Ice-T Biography

Birthday: 1958-02-16
Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles, California, to live with his paternal aunt after the death of his father while he was in the sixth grade; his mother had died earlier when he was in the third grade. His aunt lived in the South Los Angeles district of Crenshaw, colloquially referred to as South Central. He became immersed in the street life of the inner-city and eventually became a member of the West Side Rollin 30s Original Harlem Crips. In 1979, Marrow joined the Army after leaving Crenshaw High School, but his 4-year hitch was enough for him, as he was a leader, not a follower. "I didn't like total submission to a leader other than myself," he said. After ETSing from the Army in 1983, he returned to South Central with the intention of becoming a hip-hop musician. More than music, his life got caught up in street life as as a jewel thief and as a pimp. (His nomme de guerre, Ice T, is an homage to the fabled pimp and raconteur Iceberg Slim (Robert Beck). He committed himself totally to his music after a 1985 car crash. As a musician, Ice-T played a major role in the creation of the gangsta incarnation of hip-hop music and was a colossus of the West Coast hip-hop scene, despite his East Coast, greater New York, origins. Though his music displays a political consciousness, like the indictments of racism that were a hallmark of seminal hip-hop group Public Enemy, it also is nihilistic as befits a chronicler of street life. His most infamous song, the heavy metal "Cop Killer," was one of the major battle in the cultural wars of the 1990s, in which cultural conservatives enlisted the Moses of the right wing, Charlton Heston, to get Ice-T dropped from his then-label, Sire/Warner Bros. The charismatic Ice-T has also achieved success as an actor in movies and on TV. He plays Detective Odafin Tutuola on the TV series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), which is ironic for someone famous for "Cop Killer" and his feud with the L.A.P.D. Ice-T currently resides in North Bergen, New Jersey, with his wife, Nicole Austin.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
I Love 1980's Himself 1980
I Love 1990's Himself 1990 Documentary
Players Isaac 'Ice' Gregory 1997 - 1998
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola 1999 Crime
Kept 2001 Drama
The Belzer Connection 2003 Documentary
Ice-T's Rap School 2006 Reality Tv
Ice T's Rap School Himself - Host 2006 Reality Tv
The Wendy Williams Experience 2006 Talk Show
I Get That a Lot 2009
Ice Loves Coco 2011 Reality Tv
Drop 5 Lbs With Good Housekeeping Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola 2012
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Detective Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola 3727 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
New Jack City Scotty Appleton 1991 Comedy, 0
Ricochet Odessa 1991 Action, Crime, Thriller
Trespass King James 1992 Action, Thriller
Who's the Man? Nightrain/Chauncey 1993
Surviving the Game Jack Mason 1994 Action, Adventure, Crime
Johnny Mnemonic J-Bone 1995 0, Sport, Game Show, 0, 0
Tank Girl T-Saint 1995 0, Sport, 0
Below Utopia 1997 Drama, Thriller
Mean Guns 1997 Action, Crime, Thriller
Urban Menace 1999
Corrupt 1999
Final Voyage Josef 1999 Action, Drama
Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang 1999 Family, Fantasy
Point Doom Ringman 2000 0, Game Show, Comedy
The Alternate Agent Williams 2000 0, Game Show
Stealth Fighter Owen Turner 2000 Action, Drama
The Wrecking Crew Menace 2000 Action, Crime, Drama
Sonic Impact Agent Taja 2000 Action, Thriller
Leprechaun: In the Hood Mack Daddy 2000 Action, Comedy, Fantasy
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 Comedy, Game Show, 0
Deadly Rhapsody Wilson 2001 Music
Kept Jack Mosler 2001 Drama, Thriller
Out Kold Goldie 2001 Action
Luck of the Draw Macneilly 2001 Thriller, Crime, Drama
Guardian Max 2001 Action, Thriller
'R Xmas The Kidnapper 2001 Crime, Drama
Gangland Officer Dunn 2002 Action
Ablaze Albert Denning 2002 Drama, Action, Thriller
On the Edge Slim Jim 2002 Action
Zalman King's Sex, Y & Z Himself 2003 Sport
The Magic 7 2008
Good Hair 2010 Documentary, Comedy
Ghetto Physics Himself 2010 Drama
Santorini Blue Dr. Lewis 2013 Comedy, Drama
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn Tyler Moss 2013 Action, Crime