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Ving Rhames

Actor; Best Known for his roles in "Pulp Fiction" and "Mission Impossible"

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Rhames grew up in Harlem, Manhattan. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school he studied at the Juilliard Drama School, and began his career in New York theater. At Juilliard, he was a roommate of fellow actor Stanley Tucci.

He first appeared on Broadway in the play "The Winter Boys" in 1984. Ving continued his rise to fame through his work in soap operas. He found work as a supporting actor, and came to the attention of the general public in Pulp Fiction (1994) as Marsellus Wallace. Not long after, Rhames was cast alongside Tom Cruise as the ace computer hacker Luther Stickell in Brian de Palma's Mission: Impossible (1996). With solid performances in both these highly popular productions, his face was now well known to moviegoers, and the work offers began rolling in more frequently.

Rhames won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO's Don King: Only in America. At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to the late 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.

The talented actor then contributed attention-grabbing performances in Bringing Out the Dead (1999), reprised his Luther Stickell role for Mission: Impossible II (2000), contributed his deep bass voice for the character of Cobra Bubbles in Lilo & Stitch (2002), and played a burly cop fighting cannibal zombie hordes in Dawn of the Dead (2004). Rhames has also appeared in a series of television commercials for Radio Shack, usually performing with Vanessa Lynn Williams. A keen fitness and weight-lifting enthusiast, Rhames is also well known for his strong spiritual beliefs and benevolent attitude toward other people.

Rhames currently stars as the title detective in the USA Network's 2005 TV series Kojak, loosely based on the '70s show of the same name. During a press conference in Hollywood for the new series, American critics criticized Rhames (who is Black) for playing a role which orginally portrayed by the late Telly Savalas, a Greek-American character. The actor was reportedly brought to tears by the harsh criticism.

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Ving Rhames Biography

Rhames grew up in Harlem, Manhattan. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school he studied at the Juilliard Drama School, and began his career in New York theater. At Juilliard, he was a roommate of fellow actor Stanley Tucci.

He first appeared on Broadway in the play "The Winter Boys" in 1984. Ving continued his rise to fame through his work in soap operas. He found work as a supporting actor, and came to the attention of the general public in Pulp Fiction (1994) as Marsellus Wallace. Not long after, Rhames was cast alongside Tom Cruise as the ace computer hacker Luther Stickell in Brian de Palma's Mission: Impossible (1996). With solid performances in both these highly popular productions, his face was now well known to moviegoers, and the work offers began rolling in more frequently.

Rhames won a Golden Globe in 1998 for best actor in a TV miniseries for his performance in HBO's Don King: Only in America. At the ceremony Rhames gave his award to the late 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.

The talented actor then contributed attention-grabbing performances in Bringing Out the Dead (1999), reprised his Luther Stickell role for Mission: Impossible II (2000), contributed his deep bass voice for the character of Cobra Bubbles in Lilo & Stitch (2002), and played a burly cop fighting cannibal zombie hordes in Dawn of the Dead (2004). Rhames has also appeared in a series of television commercials for Radio Shack, usually performing with Vanessa Lynn Williams. A keen fitness and weight-lifting enthusiast, Rhames is also well known for his strong spiritual beliefs and benevolent attitude toward other people.

Rhames currently stars as the title detective in the USA Network's 2005 TV series Kojak, loosely based on the '70s show of the same name. During a press conference in Hollywood for the new series, American critics criticized Rhames (who is Black) for playing a role which orginally portrayed by the late Telly Savalas, a Greek-American character. The actor was reportedly brought to tears by the harsh criticism.

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  • How to book Ving Rhames?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ving Rhames for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ving Rhames, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ving Rhames or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ving Rhames?

    Booking fees for Ving Rhames, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ving Rhames, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ving Rhames?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ving Rhames for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ving Rhames for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ving Rhames or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ving Rhames or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ving Rhames is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ving Rhames for your event is available upon request. Ving Rhames generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alec Baldwin, Christopher McQuarrie, Wesley Snipes, Thandie Newton and Jeremy Renner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ving Rhames for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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