Meet Kenn Whitaker and Forest Whitaker

Kenn Whitaker (born June 8, 1963) is an American former film and television actor.


Whitaker was born Kenneth Dwayne Whitaker in Longview, Texas. Kenn had made his first appearance in the film Most Wanted which starred actors Keenen Ivory Wayans and Jon Voight, and then in 1999 he appeared in the film Life which starred Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence.

Kenn has two brothers, Forest Whitaker born in 1961 and Damon Whitaker born in 1970 and a sister, Deborah Whitaker, who are all also actors.


  • Last Days (2001) – Ben Forchet
  • The Theory of the Leisure Class (2001) – Otis
  • Life (1999/I) – Isaac
  • Party of Five (1999) (TV series) – Detention Center Guard (1 episode)
  • Bulworth (1998) – Henchman #1
  • Tracey Takes On… (1998) (TV series) – Second Smoking Man (1 episode)
  • Most Wanted (1997) – Bus Guard #2

Forest Whitaker Cast As Crime Boss Bumpy Johnson In “Godfather Of Harlem”A new series based on Bumpy Johnson and Malcolm X.

Bumpy Johnson is one of the most notorious gangsters of all time. The Harlem crime lord reigned for years, and his legend has insp
ired movies and shows. As reported by Deadline, Forest Whitaker is set to take on the role of the legendary mobster for a new series entitled Godfather Of Harlem. The series will premiere via Epix. Whitaker is also set to produce the drama.The series will follow Bumpy Johnson in the 60’s after he is released from a 10-year jail sentence. Seeing Harlem in the hands of the Genovese crime family, Johnson moves to rebuild his neighborhood and reclaim glory. During his fight for Harlem, Johnson allies with Malcolm X, who will be played by Nigél Thatch. Thatch played X in Selma, and his performance was widely lauded.

Deadline writes, “Thatch’s Malcolm X is a former Harle

m hustler who becomes the prime spokesman for the Nation of Islam and a world-wide icon. His former street mentor Bumpy Johnson will become his closest friend, confidant, and protector against a score of enemies.”

Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein are behind the productionof Godfatherof Harlem. Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy will also star in the series.

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