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.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director, singer, musician, writer
Birth Details
September 30, 1956
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • 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.
  • WRITINGS
  • 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

OTHER SOURCES

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

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