Fredro Starr Movies and Career Information
Jan 01, 1970
Frederic Scruggs (born January 1, 1970), better known as Fredro Starr, is an American rapper and actor from South Jamaica, Queens best known as a member of hardcore rap group Onyx. Starr released six albums with Onyx, and is the cousin of fellow group member Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones. He also contributed to the Sunset Park, Light It Up, and Save the Last Dance movie soundtracks. Onyx split with Def Jam Recordings after their 1998 release Shut 'Em Down, and temporarily broke up, during which Starr released his first solo album, Firestarr, in 2001. Onyx reunited the next year and released Bacdafucup Part II, and Starr's next album, Don't Get Mad Get Money, arrived in 2003. He formed a new group called Yung Onyx in 2006. Starr made his acting debut in Forest Whitaker's 1993 award-winning HBO drama Strapped, for which he earned a Cable ACE Best Supporting Actor nomination, in addition to several Onyx songs appearing on the soundtrack. Other film credits include Clockers, Sunset Park, Ride, Light It Up, and Save The Last Dance. On television, Starr had a recurring role on Moesha as the title character's fiancé. He appeared in three episodes of HBO's The Wire as Marquis "Bird" Hilton.