Ving Rhames

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  • Birth Name: Irving Rhames
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/12/1959, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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Weekend TV: Orphan Black, Salem, Lifetime Making Whoopi

"You are a bloody wrecking ball. You are an exploding cigar," laments a confidante of the clones under siege in BBC America's thrillingly entertaining Orphan Black. She's also a bloody marvel, as Tatiana Maslany plays these diverse doppelgangers with astonishing range and surprising nuance. Scrappy street waif? Check. High-strung soccer mom? Check. Lesbian scientist-in-training? Check. Deranged Russian assassin? Why not. Beyond a provocative premise and blistering pace, Orphan Black is a terrific showcase for one of TV's great performances. Even when it threatens to look like a stunt, with one clone at another's throat in a smackdown or layering the subterfuge when one clone pretends to be another, this bonded-by-genetics sister act never feels forced or phony.

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TNT Discharges David E. Kelley Medical Drama Monday Mornings

TNT is calling time of death on the David E. Kelley medical drama Monday Mornings, the network has confirmed.

"TNT has decided not to renew the medical drama Monday Mornings for a second season. We are...read more

The Monday Playlist: Monday Mornings, Robin Sparkles, a Hawaiian Remake and More

Last week, NBC's ludicrous insta-flop Do No Harm (about a Jekyll-Hyde neurosurgeon) pushed TV's medical genre beyond its melodramatic limits. Taking the completely opposite tack, and likely to get a much longer leash (this being cable), TNT's Monday Mornings (Monday, 10/9c) is a surprisingly mellow drama set at a hospital, about doctors forced to face up to their shortcomings, with an ensemble led by (trend alert?) gorgeous and flawed — though decidedly not bonkers — neurosurgeons, played by Jamie Bamber and Jennifer Finnigan.

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Monday Mornings TV Show Series, Actor - Jorge "El Gato" Villanueva
2010 Gravity TV Show Series, Actor - Dogg McFee
2010 Piranha 3d Movie, Actor - Deputy Fallon
2010 Operation Movie, Actor - Judgement
2009 Surrogates Movie, Actor - The Prophet

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TNT's Monday Mornings: David E. Kelley Brings the Courtroom Into the Hospital

Almost everyone involved with Monday Mornings, the new TNT medical drama from David E. Kelley, knows the audience might be hesitant to scrub into another hourlong TV program set in a hospital.

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"That's the first question that we asked: How this is different than what we already did in Chicago Hope many years ago?" executive producer and frequent Kelley collaborator Bill D'Elia tells TVGuide.com. "But you wind up watching this show differently than you watch any another medical drama... read more

Is David E. Kelley's Monday Mornings a Carbon Copy of Grey's Anatomy?

There are hot doctors who may have unrequited feelings for one another. Colleagues call one of the docs 007. Another doc is definitely McDreamy — and has the hair to prove it.

No, we're not talking about Grey's Anatomy. We're describing TNT's new medical drama Monday Mornings, a near carbon-copy of ABC's Seattle-based series. In David E. Kelley's new take on the medical world, doctors — including those played by Jamie Bamber, Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames and Jennifer Finnigan — in a Portland-based hospital face life-and-death decisions every day as they fight against often-impossible odds to save their patients.

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First Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 Trailer Features Mama McGarrett

It's time to meet Mama McGarrett!

The first trailer for the new season of Hawaii Five-0 features the long-awaited introduction of Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti), who... read more

Terrence Howard to Guest-Star on Hawaii Five-0

Terrence Howard has landed a guest-starring role on Hawaii Five-0, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The Oscar nominee will appear in an episode that features flashbacks to... read more

Hawaii Five-0 Recruits Mission: Impossible's Ving Rhames for "Bloody" Guest Spot

Hawaii Five-0's Danno better watch his back!

Mission: Impossible's Ving Rhames will go toe-to-toe with the Hawaii cop, played by Scott Caan, on an upcoming episode, CBS announced Thursday.

Rhames will play a man from Danno's past named Billy who appears in flashbacks to Danno's time working the beat in... read more

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