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Coolio


Coolio was born on August 1, 1963 in Compton, California, USA as Artis Leon Ivey Jr. He was previously married to Josefa Salinas. See full bio »

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  That Music Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 2013 Pain & Gain (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" Feat. nm0478355)
 2012 The Expendables 2 (performer: "Gangsta Walk" - uncredited)
 2011 Bad Teacher (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - as Artis Ivey, as Jr.)
 2011 The Green Hornet (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
 2007 Futurama: Bender's Big Score (Video) (performer: "Going to War")
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (performer: "Want Me Too")
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (performer: "Freak It Wit Me") / (writer: "Freak It Wit Me")
 2004 I Love the '90s (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- 1995 (2004) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
 2003 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (Video) ("Amish Paradise")
 2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (performer: "Atomic Dog (Dogs of the World Unite Remix)")
 2003 Intoxicating (lyrics: "Die 4 Me", "Round My Way" - as Ivey) / (performer: "Die 4 Me", "Round My Way")
  Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Alton Davis Redux (2002) ... (performer: "Fantastic Voyage") / (writer: "Fantastic Voyage")
 2002 Angel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Double or Nothing (2002) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 2001 Sound of the Sea (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - as A. Ivey Jr.)
 1999 'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! (Video) ("Amish Paradise")
 1999 200 Cigarettes ("No Exit (The Loud Allstar Rock Remix)") / (performer: "No Exit (The Loud Allstar Rock Remix)")
 1999 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Robert's Date (1999) ... (performer: "Fantastic Voyage" - uncredited)
 1998 Slam (performer: "The Park") / (writer: "The Park" - as A. Ivey)
 1998 Half Baked (performer: " (I'm in Love with) Mary Jane") / (writer: " (I'm in Love with) Mary Jane")
 1998 Der König von St. Pauli (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Teil 2 (1998) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 1997 Muppets Tonight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Coolio & Don Rickles (1997) ... (performer: "1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' New)")
 1997 Soul in the Hole (Documentary) (performer: "Thought You Knew") / (writer: "Thought You Knew" - as A. Ivey)
 1997 Nothing to Lose (performer: "C U When U Get There") / (writer: "C U When U Get There" - as Artis Ivey Jr.)
 1995-1997 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- On Strike (1997) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
- Date Watchers (1995) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
- Candy Sale (1995) ... (performer: "I Remember")
 1996 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos (Video) ("Amish Paradise")
 1996 Space Jam (performer: "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)") / (writer: "Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)" - as Artis Ivey Jr.)
 1996 Kenan & Kel (TV Series) (performer: "Aw, Here It Goes")
 1996 Eddie (performer: "IT'S ALL THE WAY LIVE (NOW)")
 1996 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Danny Aiello/Coolio (1996) ... (performer: "1, 2, 3, 4", "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 1996 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pol. Nr. 000033 (1996) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Internal Affairs (1995) ... ("Gangsta's Paradise", uncredited)
 1995 ECW Hardcore TV (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.44 (1995) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
 1995 Dangerous Minds (performer: "GANGSTA'S PARADISE")
 1995 Clueless (performer: "ROLLIN' WITH MY HOMIES")
 1995 New Jersey Drive (performer: "Thru the Window") / (writer: "Thru the Window" - as A. Ivey)
 1995 The Jerky Boys (performer: "Dial a Jam") / (writer: "Dial a Jam" - as Artis Ivey)
 1994 Double Dragon (performer: "I Remember")
 1993 Poetic Justice (performer: "Smoking Sticks", "Can a Corn", "Sticky Fingers") / (writer: "Smoking Sticks", "Can a Corn", "Sticky Fingers" - as Artis Ivey, as Jr.)
 1992 Trespass (writer: "Quick Way Out")
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Tupac Shakur video "Temptation" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Artis Ivey Jr.

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I wasn't driving down the wrong side of the street, smoking marijuana, waving my gun out the window. See more »

Trivia:

Arrested in Lawndale, California, on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and possessing marijuana. See more »

Trademark:

Hair braids sticking out in various directions

Nickname:

El Cool Magnifico

Star Sign:

Leo

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