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Nathan (Dog)

Breed: Dachshund

Kenan Thompson has had many pets over the years. Most recently, he had a sausage dog named Nathan, who’s name was inspired by Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. Nathan has since passed away. Kenan is seen here holding a rescue pup, while he was encouraging high school students to consider a career in the veterinary field. This was in 2021 while he was promoting the live-action movie, Clifford the Big Red Dog, where he plays Clifford’s vet.

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May 10, 1978 (45)

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Kenan Thompson’s illustrious career spans over three decades, marking him as a cornerstone of American comedy, particularly through his record-setting tenure on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Since joining SNL in 2003, Thompson has become the longest-serving cast member, showcasing his exceptional talent in sketch comedy. His unique ability to take both ordinary and funny lines and transform them into memorable moments has been a significant factor in his success. Lorne Michaels, the creator of SNL, has praised Thompson for radiating goodness and charm, no matter the character he’s portraying, whether it’s an impression of O.J. Simpson or hosting as Darnell Hayes in “Black Jeopardy!”

Thompson’s versatility extends beyond SNL, with notable roles in films and other TV shows. Before his SNL fame, he was already a beloved figure on Nickelodeon, starring in All That and Kenan & Kel, which endeared him to a generation of viewers. His filmography includes roles in Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Snakes on a Plane, and voice roles in animations like Sit Down, Shut Up. Thompson’s engagement with audiences also includes appearances in children’s shows like Rugrats, iCarly, and Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, as well as prime-time comedies like Psych and Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

In addition to his extensive work in television and film, Thompson’s contributions to comedy were recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022, situated next to Lorne Michaels’ star, marking his 20th anniversary on SNL. This honor is a testament to his impact and influence in the industry. Over his career, Thompson has been nominated for five Primetime Emmys, winning once for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “Come Back, Barack,” a testament to his multifaceted talent. His impressions on SNL have included a wide range of characters from Al Sharpton to Steve Harvey, contributing to over 1,500 sketches. Thompson’s recent work includes reprising his role in Good Burger 2, alongside Kel Mitchell, bringing back the iconic duo 26 years after the original film.