Cedric The Entertainer - Excellence in Entertainment

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 concert feature directed by Spike Lee which captured the phenomenon of the record-breaking Kings of Comedy Tour; as well the long-running top WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show; more recently, in his own hit comedy series The Soul Man on TV Land. He now co-stars opposite Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish in the acclaimed TBS original dramedy, The Last OG, while concurrently and more notably, stars in and executive produces his #1-ranked award-winning comedy series The Neighborhood on CBS.

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, and on July 19, 2018, Cedric received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On the big screen, the multi-talented funnyman has consistently co-starred alongside some of the most renowned film actors. Most recently, Cedric earned critical acclaim for his dramatic performance in Paul Schrader's Oscar-nominated drama First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried (2018). He co-stars in the comedy feature Why Him? opposite Oscar-nominated actors Bryan Cranston and James Franco (2016). Cedric can also be seen starring with Ice Cube in the #1-ranked box office comedy hit Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016); appearing opposite Chris Rock in the acclaimed comedy feature Top Five (2014); in starring cameos with Marlon Wayans in the box office hits A Haunted House (2013) and its sequel A Haunted House 2 (2014) and Grassroots with Jason Biggs and directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (2012). He has co-starred opposite Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne (2011); All's Faire in Love: Romance Has A Renaissance opposite Christina Ricci (2011); appeared in Cadillac Records co-starring Adrien Brody and Beyoncé Knowles (2008); Street Kings opposite Keanu Reeves (2008); Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins with Martin Lawrence (2008); Talk to Me starring Don Cheadle (2007); Code Name: The Cleaner opposite Lucy Liu (2007); The Honeymooners with Mike Epps (2005); Man of the House with Tommy Lee Jones (2005); Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events with Jim Carrey (2004); Barbershop 2: Back In Business (2004); Serving Sara with Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley (2002); Kingdom Come with Whoopi Goldberg (2001); Big Momma’s House (2000) and Ride (1998).

Additionally, Cedric has displayed tremendous voiceover talent in the beloved family features Disney's Planes (2013) and its sequel Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014); Charlotte’s Web (2006); Madagascar (2005), and sequels Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012).

The versatile actor-comedian will next be seen in another dramatic role portraying legendary civil rights activist/leader, Ralph Abernathy, in the new feature film, Son Of The South executive produced by Spike Lee; directed by Lee's long-time editor, Barry Alexander Brown, who also wrote the screenplay. The film is based on the award-winning Bob Zellner autobiography, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement who was inspired by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. (Slated release 2020)

On the television front, Cedric stars opposite Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish in the hit TBS comedy, The Last OG (2018). Simultaneously, in March 2018, The Neighborhood was announced as Cedric's new TV comedy series on CBS in which he now stars and also executive produces. Co-starring alongside Cedric in the top-ranked TV comedy are Max Greenfield, Tichina Arnold, and Beth Behrs.

Some notable career accolades for the multi-talented entertainer beyond his Walk of Fame honor 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.