Nick Cannon

Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter
Though he originally dreamed of having a music career as a child, actor Nick Cannon found Hollywood success through stand-up comedy. An overall entertainer capable of functioning in several different mediums, Cannon ... Read more »
Born: 10/07/1980 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (95)

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

America's Got Talent 2001 - 2003, 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Drumline 2: A New Beat 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'n' Out 2001 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz 2001 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The 6th Annual Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

The Nick Cannon Show 2001 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The People Magazine Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Deal With It 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

F#ck Nick Cannon 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Project Runway All Stars 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

TeenNick Top 10 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Mash Up 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Nick Cannon's Big Surprise 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 4th Annual TeenNick HALO Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cartoon Network's Hall of Game Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Punk'd 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

The TeenNick HALO Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

20/20 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Son of a Gun 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The TeenNick Halo Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Up All Night 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen's Somewhat Special Special 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Halo Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Undateable 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Black to the Future 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen's Bigger Longer and Wider Show 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Day of the Dead (Remake) 2008 (Movie)

Salazar (Actor)

The Killing Room 2008 (Movie)

Paul Brodie (Actor)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

American Son 2007 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Ball Don't Lie 2007 (Movie)

Mico (Actor)

Even Money 2007 (Movie)

Godfrey Snow (Actor)

Rags to Riches 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

The BRICK Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

All That 1994 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Dwayne (Actor)

MTV's New Year of Music 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Monster House 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Officer Lister (Actor)

New Year's Eve Live! 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Third Annual Vibe Awards on UPN 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '05 Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Weapons 2006 (Movie)

Reggie (Actor)

All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

Bernard (Actor)

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Underclassman 2005 (Movie)

Tracy "Tre" Stokes (Actor)

Chappelle's Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Garfield 2004 (Movie)

Louis (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

3rd Annual BET Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

Alvin Johnson (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Drumline 2002 (Movie)

Devon Miles (Actor)

Men in Black II 2002 (Movie)

MIB Autopsy Agent (Actor)

The 2002 Miss Teen USA Pageant 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Parkers 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whatever It Takes 2000 (Movie)

Chess Club Kid (Actor)

Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rags (TV Show)

Actor

School Gyrls (TV Show)

Actor
Music (6)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Shorty (Put It On The Floor)") (Song Performer)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Shorty (Put It On The Floor)") (Song)

Drumline 2002 (Movie)

("I'm Scared of You") (Song Performer)

Drumline 2002 (Movie)

("Drum Polish Rap") (Song)

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 2001 (Movie)

rap lyrics("Parents Just Don't Understand (Teddy Riley remix)") (Theme Lyrics)

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 2001 (Movie)

(Song Performer)
Producer (5)

Incredible Crew 2001 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nick Cannon Improv Variety Project 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

ReactToThat 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

School Dance 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Underclassman 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (2)

School Dance 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Teens Know Everything 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Director
Writer (2)

School Dance 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Underclassman 2005 (Movie)

(from idea) (Source Material)

Biography

Though he originally dreamed of having a music career as a child, actor Nick Cannon found Hollywood success through stand-up comedy. An overall entertainer capable of functioning in several different mediums, Cannon quickly rose up the ranks from warm-up comic to featured performer on the teenage sketch comedy show, "All That" (Nickelodeon, 1994-2005). Only on the show for a year, he nonetheless was a steady presence on the cable station geared for kids, serving as the host of numerous incarnations of "Snick," a programming block that often featured performances by musical guests. Not content with life on the small screen, Cannon ventured into feature films and delivered a good performance as the lead in the surprise hit, "Drumline" (2003). But the young actor failed to capitalize on his acclaimed performance, choosing instead to appear in uninspired offerings like "Love Don't Cost a Thing" (2003) and "The Underclassman" (2005). Despite his multitude of projects, including hosting the popular competition series "America's Got Talent" (NBC, 2006- ), Cannon became most famous for marrying pop star Mariah Carey, and for engaging in a war of words with rapper Eminem, proving that true stardom built upon his own talents still remained elusive.

Relationships

James

Father
Born c. 1962

Monroe Cannon

Daughter
Born April 30, 2011; mother, Mariah Carey

Moroccan Cannon

Son
Born April 30, 2011; mother, Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Actor

Wife
Met in March 2008 when he co-directed the video for her single "Bye Bye" Married April 30, 2008 in a small secret ceremony in the Bahamas

Selita Ebanks Actor

Companion
Cannon proposed to Ebanks six weeks after they began dating in February 2007 Called off their engagement in October 2007

Beth Gardner

Mother
Born c. 1962

Christina Milian Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Love Don't Cost a Thing" (2003) Dated for three years and split in 2005 when she found out he was cheating on her

Milestones

2011

Landed a recurring role on the NBC comedy series "Up All Night"

2009

Replaced Jerry Springer (who replaced Regis Philbin) as host of "America's Got Talent" (NBC)

2008

Appeared in the Direct-to-DVD remake of "Day of the Dead"

2007

Created the sketch comedy series "Short Circitz" for MTV

2006

Co-starred in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby," an ensemble drama centered around the night of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination

2005

Produced and hosted the MTV improv comedy show "Wild 'N Out"

2005

Played a young detective who goes undercover at a private school in "Underclassman"

2004

Voiced a city mouse named Louis in "Garfield: The Movie"

2004

Cast in "Shall We Dance," a remake of a classic Japanese ballroom dance film opposite Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez

2003

Co-starred in the teen comedy "Love Don't Cost a Thing" with then-girlfriend Christina Milian

2002

Created and starred on the Nickelodeon series "The Nick Cannon Show"

2002

Made feature debut as a cocky drummer in "Drumline"

1998

Became a regular on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series "All That"

1998

Wrote five episodes of the Nickelodeon series "Cousin Skeeter"

1988

Began doing stand-up on his father's evangelical public-access show

Performed as the warm-up act for several Nickelodeon shows

By the age of 16, appeared at the Comedy Store and the Improv in Los Angeles, CA

Bonus Trivia

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"Nick has a self-deprecating quality that makes him very attractive to women, and the kind of guy every dude wants to hang out with. In a nutshell, my 'dawg' Nick is the future." – Will Smith quoted in People magazine, Jan. 20, 2003

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Cannon was hospitalized in January 2012 after suffering acute kidney failure while vacationing with his family in Aspen, CO. He was released from the hospital the following week.

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A month after suffering from acute kidney failure, doctors found blood clots in Cannon's lungs as well as an enlarged ventricle in his heart. He announced shortly afterwards that he was stepping down as host of the "Rolling with Nick Cannon" radio show on 92.3 in NYC.

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