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Kennie A. Andrews is 6ft 4ins tall and from Malvern, Ohio, USA. He came to London initially to join the ‘pop’ group DARTS as bass singer. After several successful hit records, Kennie’s first stage appearance was at the Half Moon Theatre, East London, in “Yakety Yak”, and later in the West End and on tour throughout the UK.
Kennie decided to broaden his career and whilst still with the DARTS appeared in an Opera on Channel 4, then followed an appearance in David Bowie’s video “Jazzing for Blue Jeans”, “The Kenny Everett Show”, “The Lenny Henry Show” and “Russell Harty”. Having decided to make a serious career of acting, Kennie appeared in cameo roles in HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR: THE MCGUFFIN and John Osborne’s A BETTER CLASS OF PERSON. He played Music-A-Gram in MELVIN & MAUREEN for the BBC and has most recently filmed an episode of CUTTING IT (BBC), DOCTORS (BBC) and features DEADMEAT and THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS.
Kennie’s Theatre credits include: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in the West End; Raul in SEDUCED, a portrayal of Howard Hughes which toured Southern England for the Yvonne Arnaud Company; Corporal Morrell in CARMEN JONES at the Crucible Theatre; THIS IS MY DREAM at Stratford East Theatre; BLUES IN THE NIGHT at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST with the New Vic Theatre; KING at the Piccadilly Theatre, West End; GUYS & DOLLS at Manchester Library Theatre; “Big Moe” original cast member of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at the Stratford Theatre and the Lyric winning 2 Olivier awards, West End; THE AMEN CORNER at the Tricycle Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse and Trevor Nunn’s workshop of PORGY & BESS. Kennie recently played Bodiddly in SIMPLY HEAVENLY at the Young Vic Theatre and Whitehall Theatre.