Ving Rhames Net Worth

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Ving Rhames net worth is
$16 Million

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.

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.

Full NameVing Rhames
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthMay 12, 1959
Place Of BirthHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor
EducationNY's High School of Performing Arts, State University of New York, Juilliard School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDeborah Reed (m. 2000), Valerie Scott (m. 1994–1999)
ChildrenReign Beau Rhames, Freedom Rhames
ParentsErnest Rhames, Reather Rhames
SiblingsJunior Rhames
NicknamesIrving Christopher "Ving" Rhames , Irving Rameses Rhames , Irving "Ving" Rhames , Ving , Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames , Rhames , Irving Rhames
AwardsSt. 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,
NominationsPrimetime 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 ShowsMonday Mornings, Gravity, Kojak, Another World, American Gangster
1Characters 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)_.)
2A deep, booming voice
1I don't give Hollywood the power to limit me. Only God can limit me.
2I 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.
3I 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.
4The only difference between working on a huge-budget film and a lesser-budget film, is the quality of lunch and dinner.
5I was never a struggling actor, for which I feel very blessed.
6Since God is the foundation of my life, anything that streams from that can only be positive.
7I graduated on a Friday and started working on Monday, doing Shakespeare in the Park with Kevin Kline in Richard III. (On Julliard)
8Quite 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.
9Oftentimes 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)
10My 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.
11I 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.
14I 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.
1Is the only actor besides Tom Cruise to be in all the Mission Impossible movies (1996-2015).
2Lives in Los Angeles, California.
3Was considered for the role of John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999).
4The son of a mechanic and a homemaker, and the youngest of two boys.
5Put on 30 pounds to look more imposing for his role in Striptease.
6Is a huge fan of boxing and often goes to live major events.
7Raised on 126th Street in the Harlem area of New York City.
8In 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.
9He credits his strong religious faith as a key to his success.
10Was named after retired NBC journalist Irving R. Levine.
11Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
12Was 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).
13Daughter is named Reign Beau
14He 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.
15Step-daughter, Tiffany 15 years old. Daughter, Reignbeau, born 2000. Son, Freedom, born February 2002.
16Won 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.
17Engaged to Deborah Reed (2000).
18Was given the nickname he goes by, "Ving," by his one time roomate Stanley Tucci, when together for a time at SUNY Purchase.
19Education: Juilliard, NY (Drama)
20Spent 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.


ER1994-1996TV SeriesWalter Robbins
Mission: Impossible1996Luther Stickell
Deadly Whispers1995TV MovieDet. Jackson
Kiss of Death1995Omar
New York Undercover1995TV SeriesMax Villareal
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning1995TV MovieDetective Artie Brown
Philly Heat1994TV SeriesDeWitt Wardlaw
Drop Squad1994Garvey
Pulp Fiction1994Marsellus Wallace
The Saint of Fort Washington1993Little Leroy
Dave1993Duane Stevenson
Blood In, Blood Out1993Ivan
Terror on Track 91992TV MovieJellyroll
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot1992Mr. Stereo
The People Under the Stairs1991Leroy
L'Amérique en otage1991TV MovieCharles Jones
Screenplay1991TV SeriesSergeant Blue
Flight of the Intruder1991CPO Frank McRae
Jacob's Ladder1990/IGeorge
When You Remember Me1990TV Movie
The Long Walk Home1990Herbert Cotter
Rising Son1990TV MovieEd
The Equalizer1989TV SeriesLuther 'Million' Paxton
Casualties of War1989Lt. Reilly
Men1989TV SeriesCharlie Hazard
Patty Hearst1988Cinque
Spenser: For Hire1988TV SeriesHenry Brown
Tour of Duty1987TV SeriesSP4 Tucker
Miami Vice1985-1987TV SeriesWalker Monroe / Georges
Native Son1986Jack
Crime Story1986TV SeriesHector Lincoln
Another World1986TV SeriesCzaja Carnek
American Playhouse1985TV SeriesYoung Gabriel
Go Tell It on the Mountain1984Young Gabriel
Con Man2018post-productionPeanut
M:I 6 - Mission Impossible2018filmingLuther Stickell
Bastards2017completedRod Hamilton
The Star2017post-productionThaddeus the Dog (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 22017Charlie-27
A Sunday Horse2016Mr. Valentine
Untitled NBA Project2015TV MovieDon D'Alessario
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation2015Luther Stickell
A Day Late and a Dollar Short2014TV MovieCecil
Jamesy Boy2014Conrad
Force of Execution2013Ice Man
Armed Response2013Officer Hall
Monday Mornings2013TV SeriesDr. Jorge Villanueva
Death Race: Inferno2013VideoWeyland
Mafia2012Renzo Wes
Won't Back Down2012Principal Thompson
Money Fight2012Gene
Soldiers of Fortune2012Grimaud Tourneur
Piranha 3DD2012Deputy Fallon (uncredited)
7 Below2012Jack
Black Jack2011TV Movie
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol2011Luther Stickell (uncredited)
Zombie Apocalypse2011TV MovieHenry
Julia X2011The Man
Pimp Bullies2011Miguel
The River Murders2011Captain Langley
Cubed2011TV SeriesVing Rhames
Death Race 22010VideoWeyland
Caged Animal2010Cain
King of the Avenue2010Norman De'Sha
Piranha 3D2010Deputy Fallon
Operation: Endgame2010Judgement
Love Chronicles: Secrets Revealed2010VideoMike
Gravity2010TV SeriesDogg McFee
'Master Harold' ... And the Boys2010Sam
Surrogates2009The Prophet
The Bridge to Nowhere2009
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009Jibby Newsome
Give 'em Hell Malone2009Boulder
The Tournament2009Joshua Harlow
Echelon Conspiracy2009Agent Dave Grant
Evil Angel2009Carruthers
Saving God2008Armstrong Cane
Phantom Punch2008Sonny Liston
Day of the Dead2008VideoCaptain Rhodes
Animal 22008Animal
A Broken Life2007Vet
Football Wives2007TV MovieFrank Wallingford
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007Fred G. Duncan
Ascension Day2007Hark
Aquaman2006TV ShortMcCaffery
Leroy & Stitch2006VideoCobra Bubbles (voice)
Mission: Impossible III2006Luther Stickell
Shooting Gallery2005VideoCue Ball Carl Bridgers
Back in the Day2005J-Bone
Kojak2005TV SeriesLieutenant Theo Kojak
Driv3r2004Video GameTobias Jones (voice)
Dawn of the Dead2004Kenneth
Sin2003Eddie Burns
Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma2003Video GameLuther Stickell (voice)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2003TV SeriesChief
Lilo & Stitch: The Series2003TV SeriesCobra Bubbles
Stitch! The Movie2003VideoCobra Bubbles (voice)
The District2002-2003TV SeriesAttorney General Troy Hatcher
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryW.E.B. DuBois Petitioner Josiah Benson
The System2003TV SeriesAndre Charles
Dark Blue2002Arthur Holland
The Proud Family2002TV SeriesGarrett Krebs
RFK2002TV MovieJudge Jones
Lilo & Stitch2002Cobra Bubbles (voice)
Undisputed2002George 'Iceman' Chambers
Little John2002TV MovieJohn Morgan
Sins of the Father2002TV MovieGarrick Jones
UC: Undercover2001TV SeriesQuito Real
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within2001Ryan (voice)
Baby Boy2001Melvin 'Mel'
Holiday Heart2000TV MovieHoliday Heart
American Tragedy2000TV MovieJohnnie Cochran
Mission: Impossible II2000Luther Stickell
Bringing Out the Dead1999Marcus
Entrapment1999Aaron Thibadeaux
Out of Sight1998Buddy Bragg
Body Count1998Pike
Don King: Only in America1997TV MovieDon King
Con Air1997Diamond Dog
Dangerous Ground1997Muki


King of the Avenue2010executive producer / producer
Phantom Punch2008producer
Animal 22008executive producer
Ascension Day2007producer
The Final Chapter2007Short executive producer
Animal2005Video executive producer
Back in the Day2005co-executive producer
Kojak2005TV Series co-executive producer - 7 episodes


Animal2005Video story


The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009performer: "It Ain't Easy"


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


Tom Cruise: Reel Life2017TV Movie documentaryHimself
Unsung Hollywood2015TV Series documentaryHimself
UFC on Fox2012TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ving Rhames Wins Oscar for Piranha 3D2010Video shortHimself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
American Gangster2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentary shortHimself
The Tony Danza Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Catering Impossible: M:i:III2006TV MovieHimself
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'2005Video documentaryHimself
Surviving the Dawn2004Video documentaryHimself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Rank2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Mission: The Making of 'M:I-2'2000Video documentary shortHimself
The RDA2000TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir1998TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Inside 'Out of Sight'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Vibe1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Way West1995TV Movie documentaryVoice

Archive Footage

Don't Scream, Just Swim: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Piranha 3D'2011VideoHimself
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryDuane Stevenson (uncredited)
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006TV SeriesHimself
'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect2004TV Short documentary
VH1: All Access2003TV SeriesHimself
Pulp Fiction: The Facts2002Video documentary shortHimself
You're Still Not Fooling Anybody1997ShortHimself (uncredited)
Gomorron1996TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2001Special MentionLocarno International Film FestivalBaby Boy (2001)
2000ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USASupporting Actor of the Year
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDon King: Only in America (1997)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesDon King: Only in America (1997)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsemblePulp Fiction (1994)

Nominated Awards

2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actor, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesA Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialA Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionKojak (2005)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best Supporting ActorDark Blue (2002)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best ActorSins of the Father (2002)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialSins of the Father (2002)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Proud Family (2001)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Supporting ActorBaby Boy (2001)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureBaby Boy (2001)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesUC: Undercover (2001)
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best ActorHoliday Heart (2000)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureMission: Impossible II (2000)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - ActionEntrapment (1999)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalBringing Out the Dead (1999)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieDon King: Only in America (1997)
1998Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActorRosewood (1997)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Motion PictureRosewood (1997)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-SeriesDon King: Only in America (1997)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDon King: Only in America (1997)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or MiniseriesDon King: Only in America (1997)

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