Kenneth Michael Benbow "Kenny" Blank (born September 15, 1977) is an American actor and musician. Later, he changed his name to Kenn Michael. Blank is best known for his role as Michael Peterson in the television series The Parent 'Hood from 1995 to 1997 for which he also composed some music, as well as his appearance in Eddie Murphy's 1992 film, Boomerang.

Kenny Blank
Born
Kenneth Michael Benbow Blank

(1977-09-15) September 15, 1977 (age 42)
Other namesKenn Michael
OccupationActor, musician, director, producer
Years active1991–present

Early life and educationEdit

Blank was born in New York City.[citation needed]

Career as performerEdit

As a child, Blank reviewed the book Jumanji on Reading Rainbow in the episode about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He also narrated Bill Martin, Jr.'s "Knots on a Counting Rope" with Joseph Ruben Silverbird. His major breakthrough was his role as Tito in the 1991 Joe Pesci film The Super. For his performance as Tito, Blank was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1992 in the Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion Picture category.[1]

In 1991, he starred as Linus Bragg in the movie Carolina Skeletons (or The End of Silence), about an African-American boy in the mid-20th century South who was wrongfully executed at the age of 14. The movie was based on a novel, both of which were based on the true events regarding the arrest, conviction and execution of 14-year-old George Stinney. Blank appears in the feature film Boomerang. He portrayed Michael Peterson in the TV series The Parent 'Hood in the mid-1990s.

Blank provided the voice of the character Darren Patterson on the Nickelodeon animated series As Told by Ginger (2000–06), as well as earning a small role in All Grown Up!, as Sulky Boy's band member J.T.. He also appeared in Silent Story and Delivering Milo. Notable guest appearances on television shows include roles in City of Angels, Living Single, and Freaks and Geeks.

Blank appears in the Saints Row video game series as one of the selectable voices of the Boss, the main character of the series. He is the only voice who is selectable in all games in the series besides the original, where the player character is mostly a silent protagonist.

Blank provide the English dub voice of Angelino in Mutafukaz. He is the English dub voice of Philly the Kid in Cannon Busters.

Other careerEdit

Since 1998, Blank has cinematographed, edited and directed a number of short films.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Super Tito
1992 Boomerang Kenny
1998 Dead Man on Campus Luke
2000 Boltneck Jordy
2001 Delivering Milo Mr. Ralph
Evolution Student
Silent Story Short film
2005 The Legend of Frosty the Snowman Walter Wader (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 All You've Got Music Composer
2017 Mutafukaz Angelino (voice)

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992–1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Henry 1 episode
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street James Hill
Alex Haley's Queen Henry at 11
Tall Hopes Ernest Harris 6 episodes
1995–1997 The Parent 'Hood Michael Peterson Seasons 1–3
1997 Living Single Damon Barker 1 episode
2000–2006 As Told by Ginger Darren Patterson (voice), Various Voices 32 episodes
2019 Cannon Busters Philly the Kid (voice) 12 episodes

VideogamesEdit

Year Title Role
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Pedestrian
2006 Saints Row Stilwater's Resident / Radio Voice
Company of Heroes Voice
2007 Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Aldrich
Power Rangers: Super Legends Navy Thunder Ranger
2008 Saints Row 2 Main Character Black Male
2011 Saints Row: The Third Male Voice 2
2013 Saints Row IV The President of the United States Male 2
2015 Saints Row: Gat out of Hell The President of the United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes: Kenny Blank". rottentomatoes.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2010.

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