Late night has another talk-show that will unquestionably take over the airwaves, The Kids Tonight Show. Executive produced by Jimmy Fallon, The Kids Tonight Show, will debut on Peacock tonight and at the helm are four talented young entertainers. Let’s meet the new hosts of Peacock’s The Kids Tonight Show.
The new hosts of Peacock’s The Kids Tonight Show include: Dylan Gilmer, aka, Young Dylan, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Olivia Perez, and Recker Eans. Joining the writing room is talented kid writer, Mykey Cooper.
Dylan Gilmer, aka Young Dylan
Twelve-year-old Dylan Gilmer, aka Young Dylan, hails from Annapolis, MD. One viral video landed the young rapper appearances on America’s Got Talent, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the rest is history! The rising young actor and hip-hop artist stars in his very own comedy series Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, executive produced by Tyler Perry. He can often be seen as a correspondent for DeGeneres’ EllenTube. When he’s not on set, he’s posting original freestyles on social media, and is working on his upcoming music project. Most recently, Gilmer dropped a new single with That Girl Lay Lay.
Nine-year-old Mykal-Michelle Harris has been a shining star since she was three-years-old when her “Like Serena” video racked up 15 million views as she gushed about the tennis legend. Ascending into roles on Big Little Lies, Mixed-Ish, Little Big Shots, and The Affair, her New Jersey upbringing and spending time with her family keeps her grounded. The bright young face in Hollywood will next be seen in the upcoming remake of Cheaper by the Dozen in 2022.
Eleven-year-old Recker Eans has been banging on drums for nearly half his life. Recker has performed live with bands The Used, Pennywise and Authority Zero as well as appeared in music videos for bands Volbeat, Neffex and Signals. He’s been featured in a Gap KidsWorldwide Ad Campaign appearing in NYC Times Square. His rock band, The Twits, created an original song called “We Are The Future” that became the anthem for a Gap ad campaign. When he’s not working on his vocals or playing the guitar, he’s learning how to speak Chinese. Catch him and his band playing Punk Rock Bowling Festival and opening up for Seether and Marc Rebillet this year!
Eleven-year-old Olivia Perez is known for her In the Heights role as Iris and cameo in Dash & Lily. She can also be seen playing Mia on Sesame Street, and in the short film Remember When as Vanessa. When the native New Yorker isn’t scaling boulders in rock-climbing competitions around the city, she can be seen in lofty ads for Puma, J.Crew and Zara.
Sixteen-year-old Mykey Cooper is a SAG-certified actor, rapper, spoken word/voiceover artist, and writer from Philadelphia who has been in the industry for more than 10 years. Cooper is known for his more-recent role in Power Book 3: Raising Kanan as Tyus Crane. Mykey’s voice can be heard on the award-winning series Opal Watson Private Eye as Frank Watson, Sesame Street season 50, as well as a Nike/MLB commercial as Josh. He is also a member of the WGA and is one of youngest writers for a major TV network. He just released his debut single, “Die to Live.”
The Kids Tonight Show premieres tonight on Peacock. Make sure to tune-in and let us know what you think of the show!
Note: All bios provided by NBC/Peacock.