Husband, father, philanthropist, comedian, actor, voice-over artist, producer, game show host, racing team co-owner, wrestling MC, video game voice artist, Broadway performer, commercial icon, fashion hat company owner… Cedric the Entertainer!
Cedric the Entertainer wears many hats – literally and figuratively.
Cedric has been in over 39 films, has over 22 television appearances, and countless performances in front of cheering audiences on stages across the country. His universal appeal, versatility, and tremendous career success spanning film, live performances, and television have solidified his standing as one of the premier entertainers of the World.
On the big screen, the multi-talented funnyman has consistently co-starred alongside some of the most renowned film actors. He was most recently in the 2016 comedy feature “Why Him?” co-starring opposite Oscar nominated actors Bryan Cranston and James Franco. His past small screen successes include Cedric’s much-talked-about NETFLIX comedy special “Cedric the Entertainer: Live From The Ville” which premiered in 2016 to great audience response, and is still streaming today.
On the 2017 television front, Cedric can be seen in “The Comedy Get Down”, a clever mockumentary series on BET Networks in which he stars with George Lopez, DL Hughley, Eddie Griffin, and the late Charlie Murphy. 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 and dysfunctional firehouse. Additionally, he will next be seen taking a dramatic acting turn in the feature film set for a 2018 release, “First Reformed”, co-starring opposite Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried. Written and directed by Paul Schrader. Also in 2018 Cedric co-stars opposite Tracy Morgan in the buzzed about new TBS comedy series, “The Last O.G.”.
Cedric’s career accolades 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 Who Ced designer luxury hat line, highlighting yet another facet of the busy and creative comedy star.
Cedric the Entertainer appeared as the lead comedian at the White House Correspondents Dinner and was inducted to the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 2008. As a philanthropist, he continues his involvement with his home state and home town high school by awarding a scholarship each year to a graduating senior through his Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation. The foundation’s motto is, “Reaching Out…Giving Back”, and it 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 is a top charity event which raises funds to benefit charities that support inner city at-risk youth such as The Kyles Family Foundation, The Brotherhood Crusade of Los Angeles, and The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo.
Charismatic, hilarious, and professional, Cedric the Entertainer is fun and a refreshing stage performance for events, casinos, festivals, fundraisers, night clubs, colleges, theaters, and comedy venues across the country. His act and comedic style is thoughtful, creative, and very funny.