Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1966
SpouseErica Escarcega
FactNephew of Beverly Ransom.

Too Short is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He is best known for his hit songs “The Ghetto” and “Blow the Whistle”, and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the rap industry, including Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Tupac Shakur.

Born in Los Angeles, California, on April 28, 1966, Too Short (real name Todd Anthony Shaw) was raised in South Central LA. His parents divorced when he was young, and he was raised by his mother and stepfather. He began rapping at the age of 12, and by the time he was in high school, he was already performing at local clubs and parties.

After graduating from high school, Too Short began working on his music career in earnest. He released his first album, “Don’t Stop Rappin”, in 1985. The album was a local hit, and helped to put Too Short on the map. He followed it up with the release of his second album, “Players”, in 1987. The album was another success, and helped to establish Too Short as one of the premier rappers in the West Coast scene.

In 1988, Too Short released his third album, “Life Is…Too Short”. The album was a critical and commercial success, and helped to solidify his reputation as a top-tier rapper. It also featured the hit single “The Ghetto”, which would go on to become one of Too Short’s signature songs.

In the early 1990s, Too Short began to branch out into other areas of the entertainment industry. He appeared in the films “Menace II Society” (1993) and “Friday” (1995), and also had a cameo role in the television series “Martin” (1992). He also released a number of albums during this period, including “Shorty the Pimp” (1992), “Cocktails” (1995), and “Gettin’ It (Album Number Ten)” (1996).

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Too Short continued to release successful albums, including “Can’t Stay Away” (1999), “You Nasty” (2000), and “Chocolate Factory” (2003). He also appeared in a number of films, including “Boys n the Hood” (1991), “Training Day” (2001), and “Get Hard” (2015).

Too Short has been married twice and has five children. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

General Info

Full NameToo Short
Net Worth$15 million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1966
Height1.7 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Rapper, Actor, Singer, Songwriter, The Ghetto, Blow the Whistle, Gettin’ It


SpouseErica Escarcega
SiblingsWayne Loc


NominationsBillboard Music Award for Top R&B Song, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Track of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, The Ghetto, Blow the Whistle, Gettin’ It
MoviesAmerican Pimp, Ghostride the Whip, GhettoPhysics, Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary, Hip Hop 2000, Hip Hop Uncensored: Vol. 4: Miami Vices, Hyphy vs. Gangsta, Wildest Craziest Parties & Events, On Tour: Real Talk: Vol. 1, Twista: Street Heat: Live, Shift Kits & Hood Chicks, Cornbread: Street Heat: Coll...

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1Brother of Wayne Loc.
2Nephew of Beverly Ransom.
3Well known as rapper Too Short




Skam2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014-2015TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "So You Want to Be a Gangster" / writer: "So You Want to Be a Gangster" - as Todd Shaw
30 RockTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Entourage2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "The Ghetto" / writer: "The Ghetto"
The Cookout2004performer: "Cocktales" - as Too Short / writer: "Cocktales" - as Todd Shaw
Grind2003performer: "Parking Lot Pimpin'" - as Too Short / writer: "Parking Lot Pimpin'" - as Todd Shaw
Drumline2002performer: "Shout It Out" - as Too Short / writer: "Shout It Out" - as Todd Shaw
Freddy Got Fingered2001writer: "I Just Wanna Love You Give It 2 Me" - as Todd Shaw
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy2001Documentary writer: "Devil Without a Cause" - as Todd Anthony Shaw
Saturday Night Live2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 12000Video "Devil Without a Cause" / writer: "Devil Without a Cause" - as Todd Anthony Shaw
Price of Glory2000writer: "Roving Gangster Rollin'" - as T. Shaw
How to Be a Player1997performer: "It' a Cold Day The *** wit U Mix" - as Too Short / writer: "******* wit Banks", "It' a Cold Day The *** wit U Mix" - as Todd Shaw
Dangerous Ground1997performer: "It's Alright"
Bulletproof1996performer: "Where I'm From Don't Fight The Clean Mix II" - as Too Short / writer: "Where I'm From Don't Fight The Clean Mix II" - as Todd Shaw
Ghost in the Machine1993performer: "Check Yourself" - as Too Short / writer: "Check Yourself" - as Todd Shaw
Menace II Society1993performer: "ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE" / writer: "ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE" - as T. Shaw
Juice1992performer: "So You Want to Be a Gangster" - as Too $hort / writer: "So You Want to Be a Gangster" - as Too $hort
Boyz n the Hood1991performer: "It's Your Life" - as Too Short / producer: "It's Your Life" - as Too Short / writer: "It's Your Life" - as T. Shaw


Stretched2011TV SeriesToo $hort
Ghetto Physics2010
Tight2010Video short
Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie2009Bosco (voice)
Ozone West 32009Video
Menace II Society1993Lew-Loc

Music Department

Kendra2010TV Series composer - 1 episode


The Life and Times of Gangsta Brown Part 22012special thanks
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary thanks
The Life and Times of Gangsta Brown Volume 12007thanks


88 Fresh2018Documentary filmingHimself
G-FunkDocumentary filming
Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
School of Rickey2016TV Movie documentary
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Unsung2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
A.T.S.2016TV SeriesHimself (rumored)
Mac Dre: Legend of the Bay2015DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
Stop Pepper Palmer2014Himself
Zendaya: My Baby2014ShortHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Couples Therapy2012TV SeriesHimself
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots2012DocumentaryHimself
2012 AVN Awards Show2012TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
2012 AVN Red Carpet Show2012TV SpecialHimself
The Naughty Show2012TV SeriesHimself
RapFix Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation2011TV Movie documentary
Reach Around Radio2011TV SeriesHimself
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011DocumentaryHimself
Kendra2009-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Rap Artist
West Coast Theory2009Video documentary
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2008TV MovieHimself
With the DJ2008TV Series shortHimself
Ghostride the Whip2008Video documentaryHimself
Miss Rap Supreme2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
American Gangster2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Rap Superstar2007TV SeriesHimself
Tom Green's House Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Gangsta Rap: The Glockumentary2007Himself
The Game2006TV SeriesHimself
Pimpalation: Return of the Trill2006DocumentaryHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006TV SeriesHimself - Judge #3
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Scarface: Greatest Hits on DVD2003VideoHimself (segment "Sex Faces" (as Too Short)
Get It Where You Fit in 12003VideoHimself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 4: Miami Vice2002VideoHimself
American Pimp1999DocumentaryToo $hort
Breaking Out: The Alcatraz Concert1998Documentary
Rhyme & Reason1997DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Kendra2009TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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