Ice-T

Rapper, Actor, Author
Too hot and strong for some tastes, this rapper-rocker and actor has been steeped in controversy while thriving in his entertainment career. While condemned in some circles as a "gangsta" rapper promoting anti-social ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1958 in Newark, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (120)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1996, 2000 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Search 2000 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrities Undercover 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Celebrity Home Raiders 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago PD 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crime Partners 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Criss Angel BeLIEve 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Cameo

King of Hollywood 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Point Doom 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

30 Rock 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Ice Loves Coco 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn 2013 (Movie)

Tyler Moss (Actor)

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

I Get That a Lot 2000 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Loves Coco: Baby Got Backstory 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Weird World of Blowfly 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

100 Greatest Artists of All Time 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ghettophysics 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Black to the Future 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Hair 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Celebrity Family Feud 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV Cribs 2000 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast Of Flavor Flav 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Fuck 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ice-T's Rap School 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drug Years 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracks 2006 (Movie)

Officer Clark (Actor)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Playa's Guide to Scarface 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Moguls 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Belzer Connection 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Most Irresistible Women 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Chappelle's Show 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

'R Xmas 2002 (Movie)

Kidnapper (Actor)

Crossover 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN's Lifegame 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Chris Rock Show 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Heroes of Black Comedy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

3,000 Miles to Graceland 2001 (Movie)

Hamilton (Actor)

Ablaze 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Later 1993 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Cribs Presents: How to Live Large 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV20: Grab the Mic -- A Hip-Hop History 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Corrupt 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hoodrat 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Guardian 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Air Rage 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang 1999 (Movie)

Justice Rough (Actor)

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sonic Impact 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Heist 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wrecking Crew 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Urban Menace 1999 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Welcome to Paradox 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Agent of Death 1998 (Movie)

Agent Williams (Actor)

Below Utopia 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Crazy Six 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Final Voyage 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Leprechaun in the Hood 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Players 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th NAACP Image Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Straight From the Streets 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Deli 1997 (Movie)

Phil the Meat Man (Actor)

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Mnemonic 1995 (Movie)

J-Bone (Actor)

Mr. Payback 1995 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Tank Girl 1995 (Movie)

T-Saint--The Rippers (Actor)

Why Colors? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Gangsta Rap: An MTV News Special Report 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Surviving the Game 1994 (Movie)

Jack Mason (Actor)

CB4 1993 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Seven Deadly Sins: An MTV News Special Report 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

Nighttrain/Chauncey (Actor)

The 1992 MTV Movie Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Meaning of Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Trespass 1992 (Movie)

King James (Actor)

Grammy Legends Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

New Jack City 1991 (Movie)

Scotty Appleton (Actor)

Paul Rodriguez: Behind Bars 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Racism: Points of View 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ricochet 1991 (Movie)

Odessa (Actor)

Listen Up 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Guardian 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo 1985 (Movie)

Radiotron Rapper (Actor)

Rappin' 1985 (Movie)

Band Member (Actor)

Breakin' 1984 (Movie)

Rap Talker (Actor)

It's Black Entertainment (TV Show)

Actor

Judgment Day (TV Show)

Actor

Luck of the Draw (TV Show)

Actor

Mean Guns (TV Show)

Actor

Stealth Fighter (TV Show)

Actor

The Disciples (TV Show)

Actor
Music (23)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

("99 Problems") (Song)

The Taking of Pelham 123 2009 (Movie)

("99 Problems") (Song)

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

("Colors") (Song Performer)

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

("Colors") (Song)

Ice-T's Rap School 2006 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Ice-T's Rap School 2006 (Tv Show)

Theme Music Performer

L.A. Riot Spectacular 2006 (Movie)

("April 29, 1992") (Song)

Tracks 2006 (Movie)

Original Songs (Original Music)

Tracks 2006 (Movie)

("The Game Stops Here") (Song Performer)

Ringmaster 1998 (Movie)

("The Real One") (Song Performer)

Ringmaster 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Original Gangstas 1996 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Airheads 1994 (Movie)

("Born to Raise Hell") (Song Performer)

Judgment Night 1993 (Movie)

("Disorder") (Song Performer)

Judgment Night 1993 (Movie)

("Disorder") (Song)

Trespass 1992 (Movie)

("Trespass" "Depths of Hell") (Song Performer)

Trespass 1992 (Movie)

songs (Song)

New Jack City 1991 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

New Jack City 1991 (Movie)

song producer("New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)") (Song)

Ricochet 1991 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Rappin' 1985 (Movie)

("Killer") (Song Performer)

Rappin' 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

Missing in Action 1984 (Movie)

(rap) (Song Performer)
Producer (6)

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Corrupt 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wrecking Crew 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Urban Menace 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sex on the Riviera '98 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Producer
Director (1)

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Too hot and strong for some tastes, this rapper-rocker and actor has been steeped in controversy while thriving in his entertainment career. While condemned in some circles as a "gangsta" rapper promoting anti-social attitudes and actions, Ice-T has lectured at colleges around the country, appeared in public service specials, and created two L.A.-based youth intervention programs. He received his greatest notoriety with the song "Cop Killer", recorded with his "thrash metal" band Body Count. Police pressure groups were so offended that Sire Records, a Warners-owned recording label, removed the cut from subsequent pressings of the album.

Relationships

Coco Austin

Wife
Began dating August 2002 Married Dec. 31, 2005

Letesha Marrow

Daughter
born c. 1977

Kevin Marrow

Son
born c. 2001

Tracy Marrow

Son
born c. 1992

Darlene Ortiz

Companion
together since c. 1985 split in 2000

Linda Sanchez

Companion
Sanchez and Ice-T dated for 5 months mother of Kevin Ice Marrow Sanchez requested 17 percent of Ice-T's annual income for child support. Ice-T requested and was granted a DNA test. Test latered proved that Ice-T was the father. He was ordered to pay $4,000 a month for temporary support for the child.

EDUCATION

Crenshaw High School

Los Angeles , California
acquired the nickname "Ice-T" there

Milestones

2009

Appeared on the Chris Rock-produced documentary "Good Hair"

2008

Produced and narrated the documentary "25 to Life: Ice T Presents," about California's "Three Strikes and You're Out" law

2006

Hosted the VH1 reality series "Ice-T's Rap School"

2002

Hosted his own television show on TLC, called "Beyond Tough"; featured people with real life dangerous jobs

2001

Appeared in action comedy "3000 Miles to Graceland"

2000

Joined the cast of the NBC drama series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

1997

Starred in NBC drama series "Players"

1995

Portrayed himself in "Why Colors?" a Showtime comedy short about the absurdity of gang warfare

1995

Played the recurring role of drug kingpin Danny-Up on Fox's crime drama "New York Undercover"

1995

Made a cameo appearance in "Mr. Payback," an interactive "cinematic game" played in specially equipped theaters

1994

Released the album "Home Invasion" on his own label

1993

Recording contract with Sire Records cancelled

1992

Released his fifth album, "Body Count," recorded with his hard-core band of the same name; controversial cut, "Cop Killer," pulled from subsequent pressings by Warners

1991

Feature acting debut, "New Jack City"

1991

Appeared on the "Lollapalooza" concert tour

1990

TV debut performing own material ("The Planet Raps Back"), "Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special"

1989

Released third album, "The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say"

1988

Released second album, "Power"

1987

Released debut album, "Rhyme Pays," featuring cuts including "I'm Your Pusher" and the theme from the feature "Colors"

1984

Debut feature appearance, "Breakin'"

Started his own rap label, Rhyme Syndicate

Released fourth album, "Original Gangster"

Wrote rhymes for Los Angeles street gangs

Born in Newark, New Jersey

Spent four years as a gang member in South Central Los Angeles in the 1970s

Moved to Los Angeles after death of parents (when Ice-T was a teenager)

Became professional rapper in the 1980s

Served four years as a Ranger in the US Army

Bonus Trivia

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"He is a man of mystery. 'The more facts they have, the more they can act like they know you.' he says of the media. He won't reveal his real name, but he says his moniker was given at Crenshaw High School. 'My first name began with 'T' and Ice-T is a way of saying 'Cool T.'" -From USA Today, April 15, 1994.

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Ice-T will only admit to being thirtysomething. He jokes that he'll only give his real age in court.

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"Ice's current crowd, it turns out, is not all that different from the gang he ran with a decade ago. The reasoning seems to be that if you can't trust a guy who backed you up in a successful armed robbery, who can you trust? But it goes even deeper than that. 'This business called show business is a perfect transition for a criminal," Ice maintains. 'Everybody in this business is doing some kind of rip-off or scam. I did a recording deal with a guy once, and he said, 'Hey, Ice, you got a lot of spunk. Did you go to business college?' I said, 'No, man, I learned what I know from selling hand grenades in alleys.'' His homeboys get a big kick out of that, and keep right on laughing as Ice-T adds, 'Explosives, showbiz ... It's all the same thing.'" -From "From Rap to Riches" by Michael Kaplan, Movieline, 1991.

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In August 2002, aspiring actress Linda Marie Sanchez filed a paternity suit against Ice-T asking for 17 percent of his adjusted gross income for the care of her 9-month old son Kevin. Ice-T denied he was the child's father.

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"Everything I've ever wanted to do in life, I've done it. I wanted to be a rapper - did it. Movies, did it. Be on television, did it. Did it, had it, bought it, wrecked it." -Ice-T to People, August 19, 2002

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On July 20, 2010, Ice-T was arrested in New York City for allegedly driving with a suspended license and not having up-to-date insurance.

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