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: Che, Henry Hunter. Career: Actor, producer, director, musician, and writer. Has also assisted with editing and cinematography. Black Filmmaker Foundation, member. Awards, Honors: Audelco Award, bestactor, 1987, for Williams and Walker; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 1995, for ER. Addresses: Agent: Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., P.O. Box 5617, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Actor, producer, director, 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, Paramount, 1988
  • Speaker voice, Shakedown(also known as Blue Jean Cop), Universal, 1988
  • Detective, Black Rain, Paramount, 1989
  • Ed, Mystery Train, Orion, 1989
  • Miller, a terrorist, Die Hard 2: Die Harder(also known as Die Hard 2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Father Wills, One Good Cop, Buena Vista, 1991
  • Miguel Montoya, The Mambo Kings, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Sugar LeDoux, Passion Fish, Miramax, 1992
  • Not Economically Viable Man, Falling Down, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Voice-print analyst, Clear and Present Danger, Paramount, 1994
  • Uncle Brown, Crooklyn, Universal, 1994
  • Rocky Seavers, DROP Squad, Gramercy Pictures, 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 and Juliet"(alsoknown as Romeo and Juliet and Verona Beach), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • D-Reper, Gridlock'd(also known as Gridlock and Gridlocked), Gramercy Pictures, 1997
  • Julian Grayraven, Eve's Bayou, Trimark, 1997
  • Wings against the Wind,1999
  • Film Work
  • Photography assistant, assistant editor, and assistant director, Fallfrom Grace,1987
  • Producer, 112th and South Central: Through the Eyes of the Children,1993
  • Director and vocalist, Gridlock'd(also known as Gridlock and Gridlocked), Gramercy Pictures, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Commander Warren Osborne, Cop Rock, ABC, 1990
  • Dr. Dennis Hancock, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995-99
  • 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 DieOnce), USA Network, 1994
  • Davis, Zooman(also known as Zooman and the Sign), Showtime,1995
  • Lloyd Price, Don King: Only in America, HBO, 1997
  • Edward Morgan, Sirens, Showtime, 1999
  • Hanrahan, Keys to Her Past,1999
  • Daniel Wall, Freedom Song, TNT, 2000
  • Specials
  • Title role, Dr. Hugo, Lifetime, 1994
  • Discovered at Sundance,1997
  • Episodic
  • David Tracton, A Man Called Hawk, ABC, 1989
  • Train porter, I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1991
  • Thomas, "Sanctuary for a Child," Nightmare Cafe,1992
  • Joe, "The Third Man," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1992
  • Joe, "Small Wishes," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1993
  • Joe, "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
  • "Three on a Patch," L.A. Law,1994
  • Guest, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, ABC, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Song performer, "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music,1981
  • Dreamgirls, Broadway production, 1985
  • Williams and Walker, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Also appeared in The War Party.
  • Film
  • Screenplay and the songs "Life Is a Traffic Jam" and "There's No Hiding," Gridlock'd(also known as Gridlock and Gridlocked), Gramercy Pictures, 1997

Further Reference


    • Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community, November 25, 1996, Volume 17, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 63-65.
    • Who's Who among African Americans, 11th edition, Gale, 1998, p. 301.
    • People Weekly, pp. 110-109.
    • USA Today, March 25, 1996, p. D3. HALL

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