Damon-Wimbley
Damon Wimbley | Biography

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  • Full Name Damon Wimbley
  • Nickname Kool Rock-ski
  • Occupation Hip Hop Singer & Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Date Nov 04, 1966
  • Age 55 Years, 2 Months
Rapper of the Hip-Hop Trio Group, The Fat Boys

Damon Wimbley | Biography

Acted in Films 'Knights of the City' and 'Disorderlies'

The continuous music tours and trips did not allow Wimbley to focus on his physical state. At 20 years old, Wimbley maxed his weight to 330 pounds. He experienced great difficulty even while performing day-to-day activities like tying shoelaces and bending down. Thus, he made an effort to lose weight. He worked out regularly and also followed a healthy diet. 


Damon Wimbley is an American rapper and actor. He is widely recognized as a former member of the hip-hop singing group, The Fat Boys.

Who is Damon Wimbley?

Damon Wimbley, also known as Kool Rock-ski, was born on 4 November 1966. He is one of the three founding members of the rapper's group, The Fat Boys, formed in the early 1980s. He joined rappers Darren Robinson and Mark Anthony morales to form a trio. They initially called themselves The Disco 3 while later in 1983, they transitioned into The Fat Boys.

The Fat Boys

The hip-hop trio first gained national fame as the winner of a talent show, Radio City Music Hall, in 1983. It marked their beginning in mainstream hip hop. Moreover, they are one of the first few rappers to embrace beatboxing in rap music. In addition, this trio was among the first groups to have launched albums with full-length rap songs.

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Damon Wimbley And His Rapping Trio The Fat Boys (Source: Facebook)

Wimbley and his boys released their debut studio album, Fat Boys, on 29 May 1984. It received the RIAA Gold certification in the USA. They released their second album The Fat Boys are Back, on 1 June 1985 which was also US Gold certified. Their other studio albums were Big & Beautiful (1986), Coming Back Hard Again (1988), Mack Daddy (1991), etc.

The group has also released several singles to date. Their most notable songs are 'Reality' (1983), 'Jailhouse Rap' (1984), 'Don't Be Stupid' (1985), 'Sex Machine' (1986), 'Wipeout' (1987), 'The Twist' (1988), 'Louie, Louie' (1988), 'Just Loungin' (1989), etc. Their most successful single was 'Wipeout' from the 1987 album Crushin'. It peaked at No. 12 on the list of Billboard Hot 100. The group split in 1991.

'Disorderlies' and Other Movies

Besides music, Wimbley also has acting credits for his appearance in several 80s films. His first movie appearance was in the 1985 musical comedy film Krush Groove. The debut followed two other movies, Knights of the City in 1986 and Disorderlies in 1987. Later, he played Cool Rock in the 1988 TV series T and T, Big Mike in the 2011 film My Crackhead Uncle, and Davis in the 2016 short film Red Eyes.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, in 2021, Wimbley has a net worth equivalent to $400 thousand. The primary contributor to his massive wealth is his decades-long successful music and acting career.

Weight Loss

The continuous music tours and trips did not allow Wimbley to focus on his physical state. At 20 years old, Wimbley maxed his weight to 330 pounds. He experienced great difficulty even while performing day-to-day activities like tying shoelaces and bending down. Thus, he made an effort to lose weight. He worked out regularly and also followed a healthy diet. 

Talking to weightandskin.com in February 2021, Wimbley said, 

When I saw that the weight started shedding, I decided to keep it off. I went back up to 240 and I never looked back from there. I said I’m never gonna go back to the way I was before.

Currently, at 55 years of age, Wimbley measures 167 lbs. However, he still goes to the gym often and works out regularly to maintain a slim physical appearance.

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