SNL Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
Born: July 15, 1961
Time on SNL: As Host:
February 10, 2007
December 18, 2010
December 15, 2012

Forest Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer and director best known for his roles as Charlie "Bird" Parker in the 1988 biographical film Bird, Ghost Dog in the 1999 crime action film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Idi Amin in the 2006 drama film The Last King of Scotland and as Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the FX crime drama series The Shield from 2002 to 2008. He hosted Saturday Night Live on February 10, 2007.

SNL Kenan Thompson - Forest Whitaker

Kenan Thompson as Forest Whitaker (left) on the December 18, 2010 during the "Jeff'd" sketch.

He was also impersonated by Kenan Thompson on the December 18, 2010 episode during the "Jeff'd" sketch and on the December 15, 2012 episode during the "You're A Rat Bastard, Charlie Brown" filmed commercial sketch.


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