Comedian and actor who became known for his role in The Original Kings of Comedy in 2001. He also hosted Who Wants to be a Millionaire and starred on The Soul Man. He voiced characters in the 2002 film Ice Age and the 2005 film Madagascar.
After graduating from Berkeley High School, he toured as a comedian and founded Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation, Inc. He worked as a substitute teacher in his home state of Missouri.
He was on The Steve Harvey Show and played Eddie in the Barbershop films.
His mother, Rosetta, worked as a school teacher. He married Lorna Wells in 1999. He has three daughters named Tiara, Lucky and TinkyFlonz and a son named Croix.