Cedric the Entertainer was among the celebrities named Monday to the latest class of honorees eligible to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 31 honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominees submitted to the Walk of Fame Selection Committee, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Terrence Howard, Teddy Riley, Jackie Wilson were also among those selected.
“Look who’s getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So excited!!!!!!!,” the film, television and comedy star said via his social media accounts. Cedric The Entertainer, born Cedric Kyles, has nearly 25 years of experience in Hollywood.
The Berkeley and SEMO grad became a household name when he was tapped to host the second season of BET’s Comic View. He went on to co-star in the Steve Harvey Show on The WB Network and joined Harvey on the blockbuster “Kings Of Comedy” Tour along with D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac that spawned the hit film of the same name.
Cedric The Entertainer joins fellow St. Louisan Dick Gregory, a comedy pioneer and iconic human rights activist, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 2015.