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Born: February 16, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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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.

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

"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.

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.

"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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