More Cedric the Entertainer Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Be Cool)Cedric the Entertainer is best known for his crowd-pleasing roles in the recent hit films Barbershop with Ice Cube, Intolerable Cruelty with George Clooney, and The Original Kings of Comedy, MTV's documentary feature directed by Spike Lee.
On the big screen, Cedric has also been seen in Barbershop 2, Big Momma's House with Martin Lawrence, Kingdom Come with Whoopi Goldberg, and Serving Sara with Matthew Perry, as well as displaying tremendous vocal talent in Dr. Dolittle 2 and Ice Age. Additionally, in April 2004, Cedric was star and producer of the box office hit Johnson Family Vacation.
He will next be seen in The Honeymooners, in which he will star as Jackie Gleason's famed character Ralph Cramden, and the remake of Rodney Dangerfield's classic comedy Back to School. Also upcoming is Man of the House with Tommy Lee Jones and Madagascar. He was last seen in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events with Jim Carrey.
Cedric has celebrated many career successes spanning television, live performances, and film. Some notable accolades include nabbing The Aftra Award of Excellence in Television Programming for his Fox Television series Cedric the Entertainer presents, and a record-breaking four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of lovable Coach Cedric Robinson on The Steve Harvey Show. His first comedy book, Grown Ass Man, was released in January of 2002 and sold out across the country. In 2001, a viewing audience of over 144 million saw Cedric star in the Bud Light commercial that landed in the #1 spot during the Super Bowl broadcast, and subsequently USA Today dubbed him Madison Avenue's Most Valuable Player. And in 1994, Cedric received The Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from Black Entertainment Television for his ground-breaking work as host of Def Comedy Jam and BET's Comicview.
Now helming his own production company, A Bird and A Bear Entertainment, Cedric will develop and produce feature films. Johnson Family Vacation was the first feature under the new company.
As a philanthropist, Cedric founded the Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation which provides scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He plans to extend the foundation nationally.
Bio courtesy MGM for "Be Cool" (12-Mar-2005)
Biography #3 (for Intolerable Cruelty)Cedric the Entertainer, the popular actor and comedian, is best known as one of the headlining stars of the hit film The Original Kings of Comedy, MTV's acclaimed documentary feature directed by Spike Lee. Most recently, the funnyman starred in the box office smash Barbershop, which opened in first place during the summer of 2002.
In fall 2002, he debuted his new sketch/variety television series Cedric The Entertainer Presents... on the FOX network, garnering a People's Choice nomination for Best New Comedy Series and nabbing the AFTRA Award of Excellence in Television Programming. His first comedy book, entitled Grown Ass Man (Ballantine) was published in January 2002 to record sales.
Cedric has celebrated many career successes spanning television, live performances and film. Some notable accolades include a record-breaking win of four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of the lovable Coach Cedric Robinson on the WB's #1-rated sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, which ran for six seasons. In 1994, he received the Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from Black Entertainment Television. From 1997 through 2000, he traveled across the country as one of the headliners of the super successful Kings of Comedy Tour (the top-grossing comedy tour in history, earning more than $37 million), sharing the marquee with fellow comics Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac; the subsequent film, The Original Kings of Comedy, is based on that tour. Additionally, during the broadcast of the 2001 Super Bowl, a television viewing audience of more than 144 million witnessed Cedric nab the #1 commercial spot (The Date) for Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light and USA Today dubbed him Madison Avenue's Most Valuable Player.
In addition to his stand-out performance opposite Ice Cube in Barbershop, his big screen credits include the 1998 comedy Ride (his motion picture debut); Martin Lawrence's box office smash Big Momma's House; Kingdom Come, co-starring Whoopi Goldberg; and Serving Sara, with Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley. Cedric can be heard as the voice of a zoo bear in Eddie Murphy's Dr. Dolittle 2 and also as the voice of Carl the Rhino in the hit animated feature Ice Age.
Cedric will star in and produce the family comedy feature Johnson Family Vacation, co-starring Vanessa Williams, Bow Wow and Solange Knowles. Later this fall, he will star as Ralph Cramden in the feature film version of The Honeymooners.
Beyond his career success, Cedric has founded The Cedric The Entertainer Charitable Foundation, Inc., which contributes financial aid to inner city communities through scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of youth and families in his hometown of St. Louis.
Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Intolerable Cruelty" (18-Oct-2003)