Kel Mitchell has recently come forward to discuss reported mistreatment during his time as a child actor on a popular Nickelodeon show.

During an interview with Shannon Sharpe on the "Club Shay Shay" podcast, the former star of "Kenan & Kel" and "Good Burger" shared an incident from 1998 involving unnamed individuals in authority on the set of "Kenan & Kel." This encounter led him to leave the set.

Mitchell, who began his career with Nickelodeon in 1994 on the comedy series "All That" at the age of 15, expressed that while he initially enjoyed working with the network, his experience shifted in 1998 during the run of "Kenan & Kel," which aired from 1996 to 2001.

Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson on "Kenan & Kel" in 1996.Tollin/Robbins Productions / Alamy Stock Photo

Kel Mitchell recalled a moment during his time on the show where there was a shift in the dynamics. "I remember there was a point where one of the execs, and one of the head writers, the show started changing a little bit," Mitchell explained. "The writing of the show started to change, and I didn’t like the direction it was going in.

"I was just like, ‘OK,’ and so we started butting heads a little bit within that. And this was the point where I remember he got upset in front of everybody, took me to a room and he said some real derogatory things and went off."

At 45 years old, Mitchell chose not to disclose the names of the executive or writer. reached out to Nickelodeon and Mitchell for comment but did not receive an immediate response.

"I remember feeling disrespected by what was said and how it was said," Kel Mitchell continued, reflecting on the confrontation. "Being from the South Side of Chicago, my initial thought was either I could physically confront him, or we could engage in a heated argument — both options wouldn't end well."

"At that time, I was an adult but also just 19, and the things that were said were outrageous. In that moment — I'm not the man I am today — my mindset was, 'Alright, I'll leave the set, and we won't film today.' So I walked off."

Mitchell highlighted this incident as a pivotal moment in his early acting career. "At that moment, I felt the disrespect deeply, both in what was said and how it was handled," he continued. "It made me realize that this is a real job, and it changed my perspective entirely. It wasn't as enjoyable anymore when that kind of thing was happening."

He mentioned that during this period, he was dating his now-ex-wife, who was pregnant. Despite these personal challenges, he kept everything from the confrontation with the executive to the pregnancy to himself, not even confiding in his co-star, Kenan Thompson.

"I want people to grasp the mindset of young actors and the challenges they face," he expressed. "We often see the struggles actors go through, including the alarming suicide rates among them. I was close with many actors who are no longer with us."

Mitchell's story adds to the voices of former Nickelodeon stars speaking out following the release of the Investigation Discovery documentary “Quiet on the Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV.”

The documentary delves into the influence of producer Dan Schneider, known for several hit Nickelodeon shows, including “All That.”

Allegations from former employees and child stars suggest a toxic environment behind the scenes, with actor Drake Bell revealing in the docuseries that he was sexually abused by acting coach Bryan Peck, leading to Peck's conviction in 2004.

Mitchell and Kenan Thompson did not participate in the documentary. Thompson expressed empathy for the victims, stating his "heart goes out" to them. The documentary has prompted more former stars to come forward about their experiences with Schneider.

In response to these allegations, Nickelodeon stated that they have adopted safeguards to ensure a safe and professional workplace, although they cannot verify or refute claims from past productions. Schneider, who is not featured in the documentary, filed a lawsuit alleging defamation and false implications regarding his involvement in criminal activities.