Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles

Highest Rated: 91% Baadasssss! (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% Exterminator 2 (1984)

Birthday: Jan 15, 1957

Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Though he was the son of legendary blaxploitation filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, actor and director Mario Van Peebles made his own name both in front of and behind the camera in numerous film and television projects. After a few years of finding his footing as an actor, Van Peebles broke through with a memorable turn in "Heartbreak Ridge" (1986), which opened the doors to bigger and better things, including directing. He made his debut in the director's chair with episodes of "21 Jump Street" (Fox. 1987-1991) and "Wiseguy" (CBS, 1987-1990), though it was his hit feature debut, "New Jack City" (1991) that propelled him to the next level. But Van Peebles stumbled with both "Posse" (1993) and "Panther" (1995), while flailing a bit onscreen in rather unworthy B-thrillers and television movies. Following a small, but solid performance as Malcolm X in "Ali" (2001), Van Peebles triumphantly returned to feature filmmaking with "Baadasssss!," an intensely entertaining depiction of his father's struggles to film his seminal movie "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" (1971). While his career endured several ups and downs, there was no doubt that Van Peebles always remained a potent force both onscreen and off.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seized Mzamo (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Immortal Carl (Character) - 2019
0% No Score Yet A Clear Shot Gomez (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 69% Armed Jason Chief Pratt (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2018
40% 84% Run the Race Pastor Bennett Baker (Character) $6.4M 2018
17% 30% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Director - 2016
25% 22% Submerged Hector (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 67% Mantervention Steve/Tyra Sperry (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 37% Drumline: A New Beat Mr. Bolton (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 9% Red Sky Director - 2014
28% 68% We the Party Sutton (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet 12% American Warships Captain Winston (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets and Death Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 57% Things Fall Apart Eric (Character),
Director
- 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet 5th & Alameda Trevor (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 30% Across the Line Agent Hobbs (Character) - 2010
9% 24% Multiple Sarcasms Rocky (Character) $28.9K 2010
57% 59% Black, White and Blues Director $27K 2010
0% 40% Tied To a Chair Billy Rust (Character) - 2009
27% No Score Yet Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha Pirate Captain (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 20% Sharpshooter Flick (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 24% Hard Luck Captain Davis (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2006
33% 50% Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Earl (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 33% Crown Heights Paul Johnson (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hebrew Hammer Mohammed (Character) $19.5K 2003
91% 84% Baadasssss! Melvin Van Peebles (Character),
Director,
Writer (Book),
Writer (Screenplay)
$365.2K 2003
No Score Yet 57% 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout Henry Jones (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 76% 10,000 Black Men Named George Ashley Totten (Character) - 2002
68% 65% Ali Malcolm X (Character) $58.2M 2001
No Score Yet 44% Guardian Detective Kross (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgement Day Thomas Payne (Character) - 1999
40% 15% Judgment Day Thomas Payne (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1999
No Score Yet 20% Raw Nerve Detective Blair Valdez (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 18% Blowback Inspector Don Morrell (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 78% Killers in the House Rodney Sawyer (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Kills Poe Finklestein (Character),
Producer,
Director,
Writer
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valentine's Day Jack Valentine (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 23% Crazy Six Dirty Mao (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 27% Los Locos Chance (Character),
Writer,
Producer
- 1997
40% 36% Stag Michael Barnes (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 75% Riot Turner (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 33% Gang in Blue Michael Rhoades (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1996
8% 26% Solo Solo (Character) $4.9M 1996
27% 75% Panther Stokely Carmichael (Character),
Director,
Producer
$6.3M 1995
15% 35% Gunmen Cole Parker (Character) $2.9M 1994
5% 28% Highlander III: The Sorcerer Kane (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Living Years Norman (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 44% Full Eclipse Max Dire (Character) - 1993
29% 48% Posse Jesse Lee (Character),
Director
$16.4M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War Raymond Williamson (Character) - 1992
77% 80% New Jack City Stone (Character),
Director
$44.1M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story Ricky Bell (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Bayou Jay Filley (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 17% Identity Crisis Chilly D (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Child Saver Unknown (Character) - 1988
0% 15% Jaws the Revenge Jake (Character) $18.8M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotshot Winston (Character) - 1986
73% 74% Heartbreak Ridge Corporal "Stitch" Jones (Character) $41M 1986
No Score Yet 18% Last Resort Pino (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 34% Rappin' John Hood (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of the Night Roy Spanish (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 44% South Bronx Heroes Tony (Character) - 1985
0% 31% Exterminator 2 X (Character) - 1984
75% 48% Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song Young Sweetback / Kid (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crosscurrent Raphael (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
99% 81% Sherman's Showcase Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2019-2020
84% 49% Empire Uncle Ray (Guest Star) 2019
64% 93% Deception Bruce Conners (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 71% Superstition Isaac Hastings (Character),
Producer
2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2017
98% 84% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Himself (Guest Star) 2015
90% 70% Nashville Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2013-2015
80% 78% Once Upon a Time Director 2014
42% 40% Zero Hour Director 2013
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Director 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
57% 78% The Finder Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
65% 44% Hellcats Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
85% 91% Lost Director 2010
91% 91% Damages Director 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
57% No Score Yet Robbery Homicide Division Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sally Hemings: An American Scandal James Hemings (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama Flora's Family Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Jump Street Dana (Guest Star),
Director
1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sonny Spoon Sonny Spoon (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1985

QUOTES FROM Mario Van Peebles CHARACTERS

Michael says: What do you know about it?

Hoagie says: Well she got the idea in her head that the shark that killed Martin and Sean is now following the family.

Jake says: Hey, he's not talking about OUR shark is he?

Jake says: Hey, he's not talking about our shark is he?

Michael says: (after a long pause) What do you do when you're not flying people?

Michael says: What do you do when you're not flying people?

Hoagie says: I deliver laundry. (smiles)

Hoagie says: I deliver laundry.

Max Dire says: He’s back, like Dirty Harry on crack.

Max Dire says: He's back, like Dirty Harry on crack.