Vondie Curtis-Hall Biography (1956-)

Some sources spell the surname without a hyphen; born September 30, 1956, inDetroit, MI; son of Curtis (an owner of a construction company) and Angeline(a nurse) Hall; married Kasi Lemmons (an actress, director, and screenwriter), 1995; children: (from previous relationship) Che; (with Kasi Lemmons) HenryHunter, Zora. Addresses: Office: Motor City Films, 468 North Camden Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Agent: Gersh Agency, 232 North CanonDr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Stephanie Davis, 3 Arts Entertainment, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actor, producer, director, singer, musician, writer
Birth Details
September 30, 1956
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Narrator, Fall from Grace, 1987
  • Basketball game vendor, Coming to America (also known as Princeof New York), Paramount, 1988
  • Speaker voice, Shakedown (also known as Blue Jean Cop), Universal, 1988
  • Detective, Black Rain, Paramount, 1989
  • Ed, Mystery Train, Orion, 1989
  • (As Vondi Curtis Hall) Miller, Die Hard 2: Die Harder (also knownas Die Hard 2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Father Wills, One Good Cop, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Miguel Montoya, The Mambo Kings (also known as Les mambo kings), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Sugar LeDoux, Passion Fish, Miramax, 1992
  • Not Economically Viable Man, Falling Down (also known as Chutelibre), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Voice-print analyst, Clear and Present Danger, Paramount, 1994
  • Uncle Brown, Crooklyn, Universal, 1994
  • Rocky Seavers, Drop Squad, Gramercy, 1994
  • Mark Doby, Sugar Hill (also known as Harlem), Twentieth-Century Fox, 1994
  • Carver, Tuesday Morning Ride, Chanticleer Films, 1995
  • Lieutenant Colonel Sam Rhodes, Broken Arrow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Minos P. Dautrieve, Heaven's Prisoners, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Captain Prince, William Shakespeare's "Romeo + Juliet" (also knownas Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet, and Verona Beach),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • D-Reper, Gridlock'd (also known as Gridlock and Gridlocked), Gramercy, 1997
  • Julian Grayraven, Eve's Bayou, Trimark Pictures, 1997
  • Cliff, Turn It Up, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Producer, 112th and South Central: Through the Eyes of the Children, Vista Entertainment, 1993
  • Director, Gridlock'd (also known as Gridlock and Gridlocked), Gramercy, 1997
  • Director, Glitter, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Commander Warren Osborne, Cop Rock, ABC, 1990
  • Dr. Dennis Hancock, a recurring role, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995-99
  • Roger McGrath, a recurring role, ER, NBC, 2001
  • Charles Miller, a recurring role, Soul Food, Showtime, 2004
  • Movies
  • Clifford Turpin, Heat Wave (also known as Burn, Baby, Burn), TNT, 1990
  • Detective Gary Hopkins, ... And Then She Was Gone (also known as In a Stranger's Hand, Lost and Found, and Troubleshooter), NBC, 1991
  • C. Vernon Mason, Murder without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (also known as Best Intentions: The Education and Killing of Edmund Perryand Murder Without Motive), NBC, 1992
  • Vinnie, What She Doesn't Know (also known as For I Have Sinned and Shades of Gray), NBC, 1992
  • Danforth, There Was a Little Boy, CBS, 1993
  • Jessup Bush, Dead Man's Revenge (also known as You Only Die Once), USA Network, 1994
  • Davis, Zooman (also known as Zooman and the Sign), Showtime, 1995
  • Carver, Tuesday Morning Ride, Showtime, 1995
  • Lloyd Price, Don King: Only in America, HBO, 1997
  • Edward (some sources cite Vincent) Morgan, Sirens, Showtime, 1999
  • Daniel Wall, Freedom Song, TNT, 2000
  • Drew "Bundini" Brown, Ali: An American Hero, Fox, 2000
  • Detective Hal Kazin, Deceit, Lifetime, 2004
  • Pilots
  • Hanrahan (some sources cite Louche Amarant), Keys to Her Past (also known as Keys), Lifetime, 1994 (some sources cite 1999)
  • Andre Hayes, Fastlane, Fox, 2002
  • Agent Vic Martinsen, 1-800-Missing (also known as Missing),Lifetime, 2003
  • Marion, Introducing Lennie Rose, ABC, 2005
  • Specials
  • Title role, Dr. Hugo, Lifetime, 1994
  • Interviewee, Discovered at Sundance, PBS, 1997
  • Ross, Dense, Showtime, 2004
  • Soul Decisions, Showtime, 2004
  • Episodic
  • David Tracton, "The Master's Mirror," A Man Called Hawk, ABC, 1989
  • Bill, "Through and Through," China Beach, 1991
  • Train porter, "I'll Fly Away," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1992
  • Thomas, "Sanctuary for a Child," Nightmare Café, 1992
  • Jack Turrentine, "The Old Man and the `C'," Civil Wars, 1992
  • Joe Clay, "The Third Man," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1992
  • Joe Clay, "Small Wishes," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1993
  • Joe Clay, "State," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1993
  • David O'Connor, "Dead-End for Delia," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993
  • Henry Colton, "ER Confidential," ER, NBC, 1994
  • Attorney Clay, "Three on a Patch," L.A. Law, 1994
  • James Mosely, "Dad," South Central, 1994
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997
  • Guest, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, ABC, 1997
  • Maurice Tiffen, "Watching Too Much Television," The Sopranos, HBO,2002
  • Andre Hayes, "Overkill," Fastlane, Fox, 2003
  • Dele Ekoku, "Cease and Assist," LAX, NBC, 2005
  • Television Appearances: Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (also knownas (The 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards), IndependentFilm Channel, 2001
  • Presenter, The 17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2002
  • The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2005
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Start All Over Again," ER, NBC, 2001
  • "It's All in Your Head," ER, NBC, 2002
  • "Our Mrs. Reynolds," Firefly (also known as Firefly: The Series), Fox, 2002
  • "Cruel and Unusual," MDs, ABC, 2002
  • "Insurgents," The Shield, FX Channel, 2005
  • Other
  • Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (movie; also known as Redemption), ABC, 2004
  • Sleeper Cell (pilot), Showtime, 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Member of ensemble, It's So Nice to Be Civilized (musical), MartinBeck Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • (Broadway debut) Singer and dancer, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music (concert performance), Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Marty, Dreamgirls (musical), Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Williams and Walker, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Joseph Asagai, A Raisin in the Sun, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Roosevelt Gwynne, The War Party, Negro Ensemble Company, Theatre Four, New York City, 1986
  • Understudy, Stardust (musical revue), Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • G.I., The Middle of Nowhere, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Also appeared in The War Party.
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • "Life Is a Traffic Jam" and "There's No Hiding," Gridlock'd (alsoknown as Gridlock and Gridlocked), Gramercy, 1997

Further Reference


    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 17, Gale, 1998, pp. 63-65
    • People Weekly, November 25, 1996, p. 109
    • USA Today, March 25, 1996, p. D3

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