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Also Known As: Kel Johari Rice Mitchell, Jeff Hinty Died:
Born: August 25, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, singer, songwriter

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Chicago native Kel Mitchell, the thin, hyperactive half of the Kenan & Kel comedy team, 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...

Chicago native Kel Mitchell, the thin, hyperactive half of the Kenan & Kel comedy team, 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).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 See Dick Run (2009)
3.
 Honeydripper (2007)
4.
 Like Mike 2 (2006)
5.
 Ganked (2005)
6.
 Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004) Voice Of T-Bone
8.
 Mystery Men (1999) The Invisible Boy
9.
 Good Burger (1997) Ed
10.
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Appeared in local theater productions in his native Chicago
1995:
Was a regular on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series "All That"
1996:
Starred as Kel in the Nickelodeon sitcom spin-off "Kenan & Kel"
1996:
Appeared along with Kenan Thompson in a recurring role on The WB's comedy series "The Steve Harvey Show"
1997:
Co-starred with Thompson in the film "Good Burger"; wrote and performed the theme song "We're All Dudes"
1998:
Guest starred as himself on ABC's "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch"
1999:
Returned to the big screen in "The Mystery Men," a comedy about a group of peculiar superheroes
2000:
Reteamed with Thompson in appearance in "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"
2000:
Voiced T-Bone in the children's cartoon series "Clifford the Big Red Dog" (PBS)
2005:
Joined the cast of UPN's "One on One" as Manny Sellers
2007:
Began appearing on BET's "Take the Cake"
2007:
Cast in the John Sayles directed, "Honeydripper"
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Education

ETA Creative Arts Foundation: Chicago , Illinois -
ETA Creative Arts Foundation: Chicago , Illinois -

Notes

Kel Mitchell on his comedic characterizations: "I didn't know it was craft. I just had all of these people living inside me that wanted to get out" --quoted in NEWSDAY, July 31, 1997

"Watching Kel is like watching TV, you know? It's like, you just stare." --Co-star Kenan Thompson quoted in NEWSDAY July 31, 1997

Mitchell is a member of the hip hop group MAFT (Minds After Future Thought). He is featured on the "All That" soundtrack performing a song with the singing group Immature, in addition to writing and performing the "Good Burger" theme song "We're All Dudes"

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mother:
Meredith Mitchell.
sister:
Keyana Mitchell. Older.
sister:
Kyra Mitchell. Born c. 1994.

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