Don Cheadle


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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 (née North), a teacher; father Donald Frank Cheadle Sr., a clinical psychologist; sister Cindy; and brother Colin. After graduating from high school in Denver, Colorado, Cheadle attended and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Crash Graham
(2004)
The Guard FBI Agent Wendell Everett
(2011)
Hotel Rwanda Paul Rusesabagina
(2004)
Traffic Montel Gordon
(2000)

Filmography

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  Armor Wars (pre-production)
James Rhodes / War Machine
 2023 Secret Invasion (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
James Rhodes
- Episode #1.1 (2023) ... James Rhodes
 2023 The Big Cigar (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
 2022/I White Noise
Murray Siskind
 2022 The Translatlantic Slave Trade (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2021-2022 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Narrator
- Love, Dean (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
- Where No Dean Has Been Before (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
- Bill's New Gig (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
- Love & War (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
- Goose Grease (2022) ... Narrator (voice)
 2022 The Boys Presents: Diabolical (TV Series short)
Nubian Prince / Gerald Nubian
- Nubian vs Nubian (2022) ... Nubian Prince / Gerald Nubian (voice)
 2021 Factory (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2021 What If...? (TV Series)
Rhodey
- What If... Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark? (2021) ... Rhodey (voice)
 2019-2021 Black Monday (TV Series)
Mo Monroe
- One! (2021) ... Mo Monroe
- Two! (2021) ... Mo Monroe
- Three! (2021) ... Mo Monroe
- Four! (2021) ... Mo Monroe
- Five! (2021) ... Mo Monroe
 2021 Space Jam: A New Legacy
Al G. Rhythm
 2021 No Sudden Move
Curt Goynes
 2021 With/in: Volume 1 (segment "Intersection")
 2021 The Bunny & The GOAT - ESPN 30 for 30 (Short)
Al-G Rhythm
 2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV Mini Series)
James Rhodes
- New World Order (2021) ... James Rhodes
 2020 Don't Look Deeper (TV Series short)
Martin
- Loophole (2020) ... Martin
- Execute (2020) ... Martin
- Drive (2020) ... Martin (credit only)
- Revert (2020) ... Martin
- Connect (2020) ... Martin
 2018-2020 DuckTales (TV Series)
Quack Pack Donald / Donald Duck (Barksian Modulator)
- Quack Pack! (2020) ... Quack Pack Donald (voice)
- The Shadow War! (2018) ... Donald Duck (Barksian Modulator) (voice)
 2019 Avengers: Endgame
James Rhodes / War Machine
 2019 Captain Marvel
James Rhodes (uncredited)
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War
James Rhodes / War Machine
 2017 Logic: 1-800-273-8255 Ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid (Music Video short)
Protagonist's Father
 2017 Kendrick Lamar: DNA (Music Video)
DNA Worker
 2016 Kevin Hart: What Now? (Documentary)
Don Cheadle
 2012-2016 House of Lies (TV Series)
Marty Kaan
- No Es Fácil (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 Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé: Part II (On the Run) (Music Video short)
Don
 2014 Bud Light: Ian Up for Whatever (Video short)
Don
 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 Dixon Golf: Golf Gods vs. Dixon Golf (Video short)
Golfer
 2011 Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet (Short)
Captain Planet
 2011 Sacks West (Short)
Mr. Cheadle
 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
Tango
 2009 Hotel for Dogs
Bernie
 2008 Traitor
Samir Horn
 2008 Jimmy Kimmel & Ben Affleck: I'm Fucking Ben Affleck (Music Video short)
Don Cheadle
 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
Graham
 2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Bonny Simmons
 2003 MADtv (TV Series)
Perry
- Don Cheadle (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)
Passenger
 2002 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Cousin D
- Sweet Home Chicago: Part 1 (2002) ... Cousin D
 2002 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
John Henry
- John Henry, the Steel Driving Man (2002) ... John Henry (voice)
 2001 Ocean's Eleven
Basher Tarr (uncredited)
 2001 Rush Hour 2
Kenny (uncredited)
 2001 Swordfish
Roberts
 2001 Manic
Dr. David Monroe
 2001 Things Behind the Sun
Chuck
 2000 The Family Man
Cash
 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
L.D.
 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)
Bennie
- Prince of Soul (1993) ... Bennie
- School's a Drag (1993) ... Bennie
 1993 Lush Life (TV Movie)
Jack
 1993 The Meteor Man
Goldilocks
 1992-1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
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
- A New Leash on Life (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)
Angel
- Warriors (1990) ... Angel
 1989 Angela Winbush: It's the Real Thing (Music Video)
Backup Dancer
 1989 Booker (TV Series)
Frenchie Sayles
- The Pump (1989) ... Frenchie Sayles
 1989 The Cherry (Short)
 1988 Colors
Rocket
 1988 Night Court (TV Series)
Jack
- Jung and the Restless (1988) ... Jack
 1988 Hooperman (TV Series)
Con Artist
- High Noon (1988) ... Con Artist
 1987 Hamburger Hill
Pvt. Johnny Washburn
 1987 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
Carver
- 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)
Angel
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Other Works:

Music video for Kendrick Lamar: "DNA" See more »

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6 Interviews | 21 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Spouse:

Bridgid Coulter  (2 children)

Children:

Ayanna Cheadle | See more »

Parents:

Bettye Cheadle (North) | Donald Frank Cheadle Sr.

Relatives:

Colin Cheadle (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on shooting the movie, The Guard (2011), in Connemara, Ireland] It's like Mars. It's another place. It's vast, it's stark, there's stone walls. People kind of said "well this is my property line". Why? "Well, cause I put a wall there". See more »

Trivia:

Replaced Terrence Howard in the role of Col. James Rhodes for Iron Man 2 (2010). Howard, who had played Rhodes in Iron Man (2008), had a falling out with Marvel Studios because of a salary dispute. See more »

Trademark:

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

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