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Ving Rhames

Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is 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.

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May 12, 1959 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Crediti:
Prime apparizioni:
nel series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Ultimi progetti:
Film Mission: Impossible 6 2018-07-27
Known For
Poster of Piranha 3DD
Poster of La concessionaria più pazza d'America
Poster of Mission: Impossible II
Poster of Mission: Impossible
Film Mission: Impossible 6 Luther Stickell 2018-07-27
Film Extortion 2017-01-02
Film Guardiani della Galassia Vol. 2 Charlie-27 2017-04-19
Film Gli eroi del Natale Thaddeus (voice) 2017-11-15
Film Fratelli bastardi Rod Hamilton 2017-12-21
Film A Sunday Horse Mr. Valentine 2016-02-15
Film Codice d'emergenza Caller 2015-08-21
Film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Luther Stickell 2015-07-23
Film Jamesy Boy Conrad 2014-01-03
Film In Security Officer Hall 2014-04-28
Film Un respiro di sollievo Cecil 2014-04-19
series Monday Mornings Dr. Jorge Villanueva 2013-02-04
Film Death Race 3 - Inferno Weyland 2013-01-04
Film Percentage Porter 2013-04-24
Film Force of Execution Ice Man 2013-12-31
Film 7 Below Jack 2012-04-16
Film Piranha 3DD Deputy Fallon (uncredited) 2012-05-11
Film Una scuola per Malia Principal Thompson 2012-09-28
Film Soldiers of Fortune Grimaud 2012-06-07
Film Pimp Bullies 2011-06-30
Film Mafia Renzo Wes 2011-01-01
Film The River Murders Captain Langley 2011-06-30
Film Zombie Apocalypse Henry 2011-10-29
Film Julia X The Man 2011-09-24
Film Mission: Impossible - Protocollo fantasma Luther Stickell 2011-12-07
Film Operation: Endgame Judgement 2010-07-20
Film Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed 2010-07-12
Film Master Harold... and the Boys Sam 2010-03-17
series Gravity Dogg McFee 2010-04-23
Film Piranha 3D Deputy Fallon 2010-08-20
Film King of the Avenue Norman / De'Sha 2010-09-17
Film The Wrath of Cain Cain 2010-11-16
Film Death Race 2 Weyland 2010-11-12
Film Art of Submission Gene 2009-01-15
Film Phantom Punch Sonny Liston 2009-01-01
Film Evil Angel Carruthers 2009-02-05
Film Give 'em Hell, Malone Boulder 2009-01-01
Film The Tournament Joshua Harlow 2009-05-01
Film Il mondo dei replicanti Prophet 2009-09-24
Film Echelon Conspiracy - Il dono Agent Dave Grant 2009-02-27
Film The Bridge to Nowhere Drug Dealer 2009-08-17
Film La concessionaria più pazza d'America Jibby Newsome 2009-05-29
Film Day of the Dead Captain Rhodes 2008-04-08
Film A Broken Life The Vet 2008-09-23
Film Saving God Pastor Armstrong Cane 2008-10-14
Film Ascension Day 2007-02-02
Film Io vi dichiaro marito e... marito Fred G. Duncan 2007-07-12
Film Animal 2 James 'Animal' Allen 2007-09-04
Film Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Film Mission: Impossible III Luther Stickell 2006-05-03
series Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Film Idlewild Spats 2006-08-25
series American Gangster 2006-11-28
Film Animal - Il criminale Animal 2005-05-01
series Kojak 2005-03-25
Film Back in the Day J-Bone 2005-05-24
Film Shooting Gallery Cue Ball Carl Bridgers 2005-12-26
series On Air with Ryan Seacrest Unknown 2004-01-01
Film L'alba dei morti viventi Kenneth 2004-03-19
series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Film Beef Narrator 2003-08-03
Film Sin - Peccato Mortale Eddie Burns 2003-01-01
series Lilo & Stitch: The Series Unknown 2003-09-20
series Icons Unknown 2002-05-01
Film RFK Judge Jones 2002-01-01
Film Little John John Morgan 2002-05-05
series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Unknown 2002-07-20
Film Indagini sporche - Dark Blue Arthur Holland 2002-12-14
Film Lilo & Stitch Cobra Bubbles (voice) 2002-06-21
Film Undisputed George 'Iceman' Chambers 2002-08-23
Film Baby Boy Melvin 'Mel' 2001-06-27
Film Final Fantasy Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice) 2001-07-02
series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
series UC: Undercover Unknown 2001-09-30
Film Mission: Impossible II Luther Stickell 2000-05-24
series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Film American Tragedy Johnnie Cochran 2000-11-12
Film Holiday Heart Holiday Heart 2000-12-10
Film Entrapment Aaron Thibadeaux 1999-04-29
Film Al di là della vita Marcus 1999-10-22
Film Out of Sight - Gli opposti si attraggono Buddy Bragg 1998-06-26
Film Body Count Pike 1998-04-28
Film Rosewood Mann 1997-02-21
Film Con Air Nathan Jones 1997-06-01
Film Dangerous Ground Muki 1997-02-12
series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Don King - Una storia tutta americana Don King 1997-11-15
series The Wonderful World of Disney Unknown 1997-09-28
Film Mission: Impossible Luther Stickell 1996-05-22
Film Striptease Shad 1996-06-28
Film Il bacio della morte Omar 1995-04-21
Film 87 distretto - L'impronta dell'assassino Detective Artie Brown 1995-03-19
Film Deadly Whispers Det. Jackson 1995-05-10
Film Pulp Fiction Marsellus Wallace 1994-09-10
series E.R. - Medici in prima linea Walter Robbins 1994-09-19
Film Drop Squad Garvey 1994-10-28
Film Dave - Presidente per un giorno Duane Stevenson 1993-05-07
Film Fort Washington - vita da cani Little Leroy 1993-11-03
series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Fermati, o mamma spara Mr. Stereo 1992-02-21
Film Homicide Robert Randolph 1991-05-28
Film La casa nera Leroy 1991-11-01
Film La lunga strada verso casa Herbert Cotter 1990-12-21
Film When You Remember Me 1990-10-07
Film Rising Son Ed 1990-07-23
Film Allucinazione perversa George 1990-11-02
Film Vittime di guerra Lt. Reilly 1989-08-18
Film Patty, la vera storia di Patricia Hearst Cinque 1988-09-23
series Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
series Crime Story Unknown 1986-09-18
Film Paura Jack 1986-12-24
series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Film Go Tell It On The Mountain Young Gabriel 1984-01-01
series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
series Another World 1964-05-04
series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24