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      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 poster
      The Cider House Rules
      New Jersey Drive poster
      New Jersey Drive
      Dallas 362 poster
      Dallas 362
      Step Up poster
      Step Up

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      21% 83% Step Up Omar (Character) $65.3M 2006
      56% 61% Dallas 362 Bear (Character) $18.9K 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Listed Frankie (Character) - 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
      64% 84% New Jersey Drive Bo-Kane (Character) $2.9M 1995

      TV

      Credit
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Supreme (Guest Star) 2011
      90% 81% 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