Forest Whitaker’s brother, Kenn Whitaker, is also an actor. However, he has not enjoyed as much fame and exposure as his brother.
Forest Whitaker is a hulking giant that towers above most people at 6ft 2in, but his height is not what he is most famous for. That would be his acting career, which has won him accolades including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA.
Besides Forest Whitaker, there are only three other African-American males that have won an Academy Award for Best Actor. They include Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx.
Forest Whitaker has appeared in several movies and TV shows since he became an actor, making him a popular figure in the entertainment industry. He shares similar looks with his brother, but there is a world of difference in their career achievements.
Who Is Forest Whitaker’s Brother, Kenn?
Kenn Whitaker is one of Forest Whitaker’s three siblings. He was born on June 8, 1963, in Longview Texas, USA, and is a fairly well-known actor with performances in cinema and movies.
His full name is Kenneth Dwayne Whitaker; however, most people just call him Kenn Whitaker. He rose to fame thanks to his great performances in films like “Bulworth,” “Life,” and “Most Wanted.”
Are Kenn And Forest Whitaker Twins?
No, Kenn and Forest Whitaker are not twins. Forest Whitaker, born in 1961, is two years older than Kenn, who was born in 1963.
Kenn and Forest have been the topic of many conversations on social media because of how similar they look. In fact, some find it hard to believe that the pair are not the same person.
Hence on Google, there are questions like “Is Kenn Whitaker a real person?” The answer to the question is that he is, even if they look the same way.
Kenn And Forest Whitaker’s Family
Kenn Whitaker’s parents are Forest Steven Jr. and Laura Francis Smith. Laura is an educated woman who raised her kids while putting herself through school.
She ended up with two master’s degrees for her efforts, and her parenting remained solid enough to bring up her kids well. Her husband, Forest Steven Jr., was an insurance salesman who worked long hours to support his family.
Besides Kenn and Forest, they are also the parents of Deborah Whitaker and Damon Whitaker. All four kids ended up becoming actors. However, the most popular among them is Forest.
Kenn Whitaker Was Inspired To Pursue Acting By His Brother
Forest Whitaker’s brother, Kenn, has always been an actor, but while his talent has been acknowledged by many, he is best known as Forest’s brother. Thankfully he has not let this define their relationship, and they both get along splendidly.
According to some reports, Forest played a big role in Kenn’s decision to become an actor. After Kenn finished college, he took on minor roles, including the one that saw him play a bus guard in 1997’s “Most Wanted.”
Following that debut, Kenn went on to bag some other roles in movies and TV that allowed him to showcase his acting talents. His debut on TV was in “Strapping” in 1993, and he has since been featured in several others playing minor and non-recurring roles.
Kenn has not been very active lately with his last movie gig being 2001’s “Last Days.” He seems to prefer living under the radar these days and does not seem bothered about his fading relevance in Hollywood.
Some believe that he may have really become famous had he stuck to acting, but Kenn is at peace with his choice to leave that world behind. Unfortunately, because he values his privacy so much, nobody knows exactly what he has been up to career-wise.
There are rumors he now mostly works for his brother’s charity organization, The Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative. However, this has not been confirmed by Kenn or his brother Forest.
Regardless of what Kenn now does, fans hope that the gentleman will continue to thrive and grow in his chosen career. Many also can’t wait to hear that he has finally been tied to a woman.
As it stands, no one knows much about his relationship status, but perhaps that will change in the nearest future.