Bobbe J. Thompson has been a regular entertainer since he was 5 years old. As young as he was then, Bobbe, spelled as Bobb’e, made a cameo as a child rapper before he began to find fame as a child actor.
You may remember him as the ‘pint-sized’ Lil’ Tupac from the movie My Baby’s Daddy. This wasn’t his first role neither is it his break-out role. It was in 2009, at the age of 13 that he had his breakthrough and also got an MTV Movie Awards nomination for his role as Ronnie Shields in Role Models.
Aside from acting and performing songs from Bow Wow, Bobb’e Jacques Thompson is also a TV personality. He has been a cast member of MTV’s Wild n’ Out hosted by Nick Canon with whom he has had quite a long-lasting relationship.
Here Are 10 Things to Know about Bobb’e J. Thompson
1. Bobbe J. Thompson is 27 Years Old
Bobbe J. Thompson was born on February 28, 1996, in Kansas City, Missouri. His real name is Bobb’e Jacques Thompson but he is also known as King Bobb’e.
His mother is known as Christy Youani Jacque Turner (Wedlow). She celebrates her birthday on December 9.
Bobbe also has a sister named Selene (J’Ayaja’ Kel) who was born 2 years after him, on December 12, 1998. On his Instagram, he also refers to a man named Abdulhaqq as his brother.
Though there isn’t much about his father, Jacques’ father is fondly called ‘Uncle Jr’.
2. At the Age of 5, the Kansas-born Started a Rapping Career
At the age of 5, Thompson made his debut as a rapper when he made his own rendition of ‘Where My Dog’s At?’
Still at that age, he became a viral sensation when he performed ‘Bow Wow (That’s My Name)’. This performance was on Showtime at the Apollo hosted by Steve Harvey. The video of this performance was uploaded on YouTube and has amassed millions of views over the years.
Since then, he has maintained a career in the music industry and goes by the stage name ‘King Bobb’e’. He has quite a number of songs on his Soundcloud account that you can go enjoy his music.
3. Thompson Started Acting in 2002 in the Television Show My Wife and Kids
Bobbe J. Thompson started his acting career in 2002 with his role as Shark on My Wife and Kids. He played the role of a child trickster known as Tracy in the TV Series 30 Rock. Bobbe J. is also known as Stanley on That’s So Raven.
He has been featured on Tyler Perry’s series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and had recurring roles in the series.
2 years after making his debut on TV, Thompson moved on to the Silver screen and made his debut there acting as Lil’ Tupac in the movie My Baby’s Daddy.
4. Bobbe J. Thompson’s Filmography
In his over 20 decades of activity in the movie industry, Bobbe J. Thompson has been in the following TV. Series.
- My Wife and Kids – As Shark
- Doggy Fizzle Televizzle – As the Youngest Son in The Braided Bunch
- The Tracy Morgan Show – As Jimmy Mitchell
- Whoopi- As Dante
- That’s So Raven – As Stanley
- Joey – As Kenny
- Just Jordan – As Goose
- Cory in the House – As Stanley
- 30 Rock – As Tracy Jr.
- In the Motherhood – As Dakota
- True Jackson, VP – As Nate
- The Boondocks – As the Voice of Lamilton Taeshawn
- Let’s Stay Together – Role Patient
- Are We There Yet? – As Jason
- Tyler Perry’s House of Payne – As Deshawn Spears
- Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse – As M. J Williams
- Breaking In – As Jamal Jenkins
- Elementary – As Teddy
- Supah Ninjas – As Shadow Fly
- Clash of the Vampires – As Luther
- My Baby’s Daddy – As Lil’ Tupac
- Shark Tale – As Shortie 1
- Cellular – As Lil’ Rapper
- The JammX Kids – As Master Groove
- Snow – As Hector
- Full Clip – As Stokley
- Brother Bear 2 – As one of the voices
- Idlewild – As Younger Rooster
- The Unauthorized Story of ‘Diff’rent Strokes – As Gary Coleman
- Fred Claus – As Samuel ‘Slam’ Gibbons
- Of Boys and Men – As Little D
- Columbus Day – As Antoine
- Role Models – As Ronnie Shields
- Land of the Lost – As Tar Pits Kid
- Imagine That – As Fo Fo Figgley’s Kid
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Cal Deveraux
- K-Run FM – As Andrew
- Snowmen – As Howard Garvey
- Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega
- Knucklehead – As Mad Hilton
- Wish Wizard – As Fredrick Shaffer
- School Dance – Jason Jackson
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – As Derrick
- A Rich Christmas – As Big White Mike
5. Bobbe J. Thompson earned an MTV Movie Award Nomination in 2009
Bobbe J. Thompson has had quite a career as a young actor and at the age of 13, he won an MTV Movies Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance – Male. This nomination was a result of his performance as Ronnie Shields in Role Models.
6. He Has His Own Show
Thompson has, over the years, grown to a height that is even enviable. Aside from a buzzing career as a musician and stellar filmography, he has also made his stance in show-hosting.
His TV show is called ‘Bobb’e Says’ and was first aired on Cartoon Network’s CN Real.
He however abandoned the show and went back to filming movies.
Bobb’e Says was a live-action clip series where Bobb’e gave commentaries on video clips. The show aired from August 19, 2009, to September 23, 2009. In just the 1 season of the TV show, Thompson recorded and released 6 episodes.
7. The Role Models’ Actor has Been in Commercials
Bob’e J. Thompson has been in a couple of commercials. He was Marcus Rivers for the commercial for the PlayStation Portable. Additionally, he has been in a commercial for Nike where he played the fast-talking Lil Dez.
In the commercial, he gave Kobe Bryant and LeBron James a hard time while babysitting.
8. Bobb’e Jacques Thompson’ is a Cast Member of Wild n’Out
Nick Cannon created and started this sketch comedy and battle rap improv game show TV Series. It has been running since 2005 to date and has run for 20 seasons with 313 episodes.
In the show, Nick has featured a lot of people including celebrities.
However, he has had a good number of main cast members including Bobb’e Thompson. Bobb’e has been in over 40 episodes of the TV series.
9. The Rapper and Actor was Arrested for Possessing a Stolen Gun
In 2021, That’s So Raven’s Bobb’e was arrested for possessing a gun. While going through security at LAX, a Glock-loaded firearm was found in his bag though it did not have a round in the chamber.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the gun was stolen so Bobbe was arrested and taken in for questioning. He was booked for Felony possession of a stolen firearm and was only released after paying $35,000 bail money.
10. Bobbe J. Thompson’s Height
This Kansa-born entertainer’s height has stood him out for many reasons. Still almost the same height as when his career took off, Thompson stands at about 4 feet tall.
It is something he also uses to joke every now and again and although he debunks being 4’6, he is somewhere around that height.