Many Hollywood actors were expected to play in the tournament which had a $5000 buy-in. In 1992 he received a supporting role in The Golden Girls spin-off The Golden Palace. He also played the role of Jack in the April 1 1988 "Jung and the Restless" episode of Night Court.
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. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador. He then started a collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh that resulted in the movies Out of Sight Traffic and Ocean's Eleven.