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Fredro Starr
Birth name Fredro Scruggs
Also known as Freddy
Born January 1, 1971 (1971-01-01) (age 39)
Origin South Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper and actor
Years active 1988-present
Associated acts Onyx, Jam Master Jay, Yung Onyx

Fredro Starr (born January 1, 1971), is an American rapper and actor from South Jamaica, Queens best known as a member of hardcore rap group Onyx.


Music career

Starr released six albums with Onyx, and is the cousin of fellow group member Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones. He also contributed to the Sunset Park, Light It Up, and Save The Last Dance movie soundtracks.

Onyx split from Def Jam after their 1998 release Shut 'Em Down, and temporarily broke up, during which Starr released his first solo album, Firestarr, in 2001. Onyx reunited the next year and released Bacdafucup Part II, and Starr's next album, Don't Get Mad Get Money, arrived in 2003. He formed a new group called Yung Onyx in 2006.

Acting career

Starr made his acting debut in Forest Whitaker's 1993 award-winning HBO drama Strapped, for which he earned a Cable ACE Best Supporting Actor nomination, in addition to several Onyx songs appearing on the soundtrack. Other film credits include Clockers, Sunset Park, Ride, Light It Up, and Save The Last Dance.

On television, Starr had a recurring role on Moesha as the title character's fiancé. He appeared in three episodes of HBO's The Wire as Marquis "Bird" Hilton. Starr co-hosted Paramount Domestic Television's daily half-hour urban dance competition, Dance 360, with actor Kel Mitchell. The program aired for one season in 2004 before being canceled due to poor ratings.

Starr also filmed guest appearances on NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Blade: The Series (in which Sticky Fingaz starred in the title role), and "Promised Land." He also played Ricky Gannon on a CSI: Miami episode that aired February 2, 2009.



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