Cannon was born on October 8, 1980 in San Diego California

was raised largely by his grandfather 

whom he and his biological father called both Dad 

as a child, and Cannon at the Bevista Housing 

Projects in Lincoln Park. grew up in what was a 

gang-ridden section of Southeast San Diego and in 

his teens he was affiliated with the Lincoln Park 

behind after he lost a close friend who he 

said was and in 1998 he graduated from Monte

Vista High Thi School in Spring Valley where he

in track and field which Cannon joins his 

father's local cable access program on stand-up comedy

having got my first break