Ving Rhames

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.
Name Ving Rhames
Also Known As
Birthday 1959-05-12
Gender Male
IMDB Ving Rhames profile on IMDB
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
As: Marsellus Wallace
1994-10-14
Pulp Fiction...
As: Kenneth
2004-03-19
Dawn of the Dead...
As: Luther Stickell
1996-05-22
Mission: Impossible...
As: Luther Stickell
2000-05-24
Mission: Impossible ...
As: Luther Stickell
2006-05-04
Mission: Impossible ...
As: Buddy Bragg
1998-06-26
Out of Sight...
As: Nathan Jones
1997-06-01
Con Air...
As: Aaron Thibadeaux
1999-04-30
Entrapment...
As: Lt. Reilly
1989-08-18
Casualties of War...
As: Animal
2005-05-01
Animal...
As: George
1990-11-02
Jacob's Ladder...
As: Fred G. Duncan
2007-07-19
I Now Pronounce You ...
As: Arthur Holland
2003-02-21
Dark Blue...
As: Drug Dealer
2009-08-17
The Bridge to Nowher...
As: Omar
1995-04-21
Kiss of Death...
As: Pike
1998-04-28
Body Count...
As: Cobra Bubbles (voice
2002-06-21
Lilo & Stitch...
As: Duane Stevenson
1993-05-07
Dave...
As: The Vet
2008-09-23
A Broken Life...
As: Joshua Harlow
2009-05-01
The Tournament...
As: Don King
1997-11-15
Don King: Only in Am...
As: Marcus
1999-10-22
Bringing Out the Dea...
As: Mann
1997-02-21
Rosewood...
As: Gene
2009-01-15
Art of Submission...
As: Shad
1996-06-28
Striptease...
As: Leroy
1991-11-01
The People Under the...
As: James 'Animal' Allen
2007-09-04
Animal 2...
As: J-Bone
2005-05-24
Back in the Day...
As: Boulder
2009-01-01
Give 'em Hell, Malon...
As: Captain Rhodes
2008-04-08
Day of the Dead...
As: Spats
2006-08-25
Idlewild...
As: Cue Ball Carl Bridge
2005-12-26
Shooting Gallery...
As: Judgement
2010-07-20
Operation: Endgame...
As: Carruthers
2009-02-05
Evil Angel...
As: Unknown
2010-07-12
Love Chronicles: Sec...
As: George 'Iceman' Cham
2002-08-23
Undisputed...
As: Deputy Fallon
2010-08-20
Piranha 3D...
As: Eddie Burns
2003-01-01
Sin...
As: Melvin 'Mel'
2001-06-27
Baby Boy...
As: Agent Dave Grant
2009-02-27
Echelon Conspiracy...
As: Pastor Armstrong Can
2008-10-14
Saving God...
As: Narrator
2003-08-03
Beef...
As: Norman / De'Sha
2010-09-17
King of the Avenue...
As: Sonny Liston
2009-01-01
Phantom Punch...
As: Judge Jones
2002-01-01
RFK...
As: Captain Langley
2011-06-30
The River Murders...
As: Cinque
1988-09-23
Patty Hearst...
As: Jibby Newsome
2009-08-14
The Goods: Live Hard...
As: Weyland
2011-01-18
Death Race 2...
As: Prophet
2009-09-25
Surrogates...
As: Herbert Cotter
1990-12-21
The Long Walk Home...
As: Muki
1997-02-12
Dangerous Ground...
As: Principal Thompson
2012-09-28
Won't Back Down...
As: The Man
2011-09-24
Julia X...
As: Johnnie Cochran
2000-11-12
American Tragedy...
As: Luther Stickell (unc
2011-12-21
Mission: Impossible ...
As: Jack
2012-04-17
7 Below...
As: Little Leroy
1993-11-17
The Saint of Fort Wa...
As: Henry
2011-10-29
Zombie Apocalypse...
As: Holiday Heart
2000-12-10
Holiday Heart...
As: Sam
2010-03-17
Master Harold... and...
As: John Morgan
2002-05-05
Little John...
As: Garvey
1994-10-28
Drop Squad...
As: Grimaud
2012-08-03
Soldiers of Fortune...
As: Detective Artie Brow
1995-03-19
Ed McBain's 87th Pre...
As: Weyland
2013-01-22
Death Race: Inferno...
As: Renzo Wes
2011-01-01
Mafia...
As: Porter
2013-04-24
Percentage...
As: Unknown
2011-06-30
Pimp Bullies...
As: Young Gabriel
1984-01-01
Go Tell It On The Mo...
As: Conrad
2014-01-03
Jamesy Boy...
As: Ice Man
2013-12-31
Force of Execution...
As: Cecil
2014-04-19
A Day Late and a Dol...
As: McCaffery
2006-07-24
Aquaman...
As: Luther Stickell
2015-07-31
Mission: Impossible ...
As: Ed
1990-07-23
Rising Son...
As: Robert Randolph
1991-05-28
Homicide...
As: Jack
1986-12-24
Native Son...
As: Sgt. Ryan Whitaker (
2001-07-02
Final Fantasy: The S...
As: Caller
2015-08-21
Operator...
As: Det. Jackson
1995-05-10
Deadly Whispers...
As: Unknown
1990-10-07
When You Remember Me...
As: Mr. Valentine
2016-02-15
A Sunday Horse...
As: Rod Hamilton
2017-12-22
Father Figures...
As: Charlie-27
2017-05-05
Guardians of the Gal...
As: Unknown
2007-02-02
Ascension Day...
As: Deputy Fallon (uncre
2012-06-01
Piranha 3DD...
As: Officer Hall
2014-09-16
In Security...
As: Cain
2010-11-16
The Wrath of Cain...
As: Peanut
2018-01-30
Con Man...
As: Himself
2005-08-22
The Story Room: The ...
As: Mr. Stereo
1992-02-21
Stop! Or My Mom Will...
As: Luther Stickell
2018-07-27
Mission: Impossible ...
As: Thaddeus (voice)
2017-11-17
The Star...
As: McRae
1991-01-18
Flight of the Intrud...
As: Ivan
1993-02-05
Bound by Honor...
As: Unknown
2001-09-15
The Proud Family...
As: Unknown
1984-09-16
Miami Vice...
As: Unknown
2002-07-20
The Adventures of Ji...
As: Unknown
2003-09-20
Lilo & Stitch: The S...
As: Unknown
2002-05-01
Icons...
As: Unknown
1964-05-04
Another World...
As: Unknown
1993-09-13
Late Night with Cona...
As: Walter Robbins
1994-09-19
ER...
As: Unknown
2006-11-28
American Gangster...
As: Unknown
2004-09-13
The Tony Danza Show...
As: Unknown
2000-10-07
The District...
As: Unknown
1985-09-20
Spenser: For Hire...
As: Unknown
1997-08-11
The View...
As: Unknown
1986-09-19
Crime Story...
As: Unknown
2001-09-30
UC: Undercover...
As: Unknown
1985-09-18
The Equalizer...
As: Unknown
1951-12-24
Hallmark Hall of Fam...
As: Unknown
2004-01-01
On Air with Ryan Sea...
As: Unknown
1987-09-24
Tour of Duty...
As: Unknown
2005-03-25
Kojak...
As: Unknown
1997-09-28
The Wonderful World ...
As: Dogg McFee
2010-04-23
Gravity...
As: Dr. Jorge Villanueva
2013-02-04
Monday Mornings...
As: McCaffery
2006-07-24
Aquaman...