Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com got a chance to sit and talk with Vanilla Ice. They discuss his music career, his love for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and his home renovation show on DIY network.
Robert Matthew Van Winkle, known by his stage name of Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor, and television host. Ice is the host of a reality television series called The Vanilla Ice Project. This show premiered on DIY Network on October 14, 2010.
The first season of the Vanilla Ice Project focused on renovating a house in Palm Beach, Florida. Each episode is dedicated to a different room in the house. The Vanilla Ice Project has been renewed for a sixth season and is currently one of the highest rated shows on the DIY network.
Ice has seen a resurgence in his acting career as of late. In June 2011 he had a role in the movie That’s My Boy. In the film Ice portrayed an exaggerated version of himself called Uncle Vanny. Ice also portrayed Mark Twain In the Western comedy film The Ridiculous Six, released in 2015.
Some Vanilla Ice trivia
- His 1991 hit “Ice Ice Baby” is the first rap single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
- He is the first white rapper to win a platinum record.
- Wrote the first draft of “Ice Ice Baby” in 15 minutes when he was age 16.
- A former Florida state motocross champion.
- Was ranked in 1993 as the 6th best Jet Ski racer in the world and had a deal with Kawasaki.
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
- Has made millions renovating and selling houses.