
|2005–2006||One on One||Manny Sellers||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2007||Polly and Marie||Kevin||Television film|
|2008||Attack of the Show!||Wayne-Bo||Episode #1.767|
|2009||Nite Tales: The Series||Marty Mac||Episode: "Ima Star"|
|2010||Freaknik: The Musical||Various characters||Voice role; television special|
|2010||Pink Panther and Pals||Ant||Main voice role|
|2012||Good Luck Charlie||M.C.||Episode: "Battle of the Bands"|
|2012||Motorcity||Dutch||Main voice role|
|2012||The First Family||Shady/Swash||Episodes: "The First Makeover", "The First Embarrassment"|
|2012–2015||Wild Grinders||Jay Jay||Main voice role|
|2013||Sam & Cat||Peezy B||Episode: "#PeezyB"|
|2014||The Thundermans||Sensei||Episode: "Have An Ice Birthday"|
|2014||Friends of the People||Kel||Episode: "Hustle Gods"|
|2014||Liv & Maddie||Q pop||Episode: "Howl-A-Rooney"|
|2015||Ridin' with Burgess||Lamar||Voice role; episode: Pilot|
|2015||VeggieTales in the House||Tiny Pea and Mr. Pea||Voice role|
|2015–2019||Game Shakers||Double G||Main role|
|2016||Double Dare Anniversary Special||Himself||Contestant in first game filmed at San Diego Comic-Con|
|2017||Henry Danger||Double G||Crossover special: "Danger Games"|
|2017||90's House||Himself||Episode: "The One With the Sitcom"|
|2018||Wild 'N Out||Himself||Episode: "All That Takeover"|
|2018||Double Dare||Himself||Contestant; episode: "Team Kel vs. Team Kenan"|
|2019||Tails of Valor||Himself||Host|
|2019||All That||various||Recurring role; also executive producer (season 11)|
|2019||SpongeBob SquarePants||Beans McBeans / Himself||Television special: "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"|
|2019||Dancing with the Stars||Himself||Contestant (season 28)|
|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-video film|
|2004||Kel Videos Live – Is That the Mitchell's Boy?||Himself||Direct-to-video film|
|2004||Clifford's Really Big Movie||T-Bone||Voice role|
|2005||Ganked||Ricky Barry||Direct-to-video film|
|2006||Like Mike 2: Streetball||Ray||Direct-to-video film|
|2006||Where Is Love Waiting||Tony|
|2008||Don't Touch If You Ain't Prayed 2||Curtis||Direct-to-video film|
|2009||See Dick Run||Rich Jones|
|2011||Dance Fu||Chicago Pulaski Jones/Pretty Eyed Willy||Direct-to-video film; also co-writer and co-producer|
|2011||Battle of Los Angeles||Lt. Tyler Laughlin||Direct-to-video film|
|2013||Caught on Tape||Marlon|
|1999||"All Star"||Smash Mouth||Song was Featured in Mystery Men in which Mitchell appeared|
|2004||"All Falls Down"||Kanye West||Cameo Appearance|
|2017||"Young Dumb & Broke"||Khalid||Cook|
- 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 and Simbi Khali) 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 (October 28, 2015). "How All That's Kel Mitchell Overcame Drug Use and homicidal Thoughts by Finding Faith". People. People. Archived from the original on October 29, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 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 April 27, 2013.
- Harnick, Chris (March 23, 2016). "An All That Reunion Is Coming to The Splat—This Is Vital Information for Your Everyday Life". E! Online. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
- "Kel Mitchell Returns To His Nickelodeon Roots On 'Sam And Cat' This Fall"
- Snierson, Dan (June 26, 2015). "Kel Mitchell returns to Nickelodeon to star in 'Game Shakers'". Entertainment Weekly.
- Mitchell, Kel [@iamkelmitchell] (February 21, 2019). "It's the truth!! #AllThat is back!! Get ready! Get Set! My bro @kenanthompson and I are about to take this to a whole new level! Now that's All That! #blessedlife #Nickelodeon #kenanandkel #teamJesus #executiveproducers #allthatisback 🤯💯🔥🙏🏾💪🏾" (Tweet). Retrieved February 26, 2019 – via Twitter.
- Thorbecke, Catherine (August 21, 2019). "Dancing With the Stars 2019: Hannah Brown, Karamo Brown, Lamar Odom and more to compete on new season". Good Morning America. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
- Lukach, Adam (June 4, 2018). "Q&A: Chicago native Kel Mitchell returns home for Nickelodeon SlimeFest". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
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- Chicago Tribune:https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1997-07-27-9707270374-story.html
- "Kel Mitchell Profile". Superior Pics. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
- "My Testimony – The Official Website of Kel Mitchell". Kelmitchell.net. February 16, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
- Williams, Nakisha (February 29, 2012). "Actor Kel Mitchell Jumps the Broom With Rapper Asia Lee". BET. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
- Aiello, McKenna (July 25, 2017). "Kel Mitchell and Wife Asia Lee Welcome a Daughter Named Wisdom". E! Online. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
- Lawrence, Derek (June 25, 2018). "Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell reuniting to compete on special episode of Double Dare". Entertainment Weekly.
- ""CBS DREAM TEAM… IT'S EPIC!" ADDS NEW SERIES TO ITS SATURDAY MORNING LINEUP". CBS Press Express (Press release). CBS. December 5, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
- "Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved April 27, 2013.