Ice-T, known for his successful music career, has also made a name for himself on television. It all started back in 1991 when he landed his breakout role in "New Jack City." From there, he continued to impress audiences with his performances in films like "Surviving the Game."But it was in 1995 that he met the man who would change his TV career forever. Ice-T had been cast as a drug dealer on Dick Wolf's "New York Undercover." This marked the beginning of a professional collaboration between the two. Wolf even gave Ice-T a part in his movie "Exiled: A Law & Order Movie" in 1998.
Ice-T looks back on his time on the show fondly, noting that he has never come to set in a bad mood or complained. His co-star, Mariska Hargitay, admires his positive attitude and gratitude for being part of the show for so long.
When Ice-T first joined the series, he didn't know anyone on set. He approached his new co-stars with a blunt warning, showcasing his no-nonsense attitude. He explained that he used to rob banks in real life and that as long as they could be a team on screen, they would become the best of friends off screen. Ice-T and Hargitay have now been robbing those proverbial banks together for 24 years.
The bond between Ice-T and his work family has only grown stronger over the years. He has high praise for Dick Wolf, describing their connection as "gangster." Ice-T appreciates Wolf's honesty and loyalty, seeing himself as not just an actor, but also an activist.
Ice-T is grateful for the opportunities he has had in the entertainment industry and for the chance to work alongside talented individuals. He believes that his time on "SVU" has been like receiving a Ph.D. in acting, as he continues to hone his skills and learn from his co-stars. And with his positive attitude and gratitude, it's no wonder that Ice-T has become the gold standard in the industry.