Fredro Starr

Fredro Starr made the transition from rapper to actor more than 15 years after his former rap group, Onyx, beat out legendary hip hop artist Dr. Dre for Soul Train's Best Rap Album of the Year award in 1993. After ... Read more »
Born: 04/18/1971 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

A Day In The Life 2014 (Movie)

Phya (Actor)

Deceptikons 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deceitful 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: Miami 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Brother 2007 (Movie)

Pharoah (Actor)

Blade: The Series 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dance 360 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Host

In the House 1995 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1994 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 1995 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1995 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1995 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Torque 2004 (Movie)

Junior (Actor)

Karen Sisco 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wire 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Commitments (Bet) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

Malakai (Actor)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Light It Up 1999 (Movie)

Rodney J Templeton (Actor)

Ride 1998 (Movie)

Geronimo (Actor)

Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunset Park 1996 (Movie)

Shorty (Actor)

Clockers 1995 (Movie)

Go (Actor)

The Addiction 1995 (Movie)

Black (Actor)

Strapped (TV Show)

Actor
Music (7)

Dope 2015 (Movie)

("Slam") (Song)

The Benchwarmers 2006 (Movie)

("Slam") (Song)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Last Dayz") (Song)

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

song producer & performer("Shining Through (theme from 'Save the Last Dance')") (Song)

Light It Up 1999 (Movie)

("Ghetto Is a Battlefield") (Song Performer)

Light It Up 1999 (Movie)

("Ghetto Is a Battlefield") (Song)

Blade 1998 (Movie)

("Playing with Lighting (contains 'Shiftee')") (Song)

Biography

Fredro Starr made the transition from rapper to actor more than 15 years after his former rap group, Onyx, beat out legendary hip hop artist Dr. Dre for Soul Train's Best Rap Album of the Year award in 1993. After multiple small television appearances Starr received his first main role as Quinton "Q" Brooks on "Moesha," as the on-again off-again love interest of the show's lead, fellow musician Brandy Norwood. Starr remained in the role from 1996 to 2000. His portrayal of the troubled Malakai in the 2001 teen drama "Save the Last Dance" brought greater attention and more film and television roles leading him to play Marquis "Bird" Hilton/Bird Hilton on the critically acclaimed television series "The Wire" from 2002 to 2003. Returning to his musical roots, Starr has been credited as a writer, producer, and performer on the soundtracks of multiple films. Starr produced and performed "Shining Through" for "Save the Last Dance" and wrote "Last Dayz" for the 2002 film "8 Mile," starring rapper Eminem. Starr's career has evolved into lead roles in "The Eddie Black Story" about a promising college student who joins a street gang, and in "Diamond Ruff," a film about a con artist whose life of crime catches up to him.

Milestones

Popular songs include "Everyday Hell".

Known for such albums as "Firestarr"

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