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

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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.

  • Briefly worked as a stand-up comic early in his career.
  • 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.
  • Plays the saxophone
  • Appeared in _The Rat Pack (1998) (TV)_ (qv) as 'Sammy Davis Jr.' (qv), who along with the other Rat Pack members, appeared in the original _Ocean's 11_(1960)_. Cheadle then appeared in the remake, _Ocean's Eleven (2001)_ (qv).
  • 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.
  • During the making of Mission to Mars asked to sleep on the actual "film set" so he could be full in character.
  • Drives a hybrid car, Toyota Prius.
  • _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.

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