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Coolio (I)


With over 17 million records sold worldwide, Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Coolio is an artist known around the world as a musical and cooking master of extraordinary reinvention. Growing up during the time of tremendous change in Compton, Calif., Coolio fed on struggle and used it as a launching pad of continual ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dangerous Minds Soundtrack
(1995)
Daredevil Dante Jackson (Director's Cut)
(2003)
The Green Hornet Soundtrack
(2011)
Pain & Gain Soundtrack
(2013)

Filmography

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  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2018) (music - 1 episode, 2017)
- Kate McKinnon/Mo Rocca/Nicky Jam/J Balvin (2018) ... (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
- Chance the Rapper/Tim McGraw & Faith Hill (2017) ... (music: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 2018 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.4 (2018) ... (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 2018 Desfile Leo Paparella 2018 (TV Movie) (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
  I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #2.11 (2017) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 2017 Tvoje tvár má známý hlas (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (2017) ... (music: "Gangsta's Paradise")
  Le Van (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Episode #1.10 (2017) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
  Hitlåtens historia (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis (2016) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise", "C U When U Get There") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise", "C U When U Get There")
  The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2016) (performer - 2 episodes, 2016)
- Judges' Houses 2 (2016) ... (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
- Six-Chair Challenge 2 (2016) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
- Auditions 1 (2016) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - as Artis Ivey, Jr.)
  American Crime Story (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Race Card (2016) ... (performer: "Fantastic Voyage" - uncredited) / (writer: "Fantastic Voyage" - uncredited)
  It Was Alright in the 70s (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Cool Britannia (2015) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
  One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Informer by Snow (2014) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
 2014 Step Up All In (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise (Candyland Remix)") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise (Candyland Remix)" - as Artis Ivey)
  Alba (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- 1995 (2014) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
  My Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Inappropriate Adult (2014) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
  New Girl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Clavado En Un Bar (2014) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - as Artis Ivey, Jr.)
  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") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - as Artis Ivey)
 2012 The Expendables 2 (performer: "Gangsta Walk" - uncredited)
 2011 Bad Teacher (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - as Artis Ivey, Jr.)
 2011 The Green Hornet (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - as Artis Ivey, Jr.)
 2007 Futurama: Bender's Big Score (Video) (performer: "Going to War")
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (performer: "Freak It Wit Me") / (writer: "Freak It Wit Me")
 2005 Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (performer: "Want Me Too")
  I Love the '90s (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- 1995 (2004) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
 2003 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (Video) ("Amish Paradise") / (writer: "Amish Paradise")
 2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (performer: "Atomic Dog (Dogs of the World Unite Remix)")
 2003 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #2 - Soundtrack (2003) ... (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
 2003 Intoxicating (lyrics: "Die 4 Me", "Round My Way" - as Ivey) / (performer: "Die 4 Me", "Round My Way")
 2002 ATV Offroad Fury 2 (Video Game) (performer: "Ghetto Square Dance")
  Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Alton Davis Redux (2002) ... (performer: "Fantastic Voyage") / (writer: "Fantastic Voyage")
  Angel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Double or Nothing (2002) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 2001 Son de mar (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - as A. Ivey Jr.)
 2000 The Convent (performer: "Show Me Love") / (writer: "Show Me Love")
 1999 'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! (Video) ("Amish Paradise") / (writer: "Amish Paradise")
  Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- TOTP2 Presents the Nineties (1999) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's 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")
  Der König von St. Pauli (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Teil 2 (1998) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 1997 Brit Awards 1997 (TV Special) (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "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.)
  Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1995 - 1997) (writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1997)
- On Strike (1997) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
- Date Watchers (1995) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
- Candy Sale (1995) ... (performer: "I Remember")
 1996 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos (Video) ("Amish Paradise") / (writer: "Amish Paradise")
  MTV Star Trax (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- East 17 (1996) ... (performer: "Too Hot") / (writer: "Too Hot")
  Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Pol. Nr. 000033 (1996) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
 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)") / (writer: "IT'S ALL THE WAY LIVE (NOW)" - as Artis Ivey, Jr.)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Danny Aiello/Coolio (1996) ... (performer: "1, 2, 3, 4", "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "1, 2, 3, 4", "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 6 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (writer - 6 episodes, 1995 - 1996)
- Episode dated 25 January 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
- Episode dated 18 January 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "Too Hot") / (writer: "Too Hot")
- Episode dated 30 November 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
- Episode dated 16 November 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
- Episode dated 2 November 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise")
  New York Undercover (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Internal Affairs (1995) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - uncredited)
  Eastern Championship Wrestling (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Episode #3.44 (1995) ... (performer: "Gangsta's Paradise") / (writer: "Gangsta's Paradise" - as Artis Ivey)
 1995 Dangerous Minds (performer: "GANGSTA'S PARADISE") / (writer: "GANGSTA'S PARADISE" - as Artis Ivey)
 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") / (writer: "I Remember" - as Artis Ivey Jr.)
 1993 Poetic Justice (performer: "Smoking Sticks", "Can a Corn", "Sticky Fingers") / (writer: "Smoking Sticks", "Can a Corn", "Sticky Fingers" - as Artis Ivey, Jr.)
 1992 Trespass (writer: "Quick Way Out")
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Alternate Names:

Artis Ivey Jr.

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm innocent. I've done nothing. I'm a nice guy. See more »

Trivia:

He has asthma. See more »

Trademark:

Hair braids sticking out in various directions

Nickname:

El Cool Magnifico

Star Sign:

Leo

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