Christopher Reid (entertainer)
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|Christopher "Kid" Reid|
Christopher "Kid" Reid (left) with Christopher "Play" Martin (right).
|Birth name||Christopher Reid|
|Born||April 5, 1964|
|Origin||Bronx, New York City, New York, USA|
|Occupation(s)||Actor, comedian, rapper|
|Associated acts||Kid 'n Play, Salt-N-Pepa|
|Alma mater||Bronx High School of Science
|Spouse(s)||Kimberly Turner (m. 19 June 2004)|
Life and career
Reid was born in The Bronx, New York City, to a Jamaican father (1931-) and an Irish mother (1930–1973). He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1982. He also graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx.
Christopher Reid has three children. His oldest, Cameron Reid, age 21, second oldest, Christina Reid, age 20, and his youngest, Cailin Reid, age 19.
He is best known as one-half of late-1980s/early-1990s hip hop musical act Kid 'n Play with fellow rapper/actor Christopher "Play" Martin. Reid was particularly notable for his extreme hi-top fade hairstyle. Reid has appeared on a number of television programs, including Martin and Sister, Sister, and has also served as the host of amateur contest shows such as Your Big Break and It's Showtime at the Apollo. Reid tours as a stand-up comedian. In 1987, he played a member of Mini Max's gang in the full 18 minute music video for the Michael Jackson song Bad.
Reid's most recent musical contribution has been writing the theme song to HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. He also appeared on the VH1 reality magician game show Celebracadabra in 2008. Pursuing a solo career, in May he released a music video for a song called "Why Don't You Stay", to which he raps and sings on the track. In the same year, he appeared in The Asylum's film, War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave, a sequel to H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds.
In 2012, he broke into voice-over work in the military shooter video game Spec Ops: The Line, in which he plays Lt. Alphanso Adams, part of a three-man squad sent into a ruined Dubai to investigate a signal from an MIA military unit, The Damned 33rd.
Recently, Reid has become a fixture on BaD Radio with Bob Sturm, Dan McDowell, Donovan Lewis, T.C. Fleming, and the great Jake Kemp on Sports Radio 1310 and 96.7 FM The Ticket in Dallas, Texas. His signature segment on the show features him picking predicted winners of football games along with the hosts and Computer from Three 6 Mafia. Although Fleming coined the term, Reid has adopted the multipurpose word "Ragonk" as his own.
In July 2010, Reid was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with drunk driving. He pled no contest and was sentenced to probation.
- 1990: House Party
- 1991: House Party 2
- 1992: Class Act
- 1994: House Party 3
- 1998: The Temptations
- 2008: War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave
- 2010: Straight out of L.A.
- 2011: Supah Ninjas
- 2013: MAD
- 2013: House Party: Tonight's the Night
- "Spec Ops: The Line" - 1st Lieutenant Alphonso Adams
- Entertainment Article in Jet Magazine on Google Books
- "Guess That Celebrity Kid!" - Photo of Christina Reid
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- Lipshutz, Jason. "LMFAO Disturb The Peace in 'Sorry For Party Rocking' Video". Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 February 2012.