A look back at the TV series that inspired Kenan Thompson
The television series “Kenan” is the story of the son of a Nigerian refugee who escapes the violence and persecution in his native country, eventually settling in the United States.
It’s a TV classic that was one of the first in its genre to be adapted into film and has been adapted by some of the biggest names in Hollywood including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Lawrence, and Russell Crowe.
Kenan was born in 1977 and moved to Canada when he was six years old.
At the age of six, Kenan, along with his older sister, was adopted by an African-Canadian family, who moved him to New York City to live with them while they worked.
The siblings were moved to Toronto when Kenan’s father was arrested for the attempted murder of a Canadian police officer, and then, when he returned to Nigeria, the family was taken to the United Arab Emirates.
After being imprisoned in that country, Kenans adoptive parents fled to Kenya and eventually to Nigeria.
It was in the UAE that Kenan met and married a woman who had been his adoptive mother.
It wasn’t long before Kenan began taking care of her and her two children, eventually raising the two boys from infancy to the age he was born.
The two were given a house in Nigeria and Kenan started school, but by the age, he was able to speak English, and began working as a driver.
He was employed in a variety of jobs and eventually, he began working on the television series, which was a big hit with audiences in the early 1980s.
In 1984, Kenacans father, the infamous Nigerian dictator, was killed by a British soldier, which is when the show began airing on the CBC.
The show was also filmed in Kenya, which helped make Kenan famous in the country.
The story, which featured a lot of violence and ethnic tension between the Nigerians and the Kenyan ethnic group, made the show a huge success.
Kenans popularity continued to grow with the series airing every season, and the series has spawned a number of spinoffs, including “The King of Kenans” and “The Kenan of Africa.”
Kenan also appeared on the Disney Channel’s “Family Guy” and in “Dancing With the Stars.”
The series was renewed for a fifth season in 1990 and the story would eventually turn out to be the inspiration for a popular Disney movie, “Kenans Journey,” which was released in 2004.
Kenaan’s career in film was also off to a strong start.
The actor made his directorial debut with “The Last Kenan” in 1987, followed by “Kenacans Journey” and his next two movies, “The Great Kenan Odyssey” and the 1995 sequel “Kenaan Odyssey.”
In 1995, he won an Academy Award for best actor in a comedy for his role in “The Way We Were.”
In 2004, he starred in “Kensai: A Kenyan Odyssey,” which grossed more than $200 million at the box office.
In 2012, he received the American Film Institute’s “Golden Lion” award for best director.
In 2018, Kenaans son, Ben, was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in “Kenaan Odyssey.”
He went on to win another Golden Globe in 2019 for best actress in a movie for his performance in “Mata.”
Kenaani’s next film, “Serendipity,” was released by Universal Pictures in 2017.
He has also had a recurring role on “Family Feud,” and he recently starred in the ABC show “Sirens of Love,” which aired in 2018.
“Kenas Journey” was nominated again for an Academy Awards for best animated film in 2019 and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
“Serenity” is also set to be released in 2018, and Kenaanas son, Kenyans wife, is in the process of filming a new series.
“Kennyan Odyssey,” as well as other spinoffs and films based on the show, have continued to thrive in recent years.
Kenamans success has also made him an international celebrity, and he was featured in many documentaries, documentaries and television programs.
His name has been used in countless movies, commercials and TV shows.
In the early 1990s, he also appeared in a Broadway musical called “Ken Amo.”
Kenas son, also named Kenan (Kenya) was a regular on the TV show “The Family Guy,” which ran from 1995 to 1998.
Kenacns son, a former American Army soldier, also appeared as a regular in the TV movie “Kenare Odyssey.”
Kenacan’s next television show was “The Kingdom of Kenan,” which premiered in 1998.
It followed the adventures of the young Kenan and his family.
In 2003, Kenany was nominated as a Golden Globes