Damian Chapa

Damian Chapa began his film career in the early 1990s, playing brawny, muscle-clad street toughs in action-oriented blockbusters such as "Under Seige" and "Street Fighter". While his formidable physique and menacing ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1963 in Dayton, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

IRA--King of Nothing 2014 (Movie)

Bobby O'Brien (Actor)

Man of Faith 2014 (Movie)

Leroy Jenkins (Actor)

The Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Polanski: Unauthorized 2009 (Movie)

Roman Polanski (Actor)

Fuego 2007 (Movie)

Julio (Actor)

El Padrino 2003 (Movie)

Keelo (Actor)

Lady Jayne: Killer 2003 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Calling (Indie) 2002 (Movie)

Leroy Jenkins (Actor)

Hitman's Run 2000 (Movie)

Paolo Catania (Actor)

Cypress Edge 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Melrose Place 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Money Talks 1997 (Movie)

Carmine (Actor)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Midnight Blue 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Saints and Sinners 1996 (Movie)

"Pooch" Puccia (Actor)

Dead Connection 1994 (Movie)

Donato (Actor)

Street Fighter 1994 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Bound By Honor 1993 (Movie)

Miklo (Actor)

Under Siege 1992 (Movie)

Tackman (Actor)

Footsteps (TV Show)

Actor

On Seventh Avenue (TV Show)

Actor
Director (7)

IRA--King of Nothing 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Man of Faith 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Polanski: Unauthorized 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Fuego 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

El Padrino 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Calling (Indie) 2002 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (5)

IRA--King of Nothing 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Man of Faith 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Polanski: Unauthorized 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fuego 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Calling (Indie) 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (5)

IRA--King of Nothing 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Polanski: Unauthorized 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fuego 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

El Padrino 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Damian Chapa began his film career in the early 1990s, playing brawny, muscle-clad street toughs in action-oriented blockbusters such as "Under Seige" and "Street Fighter". While his formidable physique and menacing looks practically guaranteed his longevity in the action film genre, Chapa had broader ambitions to direct and write, as well as star in, his own movies. Beginning with 1998's "Kill You Twice", the actor-turned-director churned out a slew of action-flavored dramas, from the mobster tale "El padrino" (2004) to the politically-tinged thriller "I.R.A.: King of Nothing" (2006). But it was a series of unauthorized biopics based on the lives of Chapa's heroes that drew some controversy from moviegoers and the media, yet still managing to put a spotlight on the director's ambitions beyond the action genre. In 2009, through his independent production company Amadeus Pictures, Chapa released the first of these film portraits, "Polanski Unauthorized", writing, directing, and starring in the title role of the controversial Polish director Roman Polanski. He followed up the same year with the poorly received "Bobby Fischer Live", once again starring in the title role as chess champion Bobby Fischer.

Relationships

Natasha Henstridge Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 26, 1995; eloped to Las Vegas, NV and then had church wedding in Canada

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