Ving Rhames

 

 

Ving Rhames

New York City, New York, USA

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.

 

Movies

Entrapment
Aaron Thibadeaux
Casualties of War
Lt. Reilly
Animal
Animal
Jacob's Ladder
George
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Fred G. Duncan
Dark Blue
Arthur Holland
The Bridge to Nowhere
Drug Dealer
Kiss of Death
Omar
Body Count
Pike
Lilo & Stitch
Cobra Bubbles (voice)
Dave
Duane Stevenson
A Broken Life
The Vet
The Tournament
Joshua Harlow
Don King: Only in America
Don King
Bringing Out the Dead
Marcus
Rosewood
Mann
Art of Submission
Gene
Striptease
Shad
The People Under the Stairs
Leroy
Animal 2
James 'Animal' Allen
Back in the Day
J-Bone
Give 'em Hell, Malone
Boulder
Day of the Dead
Captain Rhodes
Idlewild
Spats
Shooting Gallery
Cue Ball Carl Bridgers
Operation: Endgame
Judgement
Evil Angel
Carruthers
Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed
No character defined
Undisputed
George 'Iceman' Chambers
Piranha 3D
Deputy Fallon
Sin
Eddie Burns
Baby Boy
Melvin 'Mel'
Echelon Conspiracy
Agent Dave Grant
Saving God
Pastor Armstrong Cane
Beef
Narrator
King of the Avenue
Norman / De'Sha
Phantom Punch
Sonny Liston
RFK
Judge Jones
The River Murders
Captain Langley
Patty Hearst
Cinque
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
Jibby Newsome
Death Race 2
Weyland
Surrogates
Prophet
The Long Walk Home
Herbert Cotter
Dangerous Ground
Muki
Won't Back Down
Principal Thompson
Julia X
The Man
American Tragedy
Johnnie Cochran
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Luther Stickell
7 Below
Jack
The Saint of Fort Washington
Little Leroy
Zombie Apocalypse
Henry
Holiday Heart
Holiday Heart
Master Harold... and the Boys
Sam
Little John
John Morgan
Drop Squad
Garvey
Soldiers of Fortune
Grimaud
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning
Detective Artie Brown
Pulp Fiction
Marsellus Wallace
Dawn of the Dead
Kenneth
Mission: Impossible
Luther Stickell
Mission: Impossible II
Luther Stickell
Mission: Impossible III
Luther Stickell
Out of Sight
Buddy Bragg
Con Air
Nathan Jones
Death Race: Inferno
Weyland
Mafia
Renzo Wes
Percentage
Porter
Pimp Bullies
No character defined
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Young Gabriel
Jamesy Boy
Conrad
Force of Execution
Ice Man
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Cecil
Aquaman
McCaffery
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Luther Stickell
Rising Son
Ed
Homicide
Robert Randolph
Native Son
Jack
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice)
Operator
Caller
Deadly Whispers
Det. Jackson
When You Remember Me
No character defined
A Sunday Horse
Mr. Valentine
Bastards
Rod Hamilton
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Charlie-27
Ascension Day
No character defined
Piranha 3DD
Deputy Fallon (uncredited)
In Security
Officer Hall
The Wrath of Cain
Cain
La rivière du crime
Capitaine Langley
Con Man
Peanut
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'
Himself
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Charlie-27

Tv

The Proud Family
No character defined
Miami Vice
No character defined
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
No character defined
Lilo & Stitch: The Series
No character defined
Icons
No character defined
Another World
No character defined
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
No character defined
ER
Walter Robbins
American Gangster
No character defined
Zombie Apocalypse
No character defined
The Tony Danza Show
No character defined
The District
No character defined
Spenser: For Hire
No character defined
The View
No character defined
Crime Story
No character defined
UC: Undercover
No character defined
The Equalizer
No character defined
Hallmark Hall of Fame
No character defined
On Air with Ryan Seacrest
No character defined
Tour of Duty
No character defined
Kojak
No character defined
The Wonderful World of Disney
No character defined
Gravity
No character defined
Monday Mornings
Dr. Jorge Villanueva
Aquaman
McCaffery