Ice T is an American rapper and actor who has a net worth of $35 million. Born Tracy Marrow in Newark, New Jersey, Ice T moved to Los Angeles at the age of twelve to live with relatives after the deaths of both of his parents. After high school, he served four years in the U.S. Army and later signed with Sire Records, part of Warner Bros. Records. His first three albums—released in 1987, 1988, and 1989, respectively—were each certified gold by the RIAA, but his 1991 album O.G. Original Gangster became his best-known album and is considered a founding album of gangsta rap. On the same album, he introduced his metal band Body Count, which later released an album of its own, including the controversial single "Cop Killer." In the midst of the controversy over the song, he parted with Sire/Warner Bros. and signed with Priority Records instead. He continued to release albums with Body Count throughout the 1990s, though he returned to his rap roots in 2006 with the album Gangsta Rap. Additionally, Ice T began his acting career in 1984, with the film Breakin', and played primarily supporting roles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 2000, he made his debut as detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola on the successful series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit; he remains part of the regular series cast.