OUT OF SIGHT
DON CHEADLE was named Best Supporting Actor by the Los
Angeles Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics
for his breakout performance as 'Mouse' opposite Denzel Washington
in Devil in a Blue Dress.
He recently appeared on screen as Buck Swope, a porn star in search
of respect in the acclaimed Boogie Nights, in Volcano,
opposite Tommy Lee Jones and in Rosewood, directed by John
Singleton, for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination.
Cheadle's additional feature film credits include Hamburger
Hill, Colors and Meteor Man. Cheadle's television credits
include a starring role in HBO's Rebound, directed by Eriq
LaSalle and a two-year stint in the role of District Attorney
John Littleton on the dramatic television series Picket Fences.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Cheadle received his BFA degree
from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. A talented
musician who plays saxophone, writes music and sings, the versatile
Cheadle also received attention for directing the stage productions
of Cincinnati Man, The Trip and Groomed. His additional
stage credits include roles in Leon, Lena and Lenz, The Grapes
of Wrath, Liquid Skin, 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore and Athol
Fugard's South African play, Blood Knot.
Cheadle's upcoming projects include the Spring '98 release of
Bulworth, directed by and starring Warren Beatty, and the
Summer '98 airing of The Rat Pack for HBO Productions in
the role of Sammy Davis, Jr.
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