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Born: February 16, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Born in Newark, New Jersey
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Moved to Los Angeles after death of parents (when Ice-T was a teenager)
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Spent four years as a gang member in South Central Los Angeles in the 1970s
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Wrote rhymes for Los Angeles street gangs
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Served four years as a Ranger in the US Army
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Became professional rapper in the 1980s
1984:
Debut feature appearance, "Breakin'"
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Started his own rap label, Rhyme Syndicate
1987:
Released debut album, "Rhyme Pays," featuring cuts including "I'm Your Pusher" and the theme from the feature "Colors"
1988:
Released second album, "Power"
1989:
Released third album, "The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say"
1990:
TV debut performing own material ("The Planet Raps Back"), "Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special"
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Released fourth album, "Original Gangster"
1991:
Feature acting debut, "New Jack City"
1991:
Appeared on the "Lollapalooza" concert tour
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
1993:
Recording contract with Sire Records cancelled
1994:
Released the album "Home Invasion" on his own label
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
1995:
Portrayed himself in "Why Colors?" a Showtime comedy short about the absurdity of gang warfare
1997:
Starred in NBC drama series "Players"
2000:
Joined the cast of the NBC drama series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
2001:
Appeared in action comedy "3000 Miles to Graceland"
2002:
Hosted his own television show on TLC, called "Beyond Tough"; featured people with real life dangerous jobs
2006:
Hosted the VH1 reality series "Ice-T's Rap School"
2008:
Produced and narrated the documentary "25 to Life: Ice T Presents," about California's "Three Strikes and You're Out" law
2009:
Appeared on the Chris Rock-produced documentary "Good Hair"

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