May 12, 1959
63 years old
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
105 kg | 230 lbs
Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames was born in Harlem, New York, United States, on May 12, 1959, is an American actor.
Young Ving Rhames first started performing during his years at the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan.
He began his professional acting career on the New York stage.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Boys of Winter" (1984).
He made his big screen debut in movie Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984) in role as Young Gabriel.
He got his television debut in NBC crime drama series Miami Vice (1985) in episode "The Maze", in role as Georges.
Ving's breakthrough performance came as Marsellus Wallace in drama crime movie Pulp Fiction (1994).
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Ving Rhames is 63 years old.
Ving Rhames net worth is around 16 million dollars.
He played Luther Stickell in Mission: Impossible film series:
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) uncredited cameo
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (2023)
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two (2024)
He won the Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Cast Ensemble for his role as Marsellus Wallace in drama crime movie Pulp Fiction (1994).
He was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actor – Action for his role as Aaron Thibadeaux in crime thriller movie Entrapment (1999).
He was nominated for the Black Reel Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in movies:
Baby Boy (2001) drama crime in role as Melvin
Dark Blue (2002) drama action in role as Arthur Holland
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Marcus in drama film Bringing Out the Dead (1999).
Dawn of the Dead (2004) action horror directed by Zack Snyder
Jacob's Ladder (1990) psychological horror opposite Tim Robbins and Danny Aiello
Con Air (1997) action thriller with Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich and John Cusack
Out of Sight (1998) crime comedy with George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez
Piranha 3D (2010) comedy horror opposite Elisabeth Shue
Dave (1993) comedy romance with Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Casualties of War (1989) war drama with Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox
Homicide (1991) thriller drama with Joe Mantegna and William H. Macy
Kiss of Death (1995) thriller drama with Nicolas Cage and Samuel L. Jackson
Jamesy Boy (2014) biographical crime drama opposite James Woods and Mary‑Louise Parker
He voiced Ryan Whittaker in animated science fiction movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001).
He voiced Thaddeus in animated Christian comedy film The Star (2017).
Father Figures (2017) comedy opposite Owen Wilson and Ed Helms
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) superhero in cameo role as Charlie-27
Con Man (2018) crime drama in role as Peanut, opposite Armand Assante, Justin Baldoni and Talia Shire
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Don King in HBO television movie Don King: Only in America (1998).
He was nominated for a Black Reel Awards for Best Actor for his roles in television movies:
Holiday Heart (2000) in role as Holiday Heart
Sins of the Father (2002) in role as Garrick Jones
He was nominated for a Black Reel Award for Best Actor for his role as Lt. Theo Kojak in television series Kojak (2005).
Men (1989) drama series in role as Charlie Hazard
ER (1994-1996) NBC medical drama series in role as Walter Robbins
UC: Undercover (2001) NBC procedural drama series in role as Quito Real
The District (2002-2003) CBS crime drama and police procedural series in role as Attorney General Troy Hatcher
Gravity (2010) Starz comedy drama series in role as Dogg McFee
Monday Mornings (2013) TNT medical drama series in role as Dr. Jorge Villanueva
He played Cecil Price in Lifetime television movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014).
He portrayed Capt. Stark in television crime drama film Cagney and Lacey (2018).
Attended High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York City.
Studied drama at SUNY Purchase.
Graduated from the Juilliard School of Drama (1983), with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Huge fan of boxing.
He voiced IMF Agent Luther Stickell in video games: Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma (2003) and LEGO Dimensions (2015-2016).
He voiced Jefferson Potts in video game Call of Duty: WWII (2017).
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
He was married to Valerie Scott (1994-1999).
He married actress Deborah Reed in 2000, they have three children.