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Also Known As: Cedric Antonio Kyles Died:
Born: April 24, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Jefferson City, Missouri, USA Profession: comedian, actor, singer, dancer

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Comedian and actor Cedric The Entertainer burst onto the scene as part of the comedy road show movie "The Original Kings of Comedy" (2000), before going on to star in a string of successful film and television efforts. He followed with urban comedy films such as "Kingdom Come" (2001) and "Barbershop" (2002), in addition to a short-lived sketch comedy program "Cedric The Entertainer Presents..." (Fox, 2002-03). Other major motion picture roles included appearances in "Intolerable Cruelty" (2003), starring George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as "Be Cool" (2005), starring John Travolta. Cedric demonstrated his versatility - and openness to family-friendly fare - when he lent his voice to the all-ages movies "Madagascar" (2005) and the live-action film "Charlotte's Web" (2006). Projects in a more real-world vein were also on his agenda, as evidenced by the pair of biopics "Talk to Me" (2007) and "Cadillac Records" (2008). Widening his palette, Cedric The Entertainer became the host of the always popular game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (syndicated, 1999- ), with the talented, likable and hard-working artist earning his self-appointed moniker with an enviably prolific and varied...

Comedian and actor Cedric The Entertainer burst onto the scene as part of the comedy road show movie "The Original Kings of Comedy" (2000), before going on to star in a string of successful film and television efforts. He followed with urban comedy films such as "Kingdom Come" (2001) and "Barbershop" (2002), in addition to a short-lived sketch comedy program "Cedric The Entertainer Presents..." (Fox, 2002-03). Other major motion picture roles included appearances in "Intolerable Cruelty" (2003), starring George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as "Be Cool" (2005), starring John Travolta. Cedric demonstrated his versatility - and openness to family-friendly fare - when he lent his voice to the all-ages movies "Madagascar" (2005) and the live-action film "Charlotte's Web" (2006). Projects in a more real-world vein were also on his agenda, as evidenced by the pair of biopics "Talk to Me" (2007) and "Cadillac Records" (2008). Widening his palette, Cedric The Entertainer became the host of the always popular game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (syndicated, 1999- ), with the talented, likable and hard-working artist earning his self-appointed moniker with an enviably prolific and varied Hollywood résumé.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Planes (2013)
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 Heat (2013)
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 Grassroots (2012)
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 Larry Crowne (2011)
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 Cadillac Records (2008)
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Milestones close milestones

1992:
Made first TV appearance on "It's Showtime at the Apollo"
1993:
First regular TV role as the host of the BET series "Comicview"
1996:
Portrayed the lovable Coach Cedric Robinson on The WB sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show"
1997:
Traveled the country as one of the headliners of the "Kings of Comedy" tour along with Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac
1998:
Landed first screen role in the comedy "Ride"
2000:
Featured as one of the headlining stars in the hit film "The Original Kings of Comedy"; Spike Lee directed documentary aired on MTV
2000:
Cast opposite Martin Lawrence's in the box office smash "Big Momma's House"
2001:
Scored a supporting role in the comedy-drama "Kingdom Come"
2002:
Voiced Carl the Rhino in the hit animated feature "Ice Age"
2002:
Starred in the box office smash "Barbershop"
2002:
Debuted the sketch comedy show "Cedric the Entertainer Presents" (Fox)
2003:
Delivered scene-stealing turn as private investigator Gus Petch in the Coen Brothers' "Intolerable Cruelty"
2004:
Reprised role of Eddie in "Barbershop 2: Back in Business"
2004:
Produced the family feature "Johnson Family Vacation"; also co-starred with Vanessa Williams and Solange Knowles
2005:
Cast as a music producer in "Be Cool," the sequel to "Get Shorty"
2005:
Portrayed Ralph Cramden in the big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom "The Honeymooners"; also served as executive producer
2005:
Voiced Maurice the Lemur in the animated feature "Madagascar"
2006:
Appeared in the live-action/animated feature "Charlotte's Web" as the voice of Golly the gander
2007:
Starred as a regular guy convinced that he is an undercover agent in the comedy "Code Name: The Cleaner"
2007:
Co-starred with Don Cheadle in "Talk To Me"
2008:
Joined a Broadway revival of David Mamet's "American Buffalo"
2008:
Once again lent his voice to Maurice the Lemur in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"
2008:
Portrayed singer Willie Dixon in the musical biopic "Cadillac Records"
2011:
Appeared opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in "Larry Crowne"
2011:
Directorial debut, "Dance Fu"; also executive produced and co-starred with Kel Mitchell
2012:
Reprised voice role of Maurice the Lemur in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
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Education

Haverhill High School: Haverhill , Massachusetts -
Southeast Missouri State University: Cape Girardeau , Missouri - 1964

Family close complete family listing

sister:
Sharita Kyles. Younger.
mother:
Rosetta Kyles. Reading specialist.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Grown Ass Man" Ballantine

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