He hit instant fame as a young actor on the original version of Nickelodeon’s “All That.”
Now, two decades later, Kel Mitchell, along with his “All That” and Good Burger co-star Keenan Thompson, are executive producing the newest version of the hit sketch comedy show.
The actor is currently starring in MTV’s Christmas version of Ridiculousness, aka Deliciousness, which is airing everyday this week on the cable channel at 7/6 c.
The show, hosted by Tiffani Thiessen, features a panel cast of commentators who share their thoughts on hilarious food fails, which is inevitable, especially around the holidays!
Kel himself shared a few of his own pitfalls, as well as his Christmas traditions, in our chat.
Not only is Kel an accomplished actor, who manage to successfully navigate through child stardom, he’s also a father and yes…a youth pastor!
Kel successfully found a way to merge his Hollywood career with that of pastoral ministry, and even shared scripture with the stars of the new version of his show.
The father-of-four recalled the time he first met the teen cast, and felt God tell him to “tell them something you would have wished someobody would have told you.”
“I got in front of them and I said, ‘Remember that you were made great, when you were knitted in the womb. God made you great. So this show is not the thing that’s gonna make you great….you’re not your character. Know that you were great when you were born.”
The actor, who was a child star himself, further explained why he shared what he did.
“Because as child stars, you kind of mix it all together…”
He appeared to describe how child stars can confuse friendship with the business and work side of things, and might get confused if they’re not hired by a manager or director they once worked with.
For the full interview, check out the videos above, and make sure to catch Kel all this week on MTV’s Deliciousness at 7/6c!