Ving Rhames Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Biography & More

Ving Rhames

Full NameIrving Rameses Ving Rhames
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 183 cm
in meters - 1.83 m
in feet inches - 6’
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 85 kg
in Pounds - 187 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)-Chest: 42 Inches
-Waist: 32 Inches
-Biceps: 18 Inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorN/A (Bald)
Personal Life
Date of BirthMay 12, 1959
Age (as in 2017)58 Years
Birth PlaceHarlem, New York City, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
SignatureVing Rhames's Singnature
HometownSouth Carolina, U.S.A
SchoolHigh School of Performing Arts, New York
College/UniversitySUNY Purchase, New York
Juilliard School's Drama Division, New York
Educational QualificationBachelor of Fine Arts
DebutFilm- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984)
TV- Miami Vice (1985)
FamilyFather- Ernest Rhames (Auto Mechanic)
Mother- Reather (Homemaker)
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesBoxing, Doing Martial Arts
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends/AffairsNot Known
Wife/SpouseValerie Scott (m. 1994; div. 1999)Ving Rhames with Valerie Scott
Deborah Reed (m. 2000)Ving Rhames with Deborah Reed
ChildrenSon- Freedom Rhames
Daughter- Reign Beau Rhames
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$16 million
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ving Rhames

  • Does Ving Rhames smoke?: Yes
  • Does Ving Rhames drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Ving was born into a middle-class family; his father used to be an auto mechanic and mother, a homemaker.
  • Irving Rameses ‘Ving’ Rhames was named after the late NBC journalist, Irving R. Levine and when he was studying drama at SUNY Purchase, his fellow acting student- ‘Stanley Tucci’ (now an American actor) gave him his nickname ‘Ving’.
  • In 1984, his first appearance was in the play- The Boys of Winter on Broadway.
  • He played ace computer hacker Luther Stickell opposite Tom Cruise in the film series Mission: Impossible (1996) and reprised his role in Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), had a cameo role in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011).Ving Rhames
  • Besides Tom Cruise, he is the only actor to appear in all five Mission: Impossible films.
  • Ving won a Golden Globe award in 1998 for the best actor for TV Film- ‘Don King: Only in America’. But he gave that award to the fellow nominee- Jack Lemmon, quoting, “I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I’d like to give this to you.”
  • He narrated the TV series- American Gangster (2006), also he is one of the narrators of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
  • He also voiced the part of ‘Tobias Jones’ in the computer game- Driver 3.
  • He also made an appearance in the rapper- Ludacris’s song ‘Southern Gangstas’.
  • He filed a lawsuit against the producer of the film -Red Canvas in 2010, claiming that he had not been paid the complete amount (only $175,000 instead of $200,00) as per the contract.
  • He filmed a series of commercials for The ADT Corporation in 2015.
  • His voice is the center of Arby’s commercials (2015-present), with the catchline ‘Arby’s, we have the meats’.
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