• Bobb'e J. Thompson is an American actor, comedian, rapper, and dancer.
• Born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA in 1996
• Has appeared in over 50 movies and TV series
• Launched his career as an actor in 2002
• Portrayed Ronnie in the 2008 comedy movie “Role Models”
• Has won multiple awards and nominations for his roles in movies and TV series
Who is Bobb’e J. Thompson?
Bobb’e Jacques Thompson was born in Kansas City, Missouri USA, on 28 February 1996 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, comedian, rapper and dancer, who’s probably known best for his acting career as he’s appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, including his portrayal of Ronnie in the 2008 comedy movie “Role Models”. It was directed by David Wain, starred Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott and Elizabeth Banks, and follows two young men who have enrolled at a Big Brother program; the movie won one of the five awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Bobb’e was raised in Kansas City by his parents, but about whom nothing’s known, as he respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father was a construction worker, and that his mother was a housewife. Because he hasn’t talked about having any siblings, most of his fans believe him to be an only child.
Bobb’e began showing interest in acting at a very early age, and his parents thus started taking him to auditions when he was only five years old. He launched his career in 2002, aged six, with his portrayal of Shark in the episode “Crouching Mother, Hidden Father” of the popular family comedy series “My Wife and Kids”. It was created by Don Reo, starred Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell and George Gore II, and follows the lives of Michael Kyle and his dysfunctional family; the series won 11 of the 47 awards for which it was nominated.
Bobb’e went on to act throughout his years of education; he studied at a local high school, from which he matriculated in 2014, and although he hasn’t spoken of his further education, some of his fans believe that he studied acting at college.
Roles in TV series
In 2003, Bobb’e appeared in an episode of the musical comedy “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle”, and gained recognition in the following year when cast to star as Jimmy Mitchell in the comedy “The Tracy Morgan Show”. Created by David Israel and Jim O’Doherty, it also starred Tracy Morgan and Tamala Jones, and follows the owner of a car-repair shop, his wife and their two children; the series was nominated for two awards.
Bobb’e played Dante in the 2004 episode “Sins of the Sister” of the comedy drama “Whoopi”, and then Kenny in the 2005 episode “Joey and the Spanking” of the romantic comedy “Joey”.
Between 2004 and 2006, he played Stanley in the hit family fantasy comedy “That’s So Raven”, created by Michael Poryes and Susan Sherman, and which starred Raven-Symone, Orlando Brown and Anneliese van der Pol. The series follows a teenage girl who’s having visions of the future, and won 16 of the 49 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations. A couple of Bobb’e’s roles in the remainder of the 2000s were in the family comedy drama “Just Jordan”, the short comedy “Shutterbugs”, and the comedy “Human Giant”.
In 2011 and 2012, Bobb’e played Deshawn in the family comedy “House of Payne”, created by Tyler Perry, and which starred Cassi Davis, LaVan Davis and Allen Payne. It follows several generations of a family living together under the same roof, and the series won 20 of the 37 awards for which it was nominated.
Bobb’e’s two most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2017 episode “New Age” of the action adventure drama “Clash of the Vampires”, and the 2019 comedy “Living Rooms”.
Roles in movies
He made his debut film appearance in the 2004 comedy “My Baby’s Daddy”, and the same year saw him play and voice characters in five other movies, including the animated adventure comedy “Shark Tale” (voice role), the action crime thriller “Cellular”, and the family fantasy comedy “Snow”.
The year 2007 saw Bobb’e play Samuel ‘Slam’ Gibbons in the family fantasy comedy “Fred Claus”, directed by David Dobkin, and which starred Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks. It follows Santa’s older brother Fred Claus, who’s being paid by Santa to help him prepare for Christmas at the North Pole.
A couple of Bobb’e’s other notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2008 crime thriller “Columbus Day”, and in 2009 the family comedy drama “Imagine That”, and the animated adventure comedy “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (voice role).
In 2015, Bobb’e played Derrick in the critically acclaimed comedy drama “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and which starred Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke. It follows the teenagers Greg and Earl who have ventured into filmmaking, and have now befriended a girl who has been diagnosed with cancer; the film won 18 of the 48 awards for which it was nominated.
Most recently, in 2021 Bobb’e appeared in the comedy drama “Miracles Across 125th Street”, while he’s currently shooting for the upcoming action thriller “A Family’s Fury”.
Bobb’e produced the 2017 pilot of the series “Clash of the Vampires”.
He has been featured in a number of TV specials and documentaries, including the 2011 “An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan” and “Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards”, and the 2019 “Surviving Entertainment”.
Bobb’e has made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, such as “The Sharon Osbourne Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, and “Live with Kelly and Ryan”.
Awards and nominations
Bobb’e has been nominated for two awards: a 2004 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger, for “The Tracy Morgan Show”, and a 2009 MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance Male, for “Role Models”.
Love life and girlfriend
Bobb’e prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, and hasn’t spoken of any girls or boys whom he has perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are various rumors circulating the internet, most of which concern his sexual orientation.
Some of his fans believe him to be gay, and this to be the reason behind him not speaking of the girls whom he has dated; a fan has also claimed to have seen Bobb’e spending time with his boyfriend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Bobb’e commented on the rumors.
There are also those who think that he’s perhaps having a hard time finding a suitable girlfriend because of his height, but Bobb’e hasn’t commented on this either.
As of February 2022, he seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Bobb’e’s passionate about dancing, and is a member of the kids hip hop dance group The JammX Kids.
He’s also a rapper, and some of his rap songs can be found uploaded onto his self-titled YouTube channel, which is today subscribed to by more than 2,000 people.
Bobb’e is also highly active on Instagram, and is followed by close to 200,000 people on the network, while he’s uploaded more than 2,000 pictures, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He’s into travelling, and his career has taken him to various US states, as well as to a couple of European countries, while his dream travel destination is Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bobb’e has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Scarlett Johansson, while a couple of his favorite movies include the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Scarface” and “Lost in Translation”.
Age, height and net worth
Bobb’e’s age is 25. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 4ft 5ins (1.35m) and he weighs around 100lbs (45kgs).
As of February 2022, Bobb’e’s net worth has been estimated at more than $2.5 million.