Nicholas Scott Cannon (born October 17, 1980 in San Diego, California) is a rapper, comedian music producer and actor.
Nick Cannon began performing at the age of eight. Soon after, he formed rap duo "Da Bomb Squad" with his best friend. They opened for the likes of Will Smith and Montell Jordan. When he was sixteen, he moved to Hollywood. He performed at comedy clubs such as The Improv, The Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store. He began working for Nickelodeon. Nick started off as a stand-up to warm up the audience of All That. He quickly landed a starring role on the show in 1998. He landed his own show on the channel, The Nick Cannon Show, which he starred, executive produced, created and composed the theme song for.
He has also appeared in films, such as the lead role in 2002's Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, the 2005 Underclassman and many more.
He also has collaborated with many musicians such as Lil Romeo, 3LW and appeared on soundtracks. He released his 2003 eponymous debut album and went on tour with B2K in the summer of 2003.
Nick is the creator, producer and host of MTV's improv comedy show Wild 'N Out which debuted in 2005. He also released his first single "Can I Live" featuring Anthony Hamilton, from Cannon's upcoming album "Stages" the same year. He currently dates singer / actress Christina Milian.
His song "Can I Live" has attracted attention from the anti-abortion movement. While he personally opposes the practice, he states, "whether you're pro-life or pro-choice, when it's happening to you, what people say doesn't matter. It's a personal decision."
Nick Cannon is 'hilarious' according to a fictional version of Dave Chappelle's son on Chappelle's Show.