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Vanilla Ice

Rapper
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Born Oct 31, 1967

Robert Matthew Van Winkle, best known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper. Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Van Winkle released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 through Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group which released a reformatted version of the album under the title To the Extreme.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1967 Birth Born on October 31, 1967.

TEENAGE

1985 17 Years Old In 1985, he was focusing all of his energy on motocross, winning three straight titles at the Grand National Championships in Dallas. … Read More
1987 19 Years Old In January 1987, Ice was stabbed five times during a scuffle outside of City Lights. … Read More

TWENTIES

1989 21 Years Old …  Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Ice released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 on Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group which released a reformatted version of the album under the title To the Extreme. … Read More
On the basis of Ice's good looks and dance moves, Public Enemy tried to convince their producer, Hank Shocklee, to sign Ice to Def Jam, but Ice later signed a contract with SBK Records in 1990. … Read More
In January 1991, he was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1993, Ice toured Eastern-Europe again and premiered songs off his upcoming album in St. Petersburg, Russia in front of President Boris Yeltsin. … Read More
By 1994, Ice received less publicity and became removed from the public spotlight. … Read More
After expanding his Mind Blowin’ tour overseas in 1995, Ice sold his estate in California and took a break from music, rather focusing on motocrossing and jet skiing in Florida. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old In 1996, longtime associate and friend Monte Lipman signed Ice as an artist for Universal Republic Records. … Read More
1997 29 Years Old Ice married Laura Giaritta in 1997; they have two daughters, Dusti Rain (born 1998) and KeeLee Breeze (born 2000). … Read More

THIRTIES

1999 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Vanilla Ice was a member of the softball team The Hip Hop Stars alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Method Man in a 1999 game shown on MTV Rock N' Jock.
In May 2000, Ice wrestled in a match promoted by Juggalo Championship Wrestling, then known as Juggalo Championshit Wrestling, filling in for Insane Clown Posse member Shaggy 2 Dope, who had been injured during a match. … Read More
2001 33 Years Old Vanilla Ice appears as a video game character in Championship Motocross released in 2001 on PlayStation 2. … Read More
2002 34 Years Old 1 More Event
With Quon back as manager, Ice was scheduled to appear in various reality TV programs. Ice, still an entertainer at heart, felt that the experience would be good for him. In 2002 he appeared on Celebrity Boxing, fighting Todd Bridges under the name 'Bi-Polar'. … Read More

FORTIES

2008 40 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 10, 2008, Ice was arrested in Palm Beach County on a battery charge for allegedly kicking and hitting his wife. … Read More
On February 27, 2009, Ice performed as part of a joint performance with MC Hammer in Orem, Utah called "Hammer Pants And Ice", which featured twenty four dancers and a full choir.
Ice was a special musical guest at the 2010 National Television Awards in January, performing with Jedward for their remix and debut single "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)". … Read More
In early 2011, Vanilla Ice appeared on the sixth season of the UK show Dancing on Ice as well as various ice skating tours surrounding the show. … Read More
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