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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:
117
Première apparrition :
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Dernier projet:
Film Mission: Impossible 6 2018-07-27
Connu pour
Poster of Monday Mornings
Poster of Ascension Day
Poster of American Gangster
Poster of Aquaman
Filmographie
Film Mission: Impossible 6 Luther Stickell 2018-07-27
Film Extorsion 2017-01-02
Film Les Gardiens de la Galaxie Vol. 2 Charlie-27 2017-04-19
Film Father Figures Rod Hamilton 2017-12-21
Film Les obstacles de la vie Mr. Valentine 2016-02-15
Film Mission : Impossible - Rogue Nation Luther Stickell 2015-07-23
Film Operator Caller 2015-08-21
Film Jamesy Boy Conrad 2014-01-03
Film La fin du voyage Cecil 2014-04-19
Film In Security Officer Hall 2014-04-28
Series Monday Mornings Dr. Jorge Villanueva 2013-02-04
Film Course à la mort 3 : Inferno Weyland 2013-01-04
Film Percentage Porter 2013-04-24
Film Force of Execution Ice Man 2013-12-31
Film 7 Below Jack 2012-04-16
Film Piranha 3DD Deputy Fallon (uncredited) 2012-05-11
Film Learning to fly Principal Thompson 2012-09-28
Film Soldiers of Fortune Grimaud 2012-06-07
Film Pimp Bullies 2011-06-30
Film Mafia Renzo Wes 2011-01-01
Film La rivière du crime Captain Langley 2011-06-30
Film 2012 : Zombie Apocalypse Henry 2011-10-29
Film Julia X The Man 2011-09-24
Film Mission : Impossible - Protocole Fantôme Luther Stickell 2011-12-07
Film Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed 2010-07-12
Film Master Harold... and the Boys Sam 2010-03-17
Series Gravity 2010-04-23
Film Operation : Endgame Judgement 2010-07-20
Film Piranha 3D Deputy Fallon 2010-08-20
Film Course à la mort 2 Weyland 2010-11-12
Film The Wrath of Cain Cain 2010-11-16
Film King of the Avenue Norman / De'Sha 2010-09-17
Film Ultimate Fight Gene 2009-01-15
Film Fais-leur vivre l'enfer, Malone ! Boulder 2009-01-01
Film Phantom Punch Sonny Liston 2009-01-01
Film Evil Angel Carruthers 2009-02-05
Film The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Jibby Newsome 2009-05-29
Film Clones Prophet 2009-09-24
Film Conspiration Agent Dave Grant 2009-02-27
Film The Bridge to Nowhere Drug Dealer 2009-08-17
Film The Tournament : Le Tournoi de la Mort Joshua Harlow 2009-05-01
Film Le Jour des morts Captain Rhodes 2008-04-08
Film A Broken Life The Vet 2008-09-23
Film God Blast Pastor Armstrong Cane 2008-10-14
Film Ascension Day 2007-02-02
Film Quand Chuck rencontre Larry Fred G. Duncan 2007-07-12
Film Animal 2 James 'Animal' Allen 2007-09-04
Film Mission : Impossible 3 Luther Stickell 2006-05-03
Film Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Series Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Film Idlewild gangsters club Spats 2006-08-25
Series American Gangster 2006-11-28
Film Animal Animal 2005-05-01
Series Kojak 2005-03-25
Film The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' Himself 2005-08-22
Film Back in the Day J-Bone 2005-05-24
Film Shooting Gallery Cue Ball Carl Bridgers 2005-12-26
Series On Air with Ryan Seacrest Unknown 2004-01-01
Film L'Armée des morts Kenneth 2004-03-19
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Film Beef Narrator 2003-08-03
Film Péché Immortel Eddie Burns 2003-01-01
Series Lilo & Stitch: la série Unknown 2003-09-20
Series Icons Unknown 2002-05-01
Film RFK Judge Jones 2002-01-01
Film L'enfant du passé John Morgan 2002-05-05
Series Jimmy Neutron, un garçon génial Unknown 2002-07-20
Film Dark Blue Arthur Holland 2002-12-14
Film Lilo et Stitch Cobra Bubbles (voice) 2002-06-21
Film Un Seul deviendra invincible George 'Iceman' Chambers 2002-08-23
Film Baby Boy Melvin 'Mel' 2001-06-27
Film Final Fantasy : Les créatures de l'esprit Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice) 2001-07-02
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Series UC: Undercover Unknown 2001-09-30
Film Mission : Impossible 2 Luther Stickell 2000-05-24
Series Washington Police Unknown 2000-10-07
Film American Tragedy Johnnie Cochran 2000-11-12
Film Holiday Heart Holiday Heart 2000-12-10
Film Haute voltige Aaron Thibadeaux 1999-04-29
Film À tombeau ouvert Marcus 1999-10-22
Film Hors d'atteinte Buddy Bragg 1998-06-26
Film Body Count Pike 1998-04-28
Film Rosewood Mann 1997-02-21
Film Les Ailes de l'enfer Nathan Jones 1997-06-01
Film Dangerous Ground Muki 1997-02-12
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Don King: Only in America Don King 1997-11-15
Series The Wonderful World of Disney Unknown 1997-09-28
Film Mission : Impossible Luther Stickell 1996-05-22
Film Striptease Shad 1996-06-28
Film Kiss of Death Omar 1995-04-21
Film Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Detective Artie Brown 1995-03-19
Film Deadly Whispers Det. Jackson 1995-05-10
Film Pulp Fiction Marsellus Wallace 1994-09-10
Series Urgences Walter Robbins 1994-09-19
Film Drop Squad Garvey 1994-10-28
Film Dave, Président d'un jour Duane Stevenson 1993-05-07
Film Le Saint de Manhattan Little Leroy 1993-11-03
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Arrête ou ma mère va tirer ! Mr. Stereo 1992-02-21
Film Homicide Robert Randolph 1991-05-28
Film Le Sous-sol de la peur Leroy 1991-11-01
Film La Liberté Au Bout Du Chemin Herbert Cotter 1990-12-21
Film When You Remember Me 1990-10-07
Film Rising Son Ed 1990-07-23
Film L'Échelle de Jacob George 1990-11-02
Film Outrages Lt. Reilly 1989-08-18
Film Patty Hearst Cinque 1988-09-23
Series L'enfer du Devoir Unknown 1987-09-24
Series Crime Story Unknown 1986-09-18
Film Native Son Jack 1986-12-24
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Film Go Tell It On The Mountain Young Gabriel 1984-01-01
Series Deux Flics à Miami Unknown 1984-09-16
Series Another World 1964-05-04
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24