Mario VAN Peebles Biography (1957-)

Full name, Mario Cain Van Peebles; born January 15, 1957, in Mexico City, Mexico; son of Melvin Van Peebles (a writer, director, and actor) and Maria Marx(a photographer). Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: 853 7th Ave., #3E, New York, NY 10010-5219.

Nationality
Mexican
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
January 15, 1957
Mexico City, Mexico

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Mario Peebles) Young Sweetback, Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song, Cinemation Industries, 1971
  • Dancer, The Cotton Club, Orion, 1984
  • Spider, the gangster wannabe, Delivery Boys, New World, 1984
  • X, Exterminator 2, Cannon, 1984
  • Tony, South Bronx Heroes (also known as Revenge of the Innocents and The Runaways), Continental, 1985
  • John Hood, Rappin,' Cannon, 1985
  • Whisperer, 3:15, the Moment of Truth (also known as 3:15 and 3:15 a Time to Die), Dakota Entertainment, 1986
  • Corporal "Stitch" Jones, Heartbreak Ridge, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Pino, The Last Resort (also known as She Knew No Other Way), Trinity, 1986
  • Jake, Jaws IV: The Revenge (also known as Jaws 4), Universal, 1987
  • Hot Shot, International Film Marketing, 1987
  • The White Girl, 1988
  • Chilly D, Identity Crisis, Academy Entertainment, 1991
  • Detective Stone, New Jack City, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Jesse Lee, Posse (also known as Posse: The Revenge of Jesse Lee), Gramercy, 1993
  • Cole Parker, Gunmen, Dimension Films, 1994
  • In the Living Years (also known as Letter to Dad), 1994
  • Kane the Magician, Highlander: The Final Dimension (also known asHighlander III: The Magician, Highlander 3: The Final Conflict,Highlander III, and Highlander III: The Sorcerer), Dimension Films, 1995
  • Stokely Carmichael, Panther, Gramercy, 1995
  • Title role, Solo, Triumph Films, 1996
  • Dirty Mao, Crazy Six, Weapon of Choice, 1998
  • Poe Finklestein, Love Kills, Trident, 1998
  • Detective Blair Valdez, Raw Nerve, York Entertainment, 1999
  • John Kross, Guardian, 2000
  • Malcolm X, Ali, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001
  • Mohommed, The Hebrew Hammer, ContentFilm, 2002
  • Also appeared in Juliet (short film), American Film International.
  • Film Work
  • (With father, Melvin Van Peebles) Executive producer, Identity Crisis, Academy Entertainment, 1991
  • Director, New Jack City, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Director, Posse (also known as Posse: The Revenge of Jesse Lee), Gramercy, 1993
  • Director and (with Melvin Van Peebles and Preston L. Holmes) producer, Panther, Gramercy, 1995
  • Director and (with Mark Buntzman) producer, Love Kills, Trident, 1998
  • Producer and director, Standing Knockdown, 1999
  • Also director and producer of Juliet (short film), American Film International.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Doc Gilmore, One Life to Live, ABC, 1982-1983
  • Title role, Sonny Spoon, NBC, 1987-1988
  • Marcus Adams, Rude Awakening, Showtime, 2000-2001
  • Movies
  • Rafael, The Cable Car Murder (also known as Cross Current),CBS, 1971
  • Roy Spanish, Children of the Night, CBS, 1985
  • Dave Johnson, The Facts of Life Down Under, NBC, 1987
  • Rocket, The Child Saver (also known as The Fierce Dreams of Jackie Watson), NBC, 1988
  • Title role, A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story, CBS, 1991
  • Walter, Stompin' at the Savoy, CBS, 1992
  • Raymond Williamson, In the Line of Duty: Street War (also known asUrban Crossfire and In the Line of Duty: The Two Tonys), NBC,1992
  • Max Dire, Full Eclipse, HBO, 1993
  • Michael Rhoades, Gang in Blue, Showtime, 1996
  • Michael Barnes, Stag, HBO, 1996
  • Chance, Los Locos (also known as Los Locos: Posse Rides Again), The Movie Channel, 1997
  • Turner, "Homecoming Day," Riot (also known as Homecoming Day and Riot in the Streets), Showtime, 1997
  • Jack Valentine, Valentine's Day (also known as Protector),HBO, 1998
  • Rodney Sawyer, Killers in the House, USA Network, 1998
  • Payne, Judgment Day, HBO, 1999
  • Inspector Don Morrell, Blowback, HBO, 2000
  • Ashley Totten, 10,000 Black Men Named George, Showtime, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Nicholas, The Sophisticated Gents, NBC, 1981
  • Luke, Mama Flora's Family, CBS, 1998 Hemings, Sally Hemings: AnAmerican Scandal, CBS, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Cliff Dickerson, D.C. Cop, CBS, 1986
  • Andrew Taylor, L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Jay Filley, Blue Bayou (also known as Orleans), NBC, 1990
  • Also appeared as Winston Cates, Fiona, Lifetime.
  • Specials
  • This Time It's Personal--Jaws: The Revenge, syndicated, 1987
  • The 20th Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1988
  • The 62nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1988
  • Dr. Thompson, "Malcolm Takes a Shot," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1990
  • Host, The World's Greatest Stunts II, Fox, 1991
  • Host, Story of a People: The Black Road to Hollywood, syndicated,1991
  • Himself, The Real Malcolm X, 1992
  • Host, Independent Spirit: Close Up, Bravo, 1993
  • The 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1994
  • Host and narrator, The Last Great American Gold Heist, TBS, 1996
  • Interviewee, Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western, TNT, 1997
  • Narrator, Melvin Van Peebles' Classified X, 1998
  • Episodic
  • "A Glory of Ghosts" (also known as "All God's Chillun" and "Emperor Jones"), American Masters, PBS, 1985
  • Garvin, "Clair's Sister," The Cosby Show, 1985
  • Andrew Taylor, "Those Lips, That Eye," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Andrew Taylor, "Slum Enchanted Evening," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Andrew Taylor, "Raiders of the Last Bark," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Shooter Stevens, "Third and Oak: The Pool Hall" (also known as "The PoolHall"), American Playwrights Theatre: The One-Acts, Arts and Entertainment, 1989
  • "High High," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1989
  • Dancer, "Eternal Flame," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1989
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, 1995, 1996
  • Cole Front, "Likes Father, Likes Son," Living Single, 1996
  • Mac, "Leave," Strangers, HBO, 1996
  • William Clark, "Bodies of Evidence," The Outer Limits, 1997
  • Jake Cord, "Deathfist 5: Major Crimes Unit," Martial Law, CBS, 2000
  • Also appeared in In Living Color; as himself, Teen Summit;himself, The Arsenio Hall Show.
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Producer and (with Melvin Van Peebles) director, Gang in Blue, Showtime, 1996
  • Producer, Los Locos (also known as Los Locos: Posse Rides Again), The Movie Channel, 1997
  • Executive producer, Judgment Day, HBO, 1999
  • Television Director
  • Specials
  • "Malcolm Takes a Shot," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1990
  • Episodic
  • Sonny Spoon, NBC, 1987-1988
  • Wise Guy, CBS, 1987-1990
  • 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1987-1990
  • Top of the Hill, 1989
  • Gabriel's Fire, ABC, 1990
  • The Big Room (series; also known as Carry a Big Schtick), Ha!, 1990
  • Stage Appearances
  • Waltz of the Stork Boogie (musical), New Federal Theatre, New YorkCity, 1984
  • Take Me Along, Manhattan Community College Theatre, New York City,1984
  • War Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, 2002
  • Also appeared in Champeen; Friday the 13th; The Legend of Deadwood Dick, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City; Mozart and Salieri; and A Thousand Clowns.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Identity Crisis, Academy Entertainment, 1991
  • Love Kills, Trident, 1998
  • Standing Knockdown, 1999
  • Also wrote Juliet (short film), American Film International.
  • Film Writing
  • (With March Shmuger) Additional dialogue, South Bronx Heroes (alsoknown as Revenge of the Innocents and The Runaways), Continental, 1985
  • Film Songs
  • Rappin,' Cannon, 1985
  • "Bionic Marine," "I Love You, But I Ain't Stupid," and "Recon Rap," Heartbreak Ridge, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Television Movies
  • Los Locos (also known as Los Locos: Posse Rides Again), TheMovie Channel, 1997
  • Nonfiction
  • (With Melvin Van Peebles) No Identity Crisis: A Father and Son's Own Story of Working Together, 1990
  • (With others) Panther: The Pictorial History of the Black Panthers andthe Story Behind the Film, Newmarket Press, 1995

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 2, Gale Research, 1992
    Periodicals
    • Ebony, May, 1987, p. 80
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 5, 1997, p. 48
    • Insight on the News, June 5, 1995, p. 26
    • Jet, August 7, 1995, p. 62; August 26, 1996, p. 61; September 23,1996, p. 34
    • People Weekly, March 2, 1987, p. 87
    • Tikkun, July/August, 1995, p. 20

    User Contributions:

    Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

    CAPTCHA


    forum