Charismatic actor and comedian, Cedric «The Entertainer» is best known for his crowd-pleasing performances in hit films & television shows such as “Barbershop” (franchise); “Be Cool” with John Travolta; «Intolerable Cruelty” with George Clooney; the top-ranking „Madagascar“ animated franchise; “Johnson Family Vacation”, the 2004 box-office hit in which he was both star & producer; and “The Original Kings of Comedy,” MTV’S mega- successful documentary feature directed by Spike Lee which captured the phenomenon of the record-breaking „Kings of Comedy Tour“; the long-running top-ranked WB sitcom „The Steve Harvey Show“; and, more recently, in his own hit comedy series „The Soul Man“ on TV Land.
On the television front, Cedric can now be seen in „The Comedy Get Down“, a clever mockumentary TV series in which he stars with George Lopez, DL Hughley, Eddie Griffin, & the late Charlie Murphy. Debuted October 12, 2017 on BET.
Furthermore, Cedric is set to co-star opposite Tracy Morgan in the buzzed about new TBS comedy series, „The Last OG“. (Spring 2018 debut)
In early October 2017, „Ladder 54“ was announced as Cedric's current project in development at CBS in which he will star and executive produce — Cedric will portray the captain of a funny & dysfunctional Firehouse.
Cedric's universal appeal, versatility, and tremendous career success spanning film, live performances, and television have solidified his standing as one of the premier entertainers in the world.
Some notable career accolades for the multi-talented entertainer include: The AFTRA Award of Excellence in Television Programming for his Fox Television series “Cedric the Entertainer Presents,” and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Disney’s animated series “The Proud Family.” He also received record-breaking 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 top rated sitcom “The Steve Harvey Show,” which ran for six seasons. In 1994 Cedric also received The Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from Black Entertainment Television for his performance as host of “Def Comedy Jam” and “BET’s Comic View.”
His first comedy book, Grown-Ass Man, was released in January 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 the #1 spot during the Super Bowl broadcast, which led USA Today to dub him “Madison Avenue’s Most Valuable Player.
Now helming his own production company, A Bird And A Bear Entertainment, Cedric develops and produces feature films. “Johnson Family Vacation” was the first under this banner. In 2009, he made his directorial debut overseeing the dance-film spoof “Dance Fu,” starring comic actor Kel Mitchell.
In 2011 Cedric launched his WHOCed designer hat line, highlighting yet another facet of the busy and creative comedy star.
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. The foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships and countless incentives, and plans to extend its reach to a national level. His annual Cedric»The Entertainer" Celebrity Golf Classic, now in its fifth year (2017), is a top charity event which raises funds to benefit: *The Kyles Family Foundation, *The Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles, *The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo — - all three charities support inner city/at-risk youth.