Ving Rhames

An American actor best known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, and the Mission: Impossible film series. Rhames was born in New York City, New York, he entered New York's School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school, he studied drama at SUNY Purchase where he met fellow actor Stanley Tucci, who gave him his nickname "Ving". He later transferred to Juilliard, where he began his career in New York theater. Rhames first appeared on Broadway in the play The Winter Boys in 1984. Ving continued his rise to fame through his work in soap operas. He found work as a supporting actor, and came to the attention of the general public by playing the role of Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994). Rhames was also getting public exposure on television as Peter Benton's brother-in-law on the medical drama ER, a recurring role he filled for 3 seasons. Not long after, Rhames was cast with Tom Cruise as the ace computer hacker Luther Stickell in Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible (1996). With solid performances in two of these highly popular productions, his face was now known to moviegoers; the work offers began rolling in more frequently and he can been seen in several popular films such as Con Air and Dawn of the Dead. Rhames won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO's Don King: Only in America. At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon (who is White), saying "I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I'd like to give this to you." Lemmon was clearly touched by the gesture as was the celebrity audience who gave Lemmon a standing ovation. Lemmon, who tried unsuccessfully to give the award back to Rhames said it was "one of the sweetest moments I've ever known in my life." The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced later that they would have a duplicate award prepared for Rhames.

Geburtstag: 12.05.1959

Geburtsort: New York City, New York, USA

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Ving Rhames gesehen haben: 6

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Ving Rhames mitgespielt hat: 96

  • Father Figures
    Rolle: Rod Hamilton
  • The Star
    Rolle: Thaddeus (voice)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    Rolle: Charlie-27
  • A Sunday Horse
    Rolle: Mr. Valentine
  • In Security
    Rolle: Officer Hall
  • A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    Rolle: Cecil
  • Jamesy Boy
    Rolle: Conrad
  • Force of Execution
    Rolle: Ice Man
  • Percentage
    Rolle: Porter
  • Death Race: Inferno
    Rolle: Weyland
  • Won't Back Down
    Rolle: Principal Thompson
  • Art of Submission
    Rolle: Gene
  • Soldiers of Fortune
    Rolle: Grimaud
  • Piranha 3DD
    Rolle: Deputy Fallon (uncredited)
  • 7 Below
    Rolle: Jack
  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
    Rolle: Luther Stickell (uncredited)
  • Zombie Apocalypse
    Rolle: Henry
  • Julia X
    Rolle: The Man
  • Pimp Bullies
    Rolle: Miguel
  • The River Murders
    Rolle: Captain Langley
  • Death Race 2
    Rolle: Weyland
  • Mafia
    Rolle: Renzo Wes
  • The Wrath of Cain
    Rolle: Cain
  • King of the Avenue
    Rolle: Norman / De'Sha
  • Piranha 3D
    Rolle: Deputy Fallon
  • Operation: Endgame
    Rolle: Judgement
  • Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed
    Rolle: Mike
  • Master Harold... and the Boys
    Rolle: Sam
  • Surrogates
    Rolle: Prophet
  • The Bridge to Nowhere
    Rolle: Drug Dealer
  • The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
    Rolle: Jibby Newsome
  • The Tournament
    Rolle: Joshua Harlow
  • Echelon Conspiracy
    Rolle: Agent Dave Grant
  • Evil Angel
    Rolle: Carruthers
  • Phantom Punch
    Rolle: Sonny Liston
  • Give 'em Hell, Malone
    Rolle: Boulder
  • Saving God
    Rolle: Pastor Armstrong Cane
  • A Broken Life
    Rolle: The Vet
  • Day of the Dead
    Rolle: Captain Rhodes
  • Animal 2
    Rolle: James 'Animal' Allen
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
    Rolle: Fred G. Duncan
  • Ascension Day
  • Idlewild
    Rolle: Spats
  • Aquaman
    Rolle: McCaffery
  • Mission: Impossible III
    Rolle: Luther Stickell
  • Shooting Gallery
    Rolle: Cue Ball Carl Bridgers
  • The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'
    Rolle: Himself
  • Back in the Day
    Rolle: J-Bone
  • Animal
    Rolle: Animal
  • Dawn of the Dead
    Rolle: Kenneth
  • Beef
    Rolle: Narrator
  • Dark Blue
    Rolle: Arthur Holland
  • Sin
    Rolle: Eddie Burns
  • Undisputed
    Rolle: George 'Iceman' Chambers
  • Lilo & Stitch
    Rolle: Cobra Bubbles (voice)
  • Little John
    Rolle: John Morgan
  • RFK
    Rolle: Judge Jones
  • Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
    Rolle: Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice)
  • Baby Boy
    Rolle: Melvin 'Mel'
  • Holiday Heart
    Rolle: Holiday Heart
  • American Tragedy
    Rolle: Johnnie Cochran
  • Mission: Impossible II
    Rolle: Luther Stickell
  • Bringing Out the Dead
    Rolle: Marcus
  • Entrapment
    Rolle: Aaron Thibadeaux
  • Out of Sight
    Rolle: Buddy Bragg
  • Body Count
    Rolle: Pike
  • Don King: Only in America
    Rolle: Don King
  • Con Air
    Rolle: Nathan Jones
  • Rosewood
    Rolle: Mann
  • Dangerous Ground
    Rolle: Muki
  • Striptease
    Rolle: Shad
  • Mission: Impossible
    Rolle: Luther Stickell
  • Deadly Whispers
    Rolle: Det. Jackson
  • Kiss of Death
    Rolle: Omar
  • Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning
    Rolle: Detective Artie Brown
  • Drop Squad
    Rolle: Garvey
  • Pulp Fiction
    Rolle: Marsellus Wallace
  • The Saint of Fort Washington
    Rolle: Little Leroy
  • Dave
    Rolle: Duane Stevenson
  • Bound by Honor
    Rolle: Ivan
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
    Rolle: Mr. Stereo
  • The People Under the Stairs
    Rolle: Leroy
  • Homicide
    Rolle: Robert Randolph
  • Flight of the Intruder
    Rolle: McRae
  • The Long Walk Home
    Rolle: Herbert Cotter
  • Jacob's Ladder
    Rolle: George
  • When You Remember Me
  • Rising Son
    Rolle: Ed
  • Casualties of War
    Rolle: Lt. Reilly
  • Patty Hearst
    Rolle: Cinque
  • Native Son
    Rolle: Jack
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain
    Rolle: Young Gabriel