Kenn Whitaker is a famous American film and TV actor. His birth name is Kenneth Dwayne Whitaker but he is popularly known as Kenn Whitaker. He came to be known for his appearances in films like Most Wanted, Bulworth, Life, and Last Days. Apart from these films, he also appeared in many films and TV series. Kenn is originally from Texas but shifted to Los Angeles for better opportunities.

Birth Name

Kenneth Dwayne Whitaker







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kenn Whitaker was born on the 8th of June 1963, in Longview, Texas, United States.


He’s currently 59 years old.

Sun Sign



He has African-Americans ethnicity.




Kenn attended an elementary school at Palisades charter high school in Palisades, California. He wasn’t at the top of his class and never at the bottom, but he made it through and graduated, later enrolling in college.

Family Details

  • Father – Forest Steven Jr.
  • Mother – Laura Francis

  • Siblings – Forest Whitaker (Brother), Damon Whitaker (Brother), Damon Whitaker (Sister)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Kenn Whitaker has dated –

Kenn present relationship status is possibly single. He has not shared the details related to his affair or girlfriend.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m


  • In Kilograms – 78 kg
  • In Pounds – 172 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color




Professional Statistics

Famous For

Whitaker is immensely popular across the world for his appearance in films like Bulworth (1998), and Last Days (2001). Apart from these films, he also appeared in many films and TV series through which he got fame.

Film Debut

In 1997, Kenn made his first appearance in the film Most Wanted who he co-acted with Keenan Ivory Wayans and Jon Voight and where he played a minor character as a bus guard.

Television Debut

In 1993, Whitaker made his on-screen debut on the TV show, Strapped.

Kenn Whitaker Favorites

  • Favorite ActorTom Hanks
  • Favorite Hobby – Acting
  • Favorite Color – White
  • Favorite Sports – Basketball and Tennis

Kenn Whitaker Net worth

Kenn’s has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2023.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kenn Whitaker

  • Kenn made his appearances in Tracey Takes On (1996-1999), Bulworth (1998) where he played another minor character of a Henchman and Party of Five (1994-2000).
  • His parents are Laura Francis Smith and Forest Steven Jr. He has two brothers, Forest Whitaker and Damon Whitaker, and a sister, Deborah Whitaker. All of them are actors.
  • Due to their uncanny resemblance, netizens assumed that the Whitaker brothers were twins. However, that is not the case.
  • Whitaker’s mother put herself through college and earned two master’s degrees while taking care of her young children, which is in no way an easy feat.
  • Kenn brother, Forest was named the honorary chief of Nkwerre, a town in Nigeria after their ancestry was traced back to the place.


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