Kenneth Dwayne Whitaker, popularly known as Kenn Whitaker continued his family legacy with successful operation in the entertainment industry as an actor. He is the brother of the renowned award-winning artist, Forest Whitaker.
|Kenneth Dwayne Whitaker
|Longview, United States of America
|5 feet 10 inches
|United States of America
|56 years old
|Forest Whitaker, Deborah Whitaker, and Damon Whitaker
The 56-year-old actor creates a lavishing fortune out of his work in the industry. While his credits are not as long as his beloved brother, he surely worked his roles to perfection to create a name of his own. So, today we shall take an insight into the career path of Whitaker to stardom.
Whitaker’s a Wealthy Man
Well, yes! The African-American actor owns a staggering net worth of $100 thousand as of 2019. Kenn is most known for his performances in blockbuster movies like Life (1999), Most Wanted (1997), and Bulworth (1998).
The Texas origin actor is in his prime and surely has a lot to look forward to. Meanwhile, his elder brother Forest Whitaker is valued at a net worth of $40 million. Without wasting time, let us move on to how he created such massive wealth.
Popular from Most Wanted
The celebrity brother of legendary Forest Whitaker, Kenn appeared in the 1997 action thriller, Most Wanted. The actor played a minor character as a bus guard in the much-anticipated picture of the time.
The project, however, could not perform well as expected since the $25 million budgeted productions only earned $11 million as revenue. Even though the movie did not perform well, Kenn, as an individual, did great.
A Henchman at Bulworth
Moving on throughout his Hollywood journey, Kenn played another minor role of a Henchman at 1998‘s political satire comedy Bulworth.
The project gained positive responses from fans and nominations for Academy Awards. Despite that, it could not outclass its expenses since the $30 million movie earned only $29.2 million at the box-office globally.
Acted in Life
One of Whitaker’s greatest projects was when he landed the role in Life in 1999. He portrayed the role of Isaac in the American comedy-drama film. Despite his role was not a major one, he performed it with perfection to get other roles knocking at his door.
YouTube: Kenn Whitaker featured in Forest Whitaker’s family video.
The actor worked with Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, and the legendary multi-talented Obba Babatunde in the sets of Life. The movie grossed a total of $73 million at the box office.
Sibling of Forest Whitaker
No matter how hard Kenn worked in the industry, he just could not get out of his multi-talented brother Forest Whitaker’s shadow. Most of the glamor world know Kenn as a brother to Forest instead of his own identity.
The internet quite exploded back in 2018 when they found out the Golden Globe winner had another actor blood in Kenn. People were fuming and surprised over the fact that he was an exact look-alike to his brother despite being born two years behind.
Quick Facts: Kenn Whitaker
- The Texas-born actor is past his acting career since his last on-screen appearance was on Last Days (2001).
- Besides Forest, he has further celebrity bloodlines with younger brother Damon Whitaker and brother in law Kesha Whitaker.
- His debut on-screen appearance was on 1993‘s Strapped.
- Thus in, total, Kenn only owns eight on-screen credits but made the most out of it.