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Ving Rhames

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 Juilliard School of Drama, and began his career in New York theater. He first appeared on Broadway in the play "The Winter ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Extortion (pre-production)
 2015 Blood Reef (pre-production)
Head of Operations
 2015 The Sunday Horse (post-production)
Mr. Valentine
 2015 Operator (completed)
 2015 Minkow
 2013 Force of Execution
Ice Man
 2013 Armed Response
Officer Hall
 2012 Btd (Short)
 2012 Mafia
Renzo Wes
 2012 Death Race: Inferno (Video)
 2012 Won't Back Down
Principal Thompson
 2012 Money Fight
 2012 Soldiers of Fortune
Grimaud Tourneur
 2012 Piranha 3DD
Deputy Fallon (uncredited)
 2012 7 Below
 2011 Black Jack (TV Movie)
 2011 Zombie Apocalypse (TV Movie)
 2011 Julia X
The Man
 2011 Pimp Bullies
 2011 The River Murders
Captain Langley
 2011 Cubed (TV Series)
Ving Rhames
- Episode #2.18 (2011) ... Ving Rhames
 2010 Death Race 2 (Video)
 2010 Caged Animal
 2010 King of the Avenue
Norman De'Sha
 2010 Operation: Endgame
 2010 Gravity (TV Series)
Dogg McFee
- Are We All Just Dead? (2010) ... Dogg McFee
- Calemnity (2010) ... Dogg McFee
- Damn Skippy (2010) ... Dogg McFee
- Let It Mellow (2010) ... Dogg McFee
- Dogg Day Afternoon (2010) ... Dogg McFee
 2009 Give 'em Hell Malone
 2009 Echelon Conspiracy
Agent Dave Grant
 2009 Evil Angel
 2008 Saving God
Armstrong Cane
 2008 Animal 2
 2007 A Broken Life
 2007 Football Wives (TV Movie)
Frank Wallingford
 2007 Ascension Day
 2006 Idlewild
 2006 Aquaman (TV Short)
 2006 Leroy & Stitch (Video)
Cobra Bubbles (voice)
 2005 Shooting Gallery (Video)
Cue Ball Carl Bridgers
 2005 Animal (Video)
 2005 Back in the Day
 2004 Driv3r (Video Game)
Tobias Jones (voice)
 2003 Sin
Eddie Burns
 2003 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (TV Series)
- Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion (2003) ... Chief (voice)
 2003 Stitch! The Movie (Video)
Cobra Bubbles (voice)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
W.E.B. DuBois / W.E, B. DuBois / E.E.B. DuBois / ...
- Let Freedom Ring (2003) ... W.E, B. DuBois
- What Is Freedom? (2003) ... E.E.B. DuBois
- Revolution (2003) ... Petitioner
- A Fatal Contradiction (2003) ... Josiah Benson
 2003 The System (TV Series)
Andre Charles
- Video Vigilantes (2003) ... Andre Charles
- Fakers and Takers (2003) ... Andre Charles
- Caught Redhanded (2003) ... Andre Charles
- Against All Odds (2003) ... Andre Charles
- A Deadly Game (2003) ... Andre Charles
 2002 Dark Blue
Arthur Holland
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Garrett Krebs
- A Hero for Halloween (2002) ... Garrett Krebs (voice)
 2002 RFK (TV Movie)
Judge Jones
 2002 Lilo & Stitch
Cobra Bubbles (voice)
 2002 Little John (TV Movie)
John Morgan
 2002 Sins of the Father (TV Movie)
Garrick Jones
 2001 UC: Undercover (TV Series)
Quito Real
- Nobody Rides for Free (2001) ... Quito Real
- Honor Among Thieves (2001) ... Quito Real
- Amerikaz Most Wanted (2001) ... Quito Real
 2001 Baby Boy
Melvin 'Mel'
 2000 Holiday Heart (TV Movie)
Holiday Heart
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie)
Johnnie Cochran
 1998 Body Count
 1997 Rosewood
 1996 Striptease
 1995 Deadly Whispers (TV Movie)
Det. Jackson
 1995 Kiss of Death
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Max Villareal
- Olde Tyme Religion (1995) ... Max Villareal
 1994 Philly Heat (TV Series)
DeWitt Wardlaw
 1994 Drop Squad
 1993 The Saint of Fort Washington
Little Leroy
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out
 1992 Terror on Track 9 (TV Movie)
 1991 Iran: Days of Crisis (TV Movie)
Charles Jones
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
Sergeant Blue
- Murder in Oakland (1991) ... Sergeant Blue
 1991 Homicide
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
CPO Frank McRae
 1990 When You Remember Me (TV Movie)
 1990 Rising Son (TV Movie)
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Luther 'Million' Paxton
- Suicide Squad (1989) ... Luther 'Million' Paxton
 1989 Casualties of War
Lt. Reilly
 1989 Men (TV Series)
Charlie Hazard
- Every Good Boy Does Fine (1989) ... Charlie Hazard
- Cupid Ms...Takes (1989) ... Charlie Hazard
- When the Wind Blows (1989) ... Charlie Hazard
- The Trouble with Harvey (1989) ... Charlie Hazard
- Thomas (1989) ... Charlie Hazard
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Henry Brown
- McAllister (1988) ... Henry Brown
 1987 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
SP4 Tucker
- Burn Baby, Burn (1987) ... SP4 Tucker
 1985-1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Walker Monroe / Georges
- Child's Play (1987) ... Walker Monroe
- The Maze (1985) ... Georges
 1986 Native Son
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series)
Hector Lincoln
- Abrams for the Defense (1986) ... Hector Lincoln
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Young Gabriel
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... Young Gabriel
 1984 Go Tell It on the Mountain
Young Gabriel
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Czaja Carnek (1986)
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I don't give Hollywood the power to limit me. Only God can limit me. See more »


Won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO's Don King: Only in America (1997). At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to Jack Lemmon, 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 ... See more »


Characters often use metaphors to explain their opinion or feelings (See: "a wave is crashing over me" from _I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2008)_, "You are adrift in the sea of my patience" in _Lilo And Stitch (2002)_.) See more »

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