Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1957-01-15 (64 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

76 Movies · 34 TV shows

Also Known As: Mario Peebles · Mario van Peebles · Chip · Stone

Biography

Mario Cain Van Peebles (born January 15, 1957) is an Mexican-born American film director and actor best known for directing New Jack City in 1991 and USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage in 2016. He is the son of actor and filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, whom he portrayed in the 2003 biopic Baadasssss!, which he also co-wrote and directed.

Early Life

Mario Cain Van Peebles was born in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of writer, director, actor and musician Melvin Van Peebles and German actress and photographer Maria Marx.Mario graduated from Saint Thomas More School in Connecticut in 1974 and from Columbia University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Salt-N-Pepa

Salt-N-Pepa

2021
Salt-N-Pepa details the journey of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandra "Pepa" Denton as they enter the world of rap and hip hop after recording a song for their fri...
TV
Salt-N-Pepa

Salt-N-Pepa

2021
The story of nursing students Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandra "Pepa" Denton as they navigate the hip-hop landscape following their first recording experience with a friend's school project is followed....

2020.

3 Movies
Seized

Seized

6.6
2020
Nero is hiding with his son on the Mexican coast in order to put his violent Special Forces career behind him. The Mzamo ordered Nero to slaughter the members of three rival crime syndicates after Tay...
A Clear Shot

A Clear Shot

2020
Four young men from Vietnam storm an electronics store, setting the stage for the largest hostage situation in US history. Rick Gomez realized that his job is not simply to talk down the shooter and k...
AGFA MYSTERY MIXTAPE #3: SEQUELITIS

AGFA MYSTERY MIXTAPE #3: SEQUELITIS

2020
AGFA MySTERY MIXTAPE #3: Sequelitis is a brand new collection of the most exciting found footage that you will see this week. HORROR SEQUELS is the most controversial topic of all time, and we are div...

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Sherman's Showcase

Sherman's Showcase

2019
Travelers can travel through time through music and comedy from the library of the legendary, but fictional, musical variety show called "Sherman's showcase."
Run the Race

Run the Race

2019
In the wake of his mother's death and his father's abandonment, an All-State athlete,Zach, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers' ticket out of town...

2018.

1 Movie
Armed

Armed

2018
A person who was in the U.S. All of the survivors of his old unit are experiencing the same symptoms, and there may be a larger conspiracy at hand.

2017.

1 TV show
TV
Superstition

Superstition

6
2017
The dark history of a town located on the outskirts of New Orleans that is also a landing spot for the world's darkest manifestations of fear is kept by a family.

2016.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

2
2016
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited ...
TV
Star

Star

6.29
2016
Star is a tough-as-nails young woman who came up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny. She tracks down her sister, Simone, and her best friend,Alexandra, and th...
TV
Roots

Roots

2016
Alex Haley's "Roots" tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an African slave who sold his soul to America.

2015.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Blindspot

Blindspot

6.6
2015
A huge international plot explodes when a naked Jane Doe is discovered in Times Square, completely covered in tattoos with no recollection of who she is or how she got there. There is a tattoo that is...
For Justice

For Justice

2015
A female FBI agent finds herself caught between her family and her work.
Submerged

Submerged

2015
People are kidnapped as a limo ride turns into a nightmare.
TV
Empire

Empire

7.08
2015
A powerful family drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all fight for his throne.

2014.

3 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
Chicago P.D.

Chicago P.D.

6.11
2014
The men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. The uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's...
Red Sky

Red Sky

2014
A WMD squad is led by a disgraced Top Gun pilot. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and take to the skies to regain his military and personal honor.
TV
The Last Ship

The Last Ship

5.78
2014
Their goal is to find a cure. The virus should be stopped. Save the world. When a global epidemic wipes out 80% of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to save h...
TV
Z Nation

Z Nation

6.35
2014
Three years after the zombie virus decimated the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral l...
Mantervention

Mantervention

2014
Spencer turns to his best friend who's planning an unconventional "mantervention" filled with debauchery to convert him from a romantic to a forever player, and in the process they discover that being...
TV
Power

Power

6.35
2014
A successful New Yorkentrepreneur lives a double life as the head of a drug empire that only serves the rich and influential, while also wanting to escape the Underworld and keep his family safe.
Drumline: A New Beat

Drumline: A New Beat

6
2014
A girl from New York is attending a college in Atlanta.

2013.

1 TV show
TV
Zero Hour

Zero Hour

7
2013
Modern Skeptic Magazine is published by Hank Galliston. Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history when his beautiful wife, Laila, is kidnapped from her antique clock ...

2012.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
American Warships

American Warships

2012
The last American battleship, the Iowa, stands in the way of an alien force.
We the Party

We the Party

2012
In Los Angeles, five high-school friends deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, and finding themselves.
TV
Nashville

Nashville

7.5
2012
Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Their family, friends, lovers, and the up-and-coming performers tryi...

2011.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
All Things Fall Apart

All Things Fall Apart

2011
50 Cent plays college running back Deon in a touching drama. An unexpected crisis jeopardizes Deon's professional ambitions and causes him to look at himself and his life in a different way.
Redemption Road

Redemption Road

2011
In Tennessee, Bailey, a debt-ridden blues guitarist, is escorted across the state by a man named Augy so that he can collect his recently deceased grandfather's estate. The drama is about an individua...
Tied to a Chair

Tied to a Chair

2011
A man divorces his wife after dinner. She returns to acting and goes to France. A forgotten one-hit wonder director is looking for a chance to make a comeback.
5th & Alameda

5th & Alameda

2011
Sara, a pregnant woman, is the innocent bystander in a robbery. Sara lost her child after being accidentally shot in the robbery. She is shocked to find a man with a gun, but things aren't as they see...
TV
Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

6.64
2011
There is a town in Maine where every story book character is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who has been supporting herself si...
TV
Boss

Boss

6.15
2011
Farhad Safinia created Boss. The mayor of Chicago has been diagnosed with dementia.
Herschel

Herschel

2011
A documentary on the life of Herschel Walker, considered by many to be the greatest college running back of all-time.

2010.

2 Movies
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright

Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright

2010
The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire was revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woma...
Multiple Sarcasms

Multiple Sarcasms

2010
Gabriel is a man who on the surface has a successful career as an architect, a beautiful wife, and a devoted young daughter. It starts to dawn on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel wants to writ...

2009.

1 Movie
A Letter to Dad

A Letter to Dad

2009
Dan Donahue has finally met the woman of his dreams. But on the night he is going to propose, he is overcome by deep-rooted anger caused by the father who abandoned him as a boy. Dan confronts his fee...

2008.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Confessions of an Ex-Doofus Itchy Footed Mutha

Confessions of an Ex-Doofus Itchy Footed Mutha

2008
A story about an adventurer who travels from Harlem to the high seas and back again.
TV
Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy

6.79
2008
An adrenalized drama with darkly comical undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, Ca...

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Sharpshooter

Sharpshooter

2007
An assassin working for the CIA decides to take one final job before quitting to find out that he is the target of his boss.
Blackout

Blackout

2007
Blackout takes you inside the personal journey of what happened in Brooklyn, NY on August 14. In times of weakness and vulnerability, it examines the nature of man to take advantage of his own fellow ...
TV
Damages

Damages

6
2007
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruth...

2006.

1 Movie
Hard Luck

Hard Luck

6
2006
There are three story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers. A former drug dealer finds a lot of stolen drugs while trying to go straight. A middle-aged suburban housewife hide...

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

2005
The story of the early years of Carlito's Way is told by many people. He was sucked into a deadly circle of greed and revenge by the power of the New York Underworld. Spanish Harlem's ultimate crimina...
How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It)

How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It)

2005
A documentary on auteur, novelist, musician and theater impresario.

2004.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Baadasssss!

Baadasssss!

2004
Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an un...
TV
Lost

Lost

6.62
2004
The survivors of a plane crash must work together to survive. There are many secrets on the island.
Crown Heights

Crown Heights

2004
After the Crown Heights riots, an orthodox Rabbi and a community activist help two youths--one a Hasidic Jew, the other African-American--form a hip-hop group to heal their neighboorhood.

2003.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
NCIS

NCIS

6.16
2003
Any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel is investigated by a team of special agents.
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out

44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out

2003
Two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes after a failed bank robbery.
The Hebrew Hammer

The Hebrew Hammer

2003
Santa Claus's son was saved by a Jewish blaxploitation hero.
Gang of Roses

Gang of Roses

2003
A group of outlaws looking for lost treasure run the town of Flat ridge in the 1800's. Sally was a member of the Roses Gang. With the weight of grief on her heart, Rachel decided to shed her new found...

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
10,000 Black Men Named George

10,000 Black Men Named George

2002
In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. 10,000 Black Men...
Jim Brown: All-American

Jim Brown: All-American

2002
Spike Lee directed All-American. Jim Brown is the subject of a film. The film focuses on his career. People from sports and Hollywood were interviewed. The film had an interview with Brown's family.
TV
Robbery Homicide Division

Robbery Homicide Division

2002
Barry Schindel and Michael Mann created the series. Schindel is up for three awards.

2001.

2 Movies
Ali

Ali

6
2001
In 1964, a new pro boxer, fresh from his gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene. He cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his public self-confidence and his belief that h...
Guardian

Guardian

2001
L.A.P.D has a lot of violence in the inner city. There is a new drug called Chaos. They found a link between the drug and a terrifying supernatural power unleashed during the gulf war with help from h...

2000.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Soul Food

Soul Food

2000
Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia...
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal

Sally Hemings: An American Scandal

2000
The complicated relationship of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, who had a 38 year love affair, resulted in children, grandchildren, and lots of controversy.
Blowback

Blowback

2000
Inspector Morell, a former seminarian, caught Whitman, a psychotic religious killer, because of his religious knowledge. He was sentenced to death. However, he was rescued by a secret government group...

1999.

2 Movies
Love Kills

Love Kills

1999
The family plots at the mansion of a recently deceased Beverly Hills millionaire have a masseur mixed up in them.
Raw Nerve

Raw Nerve

1999
A cop who is losing his mind is trying to lure his girlfriend and former partner into danger.

1998.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

1998
An alcoholic former soap opera actress joins AA and tries to stay sober while dealing with an overbearing family and romantic entanglements.
Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

1998
Detective Jack Valentine is reinstated from his desk job to go back onto the streets. His first assignment ends with the death of a mobster who was about to turn states evidence. The killing came as t...
Killers in the House

Killers in the House

1998
Bank robbers on the run from the police invade a mansion and take the owners hostage.
Judgment Day

Judgment Day

1998
There is a chance that the world is in danger when there is a collision in outer space. A fanatical religious cult made it their business to stop a scientist from designing a system that would stop th...

1997.

4 Movies
Los Locos

Los Locos

1997
Being unwanted in the wild West means being kicked out of the community. Chance was welcomed into a sanatorium for mentally ill people after having undergone this ritual. At the death of Mother Superi...
Riot

Riot

1997
The streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield in April 1992 after the notorious Rodney King verdict.
Crazy Six

Crazy Six

5.25
1997
In a crumbling Europe, powerful mafia families have emerged from the anarchy to compete for control of the lucrative arms trade.
Stag

Stag

1997
A surprise bachelor/stag party has been arranged for Victor Mallick by all of his friends. Two strippers were at the party. When some of the men accidentally killed one of the strippers, they are left...

1996.

2 Movies
Gang in Blue

Gang in Blue

1996
A group of white supremacists are discovered by a black police officer.
Solo

Solo

1996
In a Latin American war, a small brigade of rebels are fighting to maintain their freedom and protect their village, and a fighting machine is charged with destroying them. Peebles decided to help the...

1995.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Panther

Panther

1995
The film is about the beginnings of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Black Panther's history in Oakland is chronicled in the movie. The historical footage is used to emphasize some points...
TV
The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits

6
1995
Sometimes there is a plot twist at the end of The Outer Limits. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revi...

1994.

1 Movie
Highlander III: The Sorcerer

Highlander III: The Sorcerer

5.37
1994
In the 15th century, there is a training with another swordsman, the Japanese Nakano. The old wizard is buried in an underground cave after Kane kills him. When Kane reappears in the 20th century, it'...

1993.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Posse

Posse

1993
A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. Their leader searches for the men who killed his father.
Full Eclipse

Full Eclipse

1993
The LA police department has a group of officers who are good at reducing big-time crime. The team leader has an excellent track record for crime reduction in other big cities, but his methods are unc...
Gunmen

Gunmen

6
1993
A $400 million drug fortune was stolen in South America. A killer is sent to find money. A Drug Enforcement Agency agent is on a revenge mission. He was sent to find his father's murderer. Cole was ab...
TV
Living Single

Living Single

10
1993
Living Single aired on the Fox network for five seasons. The show centered on the lives of six friends who share personal and professional experiences while living in a Brooklyn brownstone. Sister Lee...

1992.

1 Movie
Stompin' at the Savoy

Stompin' at the Savoy

1992
As the Harlem Renaissance flourishes in jazzy New York City, Pauline, Esther and Alice struggle to survive. By day, they toil at dreary jobs, dreaming of stardom, riches and happiness. By night, they ...

1991.

2 Movies
New Jack City

New Jack City

7
1991
The Cash Money Brothers are a gang that makes a million dollars every week selling crack. The only way to get into the gang is to become a dealer.
A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story

A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story

1991
Ricky Bell was an all-pro running back who died of a rare muscle disease in his prime of his career. The focus of the plot is Bell's relationship with a handicapped boy. The boy is an inspiration to B...

1990.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Gabriel's Fire

Gabriel's Fire

1990
Gabriel's Fire is an American television series that ran on ABC in the USA in 1990–1991. A revamped version of the series, entitled Pros and Cons, aired briefly the following season.
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.
Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou

1990
A Los Angeles lawyer is going to New Orleans for a case.

1989.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

1989
A dead fashion designer's soul is being possessed by a rapper.
TV
Top of the Hill

Top of the Hill

1989
Top of the Hill was a political drama series that aired on CBS in 1989.

1988.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
The Child Saver

The Child Saver

1988
Andrea Crawford, an important business woman, risks everything to save a kid from the life of crime.
TV
Mama Flora's Family

Mama Flora's Family

1988
A black matriarch in the early 20th century is determined to free her children from the bonds of prejudice.
TV
Sonny Spoon

Sonny Spoon

1988
Sonny Spoon is a detective program aired in the United States on the NBC television network in 1988. The series was created by Michael Daly, Dinah Prince, Stephen J. Cannell and Randall Wallace and pr...

1987.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Jaws: The Revenge

Jaws: The Revenge

5.34
1987
Ellen decided to move to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family after another shark attack. A great white shark followed her there.
Hotshot

Hotshot

1987
The story of an American soccer player trying to make it big who turns to the greatest soccer player of all time for guidance.
The Facts of Life Down Under

The Facts of Life Down Under

1987
Blair, Tootie, Natalie, Jo, Beverly Ann, and Andy are in Australia. Blair and Jo are warned of a planned jewel theft, Beverly Ann visits a beau from a long time ago, Natalie is stranded in the outback...
TV
Wiseguy

Wiseguy

6
1987
He was an agent for the OCB during his time in a New Jersey penitentiary. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base of the series, bringing him into confli...
TV
21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

8
1987
21 Jump Street is about a group of young cops who use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.

1986.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
3:15

3:15

5
1986
It's not unusual for violent crime to be routine. In the face of powerless authority, drug trade is rampant. There is a vicious street gang. Everyone is in the school and the cobras are in charge. Eve...
TV
L.A. Law

L.A. Law

6
1986
L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many o...
Last Resort

Last Resort

1986
George is taking his family on a vacation. Everyone except George has fun in the sun on their tropical island, even though they find soldiers everywhere, an inhospitable staff, and undesirable holiday...
Heartbreak Ridge

Heartbreak Ridge

4.29
1986
A Marine with a bad attitude takes command of a spoiled recon platoon as he fights with his superiors and his ex-wife.

1985.

4 Movies
South Bronx Heroes

South Bronx Heroes

1985
A young man just released from prison and living with his sister crosses paths with two children, also brother and sister, who are on the run from their child pornographer foster parents.
Children of the Night

Children of the Night

1985
A sociology graduate student is working on a thesis. She offered her own apartment to prostitutes who were rejected by their parents and dependent on their pimps.
Delivery Boys

Delivery Boys

1985
A group of boys are interested in dancing. TheDelivery Boys work as pizza delivery boys. A woman's panty manufacturer sponsors a break dance contest. A rival gang's sponsor intimidates their employer ...
Rappin'

Rappin'

1985
An ex-con and break-dancer helps save a neighborhood from a greedy developer while trying to win a rap contest.

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club

6
1984
The lives and loves of entertainers and mobsters collide in Harlem's Cotton Club as it becomes a hub of passion and violence.
TV
The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show

6.2
1984
The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable famil...
Exterminator 2

Exterminator 2

3.5
1984
A drug lord is in New York.

1971.

2 Movies
Crosscurrent

Crosscurrent

1971
Two San Francisco detectives are investigating a murder that took place on one of the city's famous cable cars. The trail leads to a drug dealer, a doctor and a police captain.
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

1971
After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitution goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disgruntled Hells Angels.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
The Street Lawyer

The Street Lawyer

"The Street Lawyer" is based on John Grisham's book about an attorney who leaves his high-priced firm to work for the less fortunate.
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