Ving Rhames

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Ving Rhames Wiki Biography

Ving Rhames, who is also known to a wide audience as Irving “Ving” Rhames, I. V. Rhames and simply Ving, is an American model, actor, voice actor, TV and film producer who has estimated net worth valued at $16 million. Film fans know him as the person who portrayed Marsellus Wallace from “Pulp Fiction” directed bythe  famous Quentin Tarantino. Nowadays Ving’s net worth is so high also because he appeared in the movies “Bringing Out the Dead”, “Dave”, “Dawn of the Dead”, “Entrapment” and many others. That’s why Ving now is one of the richest personalities in American show business.

Irving Rameses Rhames was born on May 12, 1959, in New York City, NY, United States. He was raised in an ordinary American family, as his father was an auto mechanic while his mother was a homemaker and took care of her son. The parents named their son after Irving R. Levine – American correspondent for NBC News. When young Rhames attended NY’s High School of Performing Arts where he discovered his love for acting, and after graduation he studied drama at the State University of New York at Purchase. Later he graduated from Juilliard School with a Bachelors degree in1983.

Ving Rhames made his first step into a serious acting career and to the investment in his net worth in 1984, when he debuted in “The Boys of Winter” on Broadway. However, his career didn’t rise very quickly, and for a while Ving was just performing in minor roles ,or main roles in movies which didn’t become very popular worldwide or even in the United States. In 1998 he performed as Cinque in a “Patty Hearst” film directed by Paul Schrader. Later he filmed in the TV series “ER” for 2 years as Walter Robbins. The real breakthrough which increased Rhames’s net worth was made in year 1997, when he played the main character Don King in a movie “Don King: Only in America”. This movie was nominated for numerous awards, such as a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, furthermore, it was nominated for a Satellite Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. But the real success was the winning of a Golden Globe Award for the best main actor, and that’s why “Don King: Only in America” increased Vings net worth so much.

Today Ving could be fairly called one of the most active actors in United States. He managed to participate in more than six films in a year, and some of them even had 10 episodes or more. The last works which Rhames appeared in “Death Race 3: Inferno”, where he played Weyland, “Monday Mornings” where he was seen in 10 episodes as “Dr. Jorge Villanueva”, and “Force of Execution”, where V. Rhames showed himself as Ice Man. These three movies were all released in 2013, but we can actually be sure that Irving is going to appear in at least several movies in 2014.

IMDB Wikipedia $16 Million 1959 6 ft (1.83 m) Actor Actors African American Bringing Out the Dead Cinema of the United States Dave Dawn of the Dead Deborah Reed Deborah Reed (m. 2000) Don King Don King: Only in America English language Film Film producer Films Freedom Rhames Harlem High School of Performing Arts Irving “Ving” Rhames Irving Christopher “Ving” Rhames Irving R. Levine Irving Rameses “Ving” Rhames Irving Rameses Rhames Irving Rhames Juilliard School Junior Rhames May 12 New York New York City Paul Schrader Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino Reign Beau Rhames Rhames Television Producer United States United States of America Valerie Scott Valerie Scott (m. 1994–1999) Ving Ving Rhames Ving Rhames Net Worth Voice Actor

Ving Rhames Quick Info

Full NameVing Rhames
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthMay 12, 1959
Place Of BirthHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor
EducationNY’s High School of Performing Arts, State University of New York, Juilliard School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDeborah Reed (m. 2000), Valerie Scott (m. 1994–1999)
ChildrenReign Beau Rhames, Freedom Rhames
ParentsErnest Rhames, Reather Rhames
SiblingsJunior Rhames
NicknamesIrving Christopher “Ving” Rhames , Irving Rameses Rhames , Irving “Ving” Rhames , Ving , Irving Rameses “Ving” Rhames , Rhames , Irving Rhames
AwardsSt. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards, Scream Awards, 2011 Saturn Awards, 2011 Alliance of Wome,Satellite Award and Screen Actors Guild Awardn Film Journalists Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award,
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic …
TV ShowsMonday Mornings, Gravity, Kojak, Another World, American Gangster

Ving Rhames Trademarks

  1. Characters often use metaphors to explain their opinion or feelings (See: “a wave is crashing over me” from _I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2008)_, “You are adrift in the sea of my patience” in _Lilo And Stitch (2002)_.)
  2. A deep, booming voice

Ving Rhames Quotes

  • I don’t give Hollywood the power to limit me. Only God can limit me.
  • I don’t believe in breakthroughs. Pulp Fiction was just part of the process to get me to where I am now. I would say Rosewood is much more important to me than Pulp Fiction, because it’s historical.
  • I grew up in a poverty-stricken neighborhood, but I didn’t really know I was a deprived, poverty-stricken child until the media made me aware of it.
  • The only difference between working on a huge-budget film and a lesser-budget film, is the quality of lunch and dinner.
  • I was never a struggling actor, for which I feel very blessed.
  • Since God is the foundation of my life, anything that streams from that can only be positive.
  • I graduated on a Friday and started working on Monday, doing Shakespeare in the Park with Kevin Kline in Richard III. (On Julliard)
  • Quite honestly I never had a desire to be an actor. I tell people, I did not choose acting; acting chose me. I never grew up wanting to be an actor. I wanted to play football. In about 9th grade an English teacher told me I had a talent to act. He said I should audition for a performing arts high school so I did on a whim. I got accepted. Then I got accepted at the Julliard School and by then I was serious about it. I think God has blessed each of us with at least one gift. So I think it’s a matter of do we find it within our lifetime. I think that’s what God blessed me with. I think I am doing what God put me on this planet to do.
  • Oftentimes they are. But I can’t live my life trying to change me to appease someone else. If someone’s intimidated by me, that’s something they have to deal with. When I walk down the streets of New York and an old woman grabs her purse when I pass by, I’m not going to give it a whole lot of energy because I’m not in the wrong, I’m a millionaire and I’m not thinking about grabbing an old woman’s purse. Also, there’s a difference between presence and physical size. I think I’ve been blessed with screen presence, but if you look at me next to John Travolta, for example, John’s bigger than I am. I do work out and I am muscular, but I am not that big a man. (On if people are intimidated by his size)
  • My approach to the work is the same, whether I had the lead or a supporting role. I consider myself a character actor in the true sense of the word. Unless I’m doing my autobiography, I’m playing a character.
  • I must say that some things some men are born to do. I think I was born to kick ass.
  • “I’m not gay. I’m not homophobic. And I’ve never been raped. So it was acting. I look at it as the most powerful man in the movie being in one of the most vulnerable positions. And what that did was cause the audience to feel for him. It shows that no matter how hard-core you think you are, this could happen to you.” – On his role as Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction.
  • “I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of it, because quite honestly, I’m more interested in films that deal with the human condition. Mission:Impossible is basically entertainment, and for what it is, it’s fine. I don’t think most actors become actors to do that type of film.” On his role in the Mission: Impossible Franchise.
  • I bought a new house … It’s just a little, you know, I hate to say it, but even looking at the sort of money that they spend on films now, and looking at the problems that we have in the world, it’s a little ridiculous … I just think that the industry is out of hand and something’s gonna give eventually.

Ving Rhames Important Facts

  • Is the only actor besides Tom Cruise to be in all the Mission Impossible movies (1996-2015).
  • Lives in Los Angeles, California.
  • Was considered for the role of John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999).
  • The son of a mechanic and a homemaker, and the youngest of two boys.
  • Put on 30 pounds to look more imposing for his role in Striptease.
  • Is a huge fan of boxing and often goes to live major events.
  • Raised on 126th Street in the Harlem area of New York City.
  • In 1993, during the filming of The Saint of Fort Washington in New York City, Rhames was unexpectedly reunited with his brother, Junior, a troubled, homeless Vietnam veteran who’d been estranged from the Rhames family for years.
  • He credits his strong religious faith as a key to his success.
  • Was named after retired NBC journalist Irving R. Levine.
  • Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
  • Was considered for the role of Ben in Night of the Living Dead (1990). He later starred in Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Day of the Dead (2008).
  • Daughter is named Reign Beau
  • He says people are often surprised that he isn’t bigger in person, as he stands a little bit less than 6 feet tall and weighs a little over 200 pounds. He is, however, quite strong for his size, being able to bench press over 300 pounds.
  • Step-daughter, Tiffany 15 years old. Daughter, Reignbeau, born 2000. Son, Freedom, born February 2002.
  • Won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO’s Don King: Only in America (1997). At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to Jack Lemmon, 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.
  • Engaged to Deborah Reed (2000).
  • Was given the nickname he goes by, “Ving,” by his one time roomate Stanley Tucci, when together for a time at SUNY Purchase.
  • Education: Juilliard, NY (Drama)
  • Spent two years as part of the acting class of 1982 at the State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase) before returning to Julliard.

Ving Rhames Filmography

ER1994-1996TV SeriesWalter RobbinsActor
Mission: Impossible1996Luther StickellActor
Deadly Whispers1995TV MovieDet. JacksonActor
Kiss of Death1995OmarActor
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesMax VillarealActor
Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct: Lightning1995TV MovieDetective Artie BrownActor
Philly Heat1994TV SeriesDeWitt WardlawActor
Drop Squad1994GarveyActor
Pulp Fiction1994Marsellus WallaceActor
The Saint of Fort Washington1993Little LeroyActor
Dave1993Duane StevensonActor
Blood In, Blood Out1993IvanActor
Terror on Track 91992TV MovieJellyrollActor
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot1992Mr. StereoActor
The People Under the Stairs1991LeroyActor
L’Amérique en otage1991TV MovieCharles JonesActor
Screenplay1991TV SeriesSergeant BlueActor
Flight of the Intruder1991CPO Frank McRaeActor
Jacob’s Ladder1990/IGeorgeActor
When You Remember Me1990TV MovieActor
The Long Walk Home1990Herbert CotterActor
Rising Son1990TV MovieEdActor
The Equalizer1989TV SeriesLuther ‘Million’ PaxtonActor
Casualties of War1989Lt. ReillyActor
Men1989TV SeriesCharlie HazardActor
Patty Hearst1988CinqueActor
Spenser: For Hire1988TV SeriesHenry BrownActor
Tour of Duty1987TV SeriesSP4 TuckerActor
Miami Vice1985-1987TV SeriesWalker Monroe / GeorgesActor
Native Son1986JackActor
Crime Story1986TV SeriesHector LincolnActor
Another World1986TV SeriesCzaja CarnekActor
American Playhouse1985TV SeriesYoung GabrielActor
Go Tell It on the Mountain1984Young GabrielActor
Con Man2018post-productionPeanutActor
M:I 6 – Mission Impossible2018filmingLuther StickellActor
Bastards2017completedRod HamiltonActor
The Star2017post-productionThaddeus the Dog (voice)Actor
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 22017Charlie-27Actor
A Sunday Horse2016Mr. ValentineActor
Untitled NBA Project2015TV MovieDon D’AlessarioActor
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation2015Luther StickellActor
A Day Late and a Dollar Short2014TV MovieCecilActor
Jamesy Boy2014ConradActor
Force of Execution2013Ice ManActor
Armed Response2013Officer HallActor
Monday Mornings2013TV SeriesDr. Jorge VillanuevaActor
Death Race: Inferno2013VideoWeylandActor
Mafia2012Renzo WesActor
Won’t Back Down2012Principal ThompsonActor
Money Fight2012GeneActor
Soldiers of Fortune2012Grimaud TourneurActor
Piranha 3DD2012Deputy Fallon (uncredited)Actor
7 Below2012JackActor
Black Jack2011TV MovieActor
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol2011Luther Stickell (uncredited)Actor
Zombie Apocalypse2011TV MovieHenryActor
Julia X2011The ManActor
Pimp Bullies2011MiguelActor
The River Murders2011Captain LangleyActor
Cubed2011TV SeriesVing RhamesActor
Death Race 22010VideoWeylandActor
Caged Animal2010CainActor
King of the Avenue2010Norman De’ShaActor
Piranha 3D2010Deputy FallonActor
Operation: Endgame2010JudgementActor
Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed2010VideoMikeActor
Gravity2010TV SeriesDogg McFeeActor
‘Master Harold’ … And the Boys2010SamActor
Surrogates2009The ProphetActor
The Bridge to Nowhere2009Actor
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009Jibby NewsomeActor
Give ’em Hell Malone2009BoulderActor
The Tournament2009Joshua HarlowActor
Echelon Conspiracy2009Agent Dave GrantActor
Evil Angel2009CarruthersActor
Saving God2008Armstrong CaneActor
Phantom Punch2008Sonny ListonActor
Day of the Dead2008VideoCaptain RhodesActor
Animal 22008AnimalActor
A Broken Life2007VetActor
Football Wives2007TV MovieFrank WallingfordActor
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007Fred G. DuncanActor
Ascension Day2007HarkActor
Aquaman2006TV ShortMcCafferyActor
Leroy & Stitch2006VideoCobra Bubbles (voice)Actor
Mission: Impossible III2006Luther StickellActor
Shooting Gallery2005VideoCue Ball Carl BridgersActor
Back in the Day2005J-BoneActor
Kojak2005TV SeriesLieutenant Theo KojakActor
Driv3r2004Video GameTobias Jones (voice)Actor
Dawn of the Dead2004KennethActor
Sin2003Eddie BurnsActor
Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma2003Video GameLuther Stickell (voice)Actor
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2003TV SeriesChiefActor
Lilo & Stitch: The Series2003TV SeriesCobra BubblesActor
Stitch! The Movie2003VideoCobra Bubbles (voice)Actor
The District2002-2003TV SeriesAttorney General Troy HatcherActor
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryW.E.B. DuBois
Josiah Benson
The System2003TV SeriesAndre CharlesActor
Dark Blue2002Arthur HollandActor
The Proud Family2002TV SeriesGarrett KrebsActor
RFK2002TV MovieJudge JonesActor
Lilo & Stitch2002Cobra Bubbles (voice)Actor
Undisputed2002George ‘Iceman’ ChambersActor
Little John2002TV MovieJohn MorganActor
Sins of the Father2002TV MovieGarrick JonesActor
UC: Undercover2001TV SeriesQuito RealActor
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within2001Ryan (voice)Actor
Baby Boy2001Melvin ‘Mel’Actor
Holiday Heart2000TV MovieHoliday HeartActor
American Tragedy2000TV MovieJohnnie CochranActor
Mission: Impossible II2000Luther StickellActor
Bringing Out the Dead1999MarcusActor
Entrapment1999Aaron ThibadeauxActor
Out of Sight1998Buddy BraggActor
Body Count1998PikeActor
Don King: Only in America1997TV MovieDon KingActor
Con Air1997Diamond DogActor
Dangerous Ground1997MukiActor
King of the Avenue2010executive producer / producerProducer
Phantom Punch2008producerProducer
Animal 22008executive producerProducer
Ascension Day2007producerProducer
The Final Chapter2007Short executive producerProducer
Animal2005Video executive producerProducer
Back in the Day2005co-executive producerProducer
Kojak2005TV Series co-executive producer – 7 episodesProducer
Animal2005Video storyWriter
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009performer: “It Ain’t Easy”Soundtrack
Inside ‘Out of Sight’1998Video documentary short special thanksThanks
Tom Cruise: Reel Life2017TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Unsung Hollywood2015TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
UFC on Fox2012TV SeriesHimself – NarratorSelf
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Ving Rhames Wins Oscar for Piranha 3D2010Video shortHimselfSelf
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimselfSelf
American Gangster2007TV Series documentaryNarratorSelf
Late Night with Conan O’Brien1997-2006TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentary shortHimselfSelf
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Catering Impossible: M:i:III2006TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Story Room: The Making of ‘Lilo & Stitch’2005Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Surviving the Dawn2004Video documentaryHimselfSelf
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Beef2003DocumentaryNarrator (voice)Self
Rank2002TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Behind the Mission: The Making of ‘M:I-2’2000Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
The RDA2000TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998-2000TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Special documentaryHimself – PresenterSelf
Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir1998TV Movie documentaryNarratorSelf
The Rosie O’Donnell Show1997-1998TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHimself – Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TVSelf
Inside ‘Out of Sight’1998Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
Vibe1997TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1997TV SeriesHimself – Guest / HimselfSelf
The Way West1995TV Movie documentaryVoiceSelf
Don’t Scream, Just Swim: Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Piranha 3D’2011VideoHimselfArchive Footage
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryDuane Stevenson (uncredited)Archive Footage
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
‘Pulp Fiction’ on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect2004TV Short documentaryArchive Footage
VH1: All Access2003TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Pulp Fiction: The Facts2002Video documentary shortHimselfArchive Footage
You’re Still Not Fooling Anybody1997ShortHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Gomorron1996TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage

Ving Rhames Awards

2001Special MentionLocarno International Film FestivalBaby Boy (2001)Won
2000ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USASupporting Actor of the YearWon
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDon King: Only in America (1997)Won
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesDon King: Only in America (1997)Won
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsemblePulp Fiction (1994)Won
2001Special MentionLocarno International Film FestivalBaby Boy (2001)Nominated
2000ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USASupporting Actor of the YearNominated
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDon King: Only in America (1997)Nominated
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesDon King: Only in America (1997)Nominated
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsemblePulp Fiction (1994)Nominated