Tone Loc

Actor, Rapper, Gang member
African American L. A. rapper whose deep gravelly voice and unusual aptitude for both whimsy and menace have translated well into a second career as a character player and cartoon voice actor. Tone Loc first rose to ... Read more »
Born: 03/03/1966 in California, USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

White T 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chowder 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Early Edition 1990 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1990 - 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roc 1990 - 1996, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 1991 - 1996, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1990 - 1997, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Rap Superstar 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The WB's Superstar USA 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Thieves 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

They Crawl 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jack & the Beanstalk 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Titan A.E. 2000 (Movie)

of Tek (Voice)

Whispers: An Elephant's Tale 2000 (Movie)

of Macho Bull (Voice)

C-Bear and Jamal 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Aladdin 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fakin' Da Funk 1997 (Movie)

Frog (Actor)

Goode Behavior 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

C-Bear and Jamal 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Strategic Command 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heat 1995 (Movie)

Richard Torena (Actor)

The Last Days of Russell 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

A Cool Like That Christmas 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 (Movie)

Emilio (Actor)

Blank Check 1994 (Movie)

Juice (Actor)

Car 54, Where Are You? 1994 (Movie)

Hackman (Actor)

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

J-Bone (Actor)

Posse 1993 (Movie)

Angel (Actor)

Surf Ninjas 1993 (Movie)

Lt Spence (Actor)

Bebe's Kids 1992 (Movie)

of Pee Wee (Voice)

Ferngully: the Last Rainforest 1992 (Movie)

of The Goanna (Voice)

Magic Johnson's All-Star Slam 'N Jam 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Rap City Rhapsody 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1989 MTV Video Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

Slam the Rapper (Actor)

The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Totally Awesome (TV Show)

Actor
Music (26)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2011 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song Performer)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2011 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song)

Armored 2009 (Movie)

"Loc'in On The Shaw" (Song Performer)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song Performer)

Obsessed 2009 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song)

The Wedding Weekend 2007 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Weekend 2007 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song Performer)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song Performer)

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

("Funky Cold Medina") (Song Performer)

The Animal 2001 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song Performer)

The Animal 2001 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song)

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song Performer)

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

("Wild Thing") (Song)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 (Movie)

("Ace is in the House") (Song Performer)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Surf Ninjas 1993 (Movie)

("Hit the Coast") (Song Performer)

Surf Ninjas 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Bebe's Kids 1992 (Movie)

("Straigh Jackin'" "Freedom Song") (Song Performer)

Encino Man 1992 (Movie)

("Cool Hand Loc") (Song)

Encino Man 1992 (Movie)

("Cool Hand Loc") (Song Performer)

Ferngully: the Last Rainforest 1992 (Movie)

("If I'm Gonna Eat Somebody (It Might As Well Be You)") (Song Performer)

Mystery Date 1991 (Movie)

("Funky Cold Medina") (Song Performer)

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

("Can't Get Enough") (Song Performer)

Biography

African American L. A. rapper whose deep gravelly voice and unusual aptitude for both whimsy and menace have translated well into a second career as a character player and cartoon voice actor. Tone Loc first rose to prominence with two top 40 singles--"Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina"--both released in 1989. Their popularity worked as a springboard into feature and TV work. He made his feature debut rapping in the Andrew 'Dice' Clay vehicle, "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (1990). Tone Loc was used more extensively in the animated features "FernGully: The Last Rainforest", playing a menacing giant lizard and "Bebe's Kids" (both 1992), as Pee Wee, a sardonic child. That year he was also cast as Ronnie Paxton, the local vigilante on the Fox sitcom "Roc". Tone Loc has since become a regular face in diverse features including a black Western ("Posse"), a black romantic road movie ("Poetic Justice", both 1993), a zany spoof ("Ace Ventura: Pet Detective") and a Disney comedy ("Blank Check", both 1994).

Milestones

2007

Appeared on "Celebrity Rap Superstar" (MTV)

2006

Made a cameo as himself in the MTV telefilm "Totally Awesome"

2004

Appeared as a regular panelist on "The WB's Superstar USA," a reality series parody of "American Idol" (Fox)

2001

Cast on ABC crime drama "Thieves"

2000

Provided a character voice for "Titan A.E."

1996

Acted in the genre spoof "Spy Hard," starring Leslie Nielsen

1995

Landed minor role in "Heat"

1994

Appeared in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective"

1993

Feature acting debut, "Posse"

1992

Released second rap album Cool Hand Loc

1992

Provided vocals for "FernGully: The Last Rainforest"

1992

Cast as a recurring character on the Fox sitcom "Roc"

1990

TV acting debut (as himself), NBC's "Ferris Bueller"

1990

Feature debut, "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane"

1989

TV debut (song credit only), "21 Jump Street"

1989

Released first solo rap album Loc'ed After Dark

Was a member of the L.A. gang The Crips

Bonus Trivia

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Tone Loc was arrested on June 18, 2011 on suspicion of felony domestic violence after allegedly roughing up the mother of his child.

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Tone Loc collapsed on stage during a performance in Atlanta, GA on Oct. 15, 2011. The rapper suffered from exhaustion and was transferred to a nearby hospital. He collapsed once again from heat exhaustion while performing in Austin, TX on June 15, 2012.

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