Nov. 18th, 1968
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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The first American-born member of his West Indian family, Romany Malco - Brooklyn-bred began his career at the age of seven, when he picked up a microphone and started rapping. As a teen he moved to Texas and formed the rap group R.M.G., and upon relocating to Los Angeles, the crew signed a deal to Virgin Records. The group's name was changed to College Boyz and their first big hit, "Victim of the Ghetto," went to #1 on the rap charts.
Malco was working as a music producer on The Pest (1997) starring 'John Leguizamo' when the actor, impressed by Malco's dynamic personality, encouraged him to pursue acting. Malco's rapping background soon came in handy when he landed the lead in the VH-1 telepic, Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (2001), Weeds (2005) opposite 'Mary-Louise Parker' and 'Elizabeth Perkins.
Malco was seen on the big screen in the Universal hit The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005). He has received critical praise for his star-turning performance, play Jay, the streetwise, trash-talking womanizer who sets the tone for the film's antics. Malco recently co-starred in the independent film Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004) opposite 'Neve Campbell' and 'Christian Slater'.
- Former member of the College Boyz
- Appeared as a phone-in guest on the July 29, 2006 episode of the NPR show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me."
- His family is from the island of Trinidad.