Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle

Nov. 29th, 1964
Born in
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
5' 8 1/2"

Don Cheadle's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
House of Lies TV Show
House of Lies
Independent Lens TV Show
Independent Lens
Years of Living Dangerously TV Show
Years of Living Dangerously
The Golden Palace TV Show
The Golden Palace
National Heads-Up Poker Championship TV Show
National Heads-Up Poker Championship
Pro-Am Poker Equalizer TV Show
Pro-Am Poker Equalizer

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron
2012 - Flight
2011 - The Guard
2010 - Iron Man 2
2009 - Hotel for Dogs
2009 - The People Speak
2009 - Brooklyn's Finest
2008 - Traitor
2007 - Reign Over Me
2007 - Talk to Me
2007 - Darfur Now
2007 - Ocean's Thirteen
2006 - The Dog Problem
2004 - Crash
2004 - After the Sunset
2004 - Ocean's Twelve
2004 - Hotel Rwanda
2003 - Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2001 - Manic
2001 - Rush Hour 2
2001 - Ocean's Eleven
2001 - Swordfish
2000 - Traffic
2000 - Mission to Mars
2000 - The Family Man
1998 - Bulworth
1998 - Out of Sight
1997 - Volcano
1997 - Boogie Nights
1997 - Rosewood
1995 - Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
1995 - Devil in a Blue Dress
1993 - The Meteor Man
1992 - Roadside Prophets
1988 - Colors
1987 - Hamburger Hill
1985 - Moving Violations

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
John Littleton
Himself - Guest
Paul Nathan
Henry Lee
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Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City but moved throughout his childhood. He attended CalArts and earned his BA in Fine Arts. He auditioned for many roles, and won a part on the television series "Fame" (1982). He was then cast in the John Irvin film Hamburger Hill (1987). He first became recognized in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), which won him the Best Supporting Actor Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics. Cheadle is a highly respected actor who has won many awards and continues to act on both television movies and features, as well as in theater productions. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

  • Appears uncredited in two back-to-back movies, _Rush Hour 2 (2001)_ (qv) and _Ocean's Eleven (2001)_ (qv). He played a criminal in both films.
  • After acting in _Hotel Rwanda (2004)_ (qv), a film about the early 1990s Rwandan genocide, he became an activist to raise awareness of the mid-2000s genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. In January 2005, he traveled to Sudan with five members of Congress to see refugee camps and to meet survivors of the genocide. Upon his return, he reported on his trip for _"ABC News Nightline" (1980)_ (qv).
  • Graduated from East High School in Denver, Colorado.
  • Plays the saxophone
  • _Hotel Rwanda (2004)_ (qv) is ranked #90 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time, the most recent entry on the list.
  • Replaced 'Terrence Howard' (qv) in the role of Col. James Rhodes for _Iron Man 2 (2010)_ (qv). Howard, who played Rhodes in _Iron Man (2008)_ (qv), had a falling out with Marvel Studios, because of a salary dispute.
  • Briefly worked as a stand-up comic early in his career.
  • Brother of 'Colin Cheadle' (qv).

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