Cedric The Entertainer Biography (1964?-)

Full name, Cedric Antonio Kyles; born April 24, 1964 (some sources cite 1965), in Jefferson City (some sources cite St. Louis), MO; son of Kitrell (an employee for AT&T) and Rosetta Kyles (a reading specialist); married Lorna R. Wells (a wardrobe stylist), September 3, 1999; children: Tiara; (with Wells) Croix Alexander, Lucky Rose. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, producer, writer
Birth Details
April 24, 1964?
Missouri, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Bo, Ride, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1998
  • Himself, All Jokes Aside, 2000
  • Reverend, Big Momma's House (also known as Big Mama's Haus), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • The Original Kings of Comedy (documentary), Paramount, 2000
  • The Smoker, 2000
  • Reverend Beverly H. Hooker, Kingdom Come, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Voice of first zoo bear, Dr. Dolittle 2 (also known as DR2and DR.2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Carl the rhino, Ice Age, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Eddie, Barbershop, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • Ray Harris, Serving Sara (also known as Mann umstaendehalber abzugeben! oder: Scheiden ist suess and Scheiden ist suess), Paramount, 2002
  • Gus Petch, Intolerable Cruelty, Universal, 2003
  • The detective, Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (also known as Lemony Snicket), Paramount, 2004
  • Eddie, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004
  • Nate Johnson/Uncle Earl, Johnson Family Vacation, Fox SearchlightPictures, 2004
  • Percy Stevens, Man of the House, Columbia, 2005
  • Ralph Kramden, The Honeymooners, Paramount, 2005
  • Sinclair "Sin" Russell (some sources cite Sin LaSalle), Be Cool, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2005
  • Voice of Maurice, Madagascar (animated; also known as Wild Life), DreamWorks, 2005
  • Coach Levels, Flash, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006
  • Malcolm Crowley, Mr. Lucky, Revolution Studios, 2006
  • Voice of Golly, Charlotte's Web, Paramount, 2006
  • Back to School, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006
  • Film Executive Producer
  • The Honeymooners, Paramount, 2005
  • Film Producer
  • Johnson Family Vacation, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004
  • Back to School, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006
  • Flash, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, BET's Comicview, Black Entertainment Television, c. 1993-94
  • Cedric Jackie Robinson, The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 1996-2002
  • Voice of Bobby Proud, The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2001-2002
  • Host, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Fox, 2002-2003
  • Miniseries
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Movies
  • Voice of Bobby Proud, The Proud Family Movie (animated), The Disney Channel, 2005
  • Specials
  • Def Comedy Jam: Prime Time, Fox, 1995
  • Himself, Canned Ham: The Original Kings of Comedy, Comedy Central,2000
  • All New Bloopers No. 4, ABC, 2001
  • Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Hugh M. Hefner, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, HBO, 2001
  • Himself, Heroes of Black Comedy, Comedy Central, 2002
  • Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup, 2002
  • Himself, Playa's Guide to Scarface, VH1, 2003
  • The Disco Ball ... A 30-Year Celebration, ABC, 2003
  • Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (also known as Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!--Uncensored), Comedy Central, 2003
  • Host, Motown 45, ABC, 2004
  • Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash!, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • The Sixth Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, syndicated, 2000
  • The 31st NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Host, The First Annual BET Awards, Black Entertainment Television,2001
  • The 14th Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001
  • The Kennedy Center: Mark Twain Prize--Celebrating Whoopi Goldberg,PBS, 2001
  • The Teen Choice Awards 2001, Fox, 2001
  • The 32nd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2001
  • The 2001 Essence Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Cohost, The Second Annual BET Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Host, The 2002 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2002
  • Presenter, The 29th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2002
  • Host, The 34th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2003
  • Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards, Spike TV, 2003
  • The Third Annual BET Awards, Black Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Presenter, The 35th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards, Bravo,2004
  • The 35th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2004
  • The 2004 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2004
  • Episodic
  • It's Showtime at the Apollo, 1992
  • Host, Soul Train, syndicated, 1997
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • "Hot in Here," Making the Video, MTV, 2002
  • Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson (also known as Listen Up!), TNT, 2002
  • The View, ABC, 2002
  • Sergeant Snelly, "Pulp Boot Camp," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003
  • "Barbershop," VH1 Goes Inside, VH1, 2003
  • "Not Today," Making the Video, MTV, 2003
  • "Shrew's the Boss," The Anna Nicole Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Mad TV, Fox, 2003
  • The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003
  • Tinseltown TV (also known as Tinseltown.TV), InternationalChannel, 2003
  • Himself, "Porn Free," Eve, UPN, 2004
  • Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Mad TV, Fox, 2004
  • Inside Edition, syndicated, 2004
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2004
  • On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004
  • Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2004
  • Coming Attractions, E! Entertainment Television, 2004, 2005
  • Judge, Steve Harvey's "Big Time Challenge" (also known as Big Time and Steve Harvey's "Big Time"), The WB, 2005
  • Frequent guest on Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam," HBO; appearedas Grandma Puddin in an episode of The Steve Harvey Show, The WB; also appeared in episodes of The Chris Rock Show, HBO; Hollywood Squares; The List, VH1; Movie House (also known as MTV's "Movie House"), MTV; Politically Incorrect, Comedy Central and ABC; and Ride with Funkmaster Flex, Spike TV.
  • Pilots
  • Cedric Hubbard, Cedric the Coach, The WB, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator and executive producer, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Fox, 2002-2003
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup, 2002
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • The Original Kings of Comedy, Paramount, 2000
  • A Look inside "Intolerable Cruelty," Universal Studios Home Video,2004
  • Music Videos
  • Nelly, "Hot in Herre," 2002
  • Mary J. Blige featuring Eve, "Not Today," 2003
  • Albums with the Original Kings of Comedy
  • The Original Kings of Comedy, Universal, 2000
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Fox, 2002-2003
  • Videos with the Original Kings of Comedy
  • The Original Kings of Comedy, Paramount, 2000
  • Albums with the Original Kings of Comedy
  • The Original Kings of Comedy, Universal, 2000
  • Essay Collections
  • Grown-A$$ Man, Ballantine, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, February 20, 2004, p. 38; August 13, 2004, p. 96; December 20, 2004, pp. 38-39
    • Jet, March 12, 2001, p. 58; December 22, 2003, p. 18; May 24, 2004, pp. 62-64
    • Newsweek, September 23, 2002, p. 79
    • People Weekly, September 30, 2002, p. 99; August 16, 2004, p. 26
    • TV Guide, May 19, 2001; December 28, 2002, pp. 28-29; July 19, 2003, pp. 32-34

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