Although his routines are deeply rooted in comedy, he does more than crack jokes. The eager, bespectacled, sharp-dressed comic (born Cedric Kyles) comes at you from all angles: He sings, he dances, he does characters, he makes balloon animals for the kiddies. (Okay, so maybe that last one isn't true.) But it's his willingness to be a multi-talented force, a man who really loves to entertain (hence the stage name), that makes him such a respected figure in contemporary black entertainment.
The onetime host of BET's Comicview has recently appeared in Big Momma's House and Kingdom Come playing, interestingly enough, reverends in both films. But he has a couple of must-see projects in the works. He will co-star with Snoop Dogg in the movie The Wash, billed as "a black Odd Couple," and he is developing a Fat Albert-esque cartoon show based on his childhood in St. Louis. If more big-time endeavors keep coming his way, people are gonna have to stop referring to him as a lovable uncle -- and start calling him "Big Daddy"!