‘Trolls World Tour’: Who Plays Tiny Diamond?

For families stuck at home, Trolls World Tour is the perfect film to enjoy together. The Trolls sequel features a host of new quirky characters, including a Pop Troll named Tiny Diamond. His voice may sound familiar to some, and that’s because he’s played by none other than SNL star, Kenan Thompson

Tiny Diamond | Dreamworks Animation

Who is Kenan Thompson and what else has he been in?

Kenan Thompson started his career as a child actor in the Nickelodeon sketch-comedy series All That in 1994.  One of the show’s sketches inspired Thompson’s 1997 film, Good Burger, in which he played Dexter Reed opposite his All That co-star Kel Mitchell.

Early in his career, Thompson also starred in films like D2 and D3: The Mighty DucksHeavyweights, The Master of Disguise, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and Barbershop 2: Back in Business. In 2004, he took on the titular role in the comedy movie, Fat Albert

Thompson also appeared on a number of TV shows in his early years, including The Steve Harvey Show, Sister Sister, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The Parkers, and Felicity. From 1996 to 2000, he starred in his own Nickelodeon sketch comedy show with Mitchell called Kenan & Kel.

In 2003, Thompson landed a spot on Saturday Night Live, and he’s remained part of the cast ever since. His 17-season tenure broke a record for SNL. And his work on the show earned him three Emmy Nominations — one for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, and two for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Kenan Thompson voices Tiny Diamond in ‘Trolls World Tour’

In Trolls World Tour, Thompson plays Guy Diamond’s glittery silver mini troll, Tiny Diamond. Tiny is a Hip-Hop Troll with a smooth voice and killer dance moves. And his music gets everyone grooving. 

Kenan Thompson
Kenan Thompson | Dreamworks LLC

Aside from Thompson, Trolls World Tour also features a number of other famous celebrities, including Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Kelly Clarkson, Ozzy Osbourne, Jamie Dornan, J Balvin, Kunal Nayyar, George Clinton, Anderson Paak, Mary J. Blige, and Rachel Bloom.

What is ‘Trolls World Tour’ about?

As a sequel to the 2016 animated film, Trolls, the new movie picks up with Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) adjusting to Poppy’s new role as queen. They discover that there are six troll tribes in their world, each representing a different genre of music. 

“A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme,” an official synopsis of the film reads. “With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.”

Where can you watch ‘Trolls World Tour’?

Because theaters were shut down due to COVID-19 safety measures, Dreamworks and Universal released Trolls World Tour digitally on April 10 to accommodate home audiences. 

Currently, Trolls World Tour is streaming on digital retailers like Vudu, FandangoNow, Amazon Prime Video, and iTunes for $19.99.