More Nick Cannon Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Shall We Dance)Nick Cannon is a multi-talented teen with success in film, comedy and music. In movies, he came to the fore as the star of the sleeper hit DRUMLINE, and most recently starred in the romantic comedy, LOVE DON'T COST A THING and played the voice of Louis, a city mouse, in GARFIELD opposite Bill Murray and Alan Cumming. His forthcoming films include the comedy THE UNDERCLASSMAN. On the music front, Nick's first rap album was released on Jive Records in the winter of 2003. The first single from Nick's album was heard as a featured song on the soundtrack DRUMLINE. The second single off the album, Feelin Freaky, a collaboration with B2K, is currently in heavy radio rotation. He has recently been on tour with music sensations B2K for their Scream III tour.
On the small screen Nick is best known for being the co-creator, executive producer and star of his own sketch-comedy, variety show THE NICK CANNON SHOW on Nickelodeon. He won the 2002 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Actor. Cannon started performing at the tender age of eight and by 12 took to the stage performing his music and stand-up routines. Soon after, Nick founded his San Diego-based rap duo Da Bom Squad, whose hip-hop rhythm rocked such venues as Billboard Live and shared the stage with musical performers Will Smith, Montell Jordan and LFO. At 16, Nick headed for Hollywood to perform his stand-up routine at world renowned comedy venues including The Improv, The Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store. It was there that he caught the attention of his manager and landed his first industry gig with Nickelodeon, a relationship that grew and progressed into THE NICK CANNON SHOW.
Bio courtesy Miramax for "Shall We Dance" (03-Jan-2005)
Biography #3 (for Love Don't Cost A Thing)Before making his motion picture debut starring as Devon, the talented street drummer from Harlem in the 2003 hit Drumline, Nick Cannon at only 21 years old, was the co-creator, executive producer and star of his own sketch-comedy variety show, The Nick Cannon Show on Nickelodeon, which earned him the 2002 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Actor.
Other small screen credits include cast regular on the Nickelodeon series All That, a comedy/musical performance show. Cannon's ambitious talents soon caught the attention of Academy Award nominee Will Smith, who quickly became his mentor. Smith went on to produce a 2001 pilot for the WB, titled Loose Cannon, which headlined Cannon as both the writer and star.
Cannon began performing at the tender age of eight and by twelve he was performing his music and stand-up routines. Soon after, Nick founded and performed as part of the San Diego-based rap duo Da Bom Squad, whose hip-hop rhythm rocked such venues as Billboard Live and shared the stage with musical performers Smith, Montell Jordan, and LFO.
At sixteen, Nick headed for Hollywood to perform his stand-up routine at world-renowned comedy venues including The Improv, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store, along with comedians Chris Tucker, Damon Wayans and Chris Rock. In addition to acting & stand-up, Nick signed a recording contract with Jive Records, and is preparing to debut his self-titled album in the fall. Cannon has been busy in the studio recording tracks with powerhouse producing team The Neptunes, and collaborating with major music stars R. Kelly and B2K.
Cannon recently finished production on Shall We Dance starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez, along with providing his voice for the animated feature Garfield as Louis the City Mouse.
Bio courtesy Fox for "Love Don't Cost A Thing" (02-Dec-2003)