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Nick Cannon Biography

Birth Name:
Nicholas Scott Cannon
Birth Place:
San Diego, California, United States
Actor, rapper, comedian

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


  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated