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Ving Rhames


Strikingly featured and muscular American actor Ving Rames was born Irving Rameses Rhames in Harlem, New York, to Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Marsellus Wallace
(1994)
Dawn of the Dead
(2004)
Mission: Impossible III
Mission: Impossible III Luther Stickell
(2006)
Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible II Luther Strickell
(2000)

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 2018 Con Man (post-production)
Peanut
 2018 M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (filming)
Luther Stickell
 2017 Father Figures (completed)
Rod Hamilton
 2017 The Star
Thaddeus (voice)
 2017 Call of Duty: WWII (Video Game)
Jefferson Potts (voice)
 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Charlie-27
 2016 A Sunday Horse
Mr. Valentine
 2015 Untitled NBA Project (TV Movie)
Don D'Alessario
 2015/I Operator
Richard
 2015 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Luther Stickell
 2014 A Day Late and a Dollar Short (TV Movie)
Cecil
 2014 Jamesy Boy
Conrad
 2014 Percentage
Porter
 2013 Force of Execution
Ice Man
 2013 Armed Response
Officer Hall
 2013 Monday Mornings (TV Series)
Dr. Jorge Villanueva
- Family Ties (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva
- Wheels Within Wheels (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva
- Truth or Consequences (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva
- One Fine Day (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva
- Communion (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva
 2013 Death Race: Inferno (Video)
Weyland
 2012 Btd (Short)
Ken
 2012 Mafia
Renzo Wes
 2012 Won't Back Down
Principal Thompson
 2012 Money Fight
Gene
 2012 Soldiers of Fortune
Grimaud Tourneur
 2012 Piranha 3DD
Deputy Fallon (uncredited)
 2012 7 Below
Jack
 2011 Black Jack (TV Movie)
Black Jack
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Luther Stickell (uncredited)
 2011 Zombie Apocalypse (TV Movie)
Henry
 2011 Julia X
The Man
 2011 Pimp Bullies
Miguel
 2011 The River Murders
Captain Langley
 2011 Cubed (TV Series)
Ving Rhames
- Episode #2.18 (2011) ... Ving Rhames
 2010 Death Race 2 (Video)
Weyland
 2010 Caged Animal
Cain
 2010 King of the Avenue
Norman De'Sha
 2010 Piranha 3D
Deputy Fallon
 2010 Operation: Endgame
Judgement
 2010 Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed (Video)
Mike
 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 Surrogates
The Prophet
 2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
Jibby Newsome
 2009 Give 'em Hell Malone
Boulder
 2009 The Tournament
Joshua Harlow
 2009 Echelon Conspiracy
Agent Dave Grant
 2009 Evil Angel
Carruthers
 2008 Saving God
Armstrong Cane
 2008 Phantom Punch
Sonny Liston
 2008 Day of the Dead (Video)
Captain Rhodes
 2008 Animal 2
Animal
 2007 A Broken Life
Vet
 2007 Football Wives (TV Movie)
Frank Wallingford
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Fred G. Duncan
 2007 Ascension Day
Hark
 2006 Idlewild
Spats
 2006 Aquaman (TV Short)
McCaffery
 2006 Leroy & Stitch (Video)
Cobra Bubbles (voice)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III
Luther Stickell
 2005 Shooting Gallery (Video)
Cue Ball Carl Bridgers
 2005 Animal (Video)
Animal
 2005 Back in the Day
J-Bone
 2005 Kojak (TV Series)
Lieutenant Theo Kojak
- All Bets Off: Part 2 (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak
- All Bets Off: Part 1 (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak
- Music of the Night (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak
- Kind of Blue (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak
- Hitman (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak
 2004 Driv3r (Video Game)
Tobias Jones (voice)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead
Kenneth
 2003 Sin
Eddie Burns
 2003 Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma (Video Game)
Luther Stickell (voice)
 2003 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (TV Series)
Chief
- Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion (2003) ... Chief (voice)
 2003 Lilo & Stitch: The Series (TV Series)
Cobra Bubbles
- Spooky: Experiment 300 (2003) ... Cobra Bubbles (voice)
 2003 Stitch! The Movie (Video)
Cobra Bubbles (voice)
 2002-2003 The District (TV Series)
Attorney General Troy Hatcher
- Rage (2003) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher
- The Second Man (2002) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher
- Explicit Activities (2002) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher
- Oil and Water (2002) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher
- Resurrection (2002) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
W.E.B. DuBois / Petitioner / Josiah Benson
- Safe for Democracy (2003) ... W.E.B. DuBois (voice)
- Let Freedom Ring (2003) ... W.E.B. DuBois (voice)
- What Is Freedom? (2003) ... W.E.B. DuBois (voice)
- Revolution (2003) ... Petitioner (voice)
- A Fatal Contradiction (2003) ... Josiah Benson (voice)
 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 Undisputed
George 'Iceman' Chambers
 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 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Ryan (voice)
 2001 Baby Boy
Melvin 'Mel'
 2000 Holiday Heart (TV Movie)
Holiday Heart
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie)
Johnnie Cochran
 2000 Mission: Impossible II
Luther Strickell
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead
Marcus
 1999 Entrapment
Aaron Thibadeaux
 1998 Out of Sight
Buddy Bragg
 1998 Body Count
Pike
 1997 Don King: Only in America (TV Movie)
Don King
 1997 Con Air
Diamond Dog
 1997 Rosewood
Mann
 1997 Dangerous Ground
Muki
 1994-1996 ER (TV Series)
Walter Robbins
- Doctor Carter, I Presume (1996) ... Walter Robbins
- The Right Thing (1996) ... Walter Robbins
- Love Among the Ruins (1995) ... Walter Robbins
- Sleepless in Chicago (1995) ... Walter Robbins
- The Birthday Party (1995) ... Walter Robbins
 1996 Striptease
Shad
 1996 Mission: Impossible
Luther
 1995 Deadly Whispers (TV Movie)
Det. Jackson
 1995 Kiss of Death
Omar
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Max Villareal
- Olde Tyme Religion (1995) ... Max Villareal
 1995 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning (TV Movie)
Detective Artie Brown
 1994 Philly Heat (TV Series)
DeWitt Wardlaw
 1994 Drop Squad
Garvey
 1994 Pulp Fiction
Marsellus Wallace
 1993 The Saint of Fort Washington
Little Leroy
 1993 Dave
Duane Stevenson
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out
Ivan
 1992 Terror on Track 9 (TV Movie)
Jellyroll
 1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Mr. Stereo
 1991 L'Amérique en otage (TV Movie)
Charles Jones
 1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
Sergeant Blue
- Murder in Oakland (1991) ... Sergeant Blue
 1991 Homicide
Randolph
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
CPO Frank McRae
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder
George
 1990 When You Remember Me (TV Movie)
Leon
 1990 The Long Walk Home
Herbert Cotter
 1990 Rising Son (TV Movie)
Ed
 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 Patty Hearst
Cinque
 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
Jack
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series)
Hector Lincoln
- Abrams for the Defense (1986) ... Hector Lincoln
 1986 Another World (TV Series)
Czaja Carnek
- Episode #1.5766 (1986) ... Czaja Carnek
 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
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Stage: Appeared (as "Doc") in "The Boys of Winter" on Broadway. Written by John Pielmeier. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Biltmore Theatre: 1 Dec 1985-8 Dec 1985 (9 performances + 31 previews that began on 5 Nov 1985). Cast: Matt Dillon (as "Monsoon"; Broadway debut), Doug Hara (as "Henry"), Thomas Ikeda (as "Ho"; Broadway debut), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I wouldn't say I'm a fan of it, because quite honestly, I'm more interested in films that deal with the human condition. Mission:Impossible is basically entertainment, and for what it is, it's fine. I don't think most actors become actors to do that type of film."
  • On his role in the Mission: Impossible Franchise.
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Trivia:

Invited to join AMPAS in 2006. See more »

Trademark:

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 (2007)_ or "You are adrift in the sea of my patience" in _Lilo And Stitch (2002)_. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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