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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.

Ving Rhames Net Worth $16 Million

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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Star 2017/II announced voice
Minkow 2017 post-production Peanut
Bastards 2017 Rod Hamilton
A Sunday Horse 2016 Mr. Valentine
Untitled NBA Project 2015 TV Movie Don D'Alessario
Operator 2015/I Richard
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015 Luther Stickell
A Day Late and a Dollar Short 2014 TV Movie Cecil
Jamesy Boy 2014 Conrad
Percentage 2014 Porter
Force of Execution 2013 Ice Man
Armed Response 2013 Officer Hall
Monday Mornings 2013 TV Series Dr. Jorge Villanueva
Death Race: Inferno 2013 Video Weyland
Btd 2012 Short Ken
Mafia 2012 Renzo Wes
Won't Back Down 2012 Principal Thompson
Money Fight 2012 Gene
Soldiers of Fortune 2012 Grimaud Tourneur
Piranha 3DD 2012 Deputy Fallon (uncredited)
7 Below 2012 Jack
Black Jack 2011 TV Movie
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011 Luther Stickell (uncredited)
Zombie Apocalypse 2011 TV Movie Henry
Julia X 2011 The Man
Pimp Bullies 2011 Miguel
The River Murders 2011 Captain Langley
Cubed 2011 TV Series Ving Rhames
Death Race 2 2010 Video Weyland
Caged Animal 2010 Cain
King of the Avenue 2010 Norman De'Sha
Piranha 3D 2010 Deputy Fallon
Operation: Endgame 2010 Judgement
Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed 2010 Video Mike
Gravity 2010 TV Series Dogg McFee
'Master Harold' ... And the Boys 2010 Sam
Surrogates 2009 The Prophet
The Bridge to Nowhere 2009
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 Jibby Newsome
Give 'em Hell Malone 2009 Boulder
The Tournament 2009 Joshua Harlow
Echelon Conspiracy 2009 Agent Dave Grant
Evil Angel 2009 Carruthers
Saving God 2008 Armstrong Cane
Phantom Punch 2008 Sonny Liston
Day of the Dead 2008 Video Captain Rhodes
Animal 2 2008 Animal
A Broken Life 2007 Vet
Football Wives 2007 TV Movie Frank Wallingford
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 Fred G. Duncan
Ascension Day 2007 Hark
Idlewild 2006 Spats
Aquaman 2006 TV Short McCaffery
Leroy & Stitch 2006 Video Cobra Bubbles (voice)
Mission: Impossible III 2006 Luther Stickell
Shooting Gallery 2005 Video Cue Ball Carl Bridgers
Animal 2005 Video Animal
Back in the Day 2005 J-Bone
Kojak 2005 TV Series Lieutenant Theo Kojak
Driv3r 2004 Video Game Tobias Jones (voice)
Dawn of the Dead 2004 Kenneth
Sin 2003 Eddie Burns
Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma 2003 Video Game Luther Stickell (voice)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 2003 TV Series Chief
Lilo & Stitch: The Series 2003 TV Series Cobra Bubbles
Stitch! The Movie 2003 Video Cobra Bubbles (voice)
The District 2002-2003 TV Series Attorney General Troy Hatcher
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary W.E.B. DuBois Petitioner Josiah Benson
The System 2003 TV Series Andre Charles
Dark Blue 2002 Arthur Holland
The Proud Family 2002 TV Series Garrett Krebs
RFK 2002 TV Movie Judge Jones
Lilo & Stitch 2002 Cobra Bubbles (voice)
Undisputed 2002 George 'Iceman' Chambers
Little John 2002 TV Movie John Morgan
Sins of the Father 2002 TV Movie Garrick Jones
UC: Undercover 2001 TV Series Quito Real
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 2001 Ryan (voice)
Baby Boy 2001 Melvin 'Mel'
Holiday Heart 2000 TV Movie Holiday Heart
American Tragedy 2000 TV Movie Johnnie Cochran
Mission: Impossible II 2000 Luther Stickell
Bringing Out the Dead 1999 Marcus
Entrapment 1999 Aaron Thibadeaux
Out of Sight 1998 Buddy Bragg
Body Count 1998 Pike
Don King: Only in America 1997 TV Movie Don King
Con Air 1997 Diamond Dog
Rosewood 1997 Mann
Dangerous Ground 1997 Muki
ER 1994-1996 TV Series Walter Robbins
Striptease 1996 Shad
Mission: Impossible 1996 Luther Stickell
Deadly Whispers 1995 TV Movie Det. Jackson
Kiss of Death 1995 Omar
New York Undercover 1995 TV Series Max Villareal
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning 1995 TV Movie Detective Artie Brown
Philly Heat 1994 TV Series DeWitt Wardlaw
Drop Squad 1994 Garvey
Pulp Fiction 1994 Marsellus Wallace
The Saint of Fort Washington 1993 Little Leroy
Dave 1993 Duane Stevenson
Blood In, Blood Out 1993 Ivan
Terror on Track 9 1992 TV Movie Jellyroll
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 1992 Mr. Stereo
The People Under the Stairs 1991 Leroy
L'Amérique en otage 1991 TV Movie Charles Jones
Screenplay 1991 TV Series Sergeant Blue
Homicide 1991 Randolph
Flight of the Intruder 1991 CPO Frank McRae
Jacob's Ladder 1990/I George
When You Remember Me 1990 TV Movie
The Long Walk Home 1990 Herbert Cotter
Rising Son 1990 TV Movie Ed
The Equalizer 1989 TV Series Luther 'Million' Paxton
Casualties of War 1989 Lt. Reilly
Men 1989 TV Series Charlie Hazard
Patty Hearst 1988 Cinque
Spenser: For Hire 1988 TV Series Henry Brown
Tour of Duty 1987 TV Series SP4 Tucker
Miami Vice 1985-1987 TV Series Walker Monroe / Georges
Native Son 1986 Jack
Crime Story 1986 TV Series Hector Lincoln
Another World 1986 TV Series Czaja Carnek
American Playhouse 1985 TV Series Young Gabriel
Go Tell It on the Mountain 1984 Young Gabriel

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King of the Avenue 2010 executive producer / producer
Phantom Punch 2008 producer
Animal 2 2008 executive producer
Ascension Day 2007 producer
The Final Chapter 2007 Short executive producer
Animal 2005 Video executive producer
Back in the Day 2005 co-executive producer
Kojak 2005 TV Series co-executive producer - 7 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Animal 2005 Video story

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 performer: "It Ain't Easy"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside 'Out of Sight' 1998 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsung Hollywood 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
UFC on Fox 2012 TV Series Himself - Narrator
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ving Rhames Wins Oscar for Piranha 3D 2010 Video short Himself
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
BET Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
American Gangster 2007 TV Series documentary Narrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Catering Impossible: M:i:III 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Surviving the Dawn 2004 Video documentary Himself
The N Word 2004 Documentary Himself
Beef 2003 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Rank 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Behind the Mission: The Making of 'M:I-2' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The RDA 2000 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir 1998 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Inside 'Out of Sight' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Vibe 1997 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-1997 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Way West 1995 TV Movie documentary Voice

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Scream, Just Swim: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Piranha 3D' 2011 Video Himself
President Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Duane Stevenson (uncredited)
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2006 TV Series Himself
'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect 2004 TV Short documentary
VH1: All Access 2003 TV Series Himself
Pulp Fiction: The Facts 2002 Video documentary short Himself
You're Still Not Fooling Anybody 1997 Short Himself (uncredited)
Gomorron 1996 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Special Mention Locarno International Film Festival Baby Boy (2001) · John Singleton (director)
· Tyrese Gibson
· Taraji P. Henson
· Omar Gooding
· Tamara LaSeon Bass
· Candy Ann Brown
· A.J. Johnson
· Angell Conwell
· Kareem J. Grimes
· Tracey Cherelle Jones
· Kaylan Bolton
2000 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Supporting Actor of the Year
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)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Don King: Only in America (1997)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Pulp Fiction (1994) · John Travolta
· Samuel L. Jackson
· Uma Thurman
· Tim Roth
· Harvey Keitel
· Amanda Plummer
· Bruce Willis
· Eric Stoltz
· Rosanna Arquette

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor, TV Movie or Mini-Series A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Actor - Television Kojak (2005)
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Film: Best Supporting Actor Dark Blue (2002)
2003 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actor Sins of the Father (2002)
2003 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Sins of the Father (2002)
2003 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series The Proud Family (2001)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Supporting Actor Baby Boy (2001)
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Baby Boy (2001)
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series UC: Undercover (2001)
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actor Holiday Heart (2000)
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Mission: Impossible II (2000)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Action Entrapment (1999)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Don King: Only in America (1997)
1998 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Actor Rosewood (1997)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Rosewood (1997)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Don King: Only in America (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Don King: Only in America (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries Don King: Only in America (1997)


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#Fact
1 Is the only actor besides Tom Cruise to be in all the Mission Impossible movies (1996-2015).
2 Lives in Los Angeles, California.
3 Was considered for the role of John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999).
4 The son of a mechanic and a homemaker, and the youngest of two boys.
5 Put on 30 pounds to look more imposing for his role in Striptease.
6 Is a huge fan of boxing and often goes to live major events.
7 Raised on 126th Street in the Harlem area of New York City.
8 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.
9 He credits his strong religious faith as a key to his success.
10 Was named after retired NBC journalist Irving R. Levine.
11 Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
12 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).
13 Daughter is named Reign Beau
14 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.
15 Step-daughter, Tiffany 15 years old. Daughter, Reignbeau, born 2000. Son, Freedom, born February 2002.
16 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.
17 Engaged to Deborah Reed (2000).
18 Was given the nickname he goes by, "Ving," by his one time roomate Stanley Tucci, when together for a time at SUNY Purchase.
19 Education: Juilliard, NY (Drama)
20 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.

#Quote
1 I don't give Hollywood the power to limit me. Only God can limit me.
2 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.
3 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.
4 The only difference between working on a huge-budget film and a lesser-budget film, is the quality of lunch and dinner.
5 I was never a struggling actor, for which I feel very blessed.
6 Since God is the foundation of my life, anything that streams from that can only be positive.
7 I graduated on a Friday and started working on Monday, doing Shakespeare in the Park with Kevin Kline in Richard III. (On Julliard)
8 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.
9 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)
10 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.
11 I must say that some things some men are born to do. I think I was born to kick ass.
12 "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.
13 "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.
14 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.

#Trademark
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

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