Christopher Reid

Reid in 2010, Sam Aronov /

Birth Name: Christopher Reid

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 5, 1964/7

*African-Jamaican (father)
*Irish (mother)

Christopher Reid is an American actor, comedian, hip hop mc, and rapper, also known as Kid and Kid Coolout. He was a member of duo Kid ‘n Play, with Christopher Martin. Kid was known for his hi-top fade hairstyle, which was common for young black males of that time. His hair stood as high as 6 inches at its peak. He starred in the House Party films and Class Act.

His father, Calvin Noel Reid, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to the U.S. in 1948. Christopher’s mother was white, of Irish descent, and tragically died when he was nine years old. He then went to live with his father.

Christopher’s paternal grandfather was named Clifford Henderson Reid.

Christopher’s paternal grandmother was named Gladys Graham.


Obituary of Christopher’s father –


Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. lala89real says:

    why because he’s a white black man? get over yourself.

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    Nah, just his skin reacting to the light. His obviously just takes after his mother skin color

  3. The Beautiful Ones says:

    He is practically blending in with the background!

  4. Kay says:

    that’s a bright photo, i know he’s light-skinned and all but DANG brightness much?

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