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Stan Shaw

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stan Shaw (born July 14, 1952) is an American actor. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he is the son of Bertha Shaw and saxophonist Eddie Shaw, and cousin of the late soul singers Sam Cooke and Tyrone Davis. Shaw started his acting career in the Chicago production of the Broadway musical Hair as well as the Broadway production of The Me Nobody Knows. His last Broadway show, Via Galactica was directed by Sir Peter Hall. Before becoming an actor, Shaw was a karate, judo, and jujutsu instructor in Chicago. He holds first dan black belt in judo and jujutsu and a second dan in karate. Shaw appeared in Rocky (1976) as Dipper, another boxer. In a deleted scene, Dipper, infuriated by the attention Rocky has received, challenges him before a television reporter. He also played a professional fighter in Tough Enough (1983), Harlem Nights (1989), and Snake Eyes (1998). One of his most notable roles was his appearance as Alex Haley's maternal grandfather Will Palmer in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. Another highly notable role was Private Washington in The Boys in Company C (1978). Shaw also played in The Great Santini (1979) as Toomer Smalls with Robert Duvall and David Keith. After a part in the 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes, he had a role in the 1995 comedy Houseguest alongside Sinbad and appeared as a pirate in Cutthroat Island with Geena Davis. His television credits include episodes of Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, and a 2009 episode of CSI. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stan Shaw, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Jul 14, 1952 In Chicago, Illinois
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hey, Landlord 1966-09-11
Latest Project:
Series Chuck Finn 2018
Known For
Poster of Chuck Finn
Poster of Crosswits
Poster of House
Poster of The Great Santini
Series Chuck Finn Pfc / Sgt. Tyrone Washington 2018
Series Oshin Frank Booker 2017
Movie Jeepers Creepers 3 Sheriff Tashtego 2017-09-26
Series Crosswits Charles Biggs 2016
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Himself 2013-04-23
Series House Unknown 2004-11-16
Movie Detonator Robert Brickland 2003-02-23
Movie Snake Eyes Lincoln Tyler 1998-08-07
Series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Movie Lifepod Parker 1993-06-28
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie Rising Sun Phillips 1993-07-30
Movie Fried Green Tomatoes Big George 1991-12-27
Movie Fear Detective Webber 1990-07-15
Movie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Joe Louis 1990-10-15
Movie Harlem Nights Jack Jenkins 1989-11-17
Movie The Monster Squad Detective Sapir 1987-08-14
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Harold Moss 1986-05-19
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Runaway Marvin 1984-12-14
Series The Mississippi 1983-03-25
Movie Tough Enough P.T. (Paul Thomas) Coolidge 1983-05-20
Series Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Roots: The Next Generations Will Palmer 1979-02-18
Series Roots: The Next Generations Will Palmer 1979-02-18
Movie The Great Santini Toomer Smalls 1979-10-26
Series Lucan Unknown 1977-05-22
Movie The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Esquire Joe Callaway 1976-07-16
Movie Rocky Dipper 1976-11-21
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie Darktown Strutters Raunchy 1975-10-07
Movie TNT Jackson Charlie 1974-06-08
Movie Truck Turner Fontana 1974-04-19
Series Hey, Landlord George Tyrell 1966-09-11