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Don Cheadle

D.A. John Littleton in Picket Fences

Photos Don Cheadle Birth name: Donald Frank Cheadle
Birth date: 1964/11/29 (55 years old)
Birth place : Kansas city
Height: 1.74 m

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Biography for Don Cheadle

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.


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Title Role
Toussaint (2009) (pre-production) Toussaint Louverture
Hotel for Dogs (2009) (filming)
Traitor (2008) (filming)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Basher Tarr / Fender Roads
Reign Over Me (2007) Alan Johnson
Talk to Me (2007) Ralph Waldo 'Petey' Greene
Make Your Own Superbowl Ad (2006) (TV)
The Dog Problem (2006) Dr. Nourmand
Ocean's Twelve (2004) Basher Tarr
After the Sunset (2004) Henri Mooré
Hotel Rwanda (2004) Paul Rusesabagina
Crash (2004/I) Det. Graham Waters
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) Bonny Simmons
Mad TV Perry (1 episode, 2003)
Biography Passages Read By (1 episode, 2003)
The United States of Leland (2003) Pearl Madison
ER Paul Nathan (4 episodes, 2002)
Ticker (2002) Passenger
The Bernie Mac Show Cousin D (2 episodes, 2002)
Ocean's Eleven (2001) (uncredited) Basher Tarr
Rush Hour 2 (2001) (uncredited) Kenny
Swordfish (2001) Agent J.T. Roberts
Manic (2001) Dr. David Monroe
Things Behind the Sun (2001) Chuck
Traffic (2000) Montel Gordon
The Family Man (2000) Cash
Fail Safe (2000) (TV) Lt. Jimmy Pierce
Mission to Mars (2000) Luke Graham
The Simpsons Brother Faith (1 episode, 2000)
A Lesson Before Dying (1999) (TV) Grant Wiggins
The Rat Pack (1998) (TV) Sammy Davis Jr.
Out of Sight (1998) Maurice Miller
Bulworth (1998) L.D.
Boogie Nights (1997) Buck Swope
Volcano (1997) Emmit Reese
Rosewood (1997) Sylvester Carrier
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996) (TV) Earl The Goat Manigault
Picket Fences D.A. John Littleton (28 episodes, 1993-1995)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) Mouse Alexander
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) Rooster
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Bennie (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Lush Life (1993) (TV) Jack
The Meteor Man (1993) Goldilocks
The Golden Palace Roland Wilson (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Roadside Prophets (1992) Happy Days Manager
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Ice Tray (1 episode, 1990)
China Beach Angel (1 episode, 1990)
The Cherry (1989)
Colors (1988) Rocket
Night Court Jack (1 episode, 1988)
Hamburger Hill (1987) Pvt. Washburn
The Bronx Zoo Carver (1 episode, 1987)
Hill Street Blues Darius Milton (1 episode, 1987)
L.A. Law Julian Tatoon (1 episode, 1986)
Fame Henry Lee (2 episodes, 1986)
Punk (1986)
Moving Violations (1985) Juicy Burgers Worker


Lives with Bridgid Coulter, who plays his wife in Rosewood (1997) [1997]

Graduated from East High School in Denver, Colorado.

Appears uncredited in two back-to-back movies, Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Ocean's Eleven (2001). He played a criminal in both films.

Drives a hybrid car, Toyota Prius.

After acting in Hotel Rwanda (2004), 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).

Briefly worked as a stand-up comic early in his career.

Plays the saxophone

Sister is a teacher in Washington, D.C. and his brother works in Denver's mayor's office

In July 2005, he officially toured the Hotel des Milles Collines in Kigali, Rwanda on which the film Hotel Rwanda (2004) is based.

Got his first big break starring as the hotel clerk on the short lived "The Golden Girls" (1985) spin-off "The Golden Palace" (1992) alongside Cheech Marin.

Hotel Rwanda (2004) is ranked #90 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time, the most recent entry on the list.

Was considered for the role of Huggy Bear in Starsky & Hutch (2004).

Appeared in The Rat Pack (1998) (TV) as Sammy Davis Jr., 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



Brother of Colin Cheadle.

Has a sister, Cindy.

Has a half-brother named Andrew Kilbourne.

He and Bridgid Coulter have two daughters (born in 1995 and 1997).

The son of a child psychologist and teacher

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 10/12/2007 by abdest
  • Last update: 02/03/2008 by abdest

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