Actor, Author, Writer, Lyricist, Emcee, Inspirer
IronE Singleton is best known to audiences as the menacing kingpin Alton in the Academy® Oscar Award-nominated film THE BLIND SIDE; the biggest box office grossing sports movie of all time. He is also known as the compassionate tough guy, T-Dog, in the Emmy, AFI & WGA Award winning, Golden Globe nominated TV show THE WALKING DEAD one of basic cable's highest rated shows for viewership. IronE's unusual name depicts his life story, his ability to play strong, multidimensional characters and has made him a memorable actor in both film and television.
Singleton appears on the big screen alongside Bow Wow and Ice Cube in LOTTERY TICKET. He stars alongside Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones in the feature film SEEKING JUSTICE and captivated the Lifetime audience in his leading role as "Glock" Nichols with Neve Campbell in AN AMISH MURDER. Singleton’s talent is on display in several television pilots, including ABC’s DETROIT 1-8-7, VH1’s SINGLE LADIES, and TNT’s FRANKLIN & BASH. Among his other television credits are CW’s ONE TREE HILL and BET’s SOMEBODIES.
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Singleton’s story embodies everything we have come to understand about the lives of many inner-city youth growing up in low-income housing projects. Fatherless and having lost his mother to HIV/AIDS when he was a senior in high school and watched his brother spend most of his life in Georgia’s prison system, IronE fought to have a life far different from the one he knew growing up. The “irony” of his story is that, while all the odds were stacked against him, IronE Singleton still overcame his troubled childhood to attend the University of Georgia (UGA) on academic and football scholarships where he completed a double major in Theater and Speech Communications.
IronE has served as an Emcee/crowd entertainer, working with large scale events such as the Essenes Music Festival, NASCAR, The Atlanta Braves, The Atlanta Hawks, The Little League World Series, to name a few. With such a compelling story and over 20 years of experience Emceeing and entertaining audiences in large arenas, IronE has become a consummate inspirational and motivational speaker and has captivated audiences of all ages, small and large with his message of truth and love. His speaking engagements have ranged from venues both private and public and have included public schools, churches, conventions, universities and more.
Prior to breaking into film and television, Singleton wrote, directed and performed a critically acclaimed one man stage production entitled Blindsided by the Walking Dead (formerly IronE . . . The Resurrected) which garnered rave reviews inspiring IronE to transcribe the production into his autobiography, Blindsided by The Walking Dead, which chronicles his life from poverty to fame. His ambition is to have it produced as a movie along with his current screenplay Volleyball Vixens.
Amongst many talents, IronE is also a lyricist and recently completed his debut, 10 track album, We Are The Walking Dead and The Blind Side In "Hip-Hopcrisy" Singleton also reflects on society at large and the ills that we face as a people. His ambition is to encourage, inspire and motivate us all towards positive change for the betterment of humanity.
IronE has been featured on CNN news room with Don Lemon, CBS Better mornings, Current TV’s “Say Anything” with Joy Behar, Fox Business News with Stuart Varney, and featured on the cover of numerous magazines including Entertainment Weekly . In addition, he has participated in live broadcasts with an endless list of major radio stations.