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Also Known As: Tyrese Darnell Gibson Died:
Born: December 30, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: singer, actor, songwriter, TV host, model

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Growing up in Watts, a notoriously rough area of Los Angeles, chiseled and handsome African-American singer-actor-model Tyrese Gibson had the big dream to be a garbage man when he grew up. By the age of fourteen, his singing talent had been discovered and soon all hopes for a career in sanitation would be left behind for a shot at stardom. Trying out for a commercial at age sixteen, Gibson almost blew the audition by arriving late. After hearing a few bars of his singing, producers were won over and cast the young hopeful as the new face of Coca-Cola with a memorable city bus-set spot that showcased his impressive pipes. In 1996 at age seventeen, the tall, muscular and striking Gibson began modeling and also made his TV debut on an episode of the ABC series "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper". Guest shots on "Martin" (Fox, 1997) "The Parent 'Hood" and "Sister, Sister" (both The WB, 1998) followed, as did a record contract with RCA, which led to the release of his debut album "Tyrese" (1998). The smooth R&B crooner won over many fans with his first effort, selling enough units to be certified platinum. In 1999, Gibson replaced Bill Bellamy as host of "MTV Jams", appearing daily on the small screen to present...

Growing up in Watts, a notoriously rough area of Los Angeles, chiseled and handsome African-American singer-actor-model Tyrese Gibson had the big dream to be a garbage man when he grew up. By the age of fourteen, his singing talent had been discovered and soon all hopes for a career in sanitation would be left behind for a shot at stardom. Trying out for a commercial at age sixteen, Gibson almost blew the audition by arriving late. After hearing a few bars of his singing, producers were won over and cast the young hopeful as the new face of Coca-Cola with a memorable city bus-set spot that showcased his impressive pipes. In 1996 at age seventeen, the tall, muscular and striking Gibson began modeling and also made his TV debut on an episode of the ABC series "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper". Guest shots on "Martin" (Fox, 1997) "The Parent 'Hood" and "Sister, Sister" (both The WB, 1998) followed, as did a record contract with RCA, which led to the release of his debut album "Tyrese" (1998). The smooth R&B crooner won over many fans with his first effort, selling enough units to be certified platinum. In 1999, Gibson replaced Bill Bellamy as host of "MTV Jams", appearing daily on the small screen to present the "MTV Jams Countdown".

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
3.
 Black Nativity (2013)
5.
 Fast Five (2011)
6.
 Legion (2010)
8.
 Death Race (2008)
9.
 Take, The (2007)
10.
 Transformers (2007)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in the Watts section of Los Angeles
1993:
Began singing at age 14
1995:
Sang the praises of Coca-Cola in a memorable ad campaign
1996:
Started modeling at age 17
1996:
Guest starred on an episode of "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" (ABC)
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Signed a recording contract with RCA Music Group
1997:
Acted in episode of "Martin" (Fox)
1998:
Featured in the Monica video "Angel of Mine"
1998:
Released debut album "Tyrese"; record went platinum
1998:
Appeared on "Sister, Sister" and "The Parent 'Hood" (The WB)
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Founded the 2000 Watts Foundation, an organization to build up his hometown
1999:
Hosted the daily "MTV Jams Countdown"
2000:
Featured in the MTV original film "Love Song"
2001:
Cast in the John Singleton drama "Baby Boy"; released the single "I'm Just a Baby Boy" a collaboration with Snoop Dogg to coincide with the film
2003:
Replaced Vin Diesel in the action feature sequel "Fast and the Furious 2"
2004:
Starred opposite Dennis Quaid in the remake of the 1965 film "The Flight of the Phoenix"
2005:
Co-starred in John Singleton's "Four Brothers" as one of four brothers out to avenge his mother's murder
2006:
Appeared opposite James Franco in the Disney drama "Annapolis," directed by Justin Lin
2006:
Starred in "Waist Deep," as an ex-convict whose car is hijacked with his son inside
2007:
Cast in director Michael Bay's live action film "Transformers"
2008:
Co-starred in Paul W.S. Anderson's remake of the 1975 film "Death Race"
2009:
Re-teamed with director Michael Bay for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
2010:
Co-starred in the apocalyptic thriller, "Legion"
2011:
Reprised his role as Roman Pierce for the fifth installment of the film series, "Fast Five"
2011:
Reprised role as USAF Chief Robert Epps in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
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Education

Locke High School: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

In a July 8, 1999 chat with fans at Launch.com, Gibson discussed his success as an MTV host: "I'm not afraid to be who I am. I don't really consider myself a host; I consider myself a personality and honestly, what you're seeing on MTV, none of my boys are shocked, because they're used to my personality as it appears on MTV."

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Priscilla Gibson. Waitress. Raised Gibson and his siblings as a single parent.
sister:
Shonta Gibson. Has two.
sister:
Shonta Gibson. Talent agent. Born c. 1974.

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