Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer

  • Highest Rated: 93% First Reformed (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 4% Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)
  • Birthday: Apr 24, 1964
  • Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
  • A man with a gift for wringing laughter from commonplace situations, Cedric the Entertainer has parlayed a career as one of the top standup comics in America into a steadily growing resumé as an actor in film and television. Born Cedric Kyles in 1964, Cedric the Entertainer adopted his stage name early on in his career; having also worked as a singer and dancer, Cedric wanted audiences to know he was more than just another comedian, though after being named "most humorous" in his high school graduating class, he seemed destined early on to be best known for his wit. Cedric's career as a standup comic got its first major boost when he won the "Johnny Walker National Comedy Contest" in Chicago. This led to regular gigs at nightclubs in his hometown of St. Louis, and a victory in another Chicago comedy competition. With plenty of experience in the Midwest under his belt, Cedric began touring comedy clubs around the United States, and in 1993, he scored his first regular spot on television, as the host of the BET series Comicview. While touring the Southwest, Cedric dropped by a club in Dallas, TX, where the headlining act was not going over with the audience. Cedric persuaded the management to let him do a set, and his five-minute routine brought down the house. Cedric soon discovered fellow comic Steve Harvey was in the audience. The two rising stars struck up a friendship, and when Harvey scored his own sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show, in 1996, he brought Cedric along to play his friend, Cedric Jackie Robinson. Cedric was a hit on the show, and his work on the series earned him the NAACP Image Award as Best Supporting Actor on a Comedy Series three years in a row. In 1997, Cedric and Harvey joined forces with funnymen Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley for a concert tour. Billed as The Kings of Comedy, the tour was a major success, selling out large venues across the country and grossing 37 million dollars over a two-year run. After his success on The Steve Harvey Show and with the Kings of Comedy tour, it was inevitable that Hollywood would come calling, and Cedric scored his first screen role in 1998 in the comedy Ride. The Original Kings of Comedy, a concert film shot by Spike Lee during a tour stop in North Carolina, hit theaters in 2000, and Cedric was also seen that year in the Martin Lawrence vehicle Big Momma's House. In 2001, Cedric scored a supporting role in the comedy-drama Kingdom Come, and did voice work for Dr. Dolittle 2 as well as the animated television series The Proud Family.As one of the stars of 2002's Barbershop, Cedric showed Hollywood that he could deliver a major box-office hit, and larger film roles soon followed. After a scene-stealing turn in the Coen Brothers' 2003 Intolerable Cruelty, Cedric geared up for what looked to be his biggest year to date. 2004 saw the comedian with starring roles in the sequel to Barbershop, Johnson Family Vacation, and the big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom The Honeymooners, as well as prominent supporting parts in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, with Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, and Be Cool, the long-awaited sequel to Get Shorty.He lent his distinctive voice to a number of animated projects including the Madagascar films and the live-action Charlotte's Web. He also acted in projects as diverse as Talk to Me, Code Name: The Cleaner, Cadillac Records, and Tom Hanks' sophomore directorial effort Larry Crowne.When not making people laugh in person or onscreen, Cedric has an interest in charitable work, and in St. Louis he's established the Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation, which helps to fund youth scholarships and family outreach programs in his hometown.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet A Fall From Grace Coroner Jake Miles 2019
93% First Reformed Actor 2018
No Score Yet Def Comedy Jam 25 Actor 2017
39% Why Him? Actor $60.4M 2016
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut Eddie $54.1M 2016
No Score Yet Cedric The Entertainer: Live From The Ville Screenwriter Actor 2016
86% Top Five Jazzy Dee $17.1M 2014
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue Leadbottom $42.7M 2014
No Score Yet Planes: Vitaminamulch Air Spectacular Leadbottom 2014
8% A Haunted House 2 Father Williams $13.8M 2014
26% Planes Leadbottom $71.3M 2013
10% A Haunted House Father Doug Williams $32.6M 2013
No Score Yet Caught on Tape Maintenance Man 2013
50% Grassroots Richard McIver $7K 2012
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Maurice $216.4M 2012
No Score Yet I Ain't Scared Of You: A Tribute To Bernie Mac Actor 2012
7% All's Faire in Love Shockworthy/Silent Knight 2011
36% Larry Crowne Lamar $35.6M 2011
No Score Yet Dance Fu Director Detective Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet Shalom Sesame: Shabbat Shalom, Grover! Actor 2011
No Score Yet Merry Madagascar Actor 2009
No Score Yet Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Present: All Star Comedy Jam Actor 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Comics On Screen Actor 2009
67% Cadillac Records Willie Dixon $8.2M 2008
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Maurice $180M 2008
36% Street Kings Scribble $26.4M 2008
23% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Clyde $42.2M 2008
82% Talk to Me Nighthawk $4.5M 2007
4% Code Name: The Cleaner Producer $8.2M 2007
78% Charlotte's Web Golly $82.2M 2006
No Score Yet The Robin Harris Story: We Don't Die, We Multiply Actor 2006
47% Idlewild Actor $12.6M 2006
No Score Yet Jamie Foxx Presents: America's Funniest Comics Actor 2006
No Score Yet Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher Actor 2006
No Score Yet Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher Actor 2006
No Score Yet Rockin' the Corps Actor 2005
13% The Honeymooners Executive Producer Ralph Kramden $12.9M 2005
54% Madagascar Maurice $193.2M 2005
30% Be Cool Sin LaSalle $55.6M 2005
9% Man of the House Percy Stevens $19.2M 2005
72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events The Detective $118.5M 2004
6% Johnson Family Vacation Nate Johnson/Uncle Earl Producer $31.1M 2004
68% Barbershop 2: Back in Business Eddie $65M 2004
No Score Yet Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet #%$#@!! Uncensored Actor 2004
No Score Yet Cedric the Entertainer Presents Actor 2004
No Score Yet Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup 2 Actor 2003
75% Intolerable Cruelty Gus Petch $35.1M 2003
No Score Yet Cedric the Entertainer: Starting Lineup Actor 2002
82% Barbershop Eddie $75.1M 2002
4% Serving Sara Ray Harris $16.9M 2002
77% Ice Age Rhino $176.5M 2002
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Zoo Bear $111.5M 2001
28% Kingdom Come Reverend Hooker $22.6M 2001
83% The Original Kings of Comedy Actor $37.7M 2000
30% Big Momma's House Reverend $0.5M 2000
No Score Yet All Jokes Aside Actor 2000
No Score Yet Ride Bo 1998

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Last O.G.
2018
  • 2019
  • 2018
24% The Neighborhood
2018
Calvin Butler
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
Panelist
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Drop the Mic
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016-2017
Himself
  • 2017
62% Superior Donuts
2017-2018
Reggie Reggie Wicks
  • 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012-2016
Producer Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter Reverend Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine Boyce Ballentine
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Cedric's Barber Battle
2015
Producer Executive Producer Host
  • 2015
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Rev. Boyce Rev. Boyce Ballantine
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
Darius
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet It's Worth What?
2011
Producer Executive Producer Host
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
Guest
  • 2009
54% The Boondocks
2005-2014
Voice
  • 2007
No Score Yet All of Us
2003-2007
Clarence DeWitt
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge
2003-2005
Judge
  • 2005
No Score Yet Eve
2003-2006
Himself
  • 2004
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2004
88% Cedric the Entertainer Presents
2002-2003
Executive Producer Host Performer
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Proud Family
2001-2005
Voice
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
2001-2007
Performer
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Chris Rock Show
1997-2000
Guest
  • 1999

QUOTES FROM Cedric the Entertainer CHARACTERS

Rhino
Save it for a mammal that cares.
Sid
I'm a mammal that cares.
Gus Petch
You want tact you call a tactician. You want an ass nailed you call Gus Petch.
Maurice
Crazy Woman Gaining!
Maurice
Crazy woman gaining!
Percy Stevens
Any of the rest of you boys here in this pool hall wanna play the winner?
Gus Petch
I'm gonna nail yo ass
Gus Petch
I'm gonna nail your ass!
Gus Petch
Yep I nailed his ass
Gus Petch
Yep, I nailed his ass.
Mr. Poe
Count Olaf, what are you doing here?
Constable
Hey, I'll handle this. Count Olaf, what *are* you doing here, man?
Maurice
[flatly] Presenting your royal highness, our illustrious King Julian the XIII, self-proclaimed lord of the lemurs, etc, etc, hooray, everybody.
Rhino
Who says we're gonna eat him after we kill him?
Rhino
Yeah. Come on. Move it.
Manny
You know, I don't like animals that kill for pleasure.
Rhino
Save it for a mammal that cares.
Sid
I'm a mammal that cares!
Constable
[pretending to save Klaus from drowning] I saved him! I saved the boy from the leeches! Back to the depths, you fingery devils! You will not devour this boy's head today!