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The Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan and Kel was an absolute staple of the late 1990s, which aired on the network for four seasons.

Decades on from its first appearance on our screens, it remains a beloved show in the hearts of viewers.

Following the adventures of Kenan Rockmore (played by Kenan Thompson) and his best pal Kel Kimble (Kel Mitchell), it also featured a number of star-studded cameos throughout the series, including Britney Spears.

However, with it being over 20 years since the show came to one end, we take a look at where the show’s cast are these days.

Kenan Thompson

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Kenan Thompson is still a huge name to date, having turned his attention to Saturday Night Live.

He is still regularly appearing on the show nearly 20 years after his debut, making him the programme’s longest-running cast member ever.

As well as a host of characters, his celebrity impressions over the years have included Whoopi Goldberg, OJ Simpson and Steve Harvey on the show’s Family Feud sketch.

Kenan is currently starring in a self-titled sitcom on NBC – where he plays a widowed father of two daughters.

The show debuted earlier this year with other names including Don Johnson, who plays his father-in-law and has already been renewed for a season two.

Kel Mitchell

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Kel quickly rose to stardom in the late 1990s, and landed a film role as Ed in Good Burger in 1997 – which is probably his most famous gig outside his work with Kenan.

He continued to be seen regularly on TV in the years to follow and even featured as the voice of T-Bone in children’s cartoon, Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Kel was the subject of a bizarre MySpace death hoax back in 2006, with rumours flying around the star had passed away.

He’s continued to be seen on the channel which made him a big name, appearing as a regular on the reboot of All That on Nickelodeon.

More recently, he finished as runner-up in America’s Strictly Come Dancing equivalent, Dancing With The Stars back in 2019.

Ken Foree

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Ken starred as Kenan’s father Roger in the show, who worked as an air-traffic controller and was not a big fan of his son’s best friend.

Away from the show, Ken already had a long list of TV credits to his name before joining the cast of the sitcom.

The horror fanatic even has held his own self-titled horror festivals in recent years, with the first Foree Fest coming to the UK in 2007.

And continuing on the more scary theme, he appeared in Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of Halloween.

Teal Marchande

Teal was the matriarch of the Rockmore family but was more laid back than her on-screen husband towards her son’s mischievous behaviour.

However, Teal took a step back from acting after Kenan & Kel, with no more credits to her name since the show finished.

She is still active on social media and appears to still be fond of her former co-stars, recently sharing an article from Variety which asked to recognise “SNL legend” Kenan Thompson with an Emmy award.

Her Twitter profile lists her as “that chick from The Kenan & Kel Show! Shes Back! Actress. Writer, Radio Host, Speaker, Advocate & so much more.”

Vanessa Baden

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Vanessa appeared on the show as Kenan’s sister Kyra Rockmore, with it soon emerging she had a huge crush on Kel.

She was only 11 when the sitcom first aired but it wasn’t the first time she had appeared on a programme on the network, having starred in Gullah Gullah Island for four years beforehand.

Vanessa took a break from acting after Kenan & Kel ended too and spent time studying for a degree in Sociology at Florida State University.

She has since made a comeback, starting with an appearance in 2011 YouTube comedy series Fail.

She’s also written and starred in web series Giants, which appeared on Issa Rae’s YouTube channel which ran from 2017-8. It was even nominated for two daytime Emmy awards.

Dan Frischman

Dan played socially awkward character Chris Potter in the sitcom, who acted as Kenan’s boss at Rigby’s Grocery Store.

His TV career seems to have taken a backseat, as his Twitter page lists him as a writer and director – as well as an actor.

He has since directed for Nickelodeon and worked on episodes of Sam & Cat which starred Ariana Grande and Jenette McCurdy.

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