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Cedric the Entertainer

Highest Rated:   90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
Lowest Rated:   4% Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)
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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
40% Why Him?
  • Actor
$60.4M 2016
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut
  • Eddie
$54.1M 2016
86% Top Five
  • Jazzy Dee
$17.1M 2014
44% 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
25% Planes
  • Leadbottom
$71.3M 2013
10% A Haunted House
  • Father Doug Williams
$32.6M 2013
No Score Yet Caught on Tape
  • Maintenance Man
2013
52% 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
  • Detective
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
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
22% 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
48% 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
55% 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
  • Producer
  • Nate Johnson/Uncle Earl
$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
$176.4M 2002
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Zoo Bear
$111.5M 2001
28% Kingdom Come
  • Reverend Hooker
$22.6M 2001
86% 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 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Guest
  • 2017
62% Superior Donuts
2017
  • Reggie Wicks
  • 2017
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 Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Soul Man
2012
  • Reverend Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine Boyce Ballentine
  • Creator
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Cedric's Barber Battle
2015
  • Host
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Rev. Boyce Rev. Boyce Ballantine
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011
  • Darius
  • 2012
No Score Yet It's Worth What?
2011
  • Host
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 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
No Score Yet The Boondocks
2005-2014
  • Voice
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2004

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