Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Highest Rated: 99% Selma (2014)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 2, 1968

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

An energetic performer who inexplicably countered critically acclaimed dramatic performances with buffoonish comedies, Cuba Gooding, Jr. experienced both serious highs and embarrassing lows in his uneven career. After starting his career as a backup break dancer for Lionel Ritchie at the 1984 Olympic Games, Gooding forged ahead with an acting career with several brief film and television appearances before showing early talent with his subtle portrayal of a bright youth being led down a dangerous path in "Boyz N the Hood" (1991). The role earned him serious consideration from Hollywood, though he failed to take advantage of his newfound clout. For the next few years, he languished in forgettable movies like "Lightning Jack" (1994) and "Outbreak" (1995) before finally striking Oscar gold with his highly infectious performance as an arrogant football star in the winning "Jerry Maguire" (1996). But like "Boyz," Gooding failed to seize the moment, choosing instead to star in "Snow Dogs" (2002), "Boat Trip" (2002) and "Daddy Day Camp" (2007). Though he received strong critical attention for his performances in "As Good As It Gets" (1998), "Radio" (2003) and "American Crime Story" (FX 2016- ), Gooding still had work to do in living up to his early promise.

Highest rated movies

Selma Boyz N the Hood
The Tuskegee Airmen
As Good as It Gets Jerry Maguire A Few Good Men American Gangster
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 83% Life in a Year Xavier (Character) - 2020
20% 47% Bayou Caviar Rodney Jones (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2018
0% 51% Freedom Samuel Woodward (Character) - 2014
99% 86% Selma Fred Gray (Character) $52.1M 2014
43% 66% Life of a King Eugene Brown (Character) $5.7K 2013
29% 35% Machete Kills El Camaleon 2 (Character) $7.9M 2013
72% 78% Lee Daniels' The Butler Carter Wilson (Character) $116.6M 2013
No Score Yet 18% Summoned Detective Callendar (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 19% Absolute Deception John Nelson (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firelight Dwayne Johnson (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 29% One in the Chamber Ray Carver (Character) - 2012
40% 58% Red Tails Major Emanuelle Stance (Character) $49.9M 2012
No Score Yet 22% The Hit List Jonas Arbor (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 21% Sacrifice John Hebron (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 31% Ticking Clock Lewis Hicks (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 27% Wrong Turn at Tahoe Joshua (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 23% Hardwired Luke Gibson (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 4% Lies & Illusions Isaac Kahn (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 85% Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Ben Carson (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 10% The Devil's Tomb Mack (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 4% The Way of War David Wolfe (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 27% Linewatch Michael Dixon (Character) - 2008
31% 41% Harold Cromer (Character),
Producer
- 2008
No Score Yet 34% Hero Wanted Liam Case (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 35% The Land Before Time: The Wisdom of Friends Loofah (Voice) - 2007
1% 38% Daddy Day Camp Charlie Hinton (Character) $13.2M 2007
9% 53% Norbit Deion Hughes (Character) $95.3M 2007
81% 87% American Gangster Nicky Barnes (Character) $130.1M 2007
No Score Yet 43% Movies 101 Unknown (Character) - 2007
15% 55% What Love Is Tom (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 21% End Game Alex Thomas (Character) - 2006
19% 38% Shadowboxer Mikey (Character) $370.6K 2005
21% 42% Dirty Salim Adel (Character) $271.1K 2005
53% 29% Home on the Range Buck (Voice) - 2004
35% 79% Radio Radio (Character) $52.3M 2003
42% 66% The Fighting Temptations Darrin Hill (Character) $30.2M 2003
7% 36% Boat Trip Jerry (Character) $8.6M 2003
25% 40% Snow Dogs Ted (Character) $81.2M 2002
No Score Yet 41% In the Shadows Draven (Character) - 2001
44% 64% Rat Race Owen Templeton (Character) $56.6M 2001
24% 66% Pearl Harbor Doris "Dorie" Miller (Character) $198.5M 2001
42% 81% Men of Honor Carl Brashear (Character) $48.8M 2000
10% 30% Chill Factor Arlo (Character) $11.2M 1999
27% 67% Instinct Theo Caulder (Character) $34.1M 1999
No Score Yet 67% Welcome to Hollywood Self - 1998
53% 84% What Dreams May Come Albert Lewis (Character) $55.5M 1998
0% 57% A Murder of Crows Lawson Russell (Character),
Producer
- 1998
85% 86% As Good as It Gets Frank Sachs (Character) $147.6M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trading Favors Liquor Store Clerk (Character) - 1997
84% 79% Jerry Maguire Rod Tidwell (Character) $153.6M 1996
88% 79% The Tuskegee Airmen Billy Roberts (Character) - 1995
45% 73% Losing Isaiah Eddie Hughes (Character) $3.7M 1995
59% 55% Outbreak Maj. Salt (Character) $65.9M 1995
6% 46% Lightning Jack Ben Doyle (Character) $15.3M 1994
No Score Yet 45% Daybreak Torch (Character) - 1993
35% 54% Judgment Night Mike Peterson (Character) $11.8M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitz Officer Alvarez (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story Tyree (Character) - 1992
31% 68% Gladiator Abraham Lincoln Haines (Character) $8.1M 1992
83% 89% A Few Good Men Cpl. Carl Hammaker (Character) $141.3M 1992
96% 93% Boyz N the Hood Tre Styles (Character) $55.1M 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Talk Stoop Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014 2016 2018
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2011 2015 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2017
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
77% 71% American Horror Story Dominic Banks/Matt Miller (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016
84% 89% American Crime Story O.J. Simpson (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013 2016
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Book of Negroes Sam Fraunces (Character) 2015
84% 48% Empire Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2011 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009 2012-2013
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piers Morgan Tonight Guest 2012
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1999
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1989-1991
No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989