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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 102 nominations. See more awards »

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Crash Graham
The Guard
The Guard FBI Agent Wendell Everett
Hotel Rwanda
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Miles Ahead Miles Davis


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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
 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
 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 Three
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
 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
 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)
 2003 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Passages Read By
 2003 The United States of Leland
Pearl Madison
 2002 ER (TV Series)
Paul Nathan
 2002 Ticker (Short)
 2002 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
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
 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
 1995 Devil in a Blue Dress
Mouse Alexander
 1993 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
 1993 Lush Life (TV Movie)
 1993 The Meteor Man
 1992-1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Roland Wilson
 1992 Roadside Prophets
Happy Days Manager
 1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Ice Tray
 1990 China Beach (TV Series)
 1989 Booker (TV Series)
Frenchie Sayles
 1989 The Cherry (Short)
 1988 Colors
 1988 Night Court (TV Series)
 1987 Hamburger Hill
Pvt. Johnny Washburn
 1987 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Darius Milton
 1986 Punk (Short)
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Julian Tatoon
 1986 Fame (TV Series)
Henry Lee
 1986 Sidekicks (TV Series)
Gang Leader
 1985 Moving Violations
Juicy Burgers Worker
 1984 3 Days (Short)
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Appeared as a dancer in Angela Winbush's video, "The Real Thing". See more »

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6 Interviews | 19 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I've been doing this since I was 10 years old, inhabiting different people and playing different roles. Thirty years later, there's still the same sort of excitement I get from it. It's still fun to inhabit different characters and play different things, so it's all in that panoply of acting. See more »


Graduated from East High School in Denver, Colorado. See more »


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

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