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Don Cheadle

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in Denver, Colorado, Cheadle attended and graduated ... See full bio »

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 2019 Untitled Avengers Movie (post-production)
James Rhodes / War Machine
 2018 Black Monday (TV Series) (post-production)
Rod 'The Jammer' Jaminski
- Episode #1.10 ... Rod 'The Jammer' Jaminski
- Episode #1.9 ... Rod 'The Jammer' Jaminski
- Episode #1.8 ... Rod 'The Jammer' Jaminski
- Episode #1.7 ... Rod 'The Jammer' Jaminski
- Episode #1.6 ... Rod 'The Jammer' Jaminski
 2018 DuckTales (TV Series)
Donald Duck (Barksian Modulator)
- The Shadow Wars! (2018) ... Donald Duck (Barksian Modulator) (voice)
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War
James Rhodes / War Machine
 2017 Logic: 1-800-273-8255 Ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid (Video short)
Protagonist's Father
 2017 Kendrick Lamar: DNA (Video short)
DNA Worker
 2016 Kevin Hart: What Now? (Documentary)
Don Cheadle
 2012-2016 House of Lies (TV Series)
Marty Kaan
- No Es Facil (2016) ... Marty Kaan
- Violent Agreement (2016) ... Marty Kaan
- Tragedy of the Commons (2016) ... Marty Kaan
- One-Eighty (2016) ... Marty Kaan
- Johari Window (2016) ... Marty Kaan
 2016 Captain America: Civil War
Lieutenant James Rhodes / War Machine
 2015 Miles Ahead
Miles Davis
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
James Rhodes / War Machine
 2014 Bud Light: Ian Up for Whatever (Video short)
 2013 Iron Man 3
Colonel James Rhodes
 2012 Captain Planet 4 (Short)
Captain Planet
 2012 Captain Planet 2 (Short)
Captain Planet
 2012 Captain Planet 3 (Short)
Captain Planet
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Don Cheadle
- Unwindulax (2012) ... Don Cheadle
 2012/I Flight
Hugh Lang
 2011 Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet (Short)
Captain Planet
 2011 Behind the Scenes of Sacks West (Video short)
 2011 Sacks West (Short)
 2011 The Guard
FBI Agent Wendell Everett
 2010 Iron Man 2 (Video Game)
Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine (voice)
 2010 Iron Man 2
Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes
 2010 Drunk History (TV Series short)
Fredrick Douglass
- Drunk History Vol. 5: Featuring Will Ferrell (2010) ... Fredrick Douglass
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest
 2009 Hotel for Dogs
 2008 Traitor
Samir Horn
 2007 Ocean's Thirteen
Basher Tarr
 2007 Reign Over Me
Alan Johnson
 2007 Talk to Me
Petey Greene
 2006 Make Your Own Superbowl Ad (TV Movie)
 2006 The Dog Problem
Dr. Nourmand (uncredited)
 2004 Ocean's Twelve
Basher Tarr
 2004 After the Sunset
Henri Mooré
 2004 Hotel Rwanda
Paul Rusesabagina
 2004/I Crash
 2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Bonny Simmons
 2003 MADtv (TV Series)
- Episode #9.3 (2003) ... Perry
 2003 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Passages Read By
- James Baldwin: Witness (2003) ... Passages Read By (voice)
 2003 The United States of Leland
Pearl Madison
 2002 ER (TV Series)
Paul Nathan
- First Snowfall (2002) ... Paul Nathan
- Tell Me Where It Hurts (2002) ... Paul Nathan
- One Can Only Hope (2002) ... Paul Nathan
- A Hopeless Wound (2002) ... Paul Nathan
 2002 Ticker (Short)
 2002 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Cousin D
- Sweet Home Chicago: Part 1 (2002) ... Cousin D
 2001 Ocean's Eleven
Basher Tarr (uncredited)
 2001 Rush Hour 2
Kenny (uncredited)
 2001 Swordfish
 2001 Manic
Dr. David Monroe
 2001 Things Behind the Sun
 2000 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
John Henry
 2000 The Family Man
 2000 Traffic
Montel Gordon
 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie)
Lt. Jimmy Pierce
 2000 Mission to Mars
Luke Graham
 2000 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Brother Faith
- Faith Off (2000) ... Brother Faith (voice)
 1999 A Lesson Before Dying (TV Movie)
Grant Wiggins
 1998 The Rat Pack (TV Movie)
Sammy Davis, Jr.
 1998 Out of Sight
Maurice Miller
 1998 Bulworth
 1997 Boogie Nights
Buck Swope
 1997 Volcano
Emmit Reese
 1997 Rosewood
Sylvester Carrier
 1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (TV Movie)
Earl "The Goat" Manigault
 1993-1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
D.A. John Littleton
- Down the Tubes (1995) ... D.A. John Littleton
- Bloodbrothers (1995) ... D.A. John Littleton
- Pal Joey (1995) ... D.A. John Littleton
- Reap the Whirlwind (1995) ... D.A. John Littleton
- A Change of Season (1995) ... D.A. John Littleton
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress
Mouse Alexander
 1993 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
- Prince of Soul (1993) ... Bennie
- School's a Drag (1993) ... Bennie
 1993 Lush Life (TV Movie)
 1993 The Meteor Man
 1992-1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Roland Wilson
- The Chicken and the Egg (1993) ... Roland Wilson
- Sex, Lies and Tortillas (1993) ... Roland Wilson
- One Angry Stan (1993) ... Roland Wilson
- Tad (1993) ... Roland Wilson
- Pros and Concierge (1993) ... Roland Wilson
 1992 Roadside Prophets
Happy Days Manager
 1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Ice Tray
- Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy (1990) ... Ice Tray
 1990 China Beach (TV Series)
- Warriors (1990) ... Angel
 1989 Angela Winbush: It's the Real Thing (Video short)
Backup Dancer
 1989 Booker (TV Series)
Frenchie Sayles
- The Pump (1989) ... Frenchie Sayles
 1989 The Cherry (Short)
 1988 Colors
 1988 Night Court (TV Series)
- Jung and the Restless (1988) ... Jack
 1987 Hamburger Hill
Pvt. Johnny Washburn
 1987 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
- Small Victories (1987) ... Carver
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Darius Milton
- Days of Swine and Roses (1987) ... Darius Milton
 1986 Punk (Short)
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Julian Tatoon
- Gibbon Take (1986) ... Julian Tatoon
 1986 Fame (TV Series)
Henry Lee
- Losin' It (1986) ... Henry Lee
- Choices (1986) ... Henry Lee
 1986 Sidekicks (TV Series)
Gang Leader
- The Last Electric Knight (1986) ... Gang Leader
 1985 Moving Violations
Juicy Burgers Worker
 1984 3 Days (Short)
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[when asked by someone if they should be an actor], I'd say don't do it if you could anything else do that and if you can be dissuaded by me saying that you shouldn't be doing this anyway, if you want to really go after it your chances of making it are very very poor if you're a white male between the ages of twenty to forty you got the best shot and after that it falls off the shelf that being ... See more »


Got his first big break starring as the hotel clerk on the short lived The Golden Girls (1985) spin-off The Golden Palace (1992) alongside Cheech Marin. See more »


Frequently portrays law enforcement agents or professionals with a troubled social life and/or past.

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