Christopher Reid (entertainer)

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Christopher Reid
Kid N Play Shankbone NYC 2010 2.jpg
Christopher Reid (left) with Christopher Martin (right) at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Background information
Birth name Christopher Reid
Also known as Kid
Born (1964-04-05) April 5, 1964 (age 54)
Origin The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Actor, comedian, rapper
Years active 1981–present
Labels Select
Associated acts

Christopher Reid (born April 5, 1964), formerly known as Kid (shortened from his original MC name, Kid Coolout), is an American actor, comedian and former rapper. During the peak of his career with the rap duo Kid 'n Play (along with Christopher Martin), Reid was notable for his exaggerated hi-top fade haircut.

Life and career[edit]

Reid was born in The Bronx, New York, to a Jamaican father (1931-) and an Irish mother (1930–1973).[1][2] He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1982. He also graduated in 1986 from Lehman College in the Bronx after attending Miles College.

He played the role of "The Rhymer" on the Nickelodeon TV series Supah Ninjas.[citation needed] He also appears in LMFAO's video for "Sorry for Party Rocking."[3]

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.[4]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berkman, Meredith (November 22, 1991). "Kid 'N Play Party Down". Entertainment Weekly. 
  2. ^ "NewsLibrary Search Results". 
  3. ^ Lipshutz, Jason. "LMFAO Disturb The Peace in 'Sorry For Party Rocking' Video". Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Review: Spec Ops: The Line (PS3) - PlayStation Nation". 

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