Grammy award-winning rapper and actor Ice-T is a household name to both national and international crowd, especially for the Law & Order: SVU fans. Ice-T began his career as an underground rapper in the 1980s and made a significant amount of money.
So how did he got famous? What’s his current net worth? Find out more about this multi-faceted artist.
Who is Ice-T? What is His Real Name?
Ice-T was born as Tracy Lauren Marrow in Newark, New Jersey, on February 16, 1958, to Alice Marrow and South African father, Soloman. The sad news is, his mother died of a heart attack when he was in third grade. Four years later, his father died of a heart attack, as well. Sadly, he had no elder sibling as he was the only child to his parents; he had to look after himself.
In his book titled, “Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—From South Central to Hollywood,” he said to his father,
“He was a working man, a quiet, blue-collar dude … Despite the fact that Summit is predominantly white, I can’t say there was overt prejudice in the town, at least not within the adult world as I observed it. All my father’s friends, all the guys he worked with, were white working-class dudes. Lunch-bucket dudes. Black and white, they were all cool with one another.”
Then, he lived with his aunt. At the age of 12, his family moved to Los Angeles, California. After graduating from school, he served four years in the US Army.
How Much is Ice-T Net Worth?
Ice-T makes millions of dollars from various sources. He is a rapper, actor, and is endorsed by multiple brands. He is the second wealthiest member of Law & Order: SVU.
Ice-T plays the character of Detective Odafin Tutuola for almost two decades and has appeared in over 400 episodes of the show. Reportedly, he makes over $150 thousand per episode of Law And Order series. On the other hand, his co-star, Mariska Hargitay, earned $500,000 per episode in season seventeen.
As of 2019, Ice-T’s net worth is $40 million. He so far has released 19 albums, which includes eight solo albums, 6 Body Count Albums, and five collaborative albums.
Career Info: Rap, Acting, Music
After returning to Los Angeles, Ice-T began his rap career in the early 1980s and later signed a contract with Sire Records in 1987 and released his debut album ‘Rhyme Pays’ that peaked at No. 93 on Billboard 200 and No. 23 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Ice-T’s first album sold over 500,000 copies in the USA.
Eventually, he released two more albums; ‘Power’ and ‘Iceberg/Freedom of Speech…Just Watch You Say,’ and all of these were certified Gold by the RIAA. In 1991, another studio album, ‘O.G. Original Gangster,’ gained immense success.
The following year, Ice-T collaborated with Body Count and made songs focused on the various social and political issues. This album included the most controversial yet heavily liked Ice-T song “Cop Killer.”
Later the rapper started appearing on the big screen and made his debut role in the movie ‘Breakin’ as a rap talker. The rapper-turned-actor also made his appearance on the televisions and even had his reality show on VH1, ‘Ice-T’s Rap School.’
The influential rapper’s most notable and long-lasting role has been as a Detective Odafin ‘Fin’ Tutuola on NBC’s hit series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ He has been working on police dram since 2000. He also has voiced several video games, including UFC Tapout, Gears of War 3, and Borderlands 3.
Besides his rap and acting career, Ice-T makes extra wealth from the endorsement deals and several other ventures. In 2012, he featured in GEICO’s advertisement.
Furthermore, he directed and produced several movies and television series. Additionally, he founded a record label ‘Rhyne Syndicate Records,’ named after his hip-hop band ‘Rhyme Syndicate.’
Also, the rapper has also authored four books; he Ice Opinion: Who Gives a Fuck?, with Heidi Siegmund, Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—from South Central to Hollywood, Kings of Vice, and Mirror Image. His books have also brought him hefty bucks in royalty.
Ice-T House & Cars
Ice-T has invested some portion of his income in real estate. He has bought several properties across the USA. Back in 2017, the Cop Killer rapper listed his Hollywood Hills mansion in the market for $9 million. It featured a four-bedroom, five-bathroom, a home theatre, pool, and spa covered by a retractable roof.
Ice-T loves driving luxurious cars and owns cars like McLaren 720s, 2005 Bentley Continental GT, to name a few fast engines from his collection.
Ice T Wiki, Bio, Net Worth, Wife
|Name||Tracy Lauren Marrow|
|Birth Date||February 16, 1958|
|Place||Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Age||61 years old|
|Profession||Rapper, Actor, Songwriter, Producer, Author, Musician|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|