Rapper and music producer Ice-T has develop into iconic through the years for portraying detective Odafin ‘Fin’ Tutuola for over 20 years on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Despite being an integral a part of one of the vital popular dramas within the USA, the musician-turned-actor reveals he struggles to land work elsewhere because of his commitments to the NBC staple.
Ice-T revealed he has turned down several job offers so as to follow his demanding Law and Order schedule.
SVU has now run for twenty-four seasons, with the rapper starring as a fundamental player for the reason that end of the primary season back in 2000.
Fin Tutuola is by far his most iconic role, but Ice-T has had loads of other opportunities to branch out along with his acting profession.
“People immediately ask me to do movies while I’m on Law and Order,” he revealed.
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“They need me for six weeks and I’m like, ‘It’s unattainable. It’s unattainable, I can’t offer you that much time.’”
Ice-T recalled working with a director called Albert Pyun within the Nineties for his film Mean Guns.
Although the film starred Christopher Lambert, Ice-T admitted he never met his co-star as their scenes were all shot on different days before being edited together.
“In case you can shoot me out in a weekend, it’s doable,” he added. “But they’ve got to learn the Albert Pyun technique.”
“I built this big, million-dollar recording studio in my house which allowed me to do my music. So, yes, I used to be using this to fund that.”
Although Ice-T could also be more keen about his musical output than his acting profession, his followers still should applaud his 20-year dedication to working on SVU.
Each a solo and collaborative artist, the hip-hop legend has produced eight studio albums and several other singles and music videos.
He has worked with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, Ice Cube and 2Pac throughout his storied music profession.
Ice-T also provides vocals for the band Body Count, who released their latest album, Carnivore, in 2020.
Meanwhile, he’s still expected to reprise his role as detective Tutuola for the remaining of SVU season 24 alongside Mariska Hargitay’s Olivia Benson.
This season also saw the departure of Kelli Giddish’s Amanda Rollins, who co-starred with the duo for over a decade.
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit season 24 continues Thursday, January 9 on NBC within the USA. A UK release date is yet to be announced.