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.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director, 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, 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.
  • WRITINGS
  • 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

OTHER SOURCES

    Books:
    • 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.
    Periodicals:
    • People Weekly, pp. 110-109.
    • USA Today, March 25, 1996, p. D3. HALL

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