For more than 20 years, the multifaceted Cannon has entertained audiences on stage, television and film. As a comedian, TV executive producer and host, actor, writer, director, DJ, entrepreneur, philanthropist and children's book author, Cannon continues to take the industry by storm.
Cannon can be seen in Roadside/Amazon Studios' critically acclaimed film "Chi-Raq," directed by Spike Lee. The film is a modern-day adaptation of the ancient Greek play "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. Cannon plays the title character and also co-wrote and performs the opening song. Cannon was recently named Chief Creative Officer of RadioShack, where he will play an active role in the development of their exclusive products as well as help to further transform the retailer into a must-visit electronics destination.
Earlier this year, Cannon made a recurring appearance on the Golden Globe-winning comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Additional television credits include the highly successful "Wild 'N Out," which he created, produces and hosts. Currently in its seventh season, the show debuted with the highest-rated season premiere in the network's history and continues to be one of MTV's highest-rated shows.
Cannon began performing at the age of eight after his grandfather left him several instruments as a gift. Eventually, Cannon headed for Hollywood at the age of 15 and landed gigs at world-renowned comedy venues, including the Improv, Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. Cannon went on to share the stage with the likes of Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock before landing his first television gig as a series regular and writer on Nickelodeon's long-running hit series "All That," making him the youngest staff writer in television history. This path culminated in the creation of "The Nick Cannon Show," in which he starred, directed and executive produced.
Cannon made his first appearance on the big screen alongside Will Smith in "Men in Black II." Other film credits include "Drumline" and "Bobby." He recently wrote, directed and produced his first studio film, "School Dance," and produced the sequel "Drumline: A New Beat." He has also inked a multi-year first look production deal with NBCUniversal to develop scripted and unscripted fare and is currently in production on the reboot of "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous."
Through his highly successful multimedia company NCredible Entertainment, Cannon produces TV and film projects, including Nickelodeon's "Make It Pop," "HALO Awards," "TeenNick Top Ten" and "React to That." NCredible's next TV venture is Oxygen's "Like a Boss." The company also has other successful entities, including a very successful line of consumer products.
Noted by The New York Times as "one of the most recognizable personalities in teen media," Cannon actively serves as the CEO of the teen magazine Celebrity High as well as chairman of TeenNick, Nickelodeon's television network aimed at the teen audience.
Cannon has always made the time to use his resources and his voice as a philanthropist to give back to the community and those in need, working with nationally recognized organizations such as Feeding America, Boys & Girls Club, Do Something, Toys for Tots, Stomp Out Bullying, Lupus Foundation of America and the National Kidney Foundation. He is also an active member on the Board of Directors of New York's St. Mary's Children's Hospital and runs his own Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation.