Ice-T

Rapper, Actor, Record Producer & Author

Ice-T Biography

Ice-T not only invented gangster rap, he has lived it. Ice-T is the original embodiment of LA hip-hop. Through his music, his book, The Ice Opinion, and his lecture tours of America's prisons, high schools, and colleges (including Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford), Ice-T has become an influential spokesman for America's youth, regardless of color. He has been the keynote speaker at a number of Internet conventions including the New York Music & Internet Expo, Rotterdam Film Festival, and Canadian Music Week.

Born in New Jersey, Ice-T learned the art of survival quickly. An only child whose parents died when he was very young, he became involved in Los Angeles gangs before spending four years in the army. His first break came when the producers of the film Breakin' asked him to rap in the movie. He went on to become rap music's original gangster, writing songs "Six in the Mornin" and "New Jack Hustler."

Ice-T formed Rhyme Syndicate Records in 1989 and released a string of groundbreaking West Coast rap records. He subsequently formed the thrash metal band Body Count with close high school friend and guitarist Ernie C. Body Count's 1991 self-titled debut contained the controversial single "Cop Killer." Body Count was the most critically acclaimed act on the highly successful 1991 Lollapalooza tour, and continued to tour worldwide. Ice-T has received a Grammy Award and was also voted Best Male Rapper in Rolling Stone's 1992 Readers' Poll.

As his politics were grabbing headlines, Ice-T's film and television career was taking off. The controversial personality secured roles in New Jack City, Ricochet, Trespass, and Johnny Mnemonic, all while building a flourishing television career. He has numerous independent and documentary film roles to his credit as well.

Since 2000, he has portrayed NYPD Detective/Sergeant Odafin Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

As an artist, his reach has crossed from music into film and television, and interactive media. He is the voice of "Madd Dogg" on one of the hottest selling games, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Ice-T also plays a character in the video game Scarface which came out the fall of 2006. As an author, his book, The Ice Opinion, was published in 1994 and has been translated into Japanese, German, French, and Italian.

His mother died of a heart attack when he was in third grade. He was then raised by his father for four years, with help from a housekeeper, but when he turned 12 years old, Ice-T’s father, Solomon died of a heart attack. These events led him to look at his health, and other men like him, a little more seriously. He founded the Male Awareness Foundation which promotes health through early-detection screenings.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Ice-T and other top speakers and celebrities.

Ice-T Videos

ICE-T talks about current gang culture
Surviving on the Inside | Ice T | TEDxSingSing
Ice-T: Lord Jamar Is Right, Hip Hop Is Black Music

How to book Ice-T?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ice-T for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ice-T, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ice-T or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Ice-T?

Booking fees for Ice-T, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ice-T, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Ice-T?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ice-T for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ice-T for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ice-T or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ice-T or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ice-T is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ice-T for your event is $20,000 - $75,000. Ice-T generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ice-T for an upcoming event.

Ice-T Videos

ICE-T talks about current gang culture
Surviving on the Inside | Ice T | TEDxSingSing
Ice-T: Lord Jamar Is Right, Hip Hop Is Black Music
Thisis50 Interview With Ice-T "50 Cent Is The Last Gangsta Rapper"

Ice-T News

BOOKING INFORMATION REQUEST
ICE-T

We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.


Speakers Similar to Ice-T

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.