Ving Rhames
  • Ving Rhames

  • Birthday: 1959-05-12
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
  • Biography:

    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.

Ving Rhames Movie List

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

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