ICE-T was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to Los Angeles, California. After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Army for four years. Ice-T began his career as a rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987. He's sold more than ten million records. Ice-T formally began his acting career in the film New Jack City. He has played Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: SVU since 2000. Ice-T currently resides in North Bergen, New Jersey, with his wife, Nicole "Coco" Marrow.