Hollywood Flashback: Kenan Thompson Earned His Chops on ‘All Tha

The "Saturday Night Live" star, who will host the Emmys on Monday, has been entertaining live audiences since 1994,

when he was cast in Nickelodeon's sketch-comedy program. 

Kenan Thompson will host his first Emmys on September 12. And if anyone has the appropriate resume, it's he. Thompson, 44, has been

entertaining live audiences since 1994, when he was cast in Nickelodeon's nascent sketch-comedy series, All That. He is currently the longest-

tenured cast member of Saturday Night Live (he is set to begin his 20th season).

By the time he was 16 years old, he had scored several prestigious film parts, including one in Disney's Heavyweights, a Judd Apatow-penned

This performance drew the attention of All That creators Brian Robbins (now the president of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon) and Michael Tollin.