Cedric the Entertainer
Cedric Antonio Kyles (born April 24, 1964), known professionally as Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Calvin Butler on the CBS sitcom The Neighborhood, Mullins on The Last O.G., Reverend Boyce 'The Voice' Ballentine on The Soul Man, co-starred as Cedric Jackie Robinson on the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, Eddie in the Barbershop films, and as one of the four comedians featured in the Spike Lee film The Original Kings of Comedy.
He has starred as the lead in the films Johnson Family Vacation and Code Name: The Cleaner. His other films include First Reformed, Why Him?, A Haunted House 1 & 2, Larry Crowne, Cadillac Records, The Honeymooners (2005), Be Cool, Man of the House, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Intolerable Cruelty, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Big Momma's House. He has also done voice work for Ice Age, the Madagascar film series, Charlotte's Web (2006), Planes, and Planes: Fire & Rescue.
He hosted BET's ComicView during the 1993–1994 season and Def Comedy Jam in 1995 as well as the 12th season of the daytime version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2013–14.
In 2019, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.