Celebrities

Melvin Van Peebles Net Worth

Melvin Van Peebles Net Worth is
$3 Million

Melvin Van Peebles Biography

Air Pressure. Van Peebles was created in Chicago, Illinois in August 1932. His child is usually actor and director Mario Van Peebles. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and offered in the U. Melvin is well known for creating the film Nice Sweetback’s Baadasssss Track.S.Melvin Van Peebles net well worth: Melvin Van Peebles can be an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, composer, and novelist who includes a net well worth of $3 million dollars. Melvin drove cable vehicles in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and started authoring his experiences. His publication The Big Center was published in 1957. The same her he shot his 1st brief film titled Pickup Males for Herrick. Van Peebles also starred in the movies Jaws: The Revenge, Posse, Last Actions Hero, Terminal Velocity, Fist of the North Celebrity, Love Kills, Period of Her Period, The Hebrew Hammer, Blackout, Redemption Street, We the Party, and Peeples. He offers authored 12 books and created and directed over 17 films or Television shows. As an actor his first part was in the 1970 film Watermelon Guy. The Sweetback film was favored by black rights advocacy organizations and resonated with the dark struggle. The film grossed $10 million dollars. Melvin received a Daytime Emmy Award, A Gotham Tribute Award, a graphic Award, and a LA Pan African Film Event Lifetime Accomplishment Award. He starred as Sweetback in Nice Sweetback’s Baadasssss Track in 1971. He wedded Maria Marx and experienced children, however the marriage dissolved.


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameMelvin Van Peebles
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 21, 1932
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Film director, Novelist, Playwright, Actor, Film Editor, Television Director
EducationOhio Wesleyan University
NationalityAmerican
ChildrenMario Van Peebles, Megan Van Peebles, Max Van Peebles
ParentsEdwin Griffin
AwardsGotham Independent Film Tribute Award, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing In A Children/Youth/Family Special, Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Book
NominationsTony Award for Best Book of a Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score
MoviesSweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Baadasssss!, Watermelon Man, Panther, Posse, The Story of a Three-Day Pass, Jaws: The Revenge, Classified X, Gang in Blue, Identity Crisis, The Hebrew Hammer, We the Party, Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha, Redemption Road, We the Peeples, The Sophisticated Gents, Bellyful, Tales of Erotica, Greased Lightning, O.C. and Stiggs, Terminal Velocity, True Identity, Boomerang, Riot, Blackout, BaadAsssss Cinema, American Stag, Don't Play Us Cheap, Smut, Vroom Vroom Vroooom, Farewell, Babylon!
TV ShowsSex: The Revolution, The Shining, Sonny Spoon


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Member of the 'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) since 2016.
2 Grandfather of Maya Van Peebles, Marley Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles.
3 Is portrayed by his son Mario Van Peebles in Baadasssss! (2003)
4 Has been nominated for three Tony Awards: in 1972, as Best Book (Musical) and Best Score, as both Composer and Lyricist, for "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death;" and in 1973, as Best Book (Musical) for "Don't Play Us Cheap."
5 Is the subject of How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (2005).
6 Father of Megan Van Peebles and Max Van Peebles.
7 Father of actor Mario Van Peebles


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Watermelon Man (1970) $70,000


Quotes

#Quote
1 I make a film like I cook for friends. I hope they like it, but if they don't, I'm prepared to enjoy it all by myself.
2 I'm not going to let the accolades come to me when I'm in a wheelchair. 'Get a little more feeble, Melvin, and we'll recognize you.' Right now I'm a little too dangerous. I intend to stay dangerous.
3 Don't ask me something if you don't want to know. Because I will tell you...Why not have fun, man? If I feel like doing something, I just go ahead and do it.
4 [about criticism of his "eccentric" taste in antiques] They laughed at Columbus when he said the world was round, too.
5 [about his somewhat eccentric taste in antiques] Some people get a sense of being alive by shopping and spending money. I get that feeling by giving unwanted things a new life.


Pictures

All Melvin Van Peebles pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Cinema Vanguard Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
2008 Special Achievement Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
2008 Tribute Award Gotham Awards
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival
2000 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best International Film Le conte du ventre plein (2000)
2000 Byron E. Lewis Trailblazer Award Acapulco Black Film Festival
1999 Jack Smith Lifetime Achievement Award Chicago Underground Film Festival
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries The Shining (1997)
1987 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Children's Special CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)
1987 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize Children's Live-Action Category CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)
1970 Image Award Image Awards Best Musical Score Watermelon Man (1970)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
If 2017 post-production Grandpa V
Methane Momma 2016 Short completed Mel
Pile On! 2011 Short post-production Hobo
Peeples 2013 Grandpa Peeples
Lilly Done the Zampoughi Every Time I Pulled Her Coattail 2012 Short Narrator
We the Party 2012 Big D
Redemption Road 2010 Elmo
Us: A Love Story 2009 Short Narrator (voice)
Mario's Green House 2009 TV Series
All My Children 2008 TV Series Melvin Woods
Blackout 2007/III George
Hard Luck 2006 Video Hospital Prophet
Girlfriends 2005 TV Series Kenneth Daly
Baltimore 2003 Short
The Hebrew Hammer 2003 Sweetback
Antilles sur Seine 2000 L'Américain à la soirée
Time of Her Time 2000 Thompson
Smut 1999
Love Kills 1998 Abel
The Shining 1997 TV Mini-Series Richard Hallorann
Riot 1997 TV Movie Vernon (segment "Homecoming Day")
Homicide: Life on the Street 1997 TV Series Bennett Jackson
Calm at Sunset 1996 TV Movie Mr. Bucket
Gang in Blue 1996 TV Movie Andre Speier
Living Single 1996 TV Series Warner Devant
Panther 1995/I Old jailbird
Fist of the North Star 1995 Asher
Terminal Velocity 1994 Noble
Dream On 1994 TV Series Norman Green
Last Action Hero 1993 Melvin Van Peebles
Posse 1993 Papa Joe
Boomerang 1992 Editor
True Identity 1991 Taxi Driver
In the Heat of the Night 1990 TV Series Nathaniel Halwell
Identity Crisis 1989 The Inspector
Sonny Spoon 1988 TV Series Mel Spoon
Taking Care of Terrific 1987 TV Movie Hawk
Jaws: The Revenge 1987 Mr. Witherspoon
America 1986 Man Interviewed
O.C. and Stiggs 1985 Wino Bob
The Sophisticated Gents 1981 TV Series Walter 'Moon' Porter / Silky
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971 Sweetback
Watermelon Man 1970 Sign Painter (uncredited)

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lilly Done the Zampoughi Every Time I Pulled Her Coattail 2012 Short
Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha 2008 screenplay
Baadasssss! 2003 book "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song: A Guerilla Filmmaking Manifesto"
Le conte du ventre plein 2000
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary
Vrooom Vroom Vrooom 1995 Short
Panther 1995/I novel "Panther" / screenplay
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sophisticated Gents 1981 TV Series 3 episodes
Greased Lightning 1977 written by
Just an Old Sweet Song 1976 TV Movie
Don't Play Us Cheap 1973 writer
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971 written by
Slogan 1969 screenplay
The Story of a Three-Day Pass 1968 writer
Cinq cent balles 1963 Short writer
Sunlight 1957 Short
Three Pickup Men for Herrick 1957 Short

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lilly Done the Zampoughi Every Time I Pulled Her Coattail 2012 Short
Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha 2008
The Real Deal 2003 Video short
Le conte du ventre plein 2000
The Outer Limits 1997 TV Series 1 episode
Tales of Erotica 1996 segment "Vroom Vroom Vroooom"
Gang in Blue 1996 TV Movie
Vrooom Vroom Vrooom 1995 Short
Identity Crisis 1989
Don't Play Us Cheap 1973
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971
Watermelon Man 1970
The Bill Cosby Show 1970 TV Series 1 episode
The Story of a Three-Day Pass 1968
Cinq cent balles 1963 Short
Sunlight 1957 Short
Three Pickup Men for Herrick 1957 Short

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha 2008 producer
Le conte du ventre plein 2000 delegate producer
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Gang in Blue 1996 TV Movie producer
Vrooom Vroom Vrooom 1995 Short producer
Panther 1995/I producer
Identity Crisis 1989 producer
The Sophisticated Gents 1981 TV Series associate producer - 3 episodes
Don't Play Us Cheap 1973 producer
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971 producer
Sunlight 1957 Short producer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lilly Done the Zampoughi Every Time I Pulled Her Coattail 2012 Short
Unstoppable: Conversation with Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks, and Ossie Davis 2005 TV Movie documentary
Le conte du ventre plein 2000
Smut 1999
Vrooom Vroom Vrooom 1995 Short
Don't Play Us Cheap 1973
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971
Watermelon Man 1970
The Story of a Three-Day Pass 1968
Cinq cent balles 1963 Short
Sunlight 1957 Short
Three Pickup Men for Herrick 1957 Short

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Posse 1993 performer: "Cruel Jim Crow Posse Don't Play That" / writer: "Cruel Jim Crow Posse Don't Play That"
Identity Crisis 1989 performer: "Same Ole Raggedy Song" / writer: "Same Ole Raggedy Song"
Kotia päin 1989 writer: "Apple Stretching"
Don't Play Us Cheap 1973 writer: "Quittin' Time"
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971 performer: "Sweetback's Theme", "Hoppin John", "Sweetback Getting It Uptight And Preaching It So Hard The Bourgeois Reggin Angels In Heaven Turn Around", "Sweetback Losing His Cherry" / writer: "Sweetback's Theme", "Hoppin John", "Sweetback Getting It Uptight And Preaching It So Hard The Bourgeois Reggin Angels In Heaven Turn Around", "Sweetback Losing His Cherry"
Watermelon Man 1970 performer: "Love, That's America", "Soul'd On You" / writer: "Love, That's America", "Great Guy", "Eviction Theme", "Soul'd On You", "Where Are The Children", "Erica's Theme"

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lilly Done the Zampoughi Every Time I Pulled Her Coattail 2012 Short
Vrooom Vroom Vrooom 1995 Short
Identity Crisis 1989
Don't Play Us Cheap 1973
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song 1971

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unstoppable: Conversation with Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks, and Ossie Davis 2005 TV Movie documentary music producer
The Sophisticated Gents 1981 TV Series composer - 3 episodes

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baadasssss Cinema 2002 TV Movie documentary source
Wattstax 1973 Documentary special staging

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The House I Live In 2012 Documentary thanks
Kinyarwanda 2011 very special thanks
Fair Game? 2010 Documentary thanks
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America 2004 special thanks
Bamboozled 2000 thanks
Making 'Do the Right Thing' 1989 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens 2012 TV Series documentary
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 2011 Documentary Himself (voice)
Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door 2011 Documentary Himself
Fair Game? 2010 Documentary Himself
Way Black When 2010 TV Movie Himself
Freakonomics 2010 Documentary Himself - Narrator (segment "It's Not Always A Wonderful Life")
Directors on Directing 2009 Documentary Melvin VanPeebles
The Black List: Volume Two 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Swing 2008 Documentary Himself
Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio 2008 Documentary Himself
Sex: The Revolution 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 2006 Black Movie Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Breaking the Rules 2006 Documentary Himself
American Stag 2006 Documentary Melvin Van Peebles
How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) 2005 Documentary Himself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Unstoppable: Conversation with Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks, and Ossie Davis 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Story Behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema 2004 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Himself
Anatomy of a Scene 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Baadasssss Cinema 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jim Brown: All American 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (Actor, Producer, Director)
Acapulco Black Film Festival 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself / Narrator
Lauren Hutton and... 1995 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1995 TV Series Himself
Without Walls 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Adieu, Babylone! 1992 Himself - Cineaste
Family Figures 1990 TV Series Himself - Host
American Masters 1989 TV Series documentary Himself / Louis Armstrong's words read by
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1986 TV Series Himself
Working in the Theatre 1982 TV Series documentary Himself
Black Journal 1976 TV Series Himself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1975 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1974 TV Series documentary Guest
The Midnight Special 1974 TV Series Himself
The 27th Annual Tony Awards 1973 TV Special Himself
Wattstax 1973 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 26th Annual Tony Awards 1972 TV Special Himself
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Missing Reel 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Sweetback
Source
IMDB
Tags

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Close