Who is DJ Pooh?
Mark ‘DJ Pooh’ Jordan was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 29 June 1969 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is a record producer, actor, film writer and director, perhaps best known for having worked with famous rappers such as Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg among others.
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Early life, family and education
DJ Pooh was raised as an only child in Los Angeles by his father who was a lawyer and his mother who was an accountant – he prefers not to share details of his family with the public.
He attended a local high school at which he became interested in rapping – he and his friends would listen to rap music almost all day.
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While attending his senior year, DJ Pooh started creating his own music, and after he matriculated in 1987, he decided to focus on his career as a record producer rather than to pursue a college degree.
In 1986, he produced LL Cool J’s album “Bigger and Deffer”, which became a huge hit in the US, and was certified platinum twice. Nine years later, he was invited to work on 2Pac’s album “All Eyez on Me” which was certified diamond, and he then produced Snoop Dogg’s album “The Doggfather”, which was released in 1996 and was certified platinum twice.
DJ Pooh is also known for having co-written and produced the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”, while he also served as a consultant for the video game “Grand Theft Auto V”, and co-wrote “Grand Theft Auto Online”.
Roles in movies and TV series
In 1992, DJ Pooh made his debut acting appearance when he starred in the short music video “Get the Fist Movement Get the Fist”, which also starred Cypress Hill and Da Lench Mob, while he gained recognition in 1995 when he played Red in the comedy drama “Friday”, which starred Ice Cube, Chris Tucker and Nia Long, and is about two friends who have to find a way to gather $200 by the end of the night after they smoke their drug dealer’s weed – the film was also written by DJ Pooh and Ice Cube.
In 2000, DJ Pooh portrayed both Trick Turner and Taxi Driver in the comedy “3 Strikes”, which starred Brian Hooks, N’Bushe Wright and Faizon Love, and follows a man who has two strikes and who, if he gets his third strike, will most likely be sent to prison for life – DJ Pooh also wrote and directed the movie.
The following year saw him portray Slim in the comedy film “The Wash” which he wrote and directed, and which starred Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Anthony Albano. The film follows Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg who are working at a car wash where many unexpected things happen every day – it received mixed reviews.
In 2005 and 2006, DJ Pooh voiced three characters in three episodes of the animated action comedy series “The Boondocks”, starring Regina King, John Witherspoon and Gary Anthony Williams, and which follows two boys who move to the suburbs from Chicago after being sent to live there with their grandpa – the series was a big success winning four awards, while it was nominated for five others.
In 2010, DJ Pooh voiced Doela Man in the animated comedy film “Freaknik: The Musical”, and then in 2013 he voiced West Coast Classics DJ in the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto V”. His latest role has been in the comedy crime drama “Trunkful”, in which he voiced News Anchor, and which was both written and directed by Rel Smith and Sequel Smith.
In 2000, DJ Pooh wrote the comedy “Next Friday” together with Ice Cube, who also starred in the film alongside Mike Epps and Justin Pierce; the story follows two people who owe money for taxes and are figuring out how to get the required money fast – the movie was nominated for two awards.
In 2002, he wrote the comedy drama “Friday After Next”, again together with Ice Cube who starred in the film, and this time it follows two cousins working as security guards at a local mall while their house is being robbed – the film received mixed reviews. The year 2011 saw him write all six episodes of the comedy series “In the Flow with Affion Crockett”, starring Affion Crockett, Robin Thede and Jonathan Kite, but which received mostly poor reviews. The year 2017 saw DJ Pooh write and direct the comedy film “Grow House” which starred Malcolm McDowell, Snoop Dogg and DeRay Davis, and he has recently finished writing the upcoming comedy movie “Last Friday”.
Love life and relationships
DJ Pooh is very secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t talked about any girls he might have dated since he launched his career. Although many people claim to have seen DJ Pooh walking hand in hand with many women over the years, he has never publicly spoken about being in a relationship or marrying anyone – there are also rumors claiming that DJ Pooh is gay, but these have since been proven false.
It is widely believed that he was in a relationship with a mysterious non-celebrity woman in his 30s, and that the two dated for over five years before splitting ways for unknown reasons, and during that time they were often spotted together by DJ Pooh’s fans.
As of October 2020, DJ Pooh is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
DJ Pooh is a fan of art and likes to paint – he has been to numerous art galleries and exhibitions, and as he is also a fan of travelling, having visited numerous states and European countries, he has been to at least one gallery in every city he has visited.
He likes to listen to music in his spare time, and one of his favorite songs is “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.
He is a lover of animals, and his pet dog is occasionally featured in the pictures he uploads onto his Instagram account.
In his spare time, DJ Pooh likes to watch movies and a few of his favorite actors and actresses are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Natalie Portman, and a few of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Scarface” and “V for Vendetta”.
How rich is DJ Pooh today?
DJ Pooh is 51 years old. He has short brown hair and usually wears a hat or a cap, his eyes are brown and his height is 6ft 3ins (1.91m), while he weighs around 180lbs (82kgs).
As of October 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $13 million.