Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967; 51 years old), better known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is an American rap artist, actor and television host. He was born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and south Florida. He is best known for his songs "Ice Ice Baby" and "Ninja Rap".
Ice appeared as a fictionalized version of himself in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, where a battle between the Ninja Turtles and Rahzar & Tokka interrupted a performance he was giving at a club. The Turtles' appearance prompted him to (improbably) improvise a song titled "Ninja Rap."
In 2014, Ice reappeared in a commercial for Kraft's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Macaroni & Cheese.
Ice has a tattoo on his leg featuring the classic TMNT logo and the turtles from The Secret of the Ooze poster.