Ving Rhames (born Irving Rameses Rhames on May 12, 1959 in New York, USA) is an actor. He starred in the Quentin Tarantino crime drama Pulp Fiction (1994) as crime boss Marcellus Wallace. He starred in the Steven Soderbergh crime drama Out of Sight as bank robber Buddy Bragg. He stars as espionage technical specialist Luther Stickell opposite Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible film franchise. He played Kenneth in the Zack Snyder remake of Dawn of the Dead (2004). He had a recurring role as mechanic Walter Robbins in the medical drama television series ER.