Ice-T Morphs From ‘SVU’ Detective To Animated Character For Nickelodeon’s ‘Bubble Guppies’


Ice-T has made a comfortable life for himself playing New York Police Department Detective/Sergeant Odafin Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The 23rd season of the history-making television series debuted in September and has since hit over 500 episodes.

But beyond SVU and spots in various television ads such as Tide and GEICO, Ice-T is also a talented voice-over actor. On Wednesday (November 10), Ice-T will guest star on Nickelodeon’s animated show Bubble Guppies as “Garbage Khan” (not to be confused with “Garbage Can”).

Speaking to HipHopDX, the gangsta rap pioneer says he’s looking forward to seeing his 5-year-old daughter Chanel’s reaction to the episode.

“I can’t wait to see my character on Bubble Guppies, he tells DX. “I’m sure it’s gonna bug out Chanel!”

Titled “A Load of Litterbugs,” the episode finds Captain Deema and her crew on the U.S.S. Recycler and striving to leave every planet cleaner than they found it. Their mission is put to the test when a crew of messy Litterbugs, led by the evil Garbage Khan, take over their ship.

In an exclusive clip, Ice-T’s character questions why everyone keeps calling him “Garbage Can” as he sets his sights on destroying Planet Pristine.

As described in the press release, the Emmy Award-winning Bubble Guppies is an “interactive CG-animated series is set in a vibrant underwater environment and follows a group of diverse preschoolers with colorful fish tails who go on adventures discovering their world.

“Bubble Guppies is set to a soundtrack of catchy, educational pop songs and features a curriculum that infuses the core elements of kindergarten readiness, including math, literacy, the arts, science and socio-emotional development.

Ice-T’s résumé boasts numerous voice acting roles, including Madd Dogg in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Agent Cain in Sanity: Aiken’s Artifact. He also appeared as himself in Def Jam: Fight for NY and UFC: Tapout fighting video games. In addition, he voiced the character Aaron Griffin in the video game Gears of War and BALEX in the 2019 video game Borderlands 3. 

Bubble Guppies’ “A Load Of Litterbugs” episode airs at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon.