Richard Colson Baker, better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor. Baker embarked on a musical career as a teenager, releasing a mixtape in 2006, and has also appeared in various films including a lead role in Viral.

He portrays Ty in the film adaptation of Nerve.



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Beyond the Lights Kid Culprit Contributed to the soundtrack, credited as Colson "MGK" Baker
2016 Punk's Dead Crash
2016 Nerve Ty
2017 Viral CJ
2017 The Land Slick Also co-executive producer
2018 Captive State Jurgis Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2012-2015 WWE Raw Himself 2 episodes
2013 Guy Court Himself Episode: "Sweepstakes"
2014 Unsung Himself Episode: "Bone Thugs-n-Harmony"
2015 Catfish Himself Episode: "Hundra & Emily"
2015 Ridiculousness Himself Episode: "Machine Gun Kelly"
2016 Roadies Wesley Series Regular; 10 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2010 Underground Ohio Music Awards Best Midwest Artist MGK Won
Best Music Video Won
2011 MTV Music Awards Hottest Breakthrough MC MGK Won
2012 MtvU Woodie Awards Breaking Woodie MGK Won
MTV Europe Music Award Best US Act Won
2013 MtvU Woodie Awards Woodie of the Year MGK Won
2014 Underground Interviews Awards Rapper of the Year MGK Won





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