After the death of both his parents, Tracy Marrow moved to Los Angeles to live with his aunt. His surroundings in the dangerous South Central L.A. neighborhood inspired a gangsta rap career as Ice-T that was controversial for its glorification of violence against cops, notably mentioned in his song "Cop Killer." His film debut in 'New Jack City' as an undercover cop was an ironic twist in his already hot rap career which garnered him appearances in the "FAME" TV Series and 80's film 'Breakin.' While his career in music has fizzled, he has worked in films, TV shows, and video games regularly since the 80's. His most recent and recurring role is as a cop on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."