Born: Kel Johari Rice Mitchell August 25, 1978 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Actor, Writer and Director Kel Mitchell was honored with a Cable Ace Award in 1997 for Best Actor in a comedy series for his work in the Nickelodeon series "Kenan and Kel" and also honored with a Kids Choice Award in 1999 for Best Actor in a comedy series for both Nickelodeon series "All That" and "Kenan and Kel". Mitchell later earned two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for his voice work as the lovable "T-Bone" in the award winning PBS series and book series "Clifford the Big Red Dog" in 2001 and again in 2002.
Most recently, Mitchell begun doing stand up comedy and is on a nationwide tour preparing for his one-hour special. He also provides voice work for his character as skateboarding germaphobe, "Jay-Jay" on the Rob Dyrdek creation & Nicktoons cartoon series, "Wild Grinders" and as "Tiny Pea" on the popular cartoon series "Veggie Tales". Having a genuine understanding of today's youth and roots in kid's television, Mitchell speaks to youth across the country encouraging them to follow their dreams, to walk by faith and not by sight and live a Godly lifestyle. Kel is involved in putting on and hosting uplifting concerts in inner cities teaming up with major Gospel and Christian music artist. Mitchell is also the spokesperson for "The Black College Expo" providing numerous scholarships for students through out the year. Mitchell and his wife Asia Lee-Mitchell were recently honored with an award from the "Carson Black Chambers of Commerce" for their work in the city of Compton, California, providing a safe program for kids to show off their creative talents in a dance variety live show created by the couple called, "The Back House Party". Hopeful in reducing Bullying in school's, Mitchell has written and directed a faith-based film that both teachers' and youth pastors use to teach their students about how to eliminate bullying by using the principles of forgiveness and unconditional love. Mitchell is also a music video director. His most recent production is the high-octane video called, "Battery". He directed this video for Clear sight music's Christian Pop artist "V.Rose" featuring Billboard top charting Christian hip-hop artist "Flame".
Mitchell's recent acting in television includes, Nickelodeon's "Game Shakers", TRU TV's "Friends of the People", Cartoon Network's "Loiter Squad", Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat" & "The Thundermans", TV One's "Love That Girl" and Disney's "Liv & Maddie".