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Method Man

Mostly Credited As: Method Man
Birth Name: Clifford Smith
Date Of Birth: April 01, 1971 (Age 44)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Staten Island, New York
Height: 6' 3" (1.9 m)

Method Man

Born April 1, 1971 in Long Island, New York, Clifford Smith lived with his two sisters in Long Island with his mother and Staten Island with his father.

His father taught Clifford to play the drums and learn poetry that began his early career in rap. Clifford wasn't only interested in music, he was fascinated by comic books especially the comic book hero Ghost Rider, who would later become an alias of his. At 15, he joined the Five Percent Nation converting his name to Shakuan God Allah.

Shakuan started selling drugs and working low paying jobs (including working at the Statue of Liberty, along with future Wu-Tang member U-God). Shakuan had already made a name for himself in Staten Island as Shakuan the Poet. Shakuan met a group of cousins (Wu-Tang’s Rza, Gza and Ol’ Dirty Bastard) that were forming a rap group. The name "Method Man" came from The Fearless Young Boxer, a martial arts movie starring Peter Chen Lau.

The group recorded in Rza's basement. He was one of only two of the group to get a solo song on the group's debut album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers and released on Loud Records. Def Jam signed Method Man to a solo deal in 1994.

Method Man's solo debut, Tical, sold over one million copies, was critically acclaimed and included his biggest hit to date, "You're All I Need (All I'll Be There For You)”, featuring Mary J. Blige. Method Man won a Grammy, before recording the second Wu-Tang album, Wu-Tang Forever. Method Man is not only known for working solo or with the Wu Tang Clan but also New Jersey rapper Redman. They would record How High, which lead to their duo album Blackout. The two would be dubbed the Abbott and Costello of hip hop and fans recognized them as a dynamic duo. He would later recorded Tical 2000: Judgement Day in 1998.

Method would get his first acting gig in 1998's Belly starring Nas and DMX, he also starred in the movies One Eight Seven, How High, My Baby's Daddy and Soul Plane. He also guest starred in the TV series Oz, The Wire and CSI. He also co-starred with Redman in his first show, Method & Red, however the show would be cancelled due to low ratings.

Meth released his third album, Tical 0: The Prequel, in 2004. The album was poorly recieved by fans and critics.

Method Man's fourth album, entitled 4:21: The Day After is set to be released in August 2006.

Recently, Method Man had a conflict with New York radio host Wendy Williams. Wiliiams talked about Method's wife having cancer on the air which he has stated he wanted to keep private. Method Man addressed the situation during a video interview on the Internet hip-hop show “The Break Down." Link

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Chozen (2014)As: Phantasm -- [Voice]
Method & Red (2004)As: Himself
Episode Cast Credits 

Inside Amy Schumer (2013) 
  Last F**kable Day 03x01: (Apr/21/2015) As Himself 

Scorpion (2014) 
  Risky Business 01x08: (Nov/10/2014) As Lucky The King 

The Good Wife (2009) 
  Real Deal 02x13: (Feb/08/2011) As Young Boxer 

The Good Guys (2010) (2010) 
  Old Dogs 01x14: (Oct/22/2010) As Kenny Griffin 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Pool Shark 11x02: (Sep/30/2010) As Drops, [Special Guest Stars]
  Drops' Out 08x14: (Apr/24/2008) As Drops, [Special Guest Stars]
  Big Shots 07x19: (Apr/05/2007) As Drops, [Special Guest Stars]
  Poppin' Tags 06x20: (Apr/13/2006) As Drops, [Special Guest Stars]

Burn Notice (2007) 
  Bad Blood 02x06: (Aug/14/2008) As Valentine 

The Wire (2002) 
  -30- 05x10: (Mar/09/2008) As Melvin 'Cheese' Wagstaff 
  Late Editions 05x09: (Mar/02/2008) As Melvin 'Cheese' Wagstaff 
  The Dickensian Aspect 05x06: (Feb/10/2008) As Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff 
  Transitions 05x04: (Jan/27/2008) As Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Snitch 09x10: (Dec/04/2007) As Daniel King 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  James Franco, Method Man, The Panic Channel 05x117: (Sep/22/2006) As Himself 
  Stephen Colbert, Method Man 03x102: (Sep/22/2004) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Mia Kirshner, Method Man 02x147: (Sep/15/2006) As Himself 
  Buzz Aldrin, Method Man, John Mendoza 01x128: (Jul/25/2005) As Himself 

Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out (2005) 
  Episode #24 03x04: (Sep/07/2006) As Himself 
  Episode #10 01x10: (Sep/29/2005) As Himself 

Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up (2006) 
  Dope-A*s Rapper 01x01: (May/16/2006) As Himself 

Yo Momma (2006) 
  Best of Week No. 1 01x05: (Apr/07/2006) As Himself 

Wildboyz (2003) 
  California 04x04: (Jan/27/2006) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Method Man, Motion City Soundtrack, Jerry Bruckheimer 04x12: (Jan/20/2006) As Himself 

106 & Park (2000) 
  Method Man 04x41: (Sep/23/2004) As Himself 
  Redman, Method Man & Busta Rhymes interview; Rip Hamilton 04x38: (Sep/20/2004) As Himself 

The New Tom Green Show (2003) 
  Episode 22 01x22: (Jul/22/2003) As Himself 

Boston Public (2000) 
  Chapter Sixty-Five 03x21: (May/05/2003) As Flash Master K 

The Twilight Zone (2002) (2002) 
  The Path 01x24: (Jan/08/2003) As Kneigh 

One On One (2001) 
  Give'em an Inch, They'll Throw a Rave 02x07: (Nov/04/2002) As Himself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #725 07x25: (May/18/2002) As Himself 
  Episode #709 07x09: (Dec/08/2001) As Himself 

Third Watch (1999) 
  Superheroes (1) 03x14: (Feb/25/2002) As C-Note 

Soul Train (1971) 
  Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley/ Method Man/ Redman/ Ali 31x16: (Feb/02/2002) As Himself 
  Cameo/ Men at Large/ Method Man 24x13: (Jan/14/1995) As Himself 

Diary (2000) 
  Diary of Method Man and RedMan 03x03: (Dec/13/2001) As Himself 

Behind The Music (1997) 
  The Notorious B.I.G 04x28: (Jul/08/2001) As Himself 

Oz (1997) 
  Even the Score 04x15: (Feb/18/2001) As Tug Daniels, [Starring Roles]
  Orpheus Descending 04x14: (Feb/11/2001) As Tug Daniels, [Starring Roles]
  Blizzard of '01 04x13: (Feb/04/2001) As Tug Daniels, [Starring Roles]
  Cuts Like a Knife 04x12: (Jan/28/2001) As Tug Daniels, [Starring Roles]

The Jamie Foxx Show (1996) 
  Jamie in the Middle 04x21: (Apr/28/2000) As Himself 

Martin (1992) 
  You Play Too Much 05x12: (Jan/23/1997) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Method & Red (2004)• Executive Producer
• Creator

Episode Crew

Method & Red (2004) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Pilot 01x01 Jun/16/2004 As: Story
Featured Songs

Entourage Songs:
Busey and the Beach + Bring the Pain 
New York Undercover Songs:
Knock You Out + Bring the Pain 
Torchwood Songs:
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang + Release Yo' Self (Prodigy Mix) 
Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out Songs:
Episode #24 + Say 
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