Ice-T net worth: Ice-T is an American rapper and actor who has a net worth of $60 million. He released several popular albums in the late 1980s and 1990s. In recent years, Ice-T is arguably best known for his long-running role on the television drama series Law & Order: SVU. He has starred on the series for over two decades and has appeared in well over 400 episodes.
At the time of writing this article, Ice-T makes $250,000 per episode of Law & Order: SVU. That’s about $6 million per season before syndication royalties.
Personal Life: Tracy Lauren Marrow was born on February 16, 1958. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of twelve to live with relatives after the deaths of both his parents. He attended Crenshaw High School and distinguished himself from most of his peers by not drinking, smoking or using drugs. There was much gang activity at his school and Marrow never joined one, but most of his friends were affiliated with the Crips. Marrow began singing with Crenshaw High School’s group The Precious Few. At age 17, Marrow began receiving welfare due to the death of his father, and he rented an apartment for $90 a month. He sold cannabis and stole car radios to make extra money to support his pregnant girlfriend. After high school, he served in the US Army for four years after his daughter was born in 1977. It was here that he became interested in hip-hop and learned how to play turntables and rap.
As a tribute to Iceberg Slim, Marrow began going by the name Ice T on stage. He initially worked as a DJ at parties, which got him more exposure for rapping. He returned to a life of crime when he started robbing jewelry stores with his friends, but after a car accident he decided to give up his criminal lifestyle and pursue a professional rap career. He released his first single, Cold Wind Madness, and it became an underground success, although radio stations refused to play it because of its explicit lyrics. In 1984 he released the single Killers, the first of his politically charged raps. Ice T landed a deal with Sire Records and released his debut album Rhyme Pays in 1987.
His first three albums, released in 1987, 1988 and 1989 respectively, were each certified gold by the RIAA, but his 1991 album OG Original Gangster became his best-known album and is considered gangsta rap’s founding album. On the same album he also introduced his metal band Body Count, who later released an album of their own, including the controversial single “Cop Killer”. Ice-T won a 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for Back on the Block. In the midst of the song’s controversy, he parted ways with Sire/Warner Bros. and signed with Priority Records instead. He continued to release albums with Body Count through the 1990s, but returned to his rap roots with the 2006 album Gangsta Rap.
Personal Account In addition to a successful music career, Ice T began his acting career in 1984 with the film Breakin’ and its sequel Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo that same year. These films came before he released his first LP (but he can be heard on the Breakin’ soundtrack). In 1991, he portrayed a police officer in New Jack City. He starred in the 1991 film Ricochet alongside Denzel Washington and John Lithgow, and took on other supporting roles throughout the ’90s. He won his first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for the role of drug dealer Danny Cort on the television series New York Undercover. Ice T starred in the 1999 HBO film Stealth Fighter and that same year he starred in Sonic Impact. In 2000, he made his debut as detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on the hit series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. He won his second NAACP Image Award for this role. He appeared on the MTV sketch comedy show Short Circuitz in 2007. Ice T has also done some video game voice acting.
Ice T dipped his toes into reality programming in 2006 with Ice T’s Rap School. It was an offshoot of VH1’s British reality show, Gene Simmons’ Rock School. Each week, Ice-T gave assignments to eight teenagers from New York’s Preparatory School and they competed for a gold chain with a microphone on it. For the 2006 season finale, the group opened for Public Enemy. He also had a reality show on E! Her name was Ice Loves Coco and it followed his relationship with his wife Nicole Austin.
He entered the world of podcasting in December 2013 when he struck a deal with Paragon Collective. He co-hosts Ice T: Final Level Podcast with longtime friend Mick Benzo. On the show, they discuss current events, movies, video games and behind the scenes of Law and Order: SVU with high-profile guests from the entertainment world. The podcast received critical acclaim. He directed a commercial for GEICO in 2016.
Personal Life: Ice T had a daughter in 1976 with then-girlfriend Adrienne. They attended high school while raising her. Ice T dated Darlene Ortiz in 1992 and had a son with her. He and swimsuit model Nicole “Coco Marie” Austin married in January 2002. In 2006 they bought a penthouse in New Jersey and in 2012 they built a five-bedroom home in Edgewater, New Jersey. The couple welcomed their first child in November 2015.
Ice T has had two personal falling outs, the first with LL Cool J in the late ’80s. He was incited by LL’s claim of being “the worst rapper in the history of rap itself,” and Ice T took up disputes against him and publicly mocked his songs. By 2012, the rivalry had ended. He has also feuded with Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em accusing him of “killing hip-hop” and naming his song Crank That Garbage. The two rappers shared numerous videos dissing each other.
|Birth date:||February 16, 1958 (62 years old)|
|Height:||5ft 10in (1.8m)|
|Job:||Actor, Musician, Film Producer, Film Music Composer, Rapper, Author, Screenwriter, Record Producer, Entrepreneur, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|