Ving Rhames Biography

Birthday: 1959-05-12
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m) Mini Biography Irving 
Wiki Biography: Irving "Ving" Rhames was born in New York City, New York, and grew up in Harlem, New York. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. He studied at the Julliard School of Drama, and began his career in New York theater. He 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 in Pulp Fiction (1994). IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous Mini Biography Strikingly featured and muscular African American actor who was born and raised in Harlem, New York. Irving "Ving" Rhames had studied dramatic arts at the New York High School of Performing Arts and then at the Julliard School of Drama. After graduating from Julliard, Rhames went on to perform in Shakespeare in the Park productions. In 1984, he appeared in front of the camera's for the first time in the TV movie "American Playhouse: Go Tell It on the Mountain (#4.5)" (1985), and was then quickly cast in minor roles in several popular TV shows including "Miami Vice" (1984), "Tour of Duty" (1987) and "Crime Story" (1986). In a remarkable turn of events, whilst filming The Saint of Fort Washington (1993) in New York, he was introduced to a homeless man, who turned out to be his long lost, older brother, Junior, who had lost contact with the family after serving in Vietnam. The thrilled Rhames immediately assisted his disheveled brother in getting proper food & clothing, and moving him into his own apartment. His next big break came in 1994 when director Quentin Tarantino cast him as the merciless drug dealer Marsellus Wallace in the mega hit Pulp Fiction (1994). Not long after, director Brian De Palma cast Rhames alongside Tom Cruise as the ace computer hacker, Luther Stickell in Mission: Impossible (1996). With solid performances in both these highly popular productions, his face was now well known to movie goers, and the work offers began rolling in more frequently. The next career highlight was playing the lead role in the HBO production of Don King: Only in America (1997) (TV). Rhames' performance as the world's most infamous boxing promoter was nothing short of brilliant, and at the 1998 Golden Globe Awards he picked up the award for Best Actor in a MiniSeries. However, in an incredible display of compassion, he handed over the award to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon, as he felt Lemmon was a more deserving winner! The talented actor then contributed attention grabbing performances in Bringing Out the Dead (1999), returned as Luther Stickell in Mission: Impossible II (2000), contributed his deep bass voice for the character of Cobra Bubbles in Lilo & Stitch (2002), and played a burly cop fighting cannibal zombie hordes in Dawn of the Dead (2004). A keen fitness & weight lifting enthusiast, Rhames is also well known for his strong spiritual beliefs and benevolent attitude towards other people.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dark Blue Crime
Aquaman 1967 - 1968
Mission: Impossible Luther Stickell 1972 - 1973 Action
Men Charlie Hazard 1989 - 1989
Out of Sight Buddy Bragg 1998 Action
Kojak (2005) Lieutenant Theo Kojak 2005 - 2005
Football Wives Frank Wallingford 2007
The Tournament Joshua Harlow 2009 Action
Gravity 2010
Zombie Apocalypse Henry 2012
Soldiers of Fortune Grimaud 2012 Action
Monday Mornings Dr. Jorge Villanueva 2013
The CeeLo Life Jibby Newsome 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Piranha Deputy Fallon 1978 Sport, 0, Reality Tv, Game Show
Patty Hearst Cinque 1988 Drama
Casualties of War 1989 0, 0
The Long Walk Home Herbert Cotter 1989
When You Remember Me 1990 Drama
Flight of the Intruder 1991 0, Game Show, 0, Biography
The People Under the Stairs Leroy 1991 Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! Mr. Stereo 1992 Action, Comedy
Dave Duane Stevenson 1993
The Saint of Fort Washington Little Leroy 1993 Drama
Pulp Fiction Marsellus Wallace 1994 Crime, Thriller
Drop Squad Garvey 1994 Drama
Kiss of Death 1995 Action, Crime, Thriller
Striptease Shad 1996 0, Game Show
Mission: Impossible Luther Stickell 1996 0
Mission Impossible Luther Stickell 1996 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rosewood 1997 0, 0
Con Air 1997 Action, Crime, Thriller
Out of Sight Buddy Bragg 1998 Biography, 0
Body Count Pike 1998 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Bringing Out the Dead Marcus 1999 0, 0
Entrapment Aaron Thibadeaux 1999 Action, Crime, Romance
Mission Impossible 2 Luther Stickwell 2000
Holiday Heart 2000 0
Mission: Impossible II Luther Stickell 2000 0
Mission Impossible Ii Luther Stickell 2000 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Little John John Morgan 2001 0
Baby Boy 2001 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Ryan 2001 Animation, Action, Adventure
Sins of the Father 2002
Dark Blue 2002 0, Comedy, 0
Undisputed George 'Iceman' Chambers 2002 Action, Crime, Drama
RFK Judge Jones 2002 Drama, History
Beef Narrator 2003
Stitch! The Movie Cobra Bubbles 2003 0, Drama, 0
Sin Eddie Burns 2004 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Dawn of the Dead Kenneth 2004 Action, Horror, Sci Fi
Shooting Gallery 2005 Biography, Game Show, 0, 0
Back in the Day J-Bone 2005 Crime, Drama
Mission: Impossible III Luther Stickell 2006 0
Mission Impossible III Luther Stickell 2006 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Idlewild 2006 Crime, Drama, Musical
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Duncan 2007
Animal 2 Animal 2007 0, 0
Give 'em Hell, Malone Boulder 2008
A Broken Life 2008
Day of the Dead Captain Rhodes 2008 Action, Horror, Thriller
Saving God 2008 Crime, Drama
Evil Angel Carruthers 2009 Horror, Thriller
Surrogates The Prophet 2009 Sport, Game Show
Phantom Punch Sonny Liston 2009
Echelon Conspiracy 2009 Action, Crime, Mystery
Give 'em Hell Malone Boulder 2009 Action, Crime, Thriller
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 Comedy
The Tournament Joshua Harlow 2009 Action, Thriller
Operation: Endgame Judgement 2010
King of the Avenue Norman De'Sha 2010 0
Caged Animal Cain 2010 Action
Minkow Peanut 2011 Crime
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Luther Stickell 2011 0
'Master Harold' ... And the Boys Sam 2011 Drama
The River Murders Captain Langley 2011 Thriller
Operation: Endgame Judgement 2012 Action, Comedy
Soldiers of Fortune Grimaud 2012 Action, Adventure
Force of Execution Ice Man 2013 Action
Mafia Renzo Wes 2013 Crime
Percentage Porter 2013 Crime
In Security Officer Hall 2013 Action, Comedy
Julia X The Man 2013 Horror, Thriller
Won't Back Down Principal Thompson 2014
Jamesy Boy Conrad 2014 0, Biography, Comedy, Game Show
Mission: Impossible 5 Luther Stickell 2015 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bastards Rod Hamilton 2016 Comedy
Native Son Jack 2019