Ice-T Acknowledges Milestone of Becoming The Longest-Running Male Actor In Television History

Ice-T Acknowledges Milestone of Becoming The Longest-Running Male Actor In Television History

Tracey Morrow has just become the longest-running male actor in television history according to a Tweet put out under his professional name, Ice-T. He is also the longest-running Black actor on television.

He also announced on his Twitter account that he is up for a People’s Choice Award as he was recently nominated.

The acting rapper has been on NBC’s Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit for over 20 years. The Hip-Hop audience caught wind of him as a self-proclaimed gangsta rapper who hailed from Newark, New Jersey but made his mark as a recording artist after moving to Los Angeles. The mainstream audience took notice of him after he appeared as an undercover police officer in the popular, Hip-Hop-driven movie, New Jack City.

His popularity soared after taking on the role of Sgt. Odafin “Fin” Tutuola in the Law and Order spinoff. According to HipHopDX, the 61-year-old Body Count member joined the show in 2001. Ice-T has been featured as a regular cast member in more than 456 episodes.

The actor is also a successful businessman as he also has several companies and endeavors. Next summer, he will be releasing a new graphic novel and animated series that will feature hip-hop luminaries, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Treach, and Busta Rhymes.

He just announced on Sunday that he and Naughty By Nature frontman, Treach opened a recording studio named “Exclusive” in New Jersey.

BLACK ENTERPRISE reported this past summer that Ice-T is collaborating with the founder of The Medicine Woman, cannabis expert Charis B, as the two longtime friends were awarded approval for a recreational cannabis dispensary from the Jersey City board.

The new dispensary, The Medicine Woman Jersey City, is expected to open later this year. The venue will be situated within 5,000 square feet of premium retail space. It is expected to carry the best of New Jersey cannabis brands, limited edition merch, education, and inspiration.

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