'I Am My Brother’s Keeper,' Ving Rhames Once Revealed His Heartfelt Reunion with Long-Lost Brother

Edduin Carvajal
Mar 18, 2019
11:51 P.M.
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Actor Ving Rhames, best known as Luther Stickell in the “Mission: Impossible” film series, had a very emotional reunion with his long-lost brother, Junior.

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The man is one of the most famous faces in the entertainment industry due to his booming voice and how easy it is for him to have chemistry with the rest of the actors.

One of the most striking anecdotes that the actor made public was his encounter with his brother, Junior, while filming the 1993 movie “The Saint of Fort Washington” in New York City.

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MATT DILLON MET HIM FIRST

At some point during the movie, Ving and the rest of the crew, including fellow actor Matt Dillon, went to a homeless shelter to shoot some of the scenes. Once there, a man approached Matt and asked him if he had worked in a play called “Boys of Winter" with Ving.

Ving Rhames in "Mission: Impossible II" in 2000 | Source: IMDB

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When the actor said yes, the homeless man said that he was Ving’s brother. Later that day, Ving and Junior were reunited, and it made him realize that he was his brother’s keeper and that, as human beings, we are all our brothers’ keepers.

Ving Rhames in "Jacob's Ladder" in 1990 | Source: IMDB

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Junior was a troubled, homeless Vietnam veteran who became separated from Ving’s family for years. After the reunion, the actor helped Junior find a job and let him stay in his apartment while he got his life back on track.

Ving Rhames in "Pulp Fiction" in 1994 | Source: IMDB

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VING’S ISSUE WITH THE POLICE

It is not the first time that Ving made headlines, though. During an interview he had with the “Clay Cane Show” on Sirius XM, he revealed that police held him at gunpoint after a neighbor reported that a “large Black man” had broken into a property.

Ving Rhames in "Pulp Fiction" in 1994 | Source: IMDB

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The actor recalled that he was watching TV wearing basketball shorts when someone knocked on the door. As he opened the door, he saw a “red dot” pointed at his face from a 9mm handgun. He was then taken outside with his hands up while four police officers and a police dog were surrounding him.

One of the agents recognized him because their children played together in an inter-school sports competition. Even though they apologized and said it was a mistake, Ving asked, “what if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something, and you thought it was a gun?” Thankfully, things didn’t escalate. 

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