Don Cheadle Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Iron Man, Avengers and SNL

Who Is Don Cheadle?

Don Cheadle (Donald Frank Cheadle Jr.) is an American actor, film producer, director, and writer. He built his career in the 1990s with roles in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Rosewood (1997), and also Boogie Nights (1997). This was following early roles in Hamburger Hill (1987), and as the gangster “Rocket” in the film Colors (1988).

Don’s collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh resulted in the films Out of Sight (1998), Traffic (2000), and also Ocean’s Eleven (2001).

He was then nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his lead role as the Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the historical genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda (2004).

Cheadle starred as Marty Kaan on the Showtime comedy series House of Lies from 2012 to 2016 for which he won a Golden Globe Award in 2013.

How Old Is Don Cheadle?

Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. was born on November 29, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. He is 54 years old as of 2018.

Don Cheadle Family

He was born to Bettye (née North), a teacher, and Donald Frank Cheadle Sr., a clinical psychologist. Cheadle has a sister, Cindy, and a brother, Colin. His family also moved from city to city in his childhood. From 1970 to 1974, Don attended Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska. He graduated from East High School in Denver, Colorado in 1982. Cheadle played saxophone in the jazz band, sang in the choirs, and was also active in the theatre department, performing in musicals, plays, and mime shows under the direction of Catherine Davis during his high school.

Don Cheadle Wife

Cheadle has been with his long-time partner actress Bridgid Coulter since 1992.

Don Cheadle Kids

He has two daughters, Imani Cheadle and Ayana Tai Cheadle with his partner.

Actor Don Cheadle

Don became eligible for his Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card when he then appeared as a burger joint employee in the 1985 comedy Moving Violations. He also appeared in Hamburger Hill in 1987, and then played the role of Jack in the April 1, 1988 “Jung and the Restless” episode of Night Court. Although he was 23 at the time he’s character was 16 years old.

Don then played the role of Rocket in the 1988 movie Colors. He also appeared in a video for Angela Winbush’s No. 2 hit single “It’s the Real Thing” in 1989, he performed dance moves in an orange jumpsuit, working at a car wash. He appeared in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air titled “Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy”, playing Will Smith‘s friend and Hilary’s first love interest, Ice Tray in 1990. Don played a supporting role in The Golden Girls spin-off The Golden Palace in 1992. He finally played district attorney John Littleton on three seasons of Picket Fences.

Don first received widespread notice for his portrayal of Mouse Alexander in the film Devil in a Blue Dres. For this, he won Best Supporting Actor awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics and was also nominated for similar awards from the Screen Actors Guild and the NAACP Image Awards. His performance in the title role of the 1996 HBO TV movie Rebound: The Legend of Earl “The Goat” Manigault followed soon thereafter. Cheadle also starred in the 1997 film Volcano, directed by Mick Jackson.

Don and Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder worked on a potential comedy show on NBC in 2009. The “project revolves around mismatched brothers who reunite to open a private security company.” Don and McGruder were then slated to serve as executive producers, while McGruder was expected to write the script.

He performed in The People Speak in 2009, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and also speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.

Don Cheadle Marvel

He then extended his global recognition with his role of War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and also Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Don Cheadle Iron Man

Cheadle assumed the role of War Machine / James Rhodes in Iron Man 2 (2010), replacing Terrence Howard in 2010.

Don Cheadle Avengers

He reprised this role in Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018)[13], and also Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Don Cheadle Showtime

He starred in the Showtime TV series House of Lies from 2012 to 2016. Cheadle won the Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the show in 2013.

Don Cheadle SNL

Cheadle hosted Saturday Night Live on 16 February 2019.

Don Cheadle Miles Davis

He spent ten years writing and producing the film Miles Ahead (2016) based on the life of jazz musician Miles Davis. He also directed and starred in the film. His locations for the movie were found in Cincinnati. Don guest-starred in the 2017 reboot DuckTales, providing Donald Duck’s new voice box in 2018.

Don Cheadle DNA

His family’s history was profiled on the PBS series African American Lives 2. His DNA test revealed that he is of Cameroonian descent. Cheadle’s other DNA test revealed that among his African ancestry, one-third comes from the region from Senegal to Liberia, just over one-quarter comes from the Congo-Angola region, and also the rest comes from western Nigeria and Benin.

How Tall Is Don Cheadle?

Cheadle stands at a height of 1.72 m.

Don Cheadle Movies

Year

Title

Role

2019

Avengers: Endgame

James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine

2018

Avengers: Infinity War

James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine

2016

Captain America: Civil War

James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Himself

2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine

Miles Ahead

Miles Davis

2013

Iron Man 3

James “Rhodey” Rhodes / Iron Patriot

2012

Flight

Hugh Lang

2011

The Guard

FBI Agent Wendell Everett

2010

Brooklyn’s Finest

Clarence ‘Tango’ Butler

Iron Man 2

James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine

2009

Hotel for Dogs

Bernie

The People Speak

Himself

2008

Traitor

Samir Horn

2007

Reign Over Me

Alan Johnson

Talk to Me

Petey Greene

Ocean’s Thirteen

Basher Tarr

Darfur Now

Himself

2006

The Dog Problem

Dr. Nourmand

King Leopold’s Ghost

Narrator

2005

Crash

Det. Graham Waters

2004

Ocean’s Twelve

Basher Tarr

After the Sunset

Henri Mooré

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

Bonny Simmons

Unchained Memories: Readings From The Slave Narratives[citation needed]

Hotel Rwanda

Paul Rusesabagina

2003

Abby Singer

Himself

The United States of Leland

Pearl Madison

2001

Rush Hour 2

Kenny

Things Behind the Sun

Chuck

Manic

Dr. David Monroe

Swordfish

Agent J.T. Roberts

Ticker

Passenger

Ocean’s Eleven

Basher Tarr

2000

Traffic

Montel Gordon

Mission to Mars

Luke Graham

The Family Man

Cash

1998

Out of Sight

Maurice Miller

The Rat Pack

Sammy Davis Jr.

Bulworth

L.D.

1997

Volcano

Emmit Reese

Rosewood

Sylvester Carrier

Boogie Nights

Buck Swope

1996

Rebound: The Legend of Earl “The Goat” Manigault

Earl Manigault

1995

Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead

Rooster

Devil in a Blue Dress

Mouse Alexander

1993

The Meteor Man

Goldilocks

1992

Roadside Prophets

Happy Days Manager

1988

Colors

Rocket

1987

Hamburger Hill

Pvt. Washburn

1986

Punk

1985

Moving Violations

Juicy Burgers Worker

1984

3 Days

Angel

TBA

Prince of Darkness

Jeremiah Hamilton

Don Cheadle TV

Year

Series

Role

2014, 2016

Years of Living Dangerously

Himself

2019

Black Monday

Maurice Monroe

2018

DuckTales

Donald Duck

2014–present

Thursday Night Football

Narrator

2012–2016

House of Lies

Marty Kaan

2012

30 Rock

Himself

2003

MADtv

Perry

2002

The Bernie Mac Show

Cousin D

ER

Paul Nathan

2000

The Simpsons

Brother Faith

Fail Safe

Lt. Jimmy Pierce

1999

A Lesson Before Dying

Grant Wiggins

1996

Rebound: The Legend of Earl “The Goat” Manigault

Earl “The Goat” Manigault

1993

Lush Life

Jack

1993–1995

Picket Fences

D.A. John Littleton

1992–1993

Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper

Bennie

1992–1993

The Golden Palace

Roland Wilson

1990

China Beach

Angel

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Ice Tray

1989

Booker

Himself

1988

Night Court

Jack

Hooperman

Himself

1987

Hill Street Blues

Darius Milton

The Bronx Zoo

Carver

1986

Fame

Henry Lee

L.A. Law

Julian Tatoon

Sidekicks

Cholo (Gang Leader)

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