Nick Cannon is a American rapper, comedian, director, writer, record producer, entrepreneur, television host, radio personality, and actor best known for being the creator, executive producer, and host of the improv comedy show, Wild 'N Out on MTV and MTV2. As a teenager, he starred as a cast member and writer in All That on Nickelodeon, and is also a former host of American's Got Talent on NBC. Cannon has also done acting in movies such as Drumline, Love Doesn't Cost a Thing, and Chiraq.


Nick started his television career as a writer, then warm-up, then a new cast member in the fifth season of the sketch-comedy show All That on Nickelodeon, and soon went on to host his own show, The Nick Cannon Show, which also earned him his first "Kids' Choice Award". In 2003, his television series was cancelled after two seasons but Cannon already started pursuing his film career as he starred in films such as Love Doesn't Cost A Thing, Men in Black II, and his most known film role as "Devon Miles" in Drumline. In the same year, he released his self-titled debut studio album which featured his hit single "Gigolo" featuring singer/record producer R. Kelly, who helped co-wrote and produce the track as well. In 2005, Nick then debuted his new improv comedy show Wild 'N Out on MTV, which aired for 4 seasons before going on six-year hiatus. Along with Wild 'N Out, Cannon created and executive produced a sketch-comedy series Short Circuitz that aired on MTV before being cancelled for one season due to low ratings. Due to popular demand by fans of the show, Cannon brought back Wild 'N Out with a new cast of talent and moved the show to New York City while airing on MTV2 for it's next two seasons, the show went back to airing on MTV when it's eighth season premiered. Cannon is also the chairman of TeenNick, where he also hosts the music video clip show, TeenNick Top 10. In 2013, Nick created the sketch-comedy show Incredible Crew, which aired on Cartoon Network for 1 season before being cancelled. In 2014, Cannon also made his directorial debut with his comedy drama film, School Dance, which was released on July 2, 2014 along with his second studio album, White People Party Music in the same year. Cannon executive produced and reprised his role as Devon Miles in the direct-to-TV movie sequel, Drumline 2: A New Beat, which aired on VH1 in October 2014. While continuing to host Wild 'N Out, Cannon hosted his own reality clip show on NBC titled Caught On Camera with Nick Cannon for 3 seasons, had a lead role in the Spike Lee directed film, Chiraq, and was the Chief Creative Officer for Radioshack. He released his second mixtape, The Gospel of Ike Turn Up: My Side of the Story and later released the single Hold On on iTunes.  In 2017, Cannon premiered his new Showtime comedy special "Stand Up, Don't Shoot" on February 11, 2017 and announced his resignation as host of "America's Got Talent" after he made some controversial comments about NBC in the special and heard how they took firing him into consideration. Recently, he has also directed, produced, and starred in an independent film that centers around a women's basketball team titled She Ball, which stars Chris Brown, Cedric the Entertainer, and Faizon Love. Cannon is also currently the co-host of the children's reality competition series Lip Sync Battle Shorties on Nickelodeon.


  • Red Team (Seasons 1-4, 9-present)
  • Platinum Team (Seasons 5-6)
  • Black Team (Season 7, 10)
  • Gold Team (Season 8)


  • He has appeared in every episode and season of Wild 'N Out, though he didn't host the "International Woman's Day Special" but still appeared in the special.
  • He started doing stand-up when he was 12 years old.
  • On the show, he is frequently dissed for his rapping, music, and acting career, his work on Nickelodeon, his former beef with rapper Eminem, and his past marriage with Mariah Carey.
  • He has two twins named "Monroe" and "Moroccan" from his marriage with Mariah Carey, he also has a son named "Golden" from his relationship with Brittney Bell.
  • He also created and produced the new theme song for Season 5.
  • He got the idea of the show from watching "106 & Park" with DJ D-Wrek.
  • He spent all of his money on the pilot of Wild 'N Out.
  • He performed his song "Pajama Pants" in a episode of Season 6, which marked his debut on the show as a Musical Guest.
  • He is the founder of N'Credible Entertainment, which is his second production company and record label after "Mr. Renaissance Entertainment" and "Can-I-Ball Records".
  • He brought the show back due to popular demand.
  • He is enrolled at Howard University as of 2016.
  • In the first 4 seasons his team color was Red, but was later switched to Platinum in Seasons 5 to 6, he led the Black Team for the entire season of Season 7 and once in Season 10, the Gold Team in Season 8 and as of Season 9, he is back to leading the Red Team.
  • His longest running show is Wild 'N Out.
  • He is currently in a rap group that goes by the name "Black Squad" with Wild 'N Out cast members, Conceited, Hitman Holla, and Charlie Clips.
  • When he was a teenager, he formed a group "Da G4 Dope Bomb Squad" with his friend Steve Groves as the group was loved by Will Smith, Montell Jordan, 98 Degrees, and LFO.
  • He was also signed to Jive Records at one point.
  • He is also in partnership with a lot of television networks such as VH1, BET, MTV, Nickelodeon, etc.