Cedric the Entertainer is a well-known American actor who is also a game show host, comedian, and director. In 1993, he hosted ‘ComicView’ on BET. Previously he was the host on ‘It’s Showtime at the Apollo.’ Cedric is best known for appearing in ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ with Steve Harvey. In 2013, he was the host of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ (daytime version). Let’s find out how much is Cedric The Entertainer’s net worth in 2018.
Cedric The Entertainer Early Life
Cedric Antonio Kyles, better known by his stage name as “Cedric the Entertainer” was born on April 24, 1964, in Jefferson City, Missouri to his parents Kittrell Kyles and Rosetta Kyles. He grew up in Missouri’s Caruthersville and Berkeley.
He completed his schooling at Berkeley High School. In there, he developed a rash on his head and went on to put on a hat during his entire career. He did his mass communication from Southeast Missouri State University.
In 2015, the Lincoln University of Missouri conferred him with the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts and Humanities.
In 1999, Cedric got married to Lorna Wells. The couple has got two children named Lucky Rose and Croix. He also has a daughter named Tiara from his previous relationship.
Cedric The Entertainer Career
In 1987, Cedric was seen in ‘It’s Showtime at the Apollo.’ This was followed by becoming the host of ‘ComicView’ in 1993. In 1995, he was seen in ‘Def Comedy Jam.’ From 1996 to 2002, he appeared in ‘The Steve Harvey Show.’
He has lent his voice in the television series ‘The Proud Family.’ In 2002, he started his own show called ‘Cedric the Entertainer Presents.’ He was the host of ‘It’s Worth What?’ in 2011. From 2012 to 2016, Cedric appeared in ‘’The Soul Man’. He then became the host of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ in 2013.
Cedric has guest-appeared in many other television shows like ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ ‘Another Period,’ ‘Wild ‘n Out,’ ‘The Boondocks,’ and ‘2 Broke Girls’. In 2017, he became the main cast of ‘The Last O.G..’
He made his film debut by appearing in the 1998 movie ‘Ride.’ This was followed by appearing in ‘Big Momma’s House.’ His other film roles include ‘Serving Sara,’ ‘Barbershop 2’, ‘Johnson Family Vacation,’ ‘Cadillac Records,’ and ‘A Haunted House 2’. His lent his voice in the ‘Madagascar’ film series and ‘Ice Age.’
He will be next seen in the film ‘A Fall from Grace’ and ‘First Reformed.’
Awards & Achievements
In 2013, Cedric was nominated in Behind the Voice Actors Award. He is the winner of the 2004 BET Comedy Awards and was nominated for the Black Movie Awards in 2005. He has been nominated twice for the Black Reel Awards and is the winner of five NAACP Image Awards. In 2007, he won the Gotham Award for ‘Talk to Me.’ Cedric was nominated for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards.
Net Worth of Cedric The Entertainer
Cedric the Entertainer has an estimated net worth of more than $15 million. He inherited this fortune by appearing in a number of television shows. He has also appeared in films and has hosted many shows. In 2009, he hosted WWE Raw. As a game show host, he has hosted many game shows and has also directed ‘Dance Fu.’ He rose to prominence after appearing in ‘The Steve Harvey Show.’ Cedric has appeared in the album of Drunken Tiger.
Cedric the Entertainer is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He found success both as an actor and as a game show host. His popularity won him many accolades. The actor also successfully directed the film ‘Dance Fu’ in 2010. He has been in the main role of many other TV shows.