Fast Facts

  • Started playing music at age 8 after his grandfather gave him instruments as a gift.
  • Began performing stand-up at age 11; first routine was on his father's cable-access show; had gigs in Hollywood at the Improv, the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store as a teen.
  • Cofounded two-man rap group Da Bomb Squad in high school; later opened for Montell Jordan, LFO and mentor Will Smith.
  • Plays drums, the harmonica and the synthesizer.
  • Had a morning radio show titled Rollin' with Nick Cannon.
  • Has his own film and TV production company, Mr. Renaissance Entertainment, as well as a multimedia company, NCredible Entertainment.
  • Serves as chairman of the TeenNick television network.


  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Moroccan Scott Cannon — Son
  • Monroe Cannon — Daughter
  • James Cannon — Father
  • Beth Hackett — Mother
  • Christina Milian — Ex-significant Other
  • Selita Ebanks — Ex-fiancée
  • Mariah Carey — Wife (separated)


  • Attended Santa Monica Community College, Santa Monica, California, United States; attends Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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  • Birth Name: Nicholas Scott Cannon
  • Birth Place: San Diego, California, United States
  • Birthday: October 8, 1980, Libra
  • Profession: Actor, Rapper, Comedian