Don Cheadle

Actor / Film Director / Film Producer / Writer / Screenwriter / Television Producer | * 11/29/1964 (59) | Kansas City, Missouri (United States of America (USA))
Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (CHEE-dəl; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including two Grammy Awards, a Tony Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also earned nominations for an Academy Award, two British Academy Film Awards, and 11 Primetime Emmy Awards. His Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony nominations make him one of few black individuals to be nominated for the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). Following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster "Rocket" in the film Colors (1988), Cheadle built his career in the 1990s with roles in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996), Rosewood (1997), Boogie Nights (1997), and... ()
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Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. is an American actor, author, director, producer and writer. Following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster "Rocket" in the film Colors (1988), he built his career in the 1990s with roles in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Rosewood (1997), and Boogie Nights (1997). His collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh resulted in the films Out of Sight (1998), Traffic (2000), and The Ocean's Trilogy (2001–2007).He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the historical genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda (2004). From 2012 to 2016, he starred as Marty Kaan on the Showtime comedy series House of Lies; he won a Golden Globe Award in 2013 for the role. Since 2019, he has starred as Maurice Monroe in the Showtime series Black Monday, a role which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2019. He extended his global recognition with his role as the superhero War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, replacing Terrence Howard, appearing in Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Don Cheadle

Academy Awards Golden Globe Awards Academy Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
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Movies with Don Cheadle as Actor(78)

as Murray Siskind2022 White Noise
2022 With/In
as Curtis 'Curt' Goynes2021 No Sudden Move
as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (archive footage)2021 Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special
as Al G. Rhythm2021 Space Jam: A New Legacy
as (segment "Intersection")2021 With/In Volume 1
as Self - Actor, "Avengers: Endgame"2020 Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King
as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine (uncredited)2019 Captain Marvel
as James Rhodes / War Machine2019 Avengers: Endgame
as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine2018 Avengers: Infinity War
as Rival Agent2016 Kevin Hart: What Now?
as Miles Davis2016 Miles Ahead
as Lieutenant James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine2016 Captain America: Civil War
as James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / Iron Patriot2013 Iron Man 3
as Hugh Lang2012 Flight
as FBI agent Wendell Everett2011 The Guard
as himself2011 A Man's Story
as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine2011 The Secret Service Agent's Memories
as himself2011 Kingdom Come
as Captain Planet2011 Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet
as Det. Clarence 'Tango' Butler2010 Brooklyn's Finest
as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine2010 Iron Man 2
as Bernie2009 Hotel for Dogs
as himself2009 The People Speak
as Samir Horn2008 Traitor
as Ralph Waldo 'Petey' Greene2007 Talk to Me
as Basher Tarr2007 Ocean's Thirteen
as Alan Johnson2007 Reign Over Me
as himself2007 Darfur Now
as Narrator (voice)2006 King Leopold's Ghost
as Det. Graham Waters2005 Crash
as Basher Tarr2004 Ocean's Twelve
as Paul Rusesabagina2004 Hotel Rwanda
as Henri Mooré2004 After the Sunset
as himself2003 Abby Singer
as Pearl Madison2003 The United States of Leland
as Passenger2002 Ticker
as himself2002 The Topdog Diaries
as Dr. David Monroe2001 Manic
as Basher Tarr (uncredited)2001 Ocean's Eleven
as Agent J.T. Roberts2001 Swordfish
as Kenny (uncredited)2001 Rush Hour 2
as Luke Graham2000 Mission to Mars
as Cash2000 The Family Man
as Montel Gordon2000 Traffic
as Lt. Jimmy Pierce2000 Fail Safe
as Grant Wiggins1999 A Lesson Before Dying
as L.D.1998 Bulworth
as Sammy Davis Jr.1998 The Rat Pack
as Maurice 'Snoopy' Miller1998 Out of Sight
as Buck Swope1997 Boogie Nights
as Emmit Reese1997 Volcano
as Sylvester Carrier1997 Rosewood
as Mouse Alexander1995 Devil in a Blue Dress
as Jack1993 Lush Life
as Goldilocks1993 The Meteor Man
as Happy Days Manager1992 Roadside Prophets
as Rocket1988 Colors
as Pvt. Washburn1987 Hamburger Hill
1986 Punk
as Juicy Burgers Worker1985 Moving Violations

TV Shows/Series with Don Cheadle as Actor(53)

as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine2023 Secret Invasion
as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes2023 Secret Invasion
as The Commander (voice)2023 Agent Elvis
as Nubian Prince (voice)2022 The Boys Presents: Diabolical
as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (voice)2021 What If...?
as Self - James Rhodes / Rhodey2021 Marvel Studios Assembled
as Self - Interviewee2021 Hart to Heart
as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
as Narrator2021 The Wonder Years
as Martin2020 Don't Look Deeper
as Maurice 'Mo' Monroe2019 Black Monday
as Self - Illustrious Guest2019 Desus & Mero
as himself2018 The Shop
as Donald Duck (voice)2017 DuckTales
as himself2016 Chelsea
as himself2015 Lip Sync Battle
as Marty Kaan2012 House of Lies
as Frederick Douglass2010 Funny or Die Presents
as himself2010 Conan
as himself2006 The Henry Rollins Show
as himself2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
as Self - Guest1999 The Early Show
as Host1999 Independent Lens
as himself1997 The View
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as himself1995 MADtv
as Perry1995 MADtv
as Paul Nathan1994 ER
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as John Littleton1992 Picket Fences
as Roland Wilson1992 The Golden Palace
as Julian Tatoon1986 L.A. Law
as Jack1984 Night Court
1982 Fame
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Don Cheadle as Crew(7)

Directing/Director2016 Miles Ahead
Production/Producer2016 Miles Ahead
Writing/Writer2016 Miles Ahead
Production/Executive Producer2014 St. Vincent
Production/Producer2008 Traitor
Crew/Thanks2007 Freedom Writers
Production/Producer2005 Crash

TV Shows/Series with Don Cheadle as Crew(5)

Directing/Director2024 The Big Cigar
Production/Executive Producer2024 The Big Cigar
Production/Executive Producer2024 The Other Hamilton
Production/Executive Producer2019 Black Monday
Production/Producer2008 Crash

Additional Information

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Full Name: Donald Frank Cheadle
Born: Sunday, 11/29 1964 (November) in Kansas City, Missouri (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 59 years + 229 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: East High School, California Institute of the Arts
Spouses (current/former): Bridgid Coulter
Related to: Ron Kenoly
Other names for Don Cheadle (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Дон Чидл"
"دون شيدل"
"돈 치들"
"Ντον Τσιντλ"
Don Cheadle frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (39x, Actor)
Tress MacNeille (37x, Actress)
Bill Hader (33x, Actor)
Samuel L. Jackson (30x, Actor)
Seth Rogen (26x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (26x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (26x, Actor)
Keith Ferguson (26x, Actor)
Stan Lee (25x, Crew)
Kristen Wiig (23x, Actress)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
Drew Barrymore (20x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:682, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/11/2024