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Born IrVing Rameses Rhames in Harlem, New York, Ving Rhames is an actor. His parents were the car mechanic Ernest Rhames and the housewife Reather Rhames. The New York High School for the Performing Arts admitted Ving because he was a brilliant student.

He discovered his passion for performing at that very place. Although he attended Juilliard, he started performing in New York City theatre and Shakespeare in the Park. He made his theatrical debut, adding to his list of Ving Rhames movies, while performing in “The Winter Boys” on Broadway in 1984.

His acting debut that year was Tell It on the Mountain (1985), a television film. Fast forward to 1986, and he landed small parts in several smash TV shows, such as Crime Story, Tour of Duty, and Miami Vice (1984). Soap opera roles were among the movies with Rhames that helped propel him to stardom.

Actor Irving Rameses Rhames hails from America. He is well-known for playing gangster Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction and IMF Agent Luther Stickell in all Mission: Impossible films.



Professionally KnownVing Rhames
Date of BirthMay 12, 1959
BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA
Age63 years
Spouse nameDeborah Reed (married in 2000)
HometownNew York City, New York, USA
Zodiac signTaurus
Marital statusMarried
FatherErnest Rhames
MotherReather Rhames
BrotherJunior Rhames
SonFreedom Rhames
DaughterReign Beau Rhames

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Ving Rhames Birthday12 May


Ving Rhames Age68 years


Ving Rhames Height in Feet6′ 0″
Height in Meters1.83m
Height in Centimeters183cm


Ving Rhames Weight in Kilograms65Kg
Weight in Pounds183lbs

Early Life

Rhames, Edgar Rameses came into this world in Harlem, New York City, on May 12, 1959. Ernest Rhames was his father, and Reather was his mother. Ernest was an auto mechanic. The late IrVing R. Levine, a reporter for NBC who was also a Harlem native, inspired the name IrVing. He attended New York’s High School of Performing Arts for his secondary education.

There, he developed a keen interest in acting. After finishing high school, he enrolled at SUNY Purchase to major in theatre. While attending SUNY, he became friends with famous actor Stanley Tucci. The person who addressed him as “Ving” was Stanely Tucci. The next step was for the Juilliard School to transfer Rhames to their Drama Division. He received his BFA in drama in 1983. Close to Home, Rhames’s faith is Christianity. As of 2018, he resides in Santa Monica, California. Ving Rhames wife, Deborah Reed, and he got married in the year 2000.

Ving Rhames At Gunpoint

During the press tour for the Mission: Impossible series’ return to theatres, actor Rhames—who plays the lead role—recounted another real-life recurring story in the United States: the police accosting a Black man for trying to enter his house. Rhames related his tale. Someone pounded on the door shortly after he returned to Santa Monica and was watching ESPN. He stood up to respond, donning only his basketball shorts.

A Controversy Set Straight

Aside from Ving Rhames’s excellent health, a scandal that rocked 2018 deserves mention. When the police showed up at Rhames’s house in response to a neighbour’s report of a large black man breaking in, he suddenly became a media darling.

Ving Rhames wanted to set the record straight when he opened his door and saw armed police officers standing there. Thankfully, things settled down shortly after the police chief recognised Rhames and realised his error. The truth came out fast, and Ving Rhames was not involved.



“The Boys of Winter” was his first Broadway production in 1984, contributing to Ving Rhames movies and tv shows. The People Under the Stairs, directed by Wes Craven, was his subsequent feature film, and he played the role of Leroy.

In Ving Rhames pulp fiction, he played the iconic role of Marcellus Wallas. He went on to play Peter Benton’s brother-in-law for three seasons on the medical drama ER. In Brian De Palma’s 1996 action thriller Mission Impossible, he portrayed Luther Stickell, a skilled computer hacker.

Ving Rhames Movies
Ving Rhames Movies

For his superb performance in HBO’s Don King: Only in America, Ving Rhames was named best television actor at the 1998 Golden Globes, increasing Ving Rhames net worth. No one expected him to surprise his fellow nominee, Jack Lemmon, by presenting him with the award. He said that sharing is an essential part of being an actor, so this act of generosity was his way of giVing back.

Rhames kept his promise even though Lemmon tried and failed to return the trophy. Lemmon cried because it was the most joyful moment of his life. Subsequently, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented Rhames with a second honour. After word got out about Rhames’s kind gesture, the media went wild, and E! even went so far as to call it the 98th Most Awesome Moment in Entertainment History.

Furthermore, Rhames has played several roles, including that of the comical bodyguard Shad in the 1996 film Striptease. He also played John Singleton’s ex-boyfriend in the film Baby Boy. Playing the role of a gay drag queen in the TV movie Holiday Heart was an unusual one for him. Ving Rhames bubbles was the character he voiced in the video game Driv3r and the animated series Lilo & Stitch.

Voicing The Part Of Tobias Jones

Rhames reprised his role in Mission: Impossible III (2006). He was the main attraction in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), but he had a small role in the 2011 film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise is the only actor to have appeared in all five Mission: Impossible films.

He would appear on the Aquaman spinoff series Mercy Reef as planned. Still, CW was born out of the merger of The WB and UPN, so the show never aired. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry starred Ving Rhames as a gay firefighter who may have killed someone in the course of his career. He lends his voice to the BET TV show American Gangster.


Net Worth

Ving Rhames Net Worth in USD$25 Million Dollars
Net Worth in INR₹20,806,51250

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Movies /TV shows

1986Native Son
1988Patty Hearst
1989Casualties of War
1990The Long Walk Home
Jacob’s Ladder
1991Flight of the Intruder
The People Under the Stairs
1992Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
1993Blood In Blood Out
The Saint of Fort Washington
1994Pulp Fiction
Drop Squad
1995Kiss of Death
1996Mission: Impossible
1997Dangerous Ground
Con Air
1998Body Count
Out of Sight
Bringing Out the Dead
2000Mission: Impossible 2
2001Baby Boy
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Lilo & Stitch
Dark Blue
2003Stitch! The Movie
2004Dawn of the Dead
2005Back in the Day
Shooting Gallery
2006Mission: Impossible III
Leroy & Stitch
2007Ascension Day
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
A Broken Life
2008Animal 2
Day of the Dead
Phantom Punch
SaVing God
2009Echelon Conspiracy
Give ‘Em Hell, Malone
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
The Bridge to Nowhere
The Tournament
Evil Angel
2010Master Harold…and the Boys
Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed
Operation: Endgame
Piranha 3D
King of the Avenue
The Wrath of Cain
Red Canvas
Death Race 2
2011The River Murders
Pimp Bullies
Julia X
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
2012Seven Below
Piranha 3DD
Soldiers of Fortune
Art of Submission
Won’t Back Down
2013Death Race 3: Inferno
Armed Response
Force of Execution
2014Jamesy Boy
2015Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
2016A Sunday Horse
2017Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Star
Father Figures
2018Con Man
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
2022Wendell & Wild
2023The Locksmith
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
2024The Garfield Movie †
The Instigators
2025Untitled eighth Mission: Impossible film †

Movies with Ving Rhames
Movies with Ving Rhames

Songs List

He has never recorded any songs nor have released any music album.

Fun Facts

  • In 1993, Rhames unexpectedly reconnected with his estranged brother, Junior, a homeless Vietnam veteran, while filming “The Saint of Fort Washington.”
  • Rhames’s SUNY Purchase flatmate Stanley Tucci was the first to call him “Ving.”
  • Won a Golden Globe for “Don King: Only in America” in 1998; it is well known that she handed Jack Lemmon the trophy.
  • It was considered for the 1999 film “The Green Mile,” playing the character of John Coffey.
  • Despite his on-screen persona, he is slightly under 6 feet tall, weighs slightly over 200 pounds, and has a bench press capacity of over 300 pounds.
  • Often mistakenly identified as James Earl Jones, the voice behind Arby’s “We Have the Meats!” campaign since 2015.
  • Attended SUNY Purchase for two years before going back to Julliard.
  • Raised in New York City’s Harlem on 126th Street.
  • gained thirty pounds to appear more menacing in “Striptease.”
  • the only performer who appeared in every “Mission Impossible” film from 1996 to 2018 aside from Tom Cruise.

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Is Ving Rhames Gay?

Rhames is a Christian. As of 2018, he resides in Santa Monica, California. He has been married to Deborah Reed since 2000.

Is Ving Rhames Still Alive?

He currently resides in Santa Monica, California, as of 2018.

How Old Is Ving Rhames?

64 years old.

Is Ving Rhames Dead?

Representatives for the actor formally declared that Ving Rhames is still alive.

How Tall Is Ving Rhames?


Who Is Ving Rhames Wife?

Deborah Reed.

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