Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle

Keynote Speaker: Actor, Activist & Author; Known for "Iron Man 2" & "Hotel Rwanda"

Don Cheadle Biography

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. After graduating high school in Denver, Colorado, Cheadle attended and graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a Bachelor¹s Degree in Fine Arts. Encouraged by his college friends, he attended a variety of auditions and landed a recurring role on the hit series "Fame" (1982), which led to feature film roles in Dennis Hopper's Colors (1988) and John Irvin's Hamburger Hill (1987).

Early in his career, Cheadle was named Best Supporting Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics for his breakout performance opposite Denzel Washington in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995). His subsequent film credits include the 2006 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Crash (2004), which Cheadle also produced; Hotel Rwanda (2004), for which his performance garnered Oscar, Golden Globe, Broadcast Film Critics and Screen Actors Guild award nominations for Best Actor; Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007), starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Cheadle was honored by the CineVegas Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival and received ShoWest's Male Star of the Year award. He is also well-recognized for his television work, including his portrayal of Sammy Davis Jr. in HBO's "The Rat Pack" (1998), for which he received a Golden Globe Award and a Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination. His recent big screen appearances have been in Antoine Fuqua's ensemble crime thriller "Brooklyn's Finest" (2009) and his recurring role as Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes in Marvel's Iron Man and The Avengers films. Cheadle extended his global recognition with his role as James Rhodes / War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, replacing Terrence Howard. He appeared as the character in Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) and will reprise the role in the upcoming Disney+ series Armor Wars.

A talented musician who plays saxophone, writes music and sings, Cheadle is also an accomplished stage actor and director, and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Spoken Word Album for his narration/dramatization of the Walter Mosley novel "Fear Itself."

After acting in "Hotel Rwanda," a film about the early 1990s Rwandan genocide, he became an activist to raise awareness of the mid-2000s genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. In January 2005, he traveled to Sudan with five members of Congress to see refugee camps and to meet survivors of the genocide. Upon his return, he reported on his trip for ABC News Nightline. Other notable off-stage achievements include the 2007 BET Humanitarian Award for the cause of the people of Darfur and Rwanda, and sharing the Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome with George Clooney for their work in Darfur.

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Don Cheadle Videos

11th Annual Kirk Douglas Award to Warren Beatty - Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle Explains Where the Real Work Happens for an Actor
Don Cheadle's Keynote Address at Envision

How to book Don Cheadle?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Don Cheadle for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Don Cheadle, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Don Cheadle or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Don Cheadle?

Booking fees for Don Cheadle, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Don Cheadle, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Don Cheadle?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Don Cheadle for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Don Cheadle for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Don Cheadle or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Don Cheadle or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Don Cheadle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Issues, Social Justice and Celebrity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Don Cheadle for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Don Cheadle generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Adrian Grenier, Mark Ruffalo and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Don Cheadle for an upcoming event.

Don Cheadle Videos

11th Annual Kirk Douglas Award to Warren Beatty - Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle Explains Where the Real Work Happens for an Actor
Don Cheadle's Keynote Address at Envision

Don Cheadle News

How to book Don Cheadle?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Don Cheadle for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Don Cheadle, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Don Cheadle or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Don Cheadle?

Booking fees for Don Cheadle, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Don Cheadle, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Don Cheadle?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Don Cheadle for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Don Cheadle for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Don Cheadle or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Don Cheadle or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Don Cheadle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Issues, Social Justice and Celebrity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Don Cheadle for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Don Cheadle generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Adrian Grenier, Mark Ruffalo and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Don Cheadle for an upcoming event.

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