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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 & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Blood Reef (pre-production)
Head of Operations
 2015 Extortion (pre-production)
Actor
 2015 The Sunday Horse (post-production)
Mr. Valentine
 2014 Minkow (post-production)
Peanut
 2015 Operator (completed)
Caller
 2013 Force of Execution
Ice Man
 2013 Armed Response
Officer Hall
 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 Julia X
The Man
 2011 Pimp Bullies
Miguel
 2011 The River Murders
Captain Langley
 2010 Caged Animal
Cain
 2010 King of the Avenue
Norman De'Sha
 2010 Operation: Endgame
Judgement
 2009 Give 'em Hell Malone
Boulder
 2009 Echelon Conspiracy
Agent Dave Grant
 2009 Evil Angel
Carruthers
 2008 Saving God
Armstrong Cane
 2008 Animal 2
Animal
 2007 A Broken Life
Vet
 2007 Ascension Day
Hark
 2006 Idlewild
Spats
 2005 Back in the Day
J-Bone
 2003 Sin
Eddie Burns
 2002 Dark Blue
Arthur Holland
 2002 Lilo & Stitch
Cobra Bubbles (voice)
 2001 Baby Boy
Melvin 'Mel'
 1998 Body Count
Pike
 1997 Rosewood
Mann
 1996 Striptease
Shad
 1995 Kiss of Death
Omar
 1994 Drop Squad
Garvey
 1993 The Saint of Fort Washington
Little Leroy
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out
Ivan
 1991 Homicide
Randolph
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
CPO Frank McRae
 1989 Casualties of War
Lt. Reilly
 1986 Native Son
Jack
 1984 Go Tell It on the Mountain
Young Gabriel
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TV commercial for the Buick Lease, as "Ving Rhames, Expert Negotiator" See more »

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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I grew up in a poverty-stricken neighborhood, but I didn't really know I was a deprived, poverty-stricken child until the media made me aware of it. See more »

Trivia:

The son of a mechanic and a homemaker, and the youngest of two boys. 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 (2008)_, "You are adrift in the sea of my patience" in _Lilo And Stitch (2002)_.) See more »

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