Ving Rhames (born Irving Rameses Rhames), actor. He is known for his work in Bringing Out the Dead, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, Dawn of the Dead, Holiday Heart, Con Air, Piranha 3D & Piranha 3DD, the Mission: Impossible film series and the 2012 SyFy movie Zombie Apocalypse. Named after the late NBC journalist, Irving R. Levine, fellow SUNY Purchase acting student Stanley Tucci gave him his nickname "Ving". He transferred and graduated from the prestigious Julliard School.
Directed by Dick Lowry. With Ving Rhames, Gloria Reuben, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Adilah Barnes. The unmarried daughter of a Texas rancher gives birth to an unwanted child. She puts the child up for adoption and moves away from home. Without her knowledge, her father took the boy and raised him. Twelve years later, she is now a successful family-court judge in L.A. Over the years, she has avoided her father and knows nothing of the child. That all changes when he decides that is time she ...
American Gangster (2006) In this gripping documentary series from BET, Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames narrates profiles of history's most infamous African American crime figures, delving into the private life and criminal exploits of each subject. Photographs and film clips illustrate eyewitness and law enforcement accounts of Frank Lucas (subject of the film American Gangster), Philadelphia's Black Mafia, Larry Hoover, Nicky Barnes, the Beltway Snipers and others.