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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 Name||Ving Rhames|
|Net Worth||$16 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 12, 1959|
|Place Of Birth||Harlem, New York City, New York, United States|
|Height||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor|
|Education||NY’s High School of Performing Arts, State University of New York, Juilliard School|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||Deborah Reed (m. 2000), Valerie Scott (m. 1994–1999)|
|Children||Reign Beau Rhames, Freedom Rhames|
|Parents||Ernest Rhames, Reather Rhames|
|Nicknames||Irving Christopher “Ving” Rhames , Irving Rameses Rhames , Irving “Ving” Rhames , Ving , Irving Rameses “Ving” Rhames , Rhames , Irving Rhames|
|Awards||St. 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,|
|Nominations||Primetime 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 Shows||Monday Mornings, Gravity, Kojak, Another World, American Gangster|
Ving Rhames Trademarks
- 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)_.)
- 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
|ER||1994-1996||TV Series||Walter Robbins||Actor|
|Mission: Impossible||1996||Luther Stickell||Actor|
|Deadly Whispers||1995||TV Movie||Det. Jackson||Actor|
|Kiss of Death||1995||Omar||Actor|
|New York Undercover||1995||TV Series||Max Villareal||Actor|
|Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct: Lightning||1995||TV Movie||Detective Artie Brown||Actor|
|Philly Heat||1994||TV Series||DeWitt Wardlaw||Actor|
|Pulp Fiction||1994||Marsellus Wallace||Actor|
|The Saint of Fort Washington||1993||Little Leroy||Actor|
|Blood In, Blood Out||1993||Ivan||Actor|
|Terror on Track 9||1992||TV Movie||Jellyroll||Actor|
|Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot||1992||Mr. Stereo||Actor|
|The People Under the Stairs||1991||Leroy||Actor|
|L’Amérique en otage||1991||TV Movie||Charles Jones||Actor|
|Screenplay||1991||TV Series||Sergeant Blue||Actor|
|Flight of the Intruder||1991||CPO Frank McRae||Actor|
|When You Remember Me||1990||TV Movie||Actor|
|The Long Walk Home||1990||Herbert Cotter||Actor|
|Rising Son||1990||TV Movie||Ed||Actor|
|The Equalizer||1989||TV Series||Luther ‘Million’ Paxton||Actor|
|Casualties of War||1989||Lt. Reilly||Actor|
|Men||1989||TV Series||Charlie Hazard||Actor|
|Spenser: For Hire||1988||TV Series||Henry Brown||Actor|
|Tour of Duty||1987||TV Series||SP4 Tucker||Actor|
|Miami Vice||1985-1987||TV Series||Walker Monroe / Georges||Actor|
|Crime Story||1986||TV Series||Hector Lincoln||Actor|
|Another World||1986||TV Series||Czaja Carnek||Actor|
|American Playhouse||1985||TV Series||Young Gabriel||Actor|
|Go Tell It on the Mountain||1984||Young Gabriel||Actor|
|M:I 6 – Mission Impossible||2018||filming||Luther Stickell||Actor|
|The Star||2017||post-production||Thaddeus the Dog (voice)||Actor|
|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||2017||Charlie-27||Actor|
|A Sunday Horse||2016||Mr. Valentine||Actor|
|Untitled NBA Project||2015||TV Movie||Don D’Alessario||Actor|
|Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation||2015||Luther Stickell||Actor|
|A Day Late and a Dollar Short||2014||TV Movie||Cecil||Actor|
|Force of Execution||2013||Ice Man||Actor|
|Armed Response||2013||Officer Hall||Actor|
|Monday Mornings||2013||TV Series||Dr. Jorge Villanueva||Actor|
|Death Race: Inferno||2013||Video||Weyland||Actor|
|Won’t Back Down||2012||Principal Thompson||Actor|
|Soldiers of Fortune||2012||Grimaud Tourneur||Actor|
|Piranha 3DD||2012||Deputy Fallon (uncredited)||Actor|
|Black Jack||2011||TV Movie||Actor|
|Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||2011||Luther Stickell (uncredited)||Actor|
|Zombie Apocalypse||2011||TV Movie||Henry||Actor|
|Julia X||2011||The Man||Actor|
|The River Murders||2011||Captain Langley||Actor|
|Cubed||2011||TV Series||Ving Rhames||Actor|
|Death Race 2||2010||Video||Weyland||Actor|
|King of the Avenue||2010||Norman De’Sha||Actor|
|Piranha 3D||2010||Deputy Fallon||Actor|
|Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed||2010||Video||Mike||Actor|
|Gravity||2010||TV Series||Dogg McFee||Actor|
|‘Master Harold’ … And the Boys||2010||Sam||Actor|
|The Bridge to Nowhere||2009||Actor|
|The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||2009||Jibby Newsome||Actor|
|Give ’em Hell Malone||2009||Boulder||Actor|
|The Tournament||2009||Joshua Harlow||Actor|
|Echelon Conspiracy||2009||Agent Dave Grant||Actor|
|Saving God||2008||Armstrong Cane||Actor|
|Phantom Punch||2008||Sonny Liston||Actor|
|Day of the Dead||2008||Video||Captain Rhodes||Actor|
|A Broken Life||2007||Vet||Actor|
|Football Wives||2007||TV Movie||Frank Wallingford||Actor|
|I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry||2007||Fred G. Duncan||Actor|
|Leroy & Stitch||2006||Video||Cobra Bubbles (voice)||Actor|
|Mission: Impossible III||2006||Luther Stickell||Actor|
|Shooting Gallery||2005||Video||Cue Ball Carl Bridgers||Actor|
|Back in the Day||2005||J-Bone||Actor|
|Kojak||2005||TV Series||Lieutenant Theo Kojak||Actor|
|Driv3r||2004||Video Game||Tobias Jones (voice)||Actor|
|Dawn of the Dead||2004||Kenneth||Actor|
|Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma||2003||Video Game||Luther Stickell (voice)||Actor|
|The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||2003||TV Series||Chief||Actor|
|Lilo & Stitch: The Series||2003||TV Series||Cobra Bubbles||Actor|
|Stitch! The Movie||2003||Video||Cobra Bubbles (voice)||Actor|
|The District||2002-2003||TV Series||Attorney General Troy Hatcher||Actor|
|Freedom: A History of Us||2003||TV Series documentary||W.E.B. DuBois|
|The System||2003||TV Series||Andre Charles||Actor|
|Dark Blue||2002||Arthur Holland||Actor|
|The Proud Family||2002||TV Series||Garrett Krebs||Actor|
|RFK||2002||TV Movie||Judge Jones||Actor|
|Lilo & Stitch||2002||Cobra Bubbles (voice)||Actor|
|Undisputed||2002||George ‘Iceman’ Chambers||Actor|
|Little John||2002||TV Movie||John Morgan||Actor|
|Sins of the Father||2002||TV Movie||Garrick Jones||Actor|
|UC: Undercover||2001||TV Series||Quito Real||Actor|
|Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within||2001||Ryan (voice)||Actor|
|Baby Boy||2001||Melvin ‘Mel’||Actor|
|Holiday Heart||2000||TV Movie||Holiday Heart||Actor|
|American Tragedy||2000||TV Movie||Johnnie Cochran||Actor|
|Mission: Impossible II||2000||Luther Stickell||Actor|
|Bringing Out the Dead||1999||Marcus||Actor|
|Out of Sight||1998||Buddy Bragg||Actor|
|Don King: Only in America||1997||TV Movie||Don King||Actor|
|Con Air||1997||Diamond Dog||Actor|
|King of the Avenue||2010||executive producer / producer||Producer|
|Animal 2||2008||executive producer||Producer|
|The Final Chapter||2007||Short executive producer||Producer|
|Animal||2005||Video executive producer||Producer|
|Back in the Day||2005||co-executive producer||Producer|
|Kojak||2005||TV Series co-executive producer – 7 episodes||Producer|
|The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||2009||performer: “It Ain’t Easy”||Soundtrack|
|Inside ‘Out of Sight’||1998||Video documentary short special thanks||Thanks|
|Tom Cruise: Reel Life||2017||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Self|
|Unsung Hollywood||2015||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|UFC on Fox||2012||TV Series||Himself – Narrator||Self|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2011||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|Ving Rhames Wins Oscar for Piranha 3D||2010||Video short||Himself||Self|
|Lopez Tonight||2010||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|BET Awards 2009||2009||TV Special||Himself||Self|
|American Gangster||2007||TV Series documentary||Narrator||Self|
|Late Night with Conan O’Brien||1997-2006||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|HBO First Look||2006||TV Series documentary short||Himself||Self|
|The Tony Danza Show||2006||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|Catering Impossible: M:i:III||2006||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|The Story Room: The Making of ‘Lilo & Stitch’||2005||Video documentary||Himself||Self|
|Surviving the Dawn||2004||Video documentary||Himself||Self|
|The N Word||2004||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Rank||2002||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Behind the Mission: The Making of ‘M:I-2’||2000||Video documentary short||Himself||Self|
|The RDA||2000||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1998-2000||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards||1999||TV Special documentary||Himself – Presenter||Self|
|Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir||1998||TV Movie documentary||Narrator||Self|
|The Rosie O’Donnell Show||1997-1998||TV Series||Himself – Guest||Self|
|The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards||1998||TV Special||Himself – Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV||Self|
|Inside ‘Out of Sight’||1998||Video documentary short||Himself||Self|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1996-1997||TV Series||Himself – Guest / Himself||Self|
|The Way West||1995||TV Movie documentary||Voice||Self|
|Don’t Scream, Just Swim: Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Piranha 3D’||2011||Video||Himself||Archive Footage|
|President Hollywood||2008||TV Movie documentary||Duane Stevenson (uncredited)||Archive Footage|
|106 & Park Top 10 Live||2006||TV Series||Himself||Archive Footage|
|‘Pulp Fiction’ on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect||2004||TV Short documentary||Archive Footage|
|VH1: All Access||2003||TV Series||Himself||Archive Footage|
|Pulp Fiction: The Facts||2002||Video documentary short||Himself||Archive Footage|
|You’re Still Not Fooling Anybody||1997||Short||Himself (uncredited)||Archive Footage|
|Gomorron||1996||TV Series||Himself||Archive Footage|
Ving Rhames Awards
|2001||Special Mention||Locarno International Film Festival||Baby Boy (2001)||Won|
|2000||ShoWest Award||ShoWest Convention, USA||Supporting Actor of the Year||Won|
|1998||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Don King: Only in America (1997)||Won|
|1998||OFTA Television Award||Online Film & Television Association||Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Don King: Only in America (1997)||Won|
|1994||ACCA||Awards Circuit Community Awards||Best Cast Ensemble||Pulp Fiction (1994)||Won|
|2001||Special Mention||Locarno International Film Festival||Baby Boy (2001)||Nominated|
|2000||ShoWest Award||ShoWest Convention, USA||Supporting Actor of the Year||Nominated|
|1998||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Don King: Only in America (1997)||Nominated|
|1998||OFTA Television Award||Online Film & Television Association||Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Don King: Only in America (1997)||Nominated|
|1994||ACCA||Awards Circuit Community Awards||Best Cast Ensemble||Pulp Fiction (1994)||Nominated|