Coolio is a hip-hop artist whose romantic ode to street life "Gangster's Paradise" was one of the genre's biggest hits. Originally heard in the inner-city school drama "Dangerous Minds," the song was an international smash and the biggest single of the year. He played a banker in 1997's "Batman and Robin" and appeared in a 1998 episode of the sitcom "The Nanny" with the unfortunate title "Homie-Work." When the musical hits stopped in the late '90s, Coolio began inhabiting that strange netherworld of former minor celebrities, which of course includes appearances on reality TV. Inn 2001, Coolio appeared on "Celebrity Bootcamp" (which he won). He starred in his own shows as well: 2008's "Coolio's Rules" ran on the Oxygen Channel, showing the rapper with his family at home, and "Cookin' with Coolio" posted episodes on the My Damn Channel website. Coolio still acts frequently, often in low budget crime films or in head-scratching genre fare like 2004's "Dracula 3000," in which he joined forces with the bloodsucker in outer space. Coolio's persona has also been transferred to the cartoon medium--he has supplied the voice to the mechanical Kwanzaa-bot on the series "Futurama."