Managing fun has been Eric C. Rhone’s life work. The St. Louis-based entertainment mogul has guided the career of pal Cedric the Entertainer since his college days. “We two St. Louis guys have come a long way together,” says Eric.
The dynamic duo’s latest co-production, the hit TV family comedy, Soul Man, stars Cedric as a very funny preacher who lives with his family in – where else? – St. Louis. Another Gateway City alumni-turned-Hollywood star, Niecy Nash, plays Ced’s wife on the show.
Will some of Eric’s favorite St. Louis places be mentioned on Soul Man? “You’ll have to tune in to see,” chuckles the always smiling Rhone. Hint: if the scripts ever mention the incredible pancakes from the Goody Goody Diner or the lush Cigar Club at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, you’ll know.