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Ving Rhames

Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor best known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, and the Mission: Impossible film series. Rhames was born in New York City, New York, he entered New York's School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school, he studied drama at SUNY Purchase where he met fellow actor Stanley Tucci, who gave him his nickname "Ving". He later transferred to Juilliard, where he began his career in New York theater. Rhames first appeared on Broadway in the play The Winter Boys in 1984. Ving continued his rise to fame through his work in soap operas. He found work as a supporting actor, and came to the attention of the general public by playing the role of Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994). Rhames was also getting public exposure on television as Peter Benton's brother-in-law on the medical drama ER, a recurring role he filled for 3 seasons. Not long after, Rhames was cast with Tom Cruise as the ace computer hacker Luther Stickell in Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible (1996). With solid performances in two of these highly popular productions, his face was now known to moviegoers; the work offers began rolling in more frequently and he can been seen in several popular films such as Con Air and Dawn of the Dead. Rhames won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO's Don King: Only in America. At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon (who is White), saying "I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I'd like to give this to you." Lemmon was clearly touched by the gesture as was the celebrity audience who gave Lemmon a standing ovation. Lemmon, who tried unsuccessfully to give the award back to Rhames said it was "one of the sweetest moments I've ever known in my life." The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced later that they would have a duplicate award prepared for Rhames.


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Born:
May 12, 1959 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
115
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Bastards 2017-12-22
Known For
Poster of Zombie Apocalypse
Poster of Monday Mornings
Poster of American Gangster
Poster of Aquaman
Filmography
Movie Bastards Rod Hamilton 2017-12-22
Series Zombie Apocalypse Unknown 2017
Movie Extortion 2017-01-02
Movie Strażnicy Galaktyki Vol. 2 Charlie-27 2017-04-24
Movie Niedzielny koń Mr. Valentine 2016-02-15
Movie Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Luther Stickell 2015-07-23
Movie Na linii Caller 2015-08-21
Movie Jamesy Boy Conrad 2014-01-03
Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short Cecil 2014-04-19
Movie Włamywacze do usług Officer Hall 2014-04-28
Series Monday Mornings Dr. Jorge Villanueva 2013-02-04
Movie Wyścig śmierci 3 Piekło na Ziemi Weyland 2013-01-04
Movie Percentage Porter 2013-04-24
Movie Demonstracja siły Ice Man 2013-12-31
Movie Minus siedem Jack 2012-04-16
Movie Pirania 3DD Deputy Fallon (uncredited) 2012-05-11
Movie Bez kompromisów Principal Thompson 2012-09-28
Movie Soldiers of Fortune Grimaud 2012-06-07
Movie Pimp Bullies 2011-06-30
Movie Mafia Renzo Wes 2011-01-01
Movie Krwawa rzeka Captain Langley 2011-06-30
Movie Zombie Apocalypse Henry 2011-10-29
Movie Julia X The Man 2011-09-24
Movie Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Luther Stickell 2011-12-07
Movie Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed 2010-07-12
Movie Master Harold... and the Boys Sam 2010-03-17
Series Gravity 2010-04-23
Movie Operacja: Endgame Judgement 2010-07-20
Movie Pirania Deputy Fallon 2010-08-20
Movie Wyścig śmierci 2 Frankenstein żyje Weyland 2010-11-12
Movie The Wrath of Cain Cain 2010-11-16
Movie King of the Avenue Norman / De'Sha 2010-09-17
Movie Art of Submission Gene 2009-01-15
Movie Zrób im piekło Malone Boulder 2009-01-01
Movie Phantom Punch Sonny Liston 2009-01-01
Movie Evil Angel Carruthers 2009-02-05
Movie Jak by to sprzedać Jibby Newsome 2009-08-14
Movie Surogaci Prophet 2009-09-24
Movie Konspiracja Echelon Agent Dave Grant 2009-02-27
Movie The Bridge to Nowhere Drug Dealer 2009-08-17
Movie Turniej Joshua Harlow 2009-05-01
Movie Dzień żywych trupów Captain Rhodes 2008-04-08
Movie A Broken Life The Vet 2008-09-23
Movie Ocalić Boga Pastor Armstrong Cane 2008-10-14
Movie Ascension Day 2007-02-02
Movie Państwo młodzi: Chuck i Larry Fred G. Duncan 2007-07-12
Movie Animal 2 James 'Animal' Allen 2007-09-04
Series Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Movie Mission Impossible III Luther Stickell 2006-05-03
Movie Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Movie Idlewild Spats 2006-08-25
Series American Gangster 2006-11-28
Movie Animal Animal 2005-05-01
Series Kojak 2005-03-25
Movie Niebezpieczny przyjaciel J-Bone 2005-05-24
Movie Shooting Gallery Cue Ball Carl Bridgers 2005-12-26
Series On Air with Ryan Seacrest Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie Świt żywych trupów Kenneth 2004-03-19
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Beef Narrator 2003-08-03
Movie Grzech Eddie Burns 2003-01-01
Series Lilo i Stitch Unknown 2003-09-20
Series Icons Unknown 2002-05-01
Movie RFK Judge Jones 2002-01-01
Movie Little John John Morgan 2002-05-05
Series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Unknown 2002-07-20
Movie Policja Arthur Holland 2002-12-14
Movie Lilo i Stich Cobra Bubbles (voice) 2002-06-21
Movie Champion George 'Iceman' Chambers 2002-08-23
Movie Baby Boy Melvin 'Mel' 2001-06-27
Movie Final Fantasy: Wojna dusz Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice) 2001-07-02
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Series UC: Undercover Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Mission: Impossible 2 Luther Stickell 2000-05-24
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Movie American Tragedy Johnnie Cochran 2000-11-12
Movie Holiday Heart Holiday Heart 2000-12-10
Movie Osaczeni Aaron Thibadeaux 1999-04-29
Movie Ciemna strona miasta Marcus 1999-10-22
Movie Co z oczu, to z serca Buddy Bragg 1998-06-26
Movie Body Count Pike 1998-04-28
Movie Rosewood Mann 1997-02-21
Movie Lot skazańców Nathan Jones 1997-06-01
Movie Niebezpieczny kraj Muki 1997-02-12
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Don King: Only in America Don King 1997-11-15
Series The Wonderful World of Disney Unknown 1997-09-28
Movie Mission: Impossible Luther Stickell 1996-05-21
Movie Striptiz Shad 1996-06-28
Movie Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Detective Artie Brown 1995-03-19
Movie Pocałunek śmierci Omar 1995-04-21
Movie Deadly Whispers Det. Jackson 1995-05-10
Movie Pulp Fiction Marsellus Wallace 1994-10-08
Series Ostry dyżur Walter Robbins 1994-09-19
Movie Drop Squad Garvey 1994-10-28
Movie Dave Duane Stevenson 1993-05-07
Movie The Saint of Fort Washington Little Leroy 1993-11-03
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Wydział zabójstw Robert Randolph 1991-05-28
Movie The People Under the Stairs Leroy 1991-11-01
Movie Rising Son Ed 1990-07-23
Movie When You Remember Me 1990-10-07
Movie Drabina Jakubowa George 1990-11-02
Movie The Long Walk Home Herbert Cotter 1990-12-21
Movie Ofiary wojny Lt. Reilly 1989-08-18
Movie Patty Hearst Cinque 1988-09-23
Series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Series Crime Story Unknown 1986-09-18
Movie Native Son Jack 1986-12-24
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Movie Go Tell It On The Mountain Young Gabriel 1984-01-01
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Series Another World 1964-05-04
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24