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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
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series Another World 1964-05-04
Ultimul film:
Film Mission: Impossible 8 2023-07-05
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Monday Mornings
Poster of Gravity
Poster of Aquaman
Poster of Mission: Impossible II
Filme in care a jucat
Film Mission: Impossible 8 Luther Stickell 2023-07-05
Film Mission: Impossible 7 Luther Stickell 2022-09-01
Serial Men Charlie Hazard 2021
Film Mission: Impossible - Fallout Luther Stickell 2018-07-13
Film Con Man Peanut 2018-01-30
Film Father Figures Rod Hamilton 2017-12-21
Film The Star Thaddeus (voice) 2017-11-15
Film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Charlie-27 2017-04-19
Film A Sunday Horse Mr. Valentine 2016-02-15
Film Operator Richard 2015-08-21
Film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Luther Stickell 2015-07-23
Film In Security Officer Hall 2014-04-28
Film A Day Late and a Dollar Short Cecil 2014-04-19
Film Jamesy Boy Conrad 2014-01-03
Film Death Race: Inferno Weyland 2013-01-04
Serial Monday Mornings Dr. Jorge Villanueva 2013-02-04
Film Percentage Porter 2013-04-24
Film Force of Execution Ice Man 2013-12-31
Film Won't Back Down Principal Thompson 2012-09-28
Film Art of Submission Gene 2012-09-21
Film Soldiers of Fortune Grimaud 2012-06-07
Film Piranha 3DD Deputy Fallon 2012-05-11
Film 7 Below Jack 2012-04-16
Film Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Luther Stickell (uncredited) 2011-12-07
Film Zombie Apocalypse Henry 2011-10-29
Film Julia X The Man 2011-09-24
Film The River Murders Captain Langley 2011-06-30
Film Pimp Bullies Miguel 2011-06-30
Film Mafia Renzo Wes 2011-01-01
Film Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed Mike 2010-07-12
Film Master Harold... and the Boys Sam 2010-03-17
Serial Gravity Dogg McFee 2010-04-23
Film The Wrath of Cain Cain 2010-11-16
Film Operation: Endgame Judgement 2010-07-20
Film Piranha 3D Deputy Fallon 2010-08-20
Film King of the Avenue Norman / De'Sha 2010-09-17
Film Death Race 2 Weyland 2010-11-12
Film Surrogates Prophet 2009-09-24
Film The Bridge to Nowhere Drug Dealer 2009-08-17
Film The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Jibby Newsome 2009-05-29
Film The Tournament Joshua Harlow 2009-05-01
Film Echelon Conspiracy Agent Dave Grant 2009-02-27
Film Evil Angel Carruthers 2009-02-05
Film Give 'em Hell, Malone Boulder 2009-01-01
Film Day of the Dead Captain Rhodes 2008-04-08
Film Phantom Punch Sonny Liston 2008-09-01
Film Saving God Armstrong Cane 2008-10-14
Film A Broken Life The Vet 2007-09-23
Film Animal 2 James 'Animal' Allen 2007-09-04
Film I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Fred G. Duncan 2007-07-12
Film Ascension Day 2007-02-02
Serial American Gangster 2006-11-28
Film Idlewild Spats 2006-08-25
Film Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Serial Aquaman McCaffery 2006-07-24
Film Leroy & Stitch Cobra Bubbles (voice) 2006-06-23
Film Mission: Impossible III Luther Stickell 2006-05-03
Serial Kojak Theo Kojak 2005-03-25
Film Animal Animal 2005-05-01
Film Back in the Day J-Bone 2005-05-24
Film Shooting Gallery Cue Ball Carl Bridgers 2005-12-26
Film The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' Himself 2005-08-22
Film Dawn of the Dead Kenneth 2004-03-19
Serial Lilo & Stitch: The Series Unknown 2003-09-20
Film Stitch! The Movie Cobra Bubbles (voice) 2003-08-26
Film Beef Narrator 2003-08-03
Film Sin Eddie Burns 2003-01-01
Film Dark Blue Arthur Holland 2002-12-14
Film Pulp Fiction: The Facts Self (archive footage) 2002-08-20
Serial The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Unknown 2002-07-20
Film Undisputed George 'Iceman' Chambers 2002-07-17
Film Lilo & Stitch Cobra Bubbles (voice) 2002-06-21
Film Little John John Morgan 2002-05-05
Film RFK Judge Jones 2002-01-01
Film Baby Boy Melvin 'Mel' 2001-06-27
Serial The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice) 2001-07-02
Film Holiday Heart Holiday Heart 2000-12-10
Film American Tragedy Johnnie Cochran 2000-11-12
Film Mission: Impossible II Luther Stickell 2000-05-24
Film Bringing Out the Dead Marcus 1999-10-22
Film Entrapment Aaron Thibadeaux 1999-04-29
Film Out of Sight Buddy Bragg 1998-06-26
Film Body Count Pike 1998-04-28
Film Don King: Only in America Don King 1997-11-15
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Con Air "Diamond Dog" 1997-06-05
Film Rosewood Mann 1997-02-21
Film Dangerous Ground Muki 1997-02-12
Film Striptease Shad 1996-06-28
Film Mission: Impossible Luther Stickell 1996-05-22
Film Deadly Whispers Det. Jackson 1995-05-10
Film Kiss of Death Omar 1995-04-21
Film Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Detective Artie Brown 1995-03-19
Film Drop Squad Garvey 1994-10-28
Serial ER Walter Robbins 1994-09-19
Film Pulp Fiction Marsellus Wallace 1994-09-10
Film The Saint of Fort Washington Little Leroy 1993-11-03
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Dave Duane Stevenson 1993-05-07
Film Bound by Honor Ivan 1993-02-05
Film Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Mr. Stereo 1992-02-21
Film Flight of the Intruder McRae 1991-01-18
Film Homicide Robert Randolph 1991-05-28
Film The People Under the Stairs Leroy 1991-11-01
Film The Long Walk Home Herbert Cotter 1990-12-21
Film Jacob's Ladder George 1990-11-02
Film When You Remember Me 1990-10-07
Film Rising Son Ed 1990-07-23
Film Casualties of War Lt. Reilly 1989-08-18
Film Patty Hearst Cinque 1988-09-23
Serial Tour of Duty Unknown 1987-09-24
Film Native Son Jack 1986-12-24
Serial Crime Story Unknown 1986-09-19
Serial Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Serial The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Serial Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Film Go Tell It on the Mountain Young Gabriel 1984-01-01
Serial Another World 1964-05-04