Ving Rhames in the Tournament | 2009
Clip Name: Driving a Bus
About this actor
Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is an American actor best known for his work in Piranha 3-D, Pulp Fiction, Baby Boy, Don King: Only in America, The People Under The Stairs, Dawn of the Dead and the Mission: Impossible film series. Rhames was born in New York City, New York, the son of Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. His parents were raised as sharecroppers in South Carolina. Rhames was named after the now deceased NBC journalist, Irving R. Levine, and grew up in Harlem, Manhattan. A good student, he entered New York's School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. After high school he studied drama at SUNY Purchase where he met fellow actor Stanley Tucci, who gave him his nickname "Ving". He later transferred to Juilliard, where he began his career in New York theater. Rhames 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...