Kirk Franklin worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. A regular on the awards show circuit, he made an appearance on "The 27th Annual NAACP Image Awards" (1995-96). He had an early role on the television special "Celebration Of Gospel: Taking You Higher" (). He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "ABC in Concert" (1990-98). Known primarily for his acting, Franklin contributed music to "Get on the Bus" (1996) with Richard Belzer. In the nineties, Franklin devoted his time to various credits, such as "Any Given Sunday" with Al Pacino (1999), "Play It to the Bone" (1999), "The 12th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards" and "The 13th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards." Franklin had a number of different projects under his belt in the early 2000s, including "American Idol" (Fox, 2001-), "The Gospel" (2005) starring Boris Kodjoe, "Norbit" with Eddie Murphy (2007), "Sunday Best" (BET, 2007-2015) and "Hopeville" (2008). Franklin last acted in the Queen Latifah comedic drama "Joyful Noise" (2012).