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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:
118
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Guardianes de la galaxia Vol. 3 2020-05-01
Known For
Poster of PiraƱa 3DD
Poster of Con Air (Convictos en el aire)
Poster of Mission: Impossible
Poster of Pulp Fiction
Filmography
Movie Guardianes de la galaxia Vol. 3 Charlie-27 2020-05-01
Movie Misión: Imposible - Fallout Luther Stickell 2018-07-26
Movie ¿Quién @#*%$ es papá? Rod Hamilton 2017-12-21
Movie Se armó el belén Thaddeus (voice) 2017-11-15
Movie Guardianes de la galaxia Vol. 2 Charlie-27 2017-04-19
Movie Extorsión 2017-01-02
Movie A Sunday Horse Mr. Valentine 2016-02-15
Movie Operator Caller 2015-08-21
Movie Misión: Imposible - Nación secreta Luther Stickell 2015-07-23
Movie Armed Response Officer Hall 2014-04-28
Movie Demasiado tarde para perdonar Cecil 2014-04-19
Movie Jamesy Boy Conrad 2014-01-03
Movie La carrera de la muerte: Inferno Weyland 2013-01-04
Series Monday Mornings Dr. Jorge Villanueva 2013-02-04
Movie Percentage Porter 2013-04-24
Movie Ejecución extrema Ice Man 2013-12-31
Movie No nos moverán Principal Thompson 2012-09-28
Movie Soldados de Fortuna Grimaud 2012-06-07
Movie Piraña 3DD Deputy Fallon (uncredited) 2012-05-11
Movie 7 Below Jack 2012-04-16
Movie Misión:Imposible - Protocolo fantasma Luther Stickell 2011-12-07
Movie Zombie Apocalypse Henry 2011-10-29
Movie Julia X The Man 2011-09-24
Movie Los asesinatos del río Captain Langley 2011-06-30
Movie Pimp Bullies 2011-06-30
Movie Mafia Renzo Wes 2011-01-01
Movie Master Harold... and the Boys Sam 2010-03-17
Series Gravity Dogg McFee 2010-04-23
Movie Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed 2010-07-12
Movie Piraña 3D Deputy Fallon 2010-08-20
Movie Operación: Juego final Judgement 2010-07-20
Movie King of the Avenue Norman / De'Sha 2010-09-17
Movie La carrera de la muerte: el origen (Death Race 2) Weyland 2010-11-12
Movie The Wrath of Cain Cain 2010-11-16
Movie Los sustitutos Prophet 2009-09-24
Movie The Bridge to Nowhere Drug Dealer 2009-08-17
Movie Quemando ruedas Jibby Newsome 2009-05-29
Movie El gran torneo Joshua Harlow 2009-05-01
Movie La conspiración del poder Agent Dave Grant 2009-02-27
Movie Evil Angel Carruthers 2009-02-05
Movie Art of Submission Gene 2009-01-15
Movie El infierno de Malone Boulder 2009-01-01
Movie El gancho fantasma Sonny Liston 2009-01-01
Movie Day of the Dead Captain Rhodes 2008-04-08
Movie A Broken Life The Vet 2008-09-23
Movie Saving God Pastor Armstrong Cane 2008-10-14
Movie Animal 2 James 'Animal' Allen 2007-09-04
Movie Os declaro marido y marido Fred G. Duncan 2007-07-12
Movie Ascension Day 2007-02-02
Series American Gangster 2006-11-28
Movie Ritmo salvaje Spats 2006-08-25
Movie Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Series Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Movie Misión imposible 3 Luther Stickell 2006-05-03
Movie El arte de la venganza Cue Ball Carl Bridgers 2005-12-26
Movie Cuentas pendientes J-Bone 2005-05-24
Movie Animal Animal 2005-05-01
Series Kojak 2005-03-25
Series On Air with Ryan Seacrest Unknown 2004-01-01
Movie Amanecer de los muertos Kenneth 2004-03-19
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Beef Narrator 2003-08-03
Movie El color de la venganza Eddie Burns 2003-01-01
Series Lilo y Stitch Unknown 2003-09-20
Movie Dark Blue Arthur Holland 2002-12-14
Movie Invicto George 'Iceman' Chambers 2002-08-23
Series Las aventuras de Jimmy Neutrón: El Niño Genio Unknown 2002-07-20
Movie Lilo y Stitch Cobra Bubbles (voice) 2002-06-21
Movie Little John John Morgan 2002-05-05
Series Icons Unknown 2002-05-01
Movie RFK Judge Jones 2002-01-01
Movie Final fantasy: La fuerza interior Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice) 2001-07-02
Movie Baby Boy Melvin 'Mel' 2001-06-27
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Series UC: Undercover Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Holiday Heart Holiday Heart 2000-12-10
Movie American Tragedy Johnnie Cochran 2000-11-12
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Movie Misión:Imposible - 2 Luther Stickell 2000-05-24
Movie Al límite Marcus 1999-10-22
Movie La trampa Aaron Thibadeaux 1999-04-29
Movie Un romance muy peligroso Buddy Bragg 1998-06-26
Movie Body Count Pike 1998-04-28
Movie Don King: Only in America Don King 1997-11-15
Series The Wonderful World of Disney Unknown 1997-09-28
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Con Air (Convictos en el aire) Nathan Jones 1997-06-01
Movie Rosewood Mann 1997-02-21
Movie Tierra de odios Muki 1997-02-12
Movie Striptease Shad 1996-06-28
Movie Mission: Impossible Luther Stickell 1996-05-22
Movie Deadly Whispers Det. Jackson 1995-05-10
Movie El sabor de la muerte Omar 1995-04-21
Movie Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Detective Artie Brown 1995-03-19
Movie Drop Squad Garvey 1994-10-28
Series Urgencias Walter Robbins 1994-09-19
Movie Pulp Fiction Marsellus Wallace 1994-09-10
Movie The Saint of Fort Washington Little Leroy 1993-11-03
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Dave, presidente por un día Duane Stevenson 1993-05-07
Movie ¡Alto! o mi madre dispara Mr. Stereo 1992-02-21
Movie El sótano del miedo Leroy 1991-11-01
Movie Homicidio Robert Randolph 1991-05-28
Movie Rising Son Ed 1990-07-23
Movie La escalera de Jacob George 1990-11-02
Movie When You Remember Me 1990-10-07
Movie El largo camino a casa Herbert Cotter 1990-12-21
Movie Corazones de hierro 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 Crime Story Unknown 1986-09-18
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Series Corrupción en Miami Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Go Tell It On The Mountain Young Gabriel 1984-01-01
Series Another World 1964-05-04
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24