Ving Rhames

Actor, Producer, Writer

Actor, Producer, Writer


Strikingly featured and muscular American actor Ving Rhames was born Irving Rameses Rhames in Harlem, New York, to Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. He studied at the Juilliard School of Drama, and began his ...
Birth date
1959-05-12
Awards
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 21 nominations.
Height
5' 11" (1.8 m)

Known For


Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
Marsellus Wallace (1994)
Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible II
Luther Strickell (2000)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorMission: Impossible 8
(filming) Luther Stickell
2022
ActorMission: Impossible 7
(filming) Luther Stickell
2021
ActorCagney and Lacey
(TV Movie) Capt. Stark
2018
ActorMission: Impossible - Fallout
Luther Stickell
2018
ActorCon Man
Peanut
2018
ActorFather Figures
Rod Hamilton
2017
ActorThe Star
Thaddeus (voice)
2017
ActorCall of Duty: WWII
(Video Game) Jefferson Potts (voice)
2017
ActorGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Charlie-27
2017
ActorA Sunday Horse
Mr. Valentine
2016
ActorUntitled NBA Project
(TV Movie) Don D'Alessario
2015
ActorOperator
Richard
2015/I
ActorMission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Luther Stickell
2015
ActorA Day Late and a Dollar Short
(TV Movie) Cecil
2014
ActorJamesy Boy
Conrad
2014
ActorPercentage
Porter
2014
ActorForce of Execution
Ice Man
2013
ActorArmed Response
Officer Hall
2013
ActorMonday Mornings
(TV Series) Dr. Jorge Villanueva - Family Ties (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva - Wheels Within Wheels (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva - Truth or Consequences (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva - One Fine Day (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva - Communion (2013) ... Dr. Jorge Villanueva Show all 10 episodes
2013
ActorDeath Race: Inferno
(Video) Weyland
2013
ActorBtd
(Short) Ken
2012
ActorMafia
Renzo Wes
2012
ActorWon't Back Down
Principal Thompson
2012
ActorMoney Fight
Gene
2012
ActorSoldiers of Fortune
Grimaud Tourneur
2012
ActorPiranha 3DD
Deputy Fallon (uncredited)
2012
Actor7 Below
Jack
2012
ActorBlack Jack
(TV Movie) Black Jack
2011
ActorMission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Luther Stickell (uncredited)
2011
ActorZombie Apocalypse
(TV Movie) Henry
2011
ActorJulia X
The Man
2011
ActorPimp Bullies
Miguel
2011
ActorThe River Murders
Captain Langley
2011
ActorCubed
(TV Series) Ving Rhames - Episode #2.18 (2011) ... Ving Rhames
2011
ActorDeath Race 2
(Video) Weyland
2010
ActorCaged Animal
Cain
2010
ActorKing of the Avenue
Norman / De'Sha
2010
ActorPiranha 3D
Deputy Fallon
2010
ActorOperation: Endgame
Judgement
2010
ActorLove Chronicles: Secrets Revealed
(Video) Mike
2010
ActorGravity
(TV Series) Dogg McFee - Are We All Just Dead? (2010) ... Dogg McFee - Calemnity (2010) ... Dogg McFee - Damn Skippy (2010) ... Dogg McFee - Let It Mellow (2010) ... Dogg McFee - Dogg Day Afternoon (2010) ... Dogg McFee Show all 10 episodes
2010
Actor'Master Harold' ... And the Boys
Sam
2010
ActorEvil Angel
Carruthers
2009
ActorSurrogates
The Prophet
2009
ActorThe Tournament
Joshua Harlow
2009
ActorThe Bridge to Nowhere
Nate
2009
ActorThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
Jibby Newsome
2009
ActorMalone
Boulder
2009
ActorEchelon Conspiracy
Agent Dave Grant
2009
ActorSaving God
Armstrong Cane
2008
ActorPhantom Punch
Sonny Liston
2008
ActorDay of the Dead
(Video) Captain Rhodes
2008
ActorAnimal 2
Animal
2008
ActorA Broken Life
Vet
2007
ActorFootball Wives
(TV Movie) Frank Wallingford
2007
ActorI Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Fred G. Duncan
2007
ActorAscension Day
(Video) Hark
2007
ActorIdlewild
Spats
2006
ActorAquaman
(TV Movie) McCaffery
2006
ActorLeroy & Stitch
(Video) Cobra Bubbles (voice)
2006
ActorMission: Impossible III
Luther
2006
ActorShooting Gallery
(Video) Cue Ball Carl Bridgers
2005
ActorAnimal
(Video) Animal
2005
ActorBack in the Day
J-Bone
2005
ActorKojak
(TV Series) Lieutenant Theo Kojak - All Bets Off: Part 2 (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak - All Bets Off: Part 1 (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak - Music of the Night (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak - Kind of Blue (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak - Hitman (2005) ... Lieutenant Theo Kojak Show all 9 episodes
2005
ActorDriv3r
(Video Game) Tobias Jones (voice)
2004
ActorDawn of the Dead
Kenneth
2004
ActorFreedom: A History of US
(TV Series documentary) W.E.B. DuBois / Petitioner / Josiah Benson - Safe for Democracy (2003) ... W.E.B. DuBois (voice) - Let Freedom Ring (2003) ... W.E.B. DuBois (voice) - What Is Freedom? (2003) ... W.E.B. DuBois (voice) - Revolution (2003) ... Petitioner (voice) - A Fatal Contradiction (2003) ... Josiah Benson (voice)
2003
ActorThe System
(TV Series) Andre Charles - Video Vigilantes (2003) ... Andre Charles - Fakers and Takers (2003) ... Andre Charles - Caught Redhanded (2003) ... Andre Charles - Against All Odds (2003) ... Andre Charles - A Deadly Game (2003) ... Andre Charles Show all 9 episodes
2003
ActorSin
Eddie Burns
2003
ActorMission: Impossible - Operation Surma
(Video Game) Luther Stickell (voice)
2003
ActorThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius
(TV Series) Chief - Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion (2003) ... Chief (voice)
2003
ActorLilo & Stitch: The Series
(TV Series) Cobra Bubbles - Spooky: Experiment 300 (2003) ... Cobra Bubbles (voice)
2003
ActorStitch! The Movie
(Video) Cobra Bubbles (voice)
2003
ActorThe District
(TV Series) Attorney General Troy Hatcher - Rage (2003) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher - The Second Man (2002) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher - Explicit Activities (2002) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher - Oil and Water (2002) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher - Resurrection (2002) ... Attorney General Troy Hatcher
2002-2003
ActorDark Blue
Arthur Holland
2002
ActorThe Proud Family
(TV Series) Garrett Krebs - A Hero for Halloween (2002) ... Garrett Krebs (voice)
2002
ActorRFK
(TV Movie) Judge Jones
2002
ActorLilo & Stitch
Cobra Bubbles (voice)
2002
ActorUndisputed
George 'Iceman' Chambers
2002
ActorLittle John
(TV Movie) John Morgan
2002
ActorSins of the Father
(TV Movie) Garrick Jones
2002
ActorUC: Undercover
(TV Series) Quito Real - Nobody Rides for Free (2001) ... Quito Real - Honor Among Thieves (2001) ... Quito Real - Amerikaz Most Wanted (2001) ... Quito Real
2001
ActorFinal Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Ryan (voice)
2001
ActorBaby Boy
Melvin 'Mel'
2001
ActorHoliday Heart
(TV Movie) Holiday Heart
2000
ActorAmerican Tragedy
(TV Movie) Johnnie Cochran
2000
ActorMission: Impossible II
Luther Strickell
2000
ActorBringing Out the Dead
Marcus
1999
ActorEntrapment
Thibadeaux
1999
ActorOut of Sight
Buddy Bragg
1998
ActorBody Count
Pike
1998
ActorDon King: Only in America
(TV Movie) Don King
1997
ActorCon Air
Nathan 'Diamond Dog' Jones
1997
ActorRosewood
Mann
1997
ActorDangerous Ground
Muki
1997
ActorER
(TV Series) Walter Robbins - Doctor Carter, I Presume (1996) ... Walter Robbins - The Right Thing (1996) ... Walter Robbins - Love Among the Ruins (1995) ... Walter Robbins - Sleepless in Chicago (1995) ... Walter Robbins - The Birthday Party (1995) ... Walter Robbins Show all 8 episodes
1994-1996
ActorStriptease
Shad
1996
ActorMission: Impossible
Luther
1996
ActorDeadly Whispers
(TV Movie) Det. Jackson
1995
ActorKiss of Death
Omar
1995
ActorNew York Undercover
(TV Series) Max Villareal - Olde Tyme Religion (1995) ... Max Villareal
1995
ActorEd McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning
(TV Movie) Detective Artie Brown
1995
ActorPhilly Heat
(TV Series) DeWitt Wardlaw
1994
ActorDrop Squad
Garvey
1994
ActorPulp Fiction
Marsellus Wallace
1994
ActorThe Saint of Fort Washington
Little Leroy
1993
ActorDave
Duane Stevenson
1993
ActorBlood In, Blood Out
Ivan
1993
ActorTerror on Track 9
(TV Movie) Jellyroll
1992
ActorStop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Mr. Stereo
1992
ActorThe People Under the Stairs
Leroy
1991
Actor444 Tage - Amerika in Geiselhaft
(TV Movie) Charles Jones
1991
ActorScreenplay
(TV Series) Sergeant Blue - Murder in Oakland (1991) ... Sergeant Blue
1991
ActorHomicide
Randolph
1991
ActorFlight of the Intruder
McRae
1991
ActorJacob's Ladder
George
1990/I
ActorWhen You Remember Me
(TV Movie) Leon
1990
ActorThe Long Walk Home
Herbert Cotter
1990
ActorRising Son
(TV Movie) Ed
1990
ActorMen
(TV Series) Charlie Hazard - Every Good Boy Does Fine (1989) ... Charlie Hazard - Cupid Ms...Takes (1989) ... Charlie Hazard - When the Wind Blows (1989) ... Charlie Hazard - The Trouble with Harvey (1989) ... Charlie Hazard - Thomas (1989) ... Charlie Hazard Show all 6 episodes
1989
ActorThe Equalizer
(TV Series) Luther 'Million' Paxton - Suicide Squad (1989) ... Luther 'Million' Paxton
1989
ActorCasualties of War
Lt. Reilly
1989
ActorPatty Hearst
Cinque
1988
ActorSpenser: For Hire
(TV Series) Henry Brown - McAllister (1988) ... Henry Brown
1988
ActorTour of Duty
(TV Series) SP4 Tucker - Burn Baby, Burn (1987) ... SP4 Tucker
1987
ActorMiami Vice
(TV Series) Walker Monroe / Georges - Child's Play (1987) ... Walker Monroe - The Maze (1985) ... Georges
1985-1987
ActorNative Son
Jack
1986
ActorCrime Story
(TV Series) Hector Lincoln - Abrams for the Defense (1986) ... Hector Lincoln
1986
ActorAnother World
(TV Series) Czaja Carnek - Episode #1.5620 (1986) ... Czaja Carnek - Episode dated 1 August 1986 (1986) ... Czaja Carnek - Episode dated 29 July 1986 (1986) ... Czaja Carnek - Episode dated 23 July 1986 (1986) ... Czaja Carnek - Episode dated 22 July 1986 (1986) ... Czaja Carnek Show all 8 episodes
1986
ActorAmerican Playhouse
(TV Series) Young Gabriel - Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... Young Gabriel
1985
ActorGo Tell It on the Mountain
Young Gabriel
1984
RoleTitleYear
ProducerKing of the Avenue
(executive producer) / (producer)
2010
ProducerPhantom Punch
(producer)
2008
ProducerAnimal 2
(executive producer)
2008
ProducerAscension Day
(Video) (producer)
2007
ProducerThe Final Chapter
(Short) (executive producer)
2007
ProducerAnimal
(Video) (executive producer)
2005
ProducerBack in the Day
(co-executive producer)
2005
ProducerKojak
(TV Series) (co-executive producer - 7 episodes) - All Bets Off: Part 2 (2005) ... (co-executive producer) - All Bets Off: Part 1 (2005) ... (co-executive producer) - Music of the Night (2005) ... (co-executive producer) - Kind of Blue (2005) ... (co-executive producer) - Hitman (2005) ... (co-executive producer) Show all 7 episodes
2005
RoleTitleYear
WriterAnimal
(Video) (story)
2005
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
(performer: "It Ain't Easy")
2009
RoleTitleYear
ThanksInside 'Out of Sight'
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
1998
RoleTitleYear
SelfVoice Arts® Awards
(TV Special) Self - Icon Award
2019
SelfBehind the Fallout: The Making of 'M:I-6'
(Video documentary) Self
2018
SelfThursday Night Football Presents
(TV Series) Self - Hate (Chiefs vs. Raiders) (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfTom Cruise: Reel Life
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2017
SelfUnsung Hollywood
(TV Series documentary) Self - Baby Boy (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfUFC on Fox
(TV Series) Self - Narrator - UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera (2012) ... Self - Narrator
2012
SelfUp Close with Carrie Keagan
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 14 January 2011 (2011) ... Self - Guest
2011
SelfVing Rhames Wins Oscar for Piranha 3D
(Video short) Self
2010
SelfLopez Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 4 August 2010 (2010) ... Self - Guest
2010
SelfBET Awards 2009
(TV Special) Self
2009
SelfAmerican Gangster
(TV Series documentary) Narrator - Frank Lucas (2007) ... Narrator - Lorenzo 'Fat Cat' Nichols (2007) ... Narrator - The Chambers Brothers (2006) ... Narrator
2006-2007
SelfLate Night with Conan O'Brien
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #14.63 (2006) ... Self - Guest - Ving Rhames/Meat Loaf/Bush (1999) ... Self - Guest - Ving Rhames/Peter Gallagher/Reggie McFadden (1997) ... Self - Guest
1997-2006
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self / Thibadeaux - Idlewild (2006) ... Self - The Making of 'Entrapment' (1999) ... Self / Thibadeaux
1999-2006
SelfThe Tony Danza Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 9 May 2006 (2006) ... Self - Guest
2006
SelfCatering Impossible: M:i:III
(TV Special) Self
2006
SelfThe Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'
(Video documentary) Self
2005
SelfSurviving the Dawn
(Video documentary) Self
2004
SelfThe N Word
(Documentary) Self
2004
SelfBeef
(Documentary) Narrator (voice)
2003
SelfRank
(TV Series documentary) Self - 25 Toughest Stars (2002) ... Self
2002
SelfBehind the Mission: The Making of 'M:I-2'
(Video documentary short) Self
2000
SelfThe RDA
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #8.196 (2000) ... Self - Guest - Episode #7.176 (1999) ... Self - Guest - Episode #6.111 (1998) ... Self - Guest
1998-2000
SelfThe 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1999
SelfInside 'Out of Sight'
(Video documentary short) Self
1998
SelfRobert F. Kennedy: A Memoir
(TV Movie documentary) Narrator
1998
SelfThe Rosie O'Donnell Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 1 May 1998 (1998) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 6 February 1997 (1997) ... Self - Guest
1997-1998
SelfThe 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1998
SelfVibe
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 6 November 1997 (1997) ... Self
1997
SelfLate Show with David Letterman
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - Episode dated 18 January 1997 (1997) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 28 June 1996 (1996) ... Self
1996-1997
SelfThe Way West
(TV Movie documentary) Voice
1995
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageHollywood Celebrity
(Documentary) (filming) Self
Archive footageJeopardy!
(TV Series) Self - Episode #35.85 (2019) ... Self
2019
Archive footageFact Hunt
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Driv3rGate Scandal: The Full Story (2016) ... Self
2016
Archive footageDon't Scream, Just Swim: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Piranha 3D'
(Video) Self
2011
Archive footagePresident Hollywood
(TV Movie documentary) Duane Stevenson (uncredited)
2008
Archive footage106 & Park
(TV Series) Self - The Best of 106 and Park 2006 Top Ten Live 06 (2006) ... Self
2006
Archive footage'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect
(TV Short documentary)
2004
Archive footageVH1: All Access
(TV Series) Self - Awesomely Wacky Celebrity Baby Names (2003) ... Self
2003
Archive footagePulp Fiction: The Facts
(Video documentary short) Self
2002
Archive footageYou're Still Not Fooling Anybody
(Short) Self (uncredited)
1997