Cedric Antonio Kyles (born April 24, 1964), better known by the stage name Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor, comedian, director, and game show host. He was originally the host on It's Showtime at the Apollo. He also hosted BET's ComicView during the 1993-1994 season and Def Comedy Jam in 1995. He is best known for co-starring with Steve Harvey on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show and starring as Eddie in Barbershop and its sequel. He hosted the twelfth season of daytime version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the 2013-2014 television season.
Cedric was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Rosetta, a reading specialist, and Kitrell Kyles, an employee of AT&T. His younger sister, Sharita Kyles Wilson, is married and resides in Columbia, MO.
He was raised in Caruthersville, Missouri after Jr High School he moved to St. Louis, MO.
Cedric is a 1982 graduate of Berkeley High School in Berkeley, MO.
Cedric majored in Mass Communication at Southeast Missouri State University and worked as a State Farm insurance claims adjuster before becoming a full-time comedian.
He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.
He is married to Lorna Wells and they have two children, Croix and Lucky Rose, and an older daughter Tiara from a previous relationship.
Def Jam Poetry
Grown A## Man
Cell Phone, Pager
Def Comedy Jam
N####s on the golf course