Ving Rhames

Ving Rhames


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 12-05-1959
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
  • Also Known As:

    빙 레임스
    Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames

  • Popularity: 11.54
  • Homepage: N/A


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.




Year Movie Character
2005 Animal as Animal
2009 The Bridge to Nowhere as Drug Dealer
2009 The Tournament as Joshua Harlow
1997 Don King: Only in America as Don King
1997 Rosewood as Mann
2007 Animal 2 as James 'Animal' Allen
2009 Evil Angel as Carruthers
2008 Saving God as Armstrong Cane
2003 Beef as Narrator
2010 King of the Avenue as Norman / De'Sha
2009 Phantom Punch as Sonny Liston
2000 American Tragedy as Johnnie Cochran
2011 Zombie Apocalypse as Henry
2000 Holiday Heart as Holiday Heart
2002 Little John as John Morgan
2011 Mafia as Renzo Wes
2011 Pimp Bullies as Miguel
2010 The Wrath of Cain as Cain
2004 Dawn of the Dead as Kenneth
2012 Art of Submission as Gene
2009 Give 'em Hell, Malone as Boulder
2002 Undisputed as George 'Iceman' Chambers
2003 Sin as Eddie Burns
2009 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard as Jibby Newsome
2012 7 Below as Jack
2010 Master Harold... and the Boys as Sam
2012 Soldiers of Fortune as Grimaud
2013 Death Race: Inferno as Weyland
2014 A Day Late and a Dollar Short as Cecil
2006 Mission: Impossible III as Luther Stickell
2005 Back in the Day as J-Bone
2005 Shooting Gallery as Cue Ball Carl Bridgers
2009 Echelon Conspiracy as Agent Dave Grant
2011 The River Murders as Captain Langley
1988 Patty Hearst as Cinque
1997 Dangerous Ground as Muki
2012 Won't Back Down as Principal Thompson
1994 Drop Squad as Garvey
1995 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning as Detective Artie Brown
2013 Force of Execution as Ice Man
2006 Aquaman as McCaffery
2001 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within as Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (voice)
2018 Mission: Impossible - Fallout as Luther Stickell
2021 Mission: Impossible 7 as Luther Stickell
2000 Mission: Impossible II as Luther Stickell
1997 Con Air as Nathan Jones
1998 Body Count as Pike
2007 A Broken Life as The Vet
1999 Bringing Out the Dead as Marcus
1996 Striptease as Shad
1991 The People Under the Stairs as Leroy
2001 Baby Boy as Melvin 'Mel'
2010 Death Race 2 as Weyland
1990 The Long Walk Home as Herbert Cotter
2014 Jamesy Boy as Conrad
2015 Operator as Caller
1995 Deadly Whispers as Det. Jackson
1994 Pulp Fiction as Marsellus Wallace
1998 Out of Sight as Buddy Bragg
1999 Entrapment as Aaron Thibadeaux
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry as Fred G. Duncan
2002 Dark Blue as Arthur Holland
1993 Dave as Duane Stevenson
2010 Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed as Mike
2002 RFK as Judge Jones
2009 Surrogates as Prophet
2011 Julia X as The Man
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington as Little Leroy
2015 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation as Luther Stickell
1991 Homicide as Robert Randolph
2016 A Sunday Horse as Mr. Valentine
2022 Mission: Impossible 8 as Luther Stickell
1996 Mission: Impossible as Luther Stickell
1989 Casualties of War as Lt. Reilly
2002 Lilo & Stitch as Cobra Bubbles (voice)
2010 Piranha 3D as Deputy Fallon
1990 Rising Son as Ed
1990 When You Remember Me
2017 Father Figures as Rod Hamilton
1992 Terror on Track 9 as Jellyroll
2018 Behind the Fallout as Himself
2007 Ascension Day
2018 Con Man as Peanut
2002 Pulp Fiction: The Facts as Himself (archive footage)
1995 Kiss of Death as Omar
2008 Day of the Dead as Captain Rhodes
2010 Operation: Endgame as Judgement
2014 In Security as Officer Hall
2003 Stitch! The Movie as Cobra Bubbles (voice)
1990 Jacob's Ladder as George
1991 Flight of the Intruder as McRae
2013 Percentage as Porter
1984 Go Tell It On The Mountain as Young Gabriel
2006 Leroy & Stitch as Cobra Bubbles
1986 Native Son as Jack
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot as Mr. Stereo
2017 The Star as Thaddeus (voice)
2006 Idlewild as Spats
2012 Piranha 3DD as Deputy Fallon
1993 Bound by Honor as Ivan
2005 The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' as Himself
2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol as Luther Stickell (uncredited)
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Charlie-27
2005 Animal
2005 Back in the Day
2009 Phantom Punch
2007 Ascension Day

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