Kenny Smithson was a minor character in "Big Nate" from 1991 - 1995. Kenny's first appearance was in November 4, 1991, and Ellen Wright and him started dating in 1992. In the summer of 1992, Kenny visited Maine and spent the summer there in a cottage near the coast. Ellen was sad that he left. Kenny wrote Ellen and told her that he got a job in a diner there, as well as joined a softball league. He got poison ivy while mowing the lawn, though. Ellen dumped him in June 1995. He was the captain of the football, hockey, and baseball team. He was also the instructor for a junior lifesaving class at the pool.


  • Kenny owns a 1974 Dodge Dart.
  • When Nate was around the mall with Francis, Nate said "I had hawk-vision eyes, and I saw Kenny Smithson with another girl!"

Behind the Scenes

Kenny's very last appearance in the comics was on February 4, 1995, in which they broke up.