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Kenn Whitaker
American actor

Kenn Whitaker

Kenn Whitaker
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Intro American actor
Is Actor Television actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 8 June 1963, Longview, United States of America
Age 59 years
Star sign Gemini
Mother: Laura Francis (née Smith)
Father: Forest Steven Whitaker Jr.
Siblings: Forest WhitakerDeborah WhitakerDamon Whitaker
Relatives: Keisha Nash WhitakerSonnet Noel Whitaker
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Kenn Whitaker (born June 8, 1963) is an American former film and television actor. 

Whitaker was born Kenneth Dwayne Whitaker on 8 June 1963 in Longview, Texas, to Laura Francis (née Smith), a special education teacher, and Forest Steven Whitaker Jr., an insurance salesman. When he was two, his family relocated to Carson, California. He has two brothers, Forest Whitaker (born 1961) and Damon Whitaker (born 1970) and a sister, Deborah Whitaker, who are all also actors.

Through his brother, Forest's marriage, he is an (ex) brother-in-law of American actress, Keisha Nash Whitaker. Keisha and Forest were married from 1996 to 2018.


Kenn had made his first appearance in the film Most Wanted which starred actors Keenen Ivory Wayans and Jon Voight, and then in 1999 he appeared in the film Life which starred Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence.

He was last seen in 2001, in the role of  "Ben Forchet" in crime/drama, Last Days.


1993StrappedTV MovieForest WhitakerChi AliBokeem Woodbine
1997Most WantedMovieKeenen Ivory WayansJon Voight
1998Tracey Takes On...TV SeriesTracey UllmanAlastair Duncan (actor)Julie Kavner
1998BulworthMovieWarren BeattyWarren BeattyWarren BeattyWarren BeattyHalle Berry
1999Party of FiveTV SeriesMatthew FoxScott WolfNeve Campbell
1999/ILifeMovieTed DemmeRobert RamseyEddie MurphyMartin LawrenceObba Babatundé
2001The Theory of the Leisure ClassMovieAmber BensonJoanne Baron
2001Last DaysMovieGabriel Jarret
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