|Celebrated Name:||Rob Van Winkle|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Robert Matthew Van Winkle|
|Age:||55 years old|
|Birth Date:||October 31, 1967|
|Birth Place:||Dallas, Texas, US|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Laura Giaritta|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Dusti Rain and KeeLee Breeze)|
|Is Rob Van Winkle Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Rob Van Winkle is a popular American rapper. He goes by the stage name Vanilla Ice, and his original name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle. Apart from rapping, he has also acted and hosted a few TV shows. Rob has seven discographies to his name, and ‘Ice Ice Baby’ is his most successful song for which he was nominated for Grammy Award.
Maybe you know about Rob Van Winkle very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Rob Van Winkle’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Rob Van Winkle was born on October 31, 1967, in Dallas, Texas. He was raised by his mother Camilla Beth Dickerson and stepfather William Basil Van Winkle and did not have any information regarding his biological father. He has an older half-brother and went to the RL Turner High School.
In 1997, Vanilla Ice, aka Rob Van Winkle, married Laura Giaritta. The couple has two daughters named Dusti Rain and KeeLee Breeze. The couple separated in 2016. In 2018, he had his third child from his new wife. He is not just confined to these two women as he was also previously in a relationship with many popular names. In 1991, he was in a relationship with Madonna. He also had encounters with Brigitte Nielsen, Rowanne Brewer, and Connie Hamzy.
He was influenced by Parliament, Rodger Troutman, and Egyptian Lover. Van Winkle was stabbed multiple times in 1987 and went on to spend ten days at the hospital. He has also been a subject of many legal issues and has been arrested multiple times.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on October 31, 1967, Rob Van Winkle is 55 years old as of today’s date 28th September 2023. His height is 1.8 m tall, and his weight is 82 kg.
In the beginning, Rob Van Winkle was engaged in motocross and went on to win three championships. However, he broke his ankle, which made him improve his dance moves. Soon he went on to sign a record deal with SBK Records and released his debut album ‘To the Extreme.’ The album sold more than 15 million copies across the world and included the hit singles “Ice Ice Baby,” “Play That Funky Music,” and “I Love You.”
In 1994, he released his second album ‘Mind-blowing”. This was followed by ‘Hard to Swallow’ in 1998. He then went on to release other albums like ‘Bi-Polar,’ ‘Platinum Underground,’ and ‘W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity and Focus).’ The rapper has also released one remix album, one live album, and two compilation albums.
His popular singles include “Ice Ice Baby,” “Play That Funky Music,” “Ninja Rap (Song),” “Cool as Ice,” and “Jump Around.” He has also appeared as a featured artist for many other artists.
As an actor, Van Winkle made his film debut by appearing in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze’ in 1991. That same year he appeared in ‘Cool as Ice.’ His other film and television credits include ‘The Helix… Loaded’, ‘That’s My Boy,’ and ‘The New Guy.’
He has served as the host of ‘Vanilla Ice Project’ in 2010. In 2016, he appeared as a contestant on the 23rd season of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ He has also been a celebrity judge of ‘Brother Vs. Brother’.
Awards & Achievements
Rob Van Winkle has won multiple awards and nominations in his career, including a Grammy nomination in 1991 for “Ice Ice Baby.” In 1991, he won two American Music Awards. He is also the winner of the Factual Entertainment Awards and People’s Choice Awards.
Net Worth & Salary of Rob Van Winkle in 2023
As of September 2023, Rob Van Winkle has made a net worth of $20 million. Thanks to his career as a rapper, that he has successfully released multiple albums. He is an award-winning singer and has also worked in the capacity of an actor and TV host. He appeared in a number of films and television shows and was a contestant in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2016.
Rob Van Winkle has left a legacy to attain major success along with the House of Pain and Beastie Boys. His debut album ‘To the Extreme’ was a multi-platinum album, and he is also released multiple hit singles. He continues to be active in his career and entertain people with his multi-talented personality.