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Multi-talented actor and musician Ice-T stars in the NBC series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as the street-smart Detective Odafin Tutuola. He also recently released a greatest hits album, The Greatest Hits: Evidence.

Born in New Jersey, Ice-T was orphaned at a young age and eventually became involved in Los Angeles gangs before spending four years in the U.S. Army. His first break occurred in 1984 when the producers of Breakin asked him to rap in the film. He went on to become a Grammy Award-winning performer whose outspoken hip-hop music has earned him international attention. He formed Rhyme Syndicate Records in 1989, released a string of groundbreaking rap records and was voted Best Male Rapper in Rolling Stone's 1992 Readers' Poll.

Ice-T has developed his feature-film career as well, having appeared in New Jack City opposite Wesley Snipes; Ricochetwith Denzel Washington; Johnny Mnemonicwith Keanu Reeves; Tank Girl and Walter Hill's Trespass. He can also be seen in the upcoming film Ablaze (opposite Tom Arnold and Amanda Pays).

Ice-T previously starred in the 1997-98 series Players (which he helped develop with Dick Wolf), the NBC movie Exiled: A Law & Order Movie and several high-profile guest-starring appearances on Wolf's former series New York Undercover.

Ice-T has also published a book, The Ice Opinion (St. Martin's Press, 1994) and is extensively involved in several revolutionary internet-related enterprises, including MP3.com and AtomicPop.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Ice-T Facts

Birth NameTracy Marrow
OccupationMusician, Actor
BirthdayFebruary 16, 1958 (66)
BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Ice-T compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Ice Age: Collision Course
On the Edge
Know It All
Surviving the Game
New Jack City
Leprechaun 5
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