Cedric Antonio Kyles (born April 24, 1964), best known by his stage name, Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known as the co-star of the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show, as Eddie in the Barbershop films, and as one of the four comedians featured in the Spike Lee film The Original Kings of Comedy.
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 Berkeley, Missouri Cedric is a 1982 graduate of Berkeley High School in Berkeley, Missouri. He continues his involvement with his high school by awarding a scholarship each year to a graduating senior through his Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation Inc. The foundation's motto is, "Reaching Out...Giving Back." Cedric majored in Mass Communication at Southeast Missouri State University and worked as a State Farm insurance claims adjuster, and substitute High School teacher before becoming a full-time comedian. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. He is