Cuba Gooding, Jr. Movies List

Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Bronx, New York, USA
Coming to America

Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 52 movies
Machete Kills
Machete Kills ( English )
Director: Crystal Martinez
Release date: 11-10-2013
The Butler
The Butler ( English )
Artist: Alex Pettyfer , John Cusack , Robin Williams , James Marsden , Alan Rickman
Director: Jim Gleason , Ben Schor , Heather Gross , Lisa C. Satriano
Music Director: Danny Strong , Gus Coto , Robert Hein , David Wahnon , Robert Hein , Michael Barry , Marko A. Costanzo , Cariella Smith , Kat Spiess , Len Blavatnik , Branka Mrkic , Kevin Ladson , Ruth Hernandez
Release date: 16-08-2013
Life of a King
Life of a King ( English )
Director: Rickey Brown
Music Director: Julie Garces
Release date: 22-06-2013
Absolute Deception
Absolute Deception ( English )
Artist: Cuba Gooding , Jr. , Emmanuelle Vaugier , Evert McQueen , Ty Hungerford
Director: Brad McMurray
Music Director: Kirk Shaw , Alex Podger , Michael MacDonald , Vince Valitutti
Release date: 11-06-2013
Summoned ( English )
Artist: Cuba Gooding , Jr. , Ashley Scott , Bailey Chase , James Hong
Director: Mark DeCarlo
Release date: 01-06-2013
One in the Chamber
One in the Chamber ( English )
Artist: Dolph Lundgren , Cuba Gooding , Jr. , Leo Gregory , Billy Murray
Director: Louis Mandylor
Release date: 15-08-2012
Firelight ( English )
Artist: Cuba Gooding , Jr. , Q'orianka Kilcher , DeWanda Wise , Ligiah Villalobos
Release date: 22-04-2012
Sacrifice ( English )
Artist: Cuba Gooding , Jr. , Christian Slater , Devon Bostick , Kim Coates
Director: Lara Daans
Release date: 26-04-2011
The Hit List
The Hit List ( English )
Artist: Cuba Gooding , Jr. , Cole Hauser , Jonathan LaPaglia , Ginny Weirick
Director: David E. Ornston , Jason A. Payne , Allegra De Souza
Music Director: Richard Salvatore , Tami Rotchford , Aaron Breeden , Dave Moorman , Mark O'Russa , Pete Moroz , Duncan Kirk Bohannon
Release date: 03-04-2011
Ticking Clock
Ticking Clock ( English )
Artist: Cuba Gooding , Jr. , Neal McDonough , Austin Abrams , Yancey Arias
Director: Gaven Tomas' Brooks , Lauren Thomas
Music Director: Justin Bursch , John Gorman , Alex Brazan , Jason Dotts , Cameron O. Galloway , Cameron O. Galloway , Steven Huerstel , William Maursky
Release date: 04-01-2011
Showing 1 to 10 of 52 movies

Cuba Gooding, Jr. Biography

Cuba Gooding was born in Bronx, New York to Shirley, a singer with the Sweethearts, and Cuba Gooding, Sr., a lead vocalist of soul group The Main Ingredient. He has two brothers, musician Tommy Gooding and fellow actor Omar Gooding, and sister, April Gooding. His family moved to Los Angeles after Gooding Sr.'s music group had a hit single with "Everybody Plays the Fool" in 1972 but abandoned his family two years later. Gooding Jr. was raised by his mother and attended four different high schools: North Hollywood High School, Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School, and John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills in Los Angeles. He served as class president in three of them. His first job as a professional entertainer was as a break-dancer performing with singer Lionel Richie at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. After high school, Gooding studied Japanese martial arts for three years, before turning his focus toward acting. Early on, he landed guest starring roles on shows like Hill Street Blues (1981) and MacGyver (1985). His first major role was in the John Singleton's box office surprise and critical hit Boyz n the Hood (1991). He followed this success with roles in major films like A Few Good Men (1992), Lightning Jack (1994), Outbreak (1995), Men of Honor (2000), Rat Race (2001), and The Fighting Temptations (2003) in which he co-starred alongside Beyoncé Knowles. In 1996, he was cast as an arrogant football player on the brink of a career-ending injury in Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire (1996). The film was a success and earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. His "Show Me The Money" line in the film became a nationwide catchphrase. In 1997, he had a notable supporting role in As Good As It Gets (1997). The next several years, his films were inconsistently successful; Boat Trip (2002), Norbit (2007), and Daddy Day Camp (2007), all of which had received extremely negative reviews and performed poorly at the box office. Gooding also starred in a film titled A Murder of Crows, which he co-produced with his long time friend and business partner Derek Broes. The film was Gooding's first attempt at producing.  Since then, he has had series of starring roles in grittier films released direct-to-DVD such as the revenge dramas Hero Wanted and Wrong Turn at Tahoe, as well as the sci-fi action pic Hardwired and the action comedy Lies & Illusions. A well-received performance as Ben Carson in Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) and a small supporting role in Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007) both proved to be exceptions to this trend. An appearance in the World War II film, Red Tails, produced by George Lucas and with other prominent actors such as Terrence Howard, will mark his only return to the big screen since American Gangster. Gooding is married to Sara Kapfer; they have two sons, Spencer and Mason.  

Popular Co-Stars of Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Robert Rodriguez
6 Movies
Eddie Murphy
5 Movies
Rowdy Herrington
5 Movies
Cameron Crowe
4 Movies
Lochlyn Munro
4 Movies
Ben Stiller
4 Movies

You may also be interested in

Share Your Comments About Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Related Tags

Cuba Gooding, Jr. List of Movies, Cuba Gooding, Jr. films list, Cuba Gooding, Jr. first film, Cuba Gooding, Jr. latest film, Cuba Gooding, Jr. upcoming films, Cuba Gooding, Jr. movie database, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Filmography