List of Don Cheadle performances

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Cheadle in 2011

Don Cheadle is an American actor and producer that has appeared in numerous films and television series since the early 1980s. He has appeared in the films Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault as Earl Manigault (1996), Volcano (1997) and Boogie Nights (1997). He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his portrayal of Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1998 film The Rat Pack.

In 2001, he was cast as Basher Tarr in the first installment of the Ocean's film series. He went on to reprise the role in the 2004 sequel and the 2007 final film of the trilogy. During that time, he starred in the 2004 drama film Hotel Rwanda as Paul Rusesabagina which earned him Best Actor nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. The same year, he was a part of the ensemble cast in the film Crash alongside Sandra Bullock and Matt Dillon.

In 2010, he replaced Terrence Howard in the role of James Rhodes / War Machine in the Marvel Studios film Iron Man 2. He later reprised the role in Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) and What If…? (2021).

His television work includes appearances in Night Court (1988), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), The Golden Palace (1992-1993), Picket Fences (1993–1995), The Bernie Mac Show (2002), ER (2002), and as Marty Kaan in House of Lies (2012–2016).


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1984 3 Days Angel
1985 Moving Violations Juicy Burgers Worker
1987 Hamburger Hill Pvt. Washburn
1988 Colors Rocket [1]
1992 Roadside Prophets Happy Days Manager
1993 The Meteor Man Goldilocks
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Rooster
Devil in a Blue Dress Mouse Alexander
1997 Volcano Emmit Reese
Rosewood Sylvester Carrier
Boogie Nights Buck Swope
1998 Out of Sight Maurice Miller
Bulworth L.D.
2000 Traffic Montel Gordon
Mission to Mars Luke Graham
The Family Man Cash
2001 Rush Hour 2 Kenny Uncredited cameo [2]
Things Behind the Sun Chuck
Manic Dr. David Monroe
Swordfish Agent J.T. Roberts
Ocean's Eleven Basher Tarr
2002 Ticker Passenger Segment for the BMW short film series The Hire
2003 Abby Singer Himself
The United States of Leland Pearl Madison
2004 Ocean's Twelve Basher Tarr
After the Sunset Henri Mooré
The Assassination of Richard Nixon Bonny Simmons
Hotel Rwanda Paul Rusesabagina [3]
Crash Detective Graham Waters Also producer [4]
2006 The Dog Problem Dr. Nourmand
King Leopold's Ghost Narrator
2007 Reign Over Me Alan Johnson [5]
Talk to Me Petey Greene Also executive producer [6]
Ocean's Thirteen Basher Tarr [7]
Darfur Now Himself Also producer
2008 Traitor Samir Horn Also producer [8]
2009 Hotel for Dogs Bernie [9]
The People Speak Himself Documentary [10]
2010 Brooklyn's Finest Clarence 'Tango' Butler [11]
Iron Man 2 James Rhodes / War Machine [12]
2011 The Guard FBI Agent Wendell Everett [13]
2012 Flight Hugh Lang [14]
2013 Iron Man 3 James Rhodes / Iron Patriot [15]
2014 St. Vincent Executive producer only [16]
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron James Rhodes / War Machine [17]
Miles Ahead Miles Davis Also director, writer and producer [18]
2016 Kevin Hart: What Now? Himself [19]
Captain America: Civil War James Rhodes / War Machine [20]
2018 Avengers: Infinity War James Rhodes / War Machine [21]
2019 Captain Marvel James Rhodes / War Machine Uncredited cameo; mid-credits scene [22]
Avengers: Endgame James Rhodes / War Machine [23]
2021 With/In: Volume 1 Segment: "Intersection" [24]
No Sudden Move Curt Goynes [25]
Space Jam: A New Legacy Al-G Rhythm [26]
2022 White Noise Murray [27]
TBA Prince of Darkness Not yet released Jeremiah Hamilton Also producer; post-production [28]
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1986 Fame Henry Lee 2 episodes
L.A. Law Julian Tatoon Episode: "Gibbon Take"
Sidekicks Cholo Episode: "The Last Electric Knight"
1987 Hill Street Blues Darius Milton Episode: "Days of Swine and Roses"
The Bronx Zoo Carver Episode: "Small Victories"
1988 Night Court Jack Episode: "Jung and the Restless"
Hooperman Himself Episode: "High Noon"
1989 Booker Himself Episode: "The Pump"
1990 China Beach Angel Episode: "Warriors"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Ice Tray Episode: "Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy"
1992–1993 The Golden Palace Roland Wilson 24 episodes
1993 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Bennie 2 episodes
Lush Life Jack Television film
1993–1995 Picket Fences D.A. John Littleton 38 episodes
1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Earl "The Goat" Manigault Television film
1998 The Rat Pack Sammy Davis Jr. Television film
1999 A Lesson Before Dying Grant Wiggins Television film
2000 The Simpsons Brother Faith Voice, episode: "Faith Off"
Fail Safe Lt. Jimmy Pierce Television film
2002 The Bernie Mac Show Cousin D 2 episodes
ER Paul Nathan 4 episodes
2003 MADtv Perry Episode #9.3
2010 Drunk History Frederick Douglass Volume 5
2012–2016 House of Lies Marty Kaan 58 episodes; also executive producer and director [29]
2012 30 Rock Himself Episode: "Unwindulax"
2018–2020 DuckTales Donald Duck Voice, 2 episodes
2019–2021 Black Monday Maurice Monroe 30 episodes; also executive producer [30]
2019 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Don Cheadle/Gary Clark Jr." [31]
2020 Don’t Look Deeper Martin 14 episodes [32]
2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier James Rhodes Episode: "New World Order" [33]
Marvel Studios: Assembled Himself Documentary; Episode: "Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"
What If...? James Rhodes Voice, episode: "What If... Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?" [34]
2021–present The Wonder Years Dean Williams Main cast [35]
2022 The Boys Presents: Diabolical Nubian Prince Voice, episode: "Nubian Vs. Nubian" [36]
2023 Agent Elvis The Commander Voice, 10 episodes
Secret Invasion Not yet released James Rhodes / War Machine Post-production [37]
Television series that have not yet been released Denotes television series that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2001 Topdog/Underdog Booth Off-Broadway performances [38]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice Role Notes Ref.
2010 Iron Man 2 James Rhodes / War Machine [39]
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers Audio archive footage

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Ref.
1989 "It's the Real Thing" Angela Winbush [40]
2014 "Run" Jay-Z [41]
2017 "DNA." Kendrick Lamar [42]
"1-800-273-8255" Logic [43]


  1. ^ Janet Maslin (April 15, 1988). "Colors (1988) Review/Film; Police vs. Street Gangs In Hopper's 'Colors'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-18.
  2. ^ Lee, Chris (14 November 2004). "A hard look at himself". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Foundas, Scott (15 September 2004). Hotel Rwanda. Variety. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  4. ^ Ebert, Roger (May 5, 2005). "Crash". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on March 16, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  5. ^ "Who Else but an Old Buddy Can Tell How Lost You Are?". The New York Times. 23 March 2007.
  6. ^ Rechtshaffen, Michael (June 21, 2007). "Talk to Me". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles: Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group (Valence Media). Associated Press. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (June 8, 2007). "Ocean's Thirteen". The Guardian. London. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  8. ^ "Traitor". The Hollywood Reporter. 15 August 2008.
  9. ^ "A Tale of Love and Liberation (Puppy and Otherwise)". The New York Times. 15 January 2009.
  10. ^ Cieply, Michael (5 September 2008). "More Fun, Less Politics, at Toronto Film Festival". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  11. ^ Betsy Sharkey (March 5, 2010). "Review: 'Brooklyn's Finest' -". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
  12. ^ "Don Cheadle Improvised Iron Man 2's War Machine Recast Reference". ScreenRant. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  13. ^ Dargis, Manohla (29 July 2011). "'The Guard,' Starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle - Review - The New York Times". The New York Times.
  14. ^ "Actor Don Cheadle on New Movie "Flight"". NBC New York. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  15. ^ Ford, Rebecca (2 May 2013). "'Iron Man 3's' Don Cheadle on Iron Patriot, a Fourth Film and 'Avengers 2'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  16. ^ "Toronto Film Review: 'St. Vincent'". Variety. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  17. ^ "Don Cheadle's War Machine features in new 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'". NME. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  18. ^ "Don Cheadle was the writer-producer-actor-director behind 'Miles Ahead' even before he knew it". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  19. ^ "Kevin Hart: What Now? reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  20. ^ "Don Cheadle on "Captain America: Civil War" and avoiding fights on the internet". CBS NEWS. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  21. ^ "'Avengers: Infinity War': Don Cheadle Describes His Shock at Mark Ruffalo's Spoiler". Insider. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  22. ^ Coggan, Devan (March 8, 2019). "Those Captain Marvel post-credits scenes, explained". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  23. ^ "Don Cheadle says 'Avengers: Endgame' was kept secret from actors". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  24. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (July 30, 2020). "'With/In': Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Sanaa Lathan, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper & More Star In Anthology Movie Inspired By Lockdown; CAA & UTA Rep Sales". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  25. ^ "Don Cheadle Steals the Show in Steven Soderbergh's Twisty Noir Entertainment 'No Sudden Move'". Time. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  26. ^ "Don Cheadle Joins LeBron James in 'Space Jam 2'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  27. ^ "White Noise: The Cast And 6 Other Quick Things To Know About Noah Baumbach's Netflix Movie". CINEMABLEND. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  28. ^ McNary, Dave. "Don Cheadle to Star in Historical Drama 'Prince of Darkness'". Variety. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  29. ^ "'House of Lies', with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  30. ^ "Greed is good — for laughs with Don Cheadle and 'Black Monday'". Los Angeles Times. 19 August 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  31. ^ Evans, Greg (31 January 2019). "Don Cheadle Set To Host 'Saturday Night Live' For First Time Next Month". Deadline. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  32. ^ Thorne, Will (12 June 2019). "Don Cheadle to Star in Quibi Sci-Fi Drama 'Don't Look Deeper'". Variety.
  33. ^ "Don Cheadle's 2-minute 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier' appearance might finally make him an Emmy winner". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  34. ^ "Marvel's What If...?: Benedict Cumberbatch and Don Cheadle Among Newly Announced Full Voice Cast". Comic Book. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  35. ^ "Don Cheadle Set As Narrator Of ABC's 'The Wonder Years' Reboot". Deadline. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  36. ^ "The Boys: Diabolical Cast - Every New Voice Actor Confirmed". ScreenRant. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  37. ^ "'Secret Invasion': Sam Jackson Says Don Cheadle & Martin Freeman Appear In Marvel's Upcoming Series". The Playlist. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  38. ^ "Jeffrey Wright & Don Cheadle in 'Topdog/Underdog'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 December 2001.
  39. ^ "Iron Man 2: The Video Game Gets Talented". Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  40. ^ Grady, Constance (29 March 2016). "Watch Don Cheadle shake it in an '80s R&B video". Vox.
  41. ^ Newman, Melinda (18 May 2014). "Beyonce and Jay Z's mini-movie, 'Run,' starring Sean Penn, Don Cheadle: Watch". UPROXX.
  42. ^ "Don Cheadle Talks Role in Kendrick Lamar's 'DNA' Video, Favorite Rap Album & Best Rappers Turned Actors". Billboard. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  43. ^ "Logic Casts Don Cheadle to Address Suicide in Moving '1-800-273-8255' Video". Billboard. Retrieved 17 August 2017.

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