Whitaker, an Oscar-winning actor, is a chameleon and can take on any role. So, it’s about time that he ventured into the movie-musical arena. A few of his most admired films are The Last King of. Born in Longview, Texas, on June 8, 1963, Kenneth Dwayne Whitaker is almost two years younger than his similar-looking brother, Forest Steven Whitaker. Their parents, Laura Francis and Forest E. Whitaker, raised them in Carson, California, where the family moved when Kenn and Forest were still young. People on the internet went into a frenzy.