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Don Cheadle

Born: 1964

Biography

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).
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Resources

Movies

Hotel Rwanda

Paul Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda

Talk to Me

Petey Greene in Talk to Me

Darfur Now

Himself in Darfur Now

Traitor

Samir Horn in Traitor

The United States of Leland

Pearl Madison in The United States of Leland

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault

Earl Manigault in Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault

A Lesson Before Dying

Grant Wiggins in A Lesson Before Dying

Miles Ahead

Miles Davis in Miles Ahead

Captain Planet with Don Cheadle

Captain Planet in Captain Planet with Don Cheadle

August 28: A Day in the Life of a People

Self in August 28: A Day in the Life of a People

King Leopold's Ghost

Narrator (voice) in King Leopold's Ghost

Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

Narrator (voice) in Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene

The Topdog Diaries

Self in The Topdog Diaries

No Sudden Move

Curtis 'Curt' Goynes in No Sudden Move

Armor Wars

James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine in Armor Wars

Don Cheadle is Captain Planet - Part 2

Captain Planet in Don Cheadle is Captain Planet - Part 2

Don Cheadle is Captain Planet - Part 3

Captain Planet in Don Cheadle is Captain Planet - Part 3

Don Cheadle is Captain Planet - Part 4

Captain Planet in Don Cheadle is Captain Planet - Part 4

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

Bonny Simmons in The Assassination of Richard Nixon

Crash

Det. Graham Waters in Crash

Reign Over Me

Alan Johnson in Reign Over Me

Brooklyn's Finest

Det. Clarence 'Tango' Butler in Brooklyn's Finest

Manic

Dr. David Monroe in Manic

The Guard

FBI agent Wendell Everett in The Guard

Flight

Hugh Lang in Flight

Ticker

Passenger in Ticker

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Al G. Rhythm in Space Jam: A New Legacy

30 for 30: The Bunny & the GOAT

Al G. Rhythm in 30 for 30: The Bunny & the GOAT

With/In Volume 2

in With/In Volume 2

House of Lies Live

Self in House of Lies Live

Mission to Mars

Luke Graham in Mission to Mars

The Family Man

Cash in The Family Man

The Rat Pack

Sammy Davis Jr. in The Rat Pack

Rosewood

Sylvester Carrier in Rosewood

Swordfish

Agent J.T. Roberts in Swordfish

Hotel for Dogs

Bernie in Hotel for Dogs

Iron Man 2

James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine in Iron Man 2

Punk

in Punk

Iron Man 3

James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / Iron Patriot in Iron Man 3

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Rival Agent in Kevin Hart: What Now?

Black Stallions

in Black Stallions

Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King

Self - Actor, "Avengers: Endgame" in Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King

Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times

in Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times

White Noise

Murray Siskind in White Noise

Unstoppable

in Unstoppable

Out of Sight

Maurice 'Snoopy' Miller in Out of Sight

Volcano

Emmit Reese in Volcano

After the Sunset

Henri Mooré in After the Sunset

Hamburger Hill

Pvt. Washburn in Hamburger Hill

Boogie Nights

Buck Swope in Boogie Nights

Devil in a Blue Dress

Mouse Alexander in Devil in a Blue Dress

Things Behind the Sun

Chuck in Things Behind the Sun

Ocean's Thirteen

Basher Tarr in Ocean's Thirteen

Traffic

Montel Gordon in Traffic

Lush Life

Jack in Lush Life

David Blaine: Beyond Magic

Self in David Blaine: Beyond Magic

Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives

in Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives

Ocean's Twelve

Basher Tarr in Ocean's Twelve

Colors

Rocket in Colors

The Meteor Man

Goldilocks in The Meteor Man

Roadside Prophets

Happy Days Manager in Roadside Prophets

A Man's Story

Self in A Man's Story

Kingdom Come

Self in Kingdom Come

Avengers: Endgame

James Rhodes / War Machine in Avengers: Endgame

Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic'

Self in Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic'

Captain America: Civil War

Lieutenant James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine in Captain America: Civil War

The People Speak

Self in The People Speak

Avengers: Infinity War

James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine in Avengers: Infinity War

With/In Volume 1

(segment "Intersection") in With/In Volume 1

The Dog Problem

in The Dog Problem

I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

Self in I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

Fail Safe

Lt. Jimmy Pierce in Fail Safe

Avengers: Age of Ultron

James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special

James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (archive footage) in Marvel Studios' 2021 Disney+ Day Special

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Secret Invasion

Self - 'Rhodey' in Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Secret Invasion

Bulworth

L.D. in Bulworth

Moving Violations

Juicy Burgers Worker in Moving Violations

Rush Hour 2

Kenny (uncredited) in Rush Hour 2

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

Rooster in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

A Concert for Hurricane Relief

Presenter in A Concert for Hurricane Relief

Abby Singer

Self in Abby Singer

Captain Marvel

James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine (uncredited) in Captain Marvel

Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

Self in Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

One World: Together at Home

Self in One World: Together at Home

Ocean's Eleven

Basher Tarr (uncredited) in Ocean's Eleven

TV Shows

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Himself in Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Bernie Mac Show

in The Bernie Mac Show

Fame

in Fame

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Ice Tray in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

China Beach

in China Beach

The Golden Palace

Roland Wilson in The Golden Palace

MADtv

Self in MADtv

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

in Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Independent Lens

Host in Independent Lens

The Oscars

Self in The Oscars

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Self in The Ellen DeGeneres Show

L.A. Law

Julian Tatoon in L.A. Law

The Simpsons

in The Simpsons

The Early Show

Self - Guest in The Early Show

Hill Street Blues

in Hill Street Blues

The Henry Rollins Show

Himself in The Henry Rollins Show

The Bronx Zoo

in The Bronx Zoo

House of Lies

Marty Kaan in House of Lies

Chelsea

Self in Chelsea

The Hire

Passenger in The Hire

Lip Sync Battle

Self in Lip Sync Battle

America Beyond the Color Line

Self in America Beyond the Color Line

Black Monday

Maurice 'Mo' Monroe in Black Monday

Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Self in Running Wild with Bear Grylls

DuckTales

Donald Duck (voice) in DuckTales

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

The View

Self in The View

Desus & Mero

Self - Illustrious Guest in Desus & Mero

Don't Look Deeper

Martin in Don't Look Deeper

The Shop

Self in The Shop

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Self in Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Picket Fences

John Littleton in Picket Fences

Real Time with Bill Maher

Self in Real Time with Bill Maher

Off Camera with Sam Jones

Self in Off Camera with Sam Jones

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Self in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Conan

Self in Conan

MTV Movie & TV Awards

Don Cheadle in MTV Movie & TV Awards

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Wonder Years

Narrator in The Wonder Years

Hart to Heart

Self - Interviewee in Hart to Heart

Marvel Studios Assembled

Self - James Rhodes / Rhodey in Marvel Studios Assembled

What If...?

Rhodey (voice) in What If...?

The Daily Show

Self in The Daily Show

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Self in The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

ER

Paul Nathan in ER

The Boys Presents: Diabolical

Nubian Prince (voice) in The Boys Presents: Diabolical

The Big Cigar

in The Big Cigar

MADtv

Perry in MADtv

Celebrity Poker Showdown

Self in Celebrity Poker Showdown

Night Court

Jack in Night Court

Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party

in Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party

Agent Elvis

The Commander (voice) in Agent Elvis

DAVE

Don Cheadle in DAVE

Tony Awards

Self - Presenter in Tony Awards

Marvel Studios Legends

James Rhodes / War Machine (archive footage) in Marvel Studios Legends

Secret Invasion

James 'Rhodey' Rhodes in Secret Invasion

30 Rock

Don Cheadle in 30 Rock

Big Mouth

Don Cheadle (voice) in Big Mouth

The Jennifer Hudson Show

in The Jennifer Hudson Show

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Self in Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Hollywood Game Night

Self in Hollywood Game Night

Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist

JD Hudson in Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist

Honest Trailers

James Rhodes (archive footage) in Honest Trailers