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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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May 12, 1959 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Lillian Russell 1940-05-24
Latest Project:
Movie Кто наш папа, чувак? 2017-01-27
Known For
Poster of Миссия невыполнима: Племя изгоев
Poster of Миссия невыполнима 4: Протокол Фантом
Poster of Миссия невыполнима 3
Poster of Криминальное чтиво
Movie Extortion 2017-01-02
Movie Кто наш папа, чувак? Rod Hamilton 2017-01-27
Movie A Sunday Horse Mr. Valentine 2016-02-15
Movie Operator Caller 2015-08-21
Movie Миссия невыполнима: Племя изгоев Luther Stickell 2015-07-23
Movie Джеймси Conrad 2014-01-03
Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short Cecil 2014-04-19
Movie В безопасности Officer Hall 2014-04-28
Movie Смертельная гонка 3: Ад Weyland 2013-01-04
Series Monday Mornings Dr. Jorge Villanueva 2013-02-04
Movie Карательный отряд Ice Man 2013-12-31
Movie Percentage Porter 2013-04-24
Movie Семь футов Jack 2012-04-16
Movie Пираньи 3DD Deputy Fallon (uncredited) 2012-05-11
Movie Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein Det. Jackson 2012-11-29
Movie Солдаты удачи Grimaud 2012-06-07
Movie Won't Back Down Principal Thompson 2012-09-28
Movie Речные убийства Captain Langley 2011-06-30
Movie Mafia Renzo Wes 2011-01-01
Movie Pimp Bullies 2011-06-30
Movie Юлия Икс The Man 2011-09-24
Movie Миссия невыполнима 4: Протокол Фантом Luther Stickell 2011-12-07
Movie Апокалипсис зомби Henry 2011-10-29
Movie Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed 2010-07-12
Movie Master Harold... and the Boys Sam 2010-03-17
Series Gravity 2010-04-23
Movie Адский эндшпиль Judgement 2010-07-20
Movie Пираньи 3D Deputy Fallon 2010-08-20
Movie Смертельная гонка: Франкенштейн жив Weyland 2010-11-12
Movie Пожизненно Cain 2010-11-16
Movie King of the Avenue Norman / De'Sha 2010-09-17
Movie Красный холст Gene 2009-01-15
Movie Отправь их в ад, Мэлоун! Boulder 2009-01-01
Movie Phantom Punch Sonny Liston 2009-01-01
Movie Ангел зла Carruthers 2009-02-05
Movie Продавец Jibby Newsome 2009-08-14
Movie Суррогаты Prophet 2009-09-24
Movie Подарок Agent Dave Grant 2009-02-27
Movie The Bridge to Nowhere Drug Dealer 2009-08-17
Movie Турнир на выживание Joshua Harlow 2009-05-01
Movie День мертвых Captain Rhodes 2008-04-08
Movie A Broken Life The Vet 2008-09-23
Movie Спасение Бога Pastor Armstrong Cane 2008-10-14
Movie Чак и Ларри: Пожарная свадьба Fred G. Duncan 2007-07-12
Movie Авторитет James 'Animal' Allen 2007-09-04
Movie Миссия невыполнима 3 Luther Stickell 2006-05-03
Movie Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Series 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 Back in the Day J-Bone 2005-05-24
Movie Shooting Gallery Cue Ball Carl Bridgers 2005-12-26
Movie Рассвет мертвецов Kenneth 2004-03-19
Movie Sin Eddie Burns 2003-01-01
Movie Beef Narrator 2003-08-03
Series Лило и Стич Unknown 2003-09-20
Movie Wuthering Heights Ed 2003-09-14
Movie Little John John Morgan 2002-05-05
Movie RFK Judge Jones 2002-01-01
Movie Лило и Стич Cobra Bubbles (voice) 2002-06-21
Series Icons Unknown 2002-05-01
Series Приключения Джимми Нейтрона, мальчика-гения Unknown 2002-07-20
Movie Неоспоримый George 'Iceman' Chambers 2002-08-23
Movie Проклятый сезон Arthur Holland 2002-12-14
Movie Baby Boy Melvin 'Mel' 2001-06-27
Movie Последняя фантазия Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice) 2001-07-02
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Series UC: Undercover Unknown 2001-09-30
Series Восточный парк Unknown 2000-10-07
Movie Миссия невыполнима 2 Luther Stickell 2000-05-23
Movie American Tragedy Johnnie Cochran 2000-11-12
Movie Holiday Heart Holiday Heart 2000-12-10
Movie Западня Aaron Thibadeaux 1999-04-30
Movie Воскрешая мертвецов Marcus 1999-10-22
Movie Body Count Pike 1998-04-28
Movie Вне поля зрения Buddy Bragg 1998-06-26
Movie Rosewood Mann 1997-02-21
Movie Dangerous Ground Muki 1997-02-12
Series Взгляд Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Воздушная тюрьма Nathan Jones 1997-06-01
Movie Don King: Only in America Don King 1997-11-15
Movie Миссия невыполнима Luther Stickell 1996-05-21
Movie Стриптиз Shad 1996-06-28
Movie Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Detective Artie Brown 1995-03-19
Movie Поцелуй смерти Omar 1995-04-21
Movie Deadly Whispers Det. Jackson 1995-05-10
Series Скорая помощь Walter Robbins 1994-09-19
Movie Криминальное чтиво Marsellus Wallace 1994-10-14
Movie Drop Squad Garvey 1994-10-28
Series Поздняя ночь с Конаном О`Брайэном Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Дэйв Duane Stevenson 1993-05-07
Movie The Saint of Fort Washington Little Leroy 1993-11-03
Movie Homicide Robert Randolph 1991-05-28
Movie Люди под лестницей Leroy 1991-11-01
Movie Rising Son Ed 1990-07-23
Movie The Long Walk Home Herbert Cotter 1990-12-21
Movie Лестница Иакова George 1990-11-02
Movie Военные потери Lt. Reilly 1989-08-18
Movie Patty Hearst Cinque 1988-09-23
Series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Movie Native Son Jack 1986-12-24
Series Криминальная история Unknown 1986-09-18
Movie Кодекс молчания Narrator 1985-05-03
Series Спенсер Unknown 1985-09-20
Series Уравнитель Unknown 1985-09-18
Movie Go Tell It On The Mountain Young Gabriel 1984-01-01
Movie Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu George 1984-07-04
Series Полиция Майами: Отдел нравов Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie С Новым годом! Duane Stevenson 1973-04-13
Movie The Sergeant Marsellus Wallace 1968-12-25
Movie Король Крыса Renzo Wes 1965-10-27
Movie Auf der grünen Wiese Porter 1953-09-23
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Lillian Russell Young Gabriel 1940-05-24