Nicholas Scott Cannon (born October 8, 1980)is an American comedian, rapper, and television host. On television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild ‘n Out, America’s Got Talent, Lip Sync Battle Shorties and The Masked Singer. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don’t Cost a Thing and Roll Bounce.
As a rapper he released his debut self-titled album in 2003 with the single “Gigolo“, a collaboration with singer R. Kelly. In 2007 he played the role of the fictional footballer TJ Harper in the film Goal II: Living the Dream. In 2006, Cannon recorded the singles “Dime Piece” and “My Wife” for the planned album Stages, which was never released.