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Cedric the Entertainer
CedricEntertainerMarch04.jpg
Cedric at the Johnson Family Vacation premiere in March 2004
Birth name Cedric Antonio Kyles
Born April 24, 1964 (1964-04-24) (age 45)
Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.
Medium Film, television, stand-up
Years active 1987–present
Genres Comedy
Influences Chris Tucker
Influenced Martin Lawrence
Spouse Lorna Wells (m. 1999, 2 children)
Website http://www.ceddybear.com/

Cedric Antonio Kyles (born April 24, 1964), best known by his stage name Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known as the co-star of the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, as Eddie in the Barbershop films, and as one of the four comedians featured in the Spike Lee film The Original Kings of Comedy.

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Personal life

Cedric was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Rosetta, a school teacher, and Kitrell Kyles, an employee of a railroad company.[1] His only sibling, younger sister Sharita Kyles Wilson, is an instructor at the University of Missouri in Columbia.[2][3] He was raised in Caruthersville, Missouri, but after junior high school he moved to Berkeley, Missouri. Cedric is a 1982 graduate of Berkeley High School in Berkeley, Missouri. He continues his involvement with his high school by awarding a scholarship each year to a graduating senior through his Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation Inc. The foundation's motto is, "Reaching Out...Giving Back." Cedric majored in Mass Communication at Southeast Missouri State University and worked as a State Farm insurance claims adjuster, and substitute High School teacher before becoming a full-time comedian. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is married to Lorna Wells and they have two children, Croix and Lucky Rose, and an older daughter Tiara from a previous relationship.

Career

In 1992, he made his first TV appearance on It's Showtime at the Apollo. Soon after, he appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and BET's ComicView, which he would later host for the 1993-94 season. Cedric was one of the Grand Prize Winners of the Miller Lite Comedy Search along with fellow comedian, Bernie Mac. In 1994, Cedric also won the Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from BET.

In 1996, Cedric moved into acting, playing Steve Harvey's friend, Cedric Jackie Robinson, on his sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show. His acting career grew and he began appearing in movies, including Dr. Dolittle 2, Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Ride, Serving Sara, Johnson Family Vacation, Intolerable Cruelty, Man of the House, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Madagascar and Be Cool. Cedric was the subject of controversy when his Barbershop character made unsavory remarks regarding Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.[citation needed] These comments were spoken in character, were part of the script, and he has never apologized for them. In the 2005 animated film Madagascar, Cedric voiced Maurice the aye-aye. In October 2005, Cedric joined the Champ Car auto racing series as a part owner. Cedric appeared in the movie Charlotte's Web as the voice of Golly the gander. While his acting career grew, Cedric continued stand-up and traveled the country as one of the Kings of Comedy headliners, with Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac. The act was later made into a film by Spike Lee called The Original Kings of Comedy. Cedric briefly had his own sketch comedy show called Cedric the Entertainer Presents, but it never caught on and was canceled after one season. The show had been renewed for a second season, but Fox canceled it before the season began. He then appeared in the 2003 PlayStation 2 video game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004. His most recent HBO Comedy Special was titled Cedric "The Entertainer": Taking You Higher. Two of the background dancers from the special were Kamilah Barrett and Sandra Colton, who were also finalists in Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.

Cedric appeared in the 2007 film Code Name: The Cleaner, a comedy in which he plays Jake, a janitor with amnesia who may be a secret undercover government agent involved in an illegal arms conspiracy. The film flopped, grossing under $10,000,000 out of its $20,000,000 budget. He then starred in the 2008 films Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and Street Kings.

Cedric at the June 2008 premiere of Get Smart

Cedric appeared as the lead comedian at the White House Correspondence Dinner but jokingly remarked that he was unprepared because he thought that he would follow a humorous speech by President George W. Bush but instead followed First Lady Laura Bush, who he commented was very funny.

Cedric the Entertainer was inducted to the St. Louis Walk of Fame on June 7, 2008. His star is located at 6166 Delmar.[4]

Cedric the Entertainer was the special guest host for WWE Raw on September 21, 2009 in Little Rock Arkansas . During the show, he participated in a wrestling match, defeating Chavo Guerrero by pinfall. The match also featured Santino Marella as a guest referee. Cedric also got help with an unknown wrestler dubbed The Sledge Hammer and Hornswoggle.[5]

In March 2000 Cedric filmed his Directorial Debut with Chicago Pulaski Jones, produced and funded indepently by his company Bird and a Bear Entertainment with Producer Eric C. Rhone.

Cedric was recently seen in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's "American Buffalo," the story of three small-time crooks that come to blows during a plot to steal a valuable coin collection.[6]

Filmography

Television

See also

Preceded by
Brad Garrett
Host of TV Land Awards
2005
Succeeded by
Megan Mullally

References

External links


Cedric the Entertainer
Birth name Cedric Antonio Kyles
Born April 24, 1964 (1964-04-24) (age 46)
Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.
Medium Film, television, stand-up
Years active 1987–present
Genres Comedy
Spouse Lorna Wells (m. 1999, 2 children)
Website http://www.ceddybear.com/

Cedric Antonio Kyles (born April 24, 1964), known professionally by his stage name Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known as the co-star of the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, as Eddie in the Barbershop films, and as one of the four comedians featured in the Spike Lee film The Original Kings of Comedy.

Contents

Personal life

Cedric was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Rosetta, a school teacher, and Kitrell Kyles, an employee of a railroad company.[1] His only sibling, younger sister Sharita Kyles Wilson, is an instructor at the University of Missouri in Columbia.[2][3] He was raised in Caruthersville, Missouri, but after junior high school he moved to Berkeley, Missouri. Cedric is a graduate of Haverhill High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts.[4] He continues his involvement with his high school by awarding a scholarship each year to a graduating senior through his Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation Inc. The foundation's motto is, "Reaching Out...Giving Back." Cedric majored in Mass Communication at Southeast Missouri State University and worked as a State Farm insurance claims adjuster, and substitute High School teacher before becoming a full-time comedian. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is married to Lorna Wells and they have two children, Croix and Lucky Rose, and an older daughter Tiara from a previous relationship.

Career

He made his first TV appearance on It's Showtime at the Apollo. Soon after, he appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and BET's ComicView, which he would later host for the 1993–94 season. Cedric was one of the Grand Prize Winners of the Miller Lite Comedy Search along with fellow comedian, Bernie Mac. In 1994, Cedric also won the Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from BET.

In 1996, Cedric moved into acting, playing Steve Harvey's friend, Cedric Jackie Robinson, on his sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show. His acting career grew and he began appearing in movies, including Dr. Dolittle 2, Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Ride, Serving Sara, Johnson Family Vacation, Intolerable Cruelty, Man of the House, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Madagascar and Be Cool. Cedric was the subject of controversy when his Barbershop character made unsavory remarks regarding Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.[citation needed] These comments were spoken in character, were part of the script, and he has never apologized for them. In the 2005 animated film Madagascar, Cedric voiced Maurice the aye aye. In October 2005, Cedric joined the Champ Car auto racing series as a part owner. Cedric appeared in the movie Charlotte's Web as the voice of Golly the gander. While his acting career grew, Cedric continued stand-up and traveled the country as one of the Kings of Comedy headliners, with Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac. The act was later made into a film by Spike Lee called The Original Kings of Comedy. Cedric briefly had his own sketch comedy show called Cedric the Entertainer Presents, but it never caught on and was canceled after one season. The show had been renewed for a second season, but Fox canceled it before the season began. He then appeared in the 2003 PlayStation 2 video game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004. His most recent HBO Comedy Special was titled Cedric "The Entertainer": Taking You Higher. Two of the background dancers from the special were Kamilah Barrett and Sandra Colton, who were also finalists in Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.

Cedric appeared in the 2007 film Code Name: The Cleaner, a comedy in which he plays Jake, a janitor with amnesia who may be a secret undercover government agent involved in an illegal arms conspiracy. The film flopped, grossing under $10,000,000 out of its $20,000,000 budget. He then starred in the 2008 films Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and Street Kings.

[[File:|thumb|right|Cedric at the June 2008 premiere of Get Smart]] Cedric appeared as the lead comedian at the White House Correspondence Dinner but jokingly remarked that he was unprepared because he thought that he would follow a humorous speech by President George W. Bush but instead followed First Lady Laura Bush, who he commented was very funny.

Cedric the Entertainer was inducted to the St. Louis Walk of Fame on June 7, 2008. His star is located at 6166 Delmar.[5]

Cedric the Entertainer was the special guest host for WWE Raw on September 21, 2009 in Little Rock Arkansas . During the show, he participated in a wrestling match, defeating Chavo Guerrero by pinfall. The match also featured Santino Marella as a guest referee. Cedric also got help with an unknown wrestler dubbed The Sledge Hammer and Hornswoggle.[6]

In March 2000 Cedric filmed his Directorial Debut with Chicago Pulaski Jones, produced and funded indepently by his company Bird and a Bear Entertainment with Producer Eric C. Rhone.

Cedric was recently seen in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's "American Buffalo," the story of three small-time crooks that come to blows during a plot to steal a valuable coin collection.[7]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Genre
1998 Ride Bo
2000 Big Momma's House The Reverend
The Original Kings of Comedy Himself
2001 Kingdom Come Rev. Beverly H. Hooker
2002 Serving Sara Ray Harris
Barbershop Eddie
Ice Age Carl
2003 Intolerable Cruelty
2004
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Johnson Family Vacation
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
2005 Be Cool
Madagascar Maurice
Man of the House Percy Stevens
The Honeymooners
2006 Charlotte's Web
2007 Code Name:The Cleaner Jake Rogers
Talk to Me
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Clyde Stubbs
Street Kings
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Maurice
Cadillac Records Willie Dixon
2011 Larry Crowne

Television

Television
Year Film Role Genre
1987 It's Showtime at the Apollo
1992 Def Comedy Jam
Comic View
1996 The Steve Harvey Show Cedric J. Robinson
2001 The Proud Family Uncle Bobby Proud
2002 Cedric the Entertainer Presents
2009 Un-broke: What You Need To Know About Money
WWE Raw Special 'Guest Host'
Wild 'n Out 'Special Guest'
Merry Madagascar Maurice

See also

Preceded by
Brad Garrett
Host of TV Land Awards
2005
Succeeded by
Megan Mullally

References

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Cedric Kyles (born 24 April 1964) is an American actor and comedian, most commonly known as Cedric the Entertainer.

Sourced

  • "LETS COUGH...and don't tell me to eat cheese. I am a fat midget! hey"
  • "Cedric had a very sad childhood. when he was seven his grandmother got eaten by a midget clown named Mr. chuckles. a billy goat took a masive dump on his left arm when he was stranded in the mountains and his arm had to be amputated. tobacco is his favorite vegitable. He has only been married 1 time and this was to his sister of which gave him 4 wonderful crack babies. "
    • THis has been a quote from cedrics mother Be Cool
  • (to Violet) "Little girl, the big cage door is open. No snake. Dead guy. You know what I'm thinking? I'm thinking who woke me up at nine in the morning for this?"
  • "Save it for a mammal who cares."
  • "They've come to kill us! And take our women! And our precious metals!"

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