In 2004, his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda, which was set during the Rwandan Genocide earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also campaigns for the end of genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and co-authored a book concerning the issue titled Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond. Along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub, Cheadle co-founded the Not On Our Watch Project, an organization focusing global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities. In 2010, Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador. He stars as Marty Kaan on the Showtime sitcom House of Lies, for which he most recently won a Golden Globe Award in 2013.
|2004||Crash||Producer||Academy Award for Best Picture|
|2007||Talk to Me||Executive producer|
|Crash||Producer||2 Episodes (2008)|
|1982||Fame||Henry Lee||2 episodes|
|1986||L.A. Law||Julian Tatoon||Episode "Gibbon Take"|
|Sidekicks||Gang Leader||Episode "The Last Electric Knight"|
|1987||Hill Street Blues||Darius Milton||Episode "Days of Swine and Roses"|
|The Bronx Zoo||Carver||Episode "Small Victories"|
|1988||Night Court||Jack||Episode "Jung and the Restless"|
|Hooperman||Himself||Episode "High Noon"|
|1989||Booker||Himself||Episode "The Pump"|
|1990||China Beach||Angel||Episode "Warriors"|
|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Ice Tray||(Episode 5, "Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy")|
|1992–1993||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Bennie||(2 episodes)|
|The Golden Palace||Roland Wilson||(23 episodes)|
|1993–1995||Picket Fences||D.A. John Littleton||(38 episodes)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1995, 1996)
|2000||The Simpsons||Brother Faith||Episode: "Faith Off"|
|2002||The Bernie Mac Show||Cousin D||(2 episodes) – "Sweet Home Chicago: Parts 1 & 2"|
|ER||Paul Nathan||(4 episodes)|
|2011-||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Lloyd Prescott|
|House of Lies||Marty Kaan||Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2012)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2012) Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2013)
- Video games
- Topdog/Underdog off-Broadway performances (2001)
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- Don Cheadle at the Internet Movie Database
- Don Cheadle: The Hotel for Dogs Interview with Kam Williams
- European edition of Don Cheadle's book Not on Our Watch, published by Maverick House Publishers 2007
- 10 Questions for Don Cheadle on Time.com (a division of Time Magazine)
- Not On Our Watch: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Jerry Weintraub
- Don Cheadle signs TV production deal
- The People Speak at the Internet Movie Database
- 'The People Speak' (LA Times article)