Tip Harris, born September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an actor, hip hop recording artist, film and music producer, and author. He was born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. and is also known by his stage name T.I. He has a special guest starring role as Trey Rogers in the second season. He has also appeared in the films ATL (2006), Step Up (2006), The Hangover (2009), Takers (2010) and Step Up 3D (2010). T.I. has released seven studio albums (I'm Serious, Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, King, T.I. vs. T.I.P., Paper Trail, and No Mercy) with the most recent five being highly successful on the commercial market. He has released such successful singles as "Bring Em Out", "What You Know", "Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)", "Swagga Like Us" (featuring Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne), "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), "Dead and Gone" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Got Your Back" (featuring Keri Hilson) and "That's All She Wrote" (featuring Eminem). He is also the founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Grand Hustle Records. He has served two stints in county jail, twice for probation violations and a federal prison bid for a U.S. federal weapons charge. While serving 11 months in prison he released his seventh studio album, No Mercy.