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FactSeveral thousand kids auditioned for the role of Ben Hinton in Daddy Day Care (2003) which he landed at the age of three while residing in Oakland California. When he saw the script he said this role is mine and God gave it to him.


Who is Khamani Griffin?

Khamani Griffin is a young American actor who is so far best known for starring in the role of Bobby James in the television comedy series “All of Us”. Additionally, he is recognized for voice acting as Tolee in the TV animated fantasy series “Ni Hao, Kai-Lan”, as well as for appearing in comedy movies “Daddy Day Care” in 2003 and “Norbit” in 2007.

Early Life and Childhood

Khamani was born under the astrological sign of Leo on the 1st August 1998, in Oakland, California; he’s of American nationality and African American ethnicity. He has an older brother named De’Von Flournoy, born in 1990, who is an American Football player for the USC Trojans at the University of Southern California, as well as a younger sister named Aniela. Griffin was raised alongside his siblings, by their mother Gena Sexton and their step father.

Acting Career

Griffin’s on-camera acting career began at his very early age of five, when he landed the role of Benjamin ‘Ben’ Hinton in the family comedy film “Daddy Day Care”, with Eddy Murphy in the leading role. Following the movie’s commercial success, grossing over $160 million at the box office, young Khamani’s career was set on a rising path especially after he earned a nomination for the Young Artist Award.

To greater prominence he came later that year when he landed one of the leading roles in the UPN’s critically acclaimed TV comedy series “All of Us”. Created by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, the story follows Robert James’ life after divorce, and his daily adventures with his wife, ex-wife and son Robert ‘Bobby’ James Jr., portrayed by young Griffin. In the course of the next five years, Khamani appeared in a total of 88 episodes of the show, through its’ four seasons before it was eventually called off in 2007.

For this role, Khamani received two consecutive nominations for the Young Artist Award, in 2007 and 2008.

In 2005, he appeared in an episode of probably the most famous TV medial drama series, “ER” before appearing in an episode of the four-time Golden Globe-nominated television comedy series “My Name is Earl”. Later that year Griffin voice acted for the adventure comedy animated film “Barnyard”, and in the Oscar-winning animated movie “Happy Feet” before appearing in the television series “Entourage”.

Khamani Griffin

In 2007, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated comedy movie “Norbit”, with Eddi Murphy in leading roles (yes, roles! – he appeared as both Norbit and Rasputia), in which he starred as a five-year-old Norbit. Later that year, he appeared in a couple of episodes of the “Carpoolers” TV series.

Between 2007 and 2011, Khamani voice-acted in the TV animated series “Hi Hao, Kai-Lan” while adding several guest appearances in other popular television series during that time, such as “Without a Trace”, “NCIS” and “Grey’s Anatomy”.

In 2011 Griffin voice acted for the animated movie “The Little Engine That Could”, which was followed by another voice-acting engagement in the Golden Globe-nominated 2012 animated blockbuster film “Rise of the Guardians“. Prior to appearing in several episodes of the Golden Globe-winning TV comedy series “Modern Family” in 2013, Khamani made an appearance in the TV series “Sofia the First“, and voice-acted in the positively reviewed animated comedy film “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2”.

His most recent on-camera engagement occurred in 2017, when he appeared in an episode of the TV comedy series “The Mick”. Apart from the abovementioned, in 2009 Khamani appeared alongside T-Pain, Charlie Wilson and Lil’ Kim in the music video for her song “Download”.

Personal Life

Despite making a name for himself in the moviemaking industry, appearing as a young and prominent actor, Khamani has stayed humble and managed to keep his personal life far from the mass media’s attention, so there aren’t any relevant details about his either private affairs or romantic connections.

He maintains a toned figure, and is standing 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall.

Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this young American acting star has accumulated so far? How rich Khamani Griffin is? Authoritative sources have estimated that the total of his net worth, speaking as of mid-2020, is around the sum of $400,000, all acquired through his professional acting career since 2003.

General Info

Full NameKhamani Griffin
Height1.57 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
NationalityAmerican

Family

ParentsGena Sexton
SiblingsDe'Von Flournoy

Accomplishments

MoviesCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Rise of the Guardians, The Little Engine That Could, Happy Feet, Barnyard, Daddy Day Care, Ni Hao Kai-lan: Princess Kai-lan, Ni Hao Kai-lan: Super Special Days, Ni Hao Kai-lan: Celebrate with Kai-lan!
TV ShowsNi Hao, Kai-Lan, All of Us

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Facts

#Fact
1Several thousand kids auditioned for the role of Ben Hinton in Daddy Day Care (2003) which he landed at the age of three while residing in Oakland California. When he saw the script he said this role is mine and God gave it to him.
2Lives with mother, older brother, baby sister and step dad.
3He started preschool at the age of 2 years 9 months, already reading impressively by age three. Currently learning to speak French.
4His acting career began at the age of two. He appeared in several commercials and print ads.
5Brother of model, football player De'Von Flournoy.

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Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love That Girl!2014TV SeriesCordell
Modern Family2013TV SeriesDavis
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 22013Cal Devereaux (voice)
Sofia the First2013TV SeriesPrince Khalid
Rise of the Guardians2012Caleb (voice)
Phineas and Ferb2012TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan2007-2011TV SeriesTolee Howard BuBu ...
The Little Engine That Could2011Marcus (voice)
Hip-Hop Headstrong2010ShortTimmy
The Life & Times of Tim2010TV SeriesBoy Scout
Brothers & Sisters2010TV SeriesAlex
Grey's Anatomy2009TV SeriesWallace Anderson
Special Agent Oso2009TV SeriesTyler
NCIS2009TV SeriesJared Vance
Surviving Sid2008Video shortBeaver Son (voice)
Carpoolers2007-2008TV SeriesAubrey's Kid #3 / Brady
All of Us2003-2007TV SeriesRobert James Jr.
Without a Trace2007TV SeriesAndrew Pratt
Norbit2007Norbit - Age 5
Happy Feet2006voice
Barnyard2006Chick (voice)
My Name Is Earl2006TV SeriesYounger Alby
ER2005TV SeriesClayton Davis
Daddy Day Care2003Ben Hinton

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
14th Annual Inner City Destiny Awards2006VideoHimself - Presenter

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2008Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Young Actor Ten or UnderAll of Us (2003)
2007Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or YoungerAll of Us (2003)
2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Ensemble in a Feature FilmDaddy Day Care (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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