Heavy D

Heavy D

Highest Rated: 71% The Cider House Rules (1999)

Lowest Rated: 21% Step Up (2006)

Birthday: May 24, 1967

Birthplace: Mandeville, Jamaica

Among the most beloved and influential figures in the history of hip-hop, Heavy D was born Dwight Errington Myers in Jamaica in 1967. Relocating with his family to Mount Vernon, New York as a small child, Heavy D grew up listening to R&B, and took an interest in the burgeoning rap scene as a teenager. Forming the group Heavy D & the Boyz with DJ Eddie F and dancers T-Roy and G-Wiz, Heavy D began exploring a new sound, fusing rap with the song structures of R&B. Sparking the interest of Rush Management's Andre Harrell, the Heavy D's act became the first group signed to Harrell's new label, Uptown Records-which Heavy D would serve as president of for several years. Heavy D and the Boyz would earn major acclaim for their 1987 debut album Living Large, as well as subsequent efforts like Big Tyme and Blue Funk, which pioneered the New Jack Swing sound. Eventually becoming senior vice president at Universal Music, Heavy D would later enjoy success as a solo artist with records like 1997's Waterbed Hev and 2008's Vibes. He would also showcase a talent for acting, with appearances in films like "The Cider House Rules" (1999) and "The Tower Heist" (2011). Tragically, Heavy D died in 2011. He was 44 years old.

Highest rated movies

The Cider House Rules
New Jersey Drive
Dallas 362
Step Up

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
21% 83% Step Up Omar (Character) $65.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Listed Frankie (Character) - 2003
56% 61% Dallas 362 Bear (Character) $18.9K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larceny Unknown (Character) - 2001
71% 77% The Cider House Rules Peaches (Character) $57.5M 1999
No Score Yet 36% The Deli Unknown (Character) - 1997
62% 84% New Jersey Drive Bo-Kane (Character) $2.9M 1995

TV

Credit
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Supreme (Guest Star) 2011
90% 82% Bones Sid Shapiro (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
40% No Score Yet The Tracy Morgan Show Bernard (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1989

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