Cedric The Entertainer
Charismatic actor and comedian Cedrick “The Entertainer” is best known for his many crowd-pleasing performances in such hit films as Barbershop, BeCool with John Travolta, Madagascar, IntolerableCruelty with George Clooney, Johnson Family Vacation (the 2004 box office hit in which Cedric was both star and producer), and The Original Kings of Comedy, to name a few.
Born and raised in New York, Max Greenfield is perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Schmidt on “New Girl,” opposite Zooey Deschanel. He also earned critical acclaim for his recent recurring roles on “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and “American Horror Story: Hotel,” both executive produced by Ryan Murphy.
In 2006 Greenfield was cast in a leading role in the series “Modern Men.” His other television credits include “Veronica Mars,” “Ugly Betty,” “Greek,” “Raising the Bar,” “Castle,” “Lie to Me,” “No Ordinary Family,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “Happy Endings.”
Earlier this year, Greenfield completed production on the movie “What Men Want,” opposite Taraji P. Henson and directed by Adam Shankman. Previous film credits include “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson, the Academy Award-nominated “The Big Short,” “A Futile and Stupid Gesture,” “Veronica Mars,” “About Alex,” “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” alongside Sally Field and THE NEIGHBORHOOD co-star Beth Behrs, and “When Do We Eat,” in which he played a young dotcom tycoon who loses everything and becomes a Hasidic Jew.
In addition to acting, Greenfield has a passion for producing, which led him to create and star in the series “The Gentlemen’s League” about his real-life fantasy football league with friend and actor Jerry Ferrara.
Currently, Greenfield resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is Sept. 4. Follow him on Twitter @iamgreenfield and Instagram @iammaxgreenfield.
Tichina Arnold won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her first season starring in the critically acclaimed comedy Everybody Hates Chris , a series inspired by the childhood experiences of comedian Chris Rock.
Recognized for her NAACP Image Award-winning role as Pam Jones on Martin, Arnold has also appeared on television in Ryan’s Hope, All My Children, The Cosby Show , Law & Order, The Norm Show, and One on One .
In film, she has starred in Big Momma’s House, with Martin Lawrence, the critically acclaimed Civil Brand, with Mos Def and LisaRaye McCoy, as well as Dancing in September, Scenes from a Mall, and TheLittle Shop of Horrors. Her most recent film, Wild Hogs, co-starring Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy and John Travolta, was released in early 2007.
One of Hollywood’s most versatile talents, Beth Behrs is perhaps best known for her breakout role as Caroline Channing on the comedy 2 Broke Girls, which was created by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings and ran for six seasons.
Behr’s film credits include Monsters University, the Chinese animated film Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink, and the independent comedy Hello, My Name Is Doris, opposite Sally Field and her The Neighborhood co-star Max Greenfield.
McKinney currently stars in the series Vice Principals, and has recurred in Make It Happen, and Graceland. His film credits include The Bahama Hustle, Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus, and Know Thy Enemy.
Marcel Spears made his television series debut in 2017 with “The Mayor,” the acclaimed comedy created by Jeremy Bronson and executive produced by Daveed Diggs and Jamie Tarses.
Since graduating with his MFA in acting from Columbia University, Spears has worked consistently on stage. Most recently, he co-starred in the west coast premiere of “Ironbound” at the Geffen Playhouse. Additional theater credits include Rachel Bonds’ “At the Old Place” at La Jolla Playhouse, Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” with Donald Faison at the Old Globe Theater, Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s production of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at Two River Theater in New Jersey, the Guthrie Theater’s production of Alice Childress’ play “Trouble in Mind,” the Classic Stage Company’s productions of Shakespeare’s “Othello” and Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage,” and Page 73’s production of “Judy” by Max Posner under the direction of Ken Rus Schmoll.
Spears was awarded the Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant for his performance in the Young Company’s 2015 production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by Tyne Rafaeli.
Spears is a New Orleans native. His birthday is Dec. 13. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mrmarcelspears.
Hank Greenspan is making his series regular debut with THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
A Los Angeles native, Greenspan first caught the acting bug when he played Eugene in an elementary school production of “Grease.” Since then, he has appeared in several stage plays, independent short films and commercials. Earlier this year, he had a recurring role as young Justin Foley in the second season of the series “13 Reasons Why.”
In his free time, Greenspan likes to skateboard and play video games. He lives in Los Angeles with his parents, two younger brothers and a cat named Jack.
Greenspan’s birthday is June 5. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @hank_greenspan.