Courtney B. Vance - Rotten Tomatoes

Courtney B. Vance

Lowest Rated:   15% The Mummy (2017)
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Although he had been appearing in both film and television productions since the mid-'80s, it took nearly two decades for actor Courtney B. Vance to finally receive recognition. The Detroit native was bitten by the acting bug while a student at Harvard, and though he had originally intended to study history, he felt the lure of the stage and was soon appearing in productions at Harvard before eventually joining the Boston Shakespeare Company. After graduation, Vance continued his acting career at the Yale School of Drama, and it was there that he first gained notice for his role opposite James Earl Jones in the August Wilson drama Fences. In 1987, Vance made his film debut in the war drama Hamburger Hill, and though he remained true to his stage roots in the ensuing years, screen roles kept rolling in. The actor climbed the credits throughout the 1990s with a series of supporting roles in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Beyond the Law (1992), and The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993). 1995 proved something of a breakthrough year for the rising star, with roles in Panther, Dangerous Minds, and The Last Supper offering him more screen time than ever. In 1996, Vance held his own as a minister opposite Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston in The Preacher's Wife. Drawing from his own faith -- which had recently been reawakened by the suicide of his father -- for the role, Vance also had memorable performances in Cookie's Fortune in 1999 and Space Cowboys the following year. He portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in the dramatic miniseries Parting the Waters (2000) and made another solid impression on television viewers the next year with a role in the popular series Law & Order: Criminal Intent.Vance would stick with the series for five years, concurrently appearing on the long-running medical drama ER. By the time he had finished his run on both programs, he was on to the science fictions series Flash Forward from 2009-2010, before signing on to appear alongside Michael Biehn in the post-apocalyptic horror flick The Divide in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Isle of Dogs
  • Actor
2018
15% The Mummy
  • Col. Greenway
$68.6M 2017
66% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Sir Lord Keenan Kester Cofield
2017
41% Office Christmas Party
  • Walter Davis
$54.8M 2016
25% Terminator Genisys
  • Miles Dyson
$75.7M 2015
25% The Divide
  • Delvin
$18.5k 2012
33% Joyful Noise
  • Pastor Dale
$29.1M 2012
No Score Yet Let It Shine
  • Jacob DeBarge
2012
62% Final Destination 5
  • Agent Block
$42.5M 2011
No Score Yet Hurricane Season
  • Mr. Randolph
2010
28% Extraordinary Measures
  • Marcus Temple
$11.9M 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
2010
81% Nothing But the Truth
  • Agent O'Hara
2008
No Score Yet Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
  • Actor
2005
100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story
  • Clarence Brandley
2002
15% D-Tox (Eye See You)
  • Jones
2002
No Score Yet Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
  • Actor
2002
78% Space Cowboys
  • Roger Hines
2000
86% Cookie's Fortune
  • Otis Tucker
1999
No Score Yet Love and Action in Chicago
  • Eddie Jones
  • Producer
1999
No Score Yet Naked City Justice With A Bullet
  • Officer Jimmy Halloran
1999
No Score Yet Ambushed
  • Jerry Robinson
1998
No Score Yet Naked City: A Killer Christmas
  • Det. Halloran
1998
No Score Yet Blind Faith
  • John Williams
1998
92% 12 Angry Men
  • Foreman
1997
60% The Preacher's Wife
  • Rev. Henry Biggs
1996
63% The Last Supper
  • Luke
1996
No Score Yet The Boys Next Door
  • Lucien P. Singer
1996
No Score Yet The Affair
  • Travis
1995
86% The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Lt. Glenn
1995
29% Dangerous Minds
  • George Grandey
1995
27% Panther
  • Bobby Seale
1995
No Score Yet The Piano Lesson
  • Lymon
1995
No Score Yet Race to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony
  • Cooper
1994
No Score Yet Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad
  • Thomas
1994
69% The Adventures of Huck Finn
  • Jim
1993
No Score Yet Percy and Thunder
  • Thunder
1993
No Score Yet Beyond the Law
  • Conroy Price
1992
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War
  • Justice Butler
1992
86% The Hunt for Red October
  • Seaman Jones
1990
100% Hamburger Hill
  • Doc
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2017
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
2015-2016
  • Johnnie Cochran
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
95% Scandal
2012
  • Actor
  • 2015
28% State of Affairs
2014-2015
  • Marshall
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012-2016
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2014
85% Graceland
2013-2015
  • Actor
  • 2013
75% Revenge
2011-2015
  • Benjamin Brooks
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Chief of Police Tommy Delk Chief Tommy Delk
  • 2011
  • 2010
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Stanford Wedeck Stanford "Stan" Wedeck
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Russell Banfield
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • Narrator
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Ron Carver ADA Ron Carver
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Benjamin "Bud" Greer Wall Street Broker Mr. McKee
  • 1995
  • 1990
No Score Yet Revenge
  • Benjamin Brooks

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