Ving Rhames

 


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.


Ving Rhames's Highest grossing Movies


Ving Rhames's Highest Rated Movies


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Ving Rhames is known for:



Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout



Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible



Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation



Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol



The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius



Miami Vice

Miami Vice



ER

ER



Crime Story

Crime Story


Ving Rhames Movie Credits


Pulp Fiction

Character : Marsellus Wallace

Dawn of the Dead

Character : Kenneth

Mission: Impossible

Character : Luther Stickell

 

Mission: Impossible II

Character : Luther Stickell

Mission: Impossible III

Character : Luther Stickell

Out of Sight

Character : Buddy Bragg

Con Air

Character : Nathan Jones

Entrapment

Character : Aaron Thibadeaux

Casualties of War

Character : Lt. Reilly

Animal

Character : Animal

Jacob's Ladder

Character : George

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Character : Fred G. Duncan

Dark Blue

Character : Arthur Holland

The Bridge to Nowhere

Character : Drug Dealer

Kiss of Death

Character : Omar

Body Count

Character : Pike

Lilo & Stitch

Character : Cobra Bubbles (voice)

Dave

Character : Duane Stevenson

A Broken Life

Character : The Vet

The Tournament

Character : Joshua Harlow

Don King: Only in America

Character : Don King

Bringing Out the Dead

Character : Marcus

Rosewood

Character : Mann

Art of Submission

Character : Gene

Striptease

Character : Shad

The People Under the Stairs

Character : Leroy

Animal 2

Character : James 'Animal' Allen

Back in the Day

Character : J-Bone

Give 'em Hell, Malone

Character : Boulder

Day of the Dead

Character : Captain Rhodes

Idlewild

Character : Spats

Shooting Gallery

Character : Cue Ball Carl Bridgers

Operation: Endgame

Character : Judgement

Evil Angel

Character : Carruthers

Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed

Character : No character defined

Undisputed

Character : George 'Iceman' Chambers

Piranha 3D

Character : Deputy Fallon

Sin

Character : Eddie Burns

Baby Boy

Character : Melvin 'Mel'

Echelon Conspiracy

Character : Agent Dave Grant

Saving God

Character : Pastor Armstrong Cane

Beef

Character : Narrator

King of the Avenue

Character : Norman / De'Sha

Phantom Punch

Character : Sonny Liston

RFK

Character : Judge Jones

The River Murders

Character : Captain Langley

Patty Hearst

Character : Cinque

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Character : Jibby Newsome

Death Race 2

Character : Weyland

Surrogates

Character : Prophet

The Long Walk Home

Character : Herbert Cotter

Dangerous Ground

Character : Muki

Won't Back Down

Character : Principal Thompson

Julia X

Character : The Man

American Tragedy

Character : Johnnie Cochran

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Character : Luther Stickell

7 Below

Character : Jack

The Saint of Fort Washington

Character : Little Leroy

Zombie Apocalypse

Character : Henry

Holiday Heart

Character : Holiday Heart

Master Harold... and the Boys

Character : Sam

Little John

Character : John Morgan

Drop Squad

Character : Garvey

Soldiers of Fortune

Character : Grimaud

Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning

Character : Detective Artie Brown

Death Race: Inferno

Character : Weyland

Mafia

Character : Renzo Wes

Percentage

Character : Porter

Pimp Bullies

Character : No character defined

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Character : Young Gabriel

Jamesy Boy

Character : Conrad

Force of Execution

Character : Ice Man

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Character : Cecil

Aquaman

Character : McCaffery

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Character : Luther Stickell

Rising Son

Character : Ed

Homicide

Character : Robert Randolph

Native Son

Character : Jack

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Character : Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice)

Operator

Character : Caller

Deadly Whispers

Character : Det. Jackson

When You Remember Me

Character : No character defined

A Sunday Horse

Character : Mr. Valentine

Father Figures

Character : Rod Hamilton

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Character : Charlie-27

Ascension Day

Character : No character defined

Piranha 3DD

Character : Deputy Fallon (uncredited)

In Security

Character : Officer Hall

The Wrath of Cain

Character : Cain

Con Man

Character : Peanut

The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'

Character : Himself

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

Character : Mr. Stereo

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Character : Luther Stickell

The Star

Character : Thaddeus (voice)

Flight of the Intruder

Character : McRae

Bound by Honor

Character : Ivan

Ving Rhames Tv Credits


The Proud Family

Character : No character defined

Miami Vice

Character : No character defined

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Character : No character defined

Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Character : No character defined

Icons

Character : No character defined

Another World

Character : No character defined

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Character : No character defined

ER

Character : Walter Robbins

American Gangster

Character : No character defined

The Tony Danza Show

Character : No character defined

The District

Character : No character defined

Spenser: For Hire

Character : No character defined

The View

Character : No character defined

Crime Story

Character : No character defined

UC: Undercover

Character : No character defined

The Equalizer

Character : No character defined

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Character : No character defined

On Air with Ryan Seacrest

Character : No character defined

Tour of Duty

Character : No character defined

Kojak

Character : No character defined

The Wonderful World of Disney

Character : No character defined

Gravity

Character : Dogg McFee

Monday Mornings

Character : Dr. Jorge Villanueva

Aquaman

Character : McCaffery