The American actor Ving Rhames once met a homeless man in the early 1990s. That man turned out to be the actor’s long lost older brother, Junior.
The 56 year old Ving Rhames is famous for many things. With more than 120 titles in his filmography and several prestigious movie awards, he’s best known for portraying buff characters such as Luther Stickell in the Mission Impossible franchise. Some of his unforgettable movies include Pulp Fiction, Dawn of the
Dead and Con Air. But apart from muscles and charm, this actor also has a golden heart.
Back in the early 1990s Rhames was filming The Saint of Fort Washington – a 1993 drama for a troubled and homeless schizophrenic. Strangely enough, the actor met with a real life homeless person, who transformed his life. Some of Rhanes’ scenes were filmed in a local shelter for homeless people and as he was walking around the shelter he recognized one of the men there. As it turned out, that very same homeless man was none other, but Rhames’ long lost older brother. Junior Rhames had been serving in Vietnam for some time and he had lost contact with his family. Needless to say, the actor was absolutely thrilled because of the unexpected and ironic reunion with his brother. Records show that Rhames immediately took upon the task to help his unfortunate relative with clothing and food. Afterwards he accepted his brother in his own apartment and later on helped him get on his feet and find a job for himself.
Rhames spoke about the strange reunion with Junior and stated that we should all “take responsibility in helping those less fortunate”. He also stated that he was proud of the fact that he was his “brother’s keeper”.