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Courtney B. Vance is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 12 march 1960 at Detroit (USA)

Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance
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Birth name Courtney Bernard Vance
Nationality USA
Birth 12 march 1960 (58 years) at Detroit (USA)

Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. He is notable for his roles in the feature films Hamburger Hill and The Hunt for Red October and the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, in which he played Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver. He guest starred on the TNT series The Closer as Chief Tommy Delk, from 2010–2011. In 2013 he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in Lucky Guy.

Biography

Vance is married to Angela Bassett, whom he first met in 1980. Together, they have twins, son Slater Josiah Vance and daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance; the twins were born on January 27, 2006. He and Bassett have authored a book, Friends: A Love Story. The two also participate in the annual Christmas celebration, Candlelight Processional, at Epcot. The family lives in Los Angeles.

Vance is on the Board of Directors for The Actors Center in New York City, and is an active supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is an alumnus of the Detroit Boys & Girls Club, and was recently inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

On the PBS program "Finding Your Roots", Vance discovered that his father was born out of wedlock to a 17-year-old woman, Victoria Ardella Vance.

Best films

The Mummy (2017)
(Actor)
Dangerous Minds (1995)
(Actor)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
(Actor)

Usually with

Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2 films)
Michael Dolan
Michael Dolan
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Courtney B. Vance (37 films)

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Actor

Isle of Dogs, 1h41
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Ken Watanabe
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating79% 3.999023.999023.999023.999023.99902
Dans un futur dystopique, dans la ville japonaise de Megasaki, un virus de la grippe canine se propage dans toute la population canine. Le maire autoritaire, Kobayashi, signe un décret bannissant tous les chiens à Trash Island, bien que le scientifique Watanabe insiste sur le fait qu'il est sur le point de trouver un remède. Le premier chien à être banni est Spots, qui appartenait à Atari Kobayashi, le neveu orphelin et pupille du maire.
Ben Is Back
Directed by Peter Hedges
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance, Alexandra Park
Roles Mr. Beeby

Lors d'un réveillon du Nouvel An, un jeune homme perturbé, Ben, revient dans sa famille à l'improviste. Méfiante, sa mère l'accueille mais s'aperçoit qu'il est toujours troublé.
The Mummy
The Mummy (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by Alex Kurtzman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films based on mythology, Zombie films, Mythologie égyptienne
Actors Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance
Roles Colonel Greenway
Rating54% 2.7487252.7487252.7487252.7487252.748725
En 1127, un groupe de croisés anglais cache un rubis de l'Égypte antique dans la tombe d'un des leurs. De nos jours, à Londres, un chantier ferroviaire souterrain pour le Crossrail met à jour leur catacombe.
Office Christmas Party, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jennifer Aniston, T. J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Abbey Lee Kershaw
Roles Walter Davis
Rating57% 2.8974152.8974152.8974152.8974152.897415
Lorsque la directrice générale de Zenotek, Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) tente de fermer la branche de son frère Clay (T. J. Miller), il doit rassembler ses collègues et organiser une fête de Noël épique dans un effort pour impressionner un client potentiel et conclure une vente qui permettra de sauver leurs emplois.
Terminator Genisys, 2h6
Directed by Alan Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about altered memories, Films about children, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Chase films, Anticipation, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Douglas Smith, Dayo Okeniyi
Roles Miles Dyson
Rating64% 3.243663.243663.243663.243663.24366
In 2029, Human Resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) launches a massive final offensive against Skynet, an artificial general intelligence system seeking to eliminate the human race. Before the Resistance wins the offensive, Skynet activates a time machine and sends back a T-800 Terminator to 1984 to kill John's mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). John's right-hand man, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), volunteers to travel back in time to protect her. As Kyle floats in the machine's magnetic field, he witnesses John being attacked by another Resistance soldier (Matt Smith). He then has visions from his childhood about events in 2017.
Joyful Noise, 1h58
Directed by Todd Graff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Jeremy Jordan, Courtney B. Vance
Roles Pastor Dale
Rating58% 2.9026952.9026952.9026952.9026952.902695
After the untimely death of a small-town church choir director (Kris Kristofferson) in Pacashau, Georgia, Vy Rose Hill (Latifah), a no-nonsense mother raising two teens alone, takes control of the choir using the traditional Gospel style that their Pastor Dale (Courtney B. Vance) approves of. However, the director's widow, G. G. Sparrow (Parton), the main benefactor to the church, believes she should have been given the position. As in previous years, the choir reaches the regional finals of the national amateur "Joyful Noise" competition, only to be disappointed when a rival choir beats them. Tough times in the town have led to budget problems that threaten to close down the choir, at the same time as the town needs the choir's inspiring music more than ever.
Let It Shine, 1h44
Directed by Paul Hoen
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Hip hop films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Téléfilm musical, Children's films
Actors Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones, Trevor Jackson, Brandon Mychal Smith, Nicole Sullivan, Dawnn Lewis
Roles Jacob
Rating64% 3.2419853.2419853.2419853.2419853.241985
In Atlanta, Georgia, Cyrus DeBarge is a musically talented choir director who writes rap lyrics under the pseudonym "Truth" because of his father Pastor Jacob's disapproval of hip hop music and his shy demeanor compared to his more outgoing best friend Kris McDuffy. Cyrus also secretly works as a busboy at a club, Off the Street, where the music label of their childhood friend, teenage singing sensation Roxanne "Roxie" Andrews, is sponsoring a songwriting contest. Roxie chooses Truth's heartfelt song "Don't Run Away" as the winning entry but misidentifies Kris as Truth because the photo Cyrus submitted was of them both. Kris convinces Cyrus to let him take credit for the song because he has feelings for Roxie. As Kris uses Cyrus' verses to get closer to both Roxie's heart and his newfound fame, Cyrus begins to resent his best friend.
Final Destination 5, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, Courtney B. Vance, David Koechner
Roles Agent Block
Rating59% 2.9500352.9500352.9500352.9500352.950035
Sam Lawton is on his way to a company retreat with his colleagues. While their bus crosses the North Bay Bridge, Sam has a premonition that the bridge will collapse, killing him and everyone on it, except for his ex-girlfriend Molly Harper, who he gets across the bridge safely. In a panic, he persuades Molly; his friends Nathan Sears and Peter Friedkin; Peter's girlfriend Candice Hooper; his boss Dennis Lapman; and co-workers Olivia Castle and Isaac Palmer to leave the bridge before it collapses, killing the remaining people on it. FBI agent Jim Block does not believe that Sam is responsible for the bridge collapse, but promises to keep his eye on him. At the memorial service, coroner William Bludworth mysteriously tells the survivors that "Death doesn't like to be cheated" and warns them to be careful. Believing this to be nonsense, they ignore his warnings and leave.
The Divide
The Divide (2011)
, 2h2
Directed by Xavier Gens
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Eklund, Ashton Holmes
Roles Delvin
Rating58% 2.900532.900532.900532.900532.90053
As nuclear explosions ravage New York City, residents of an apartment block rush downstairs to escape from the building, only to be forced into the basement by further explosions. Only eight of the residents – Eva (Lauren German) and her boyfriend Sam (Iván González), Josh (Milo Ventimiglia) and his brother Adrien (Ashton Holmes), Josh's friend Bobby (Michael Eklund), Marilyn (Rosanna Arquette) and her daughter Wendi (Abbey Thickson), and Devlin (Courtney B. Vance) – manage to force their way into the building's bomb shelter before the superintendent, Mickey (Michael Biehn), seals the door. The group acclimatises to the cramped surroundings while Mickey asserts his dominance over the shelter and its denizens, much to the chagrin of Josh, Bobby, and Devlin. After some time, the shelter's door is broken open and the shelter is invaded by armed soldiers in biohazard suits; the men's speech is unintelligible and their allegiance remains ambiguous. The men attack the group and seize Wendi, leaving the shelter with her. Devlin and Mickey manage to kill three of the men and Mickey takes a rifle. Josh volunteers to use one of the dead soldier's suits to leave the shelter and search for Wendi.
Extraordinary Measures, 1h28
Directed by Tom Vaughan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Lily Mariye, Keri Russell, Jared Harris, Courtney B. Vance
Roles Marcus Temple
Rating64% 3.249023.249023.249023.249023.24902
Brendan Fraser plays John Crowley, a biotechnology executive whose two youngest children were afflicted with Pompe disease or acid maltase deficiency. In the film his children are aged 8 and 6. Along with his wife Aileen (Keri Russell), he raises money for research scientist Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford), forming a company to develop a drug to save his children's lives.
Hurricane Season, 1h42
Directed by Tim Story
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Forest Whitaker, Taraji P. Henson, Isaiah Washington, Robbie Jones, China Anne McClain, Jackie Long
Roles Mr. Randolph
Rating66% 3.3475753.3475753.3475753.3475753.347575
This movie is based on the true story of John Ehret High School's 2005–06 State championship team. After Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins (Forest Whitaker), a John Ehret high school basketball coach in Jefferson Parish, across the river from New Orleans in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to winning the state championship.
Nothing but the Truth, 1h48
Directed by Rod Lurie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, David Schwimmer, Angela Bassett, Preston Bailey
Roles Agent O'Hara
Rating71% 3.5991753.5991753.5991753.5991753.599175
Rachel Armstrong (Kate Beckinsale) is an ambitious reporter for the Capital Sun-Times. When she discovers fellow soccer mom Erica Van Doren (Vera Farmiga) is working as a covert operative for the CIA and recently returned from Venezuela, where she was investigating an assassination attempt on the President of the United States, she confronts her and requests confirmation. Erica refuses to cooperate, but Rachel has no doubts about the veracity of the report, and her story becomes front-page news with the support of editor Bonnie Benjamin (Angela Bassett) and Avril Aaronson (Noah Wyle), who serves as the newspaper's legal counselor.
D-Tox
D-Tox (2002)
, 1h36
Directed by Jim Gillespie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Tom Berenger, Charles S. Dutton, Robert Patrick, Polly Walker, Courtney B. Vance
Roles Jones
Rating53% 2.6508352.6508352.6508352.6508352.650835
FBI agent Jake Malloy is pursuing a serial killer who specializes in killing police officers. Malloy's former partner becomes one of the victims. While Malloy is at his partner's home, the murderer calls Malloy from Malloy's home while Mary, his girlfriend, is there. The killer tells Malloy that he pursued him four years before for a series of prostitute murders; he is holding a grudge and he's going to kill Mary. Malloy rushes home to find Mary dead. When the killer's hideout is found, Seattle police and the FBI blockade the area before Malloy arrives. Malloy pursues the killer only to find that he appears to have committed suicide.