Nicholas Scott Cannon is an American television personality, rapper, actor, and comedian who was born on October 8, 1980.

Cannon was raised primarily by his paternal grandfather, whom he and his biological father both referred to as “dad.” Cannon grew up in the Bay Vista Housing Projects in Lincoln Park, a gang-infested neighborhood in Southeast San Diego. 

Nick Cannon. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

Cannon graduated from Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley in 1998, where he was the president of the African Student Coalition and a track and field athlete.

How many kids does Nick Cannon have?

Cannon has seven children with four different women but has been married once. With his fifth woman, Cannon is expecting his eighth kid.

Does Nick Cannon pay child support?

Mariah Carey, her husband Nick Cannon, and their twins Monroe Cannon (L) and Moroccan Cannon. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Per reports, Nick Cannon is obliged to pay $1.2 million in child support per year, as he is expecting his eighth child with Bre Tiesi.