Who is Ice-T and what is his net worth 2019? Ice-T is a rapper who is a co-founder of the heavy metal band called ‘Body Count’. He is also an actor, author, musician, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. He has released several albums as a member of his band and also as a solo artist. Ice-T has also appeared in various TV shows and have portrayed the role of Odafin Tutloa in ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ on NBC. He is also a voice artist and has rendered his voice for several video games. He made his film debut in 1984 in the film ‘Breakin’’.
Tracy Lauren Marrow known as Ice-T was born on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He was born to parents Alice Marrow and Solomon Marrow. His father used to work as a mechanic in the Rapistan Conveyor Company. When he was a child, he moved to Summit, New Jersey with his family. When he was in third grade, his mother died of heart attack. He was raised by his father with the help of a housekeeper. When he reached 12, his father died of a heart attack. For a brief period, he stayed with his aunt after his father’s death. In there, he used to share his cousin Earl’s room who was a rock music fan.
Earl used to tune into local radio stations for rock music and Ice-T started developing an interest in rock music. He then moved to Chenshaw District in Los Angeles and enrolled in Palms Junior High. This was followed by Chenshaw High School where he was in the School’s band. Ice-T then joined the US Army and spent 4 years in the military.
Ice-T has a daughter named LeTesha from his girlfriend Adrienne. He also has a son named Tracy Marrow from his second girlfriend Darlene Ortiz. In 2002, he married Nicole “Coco Marie” Austin and they have a child named Chanel Nicole Marrow.
He kept the name Ice-T as an honor to Iceberg Slim. In 1982, he recorded his first single called “Cold Wind Madness” with Saturn Records. With its success, he then recorded many other singles until he was signed with Sire Records. In 1987, he released his debut album called ‘Rhyme Pays’. It became a certified Gold album. A year later, he released another album called ‘’Power’ with his own record label Rhyme Syndicate. He gained popularity by releasing ‘The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech… Just Watch What You Say’.
His album ‘O.G. Original Gangster’ was released in 1991 and was based on gangsta rap. The following year he released ‘Body Count’. This was followed by ‘Gangsta Rap’ in 2006. He made his film debut in 1984 with ‘Breakin’’. He then went on to appear in movies like ‘New Jack City’, ‘Ricochet’, ‘Trespass’, ‘Surviving the Game’, Johnny Mnemonic’, and ‘Tank Girl’. In 1995, Ice-T was seen in the TV series ‘New York Undercover’. He has also appeared in several TV movies and was a part of the 2002 documentary ‘Beyond Tough’.
In 1991, Ice-T won the Grammy Award for “Back on the Block”. He has also won 2 Image Awards and has got 3 nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards.
Net Worth of Ice-T
In the beginning of his youth, Ice-T struggled with crime and then joined the army to have a better living. After leaving the army, he decided not to associate himself with crime anymore and had a successful music career. Ice-T also had a successful acting career. In his career, he has recorded 8 studio albums as a solo artist and 6 albums with his band ‘Body Count’. He has also released albums by collaborating with other artists. Ice-T’s net worth is an estimated $45 million.
This wealth also comes by appearing in a number of films and TV shows. He has also served as the executive producer of many movies and TV series. He has appeared in music videos and also video games. He is also the co-host of the podcast ‘Ice-T: Final Level’ and has a reality show called ‘Ice Loves Coco’ on E!
Ice-T and his wife own an apartment in North Bergen in New Jersey. They have also constructed a house located in Edgewater, New Jersey. He has been involved in disputes with LL Cool JSoulja Boy Tell ‘Em.