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Christopher Reid (entertainer)

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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 (with Christopher Martin), Reid was notable for his exaggerated hi-top fade haircut.

Christopher Reid
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Christopher Reid (left) with Christopher Martin (right) at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Reid
Also known asKid
Born (1964-04-05) April 5, 1964 (age 55)
OriginThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian, rapper
Years active1987–present
Associated acts

Life and careerEdit

Reid was born in The Bronx, New York, to a Jamaican father (born 1931) and an Irish mother (1930–1973).[1][2] He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1982. He also graduated in 1990 from Lehman College in the Bronx after attending Miles College.

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 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.

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, he released a music video for a song called "Why Don't You Stay", to which he raps and sings on the track. 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.

He has been a guest on The Dawn and Drew Show, Comics Unleashed, New England Sports Network's Comedy All-Stars, and Slanted Comedy.

He played the role of The Rhymer on the 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]



Video gamesEdit


  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". Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Review: Spec Ops: The Line (PS3) – PlayStation Nation".

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