COOLIO · (Administrator Formerly Known as Principal)
Coolio plays the role of the principle. "The part of the 'administrator formerly known as Prince' was a trip for me to play since my character was made to look like Prince. I had the dimple and all," said Coolio. "Anyway, I figured how hard could it be, as many times as I have been in the principal's office. It didn't take much acting to figure out how my character should respond. Though I must admit, this high school was outright loony, even for me."
Coolio is a Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum selling rap artist who has sold more than 17 million records worldwide. His hits "Gangsta Paradise," "It Takes A Thief" and "Fantastic Voyage" have all sold more than 3 million copies each. He has received 6 Grammy Nominations, won an American Music Award, three MTV Awards, two Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and a World Music Award.
He has also established himself in the film world with roles in "Batman & Robin," "Phat Beach," "Dear God," "Patrice Jones," "The Big Paycheck" and "Tyrone."
His television credits include "Early Edition," "Space: Above and Beyond," "All That," "Sabrina The Teenage Witch," "The Nanny," "Martin" and "Politically Incorrect."
Coolios music can also be heard in the feature films "Panther," "Clueless," "Eddie," "The Jerky Boys," "Nothing to Lose," "Half Baked" and "Dangerous Minds" to name a few.
A native of Compton, California, Coolio was born Artis Ivey, Jr. He worked as a fire fighter with the California Department of Forestry, then returned to the Los Angeles rap scene where he began his sensational composing, recording and producing career.