Stan Shaw

Actor
Handsome, athletic African-American character lead in films since the mid-1970s who is equally convincing playing jocks, soldiers, security staff, and simpletons. Shaw karate chopped his way into features playing a ... Read more »
Born: 07/14/1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

The X-Files 2002 (Tv Show)

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Early Edition 1984 - 1985, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1984 - 1985, 1992 - 1994, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1992 - 1994, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Snake Eyes 1998 (Movie)

Lincoln Tyler (Actor)

Daylight 1996 (Movie)

George Tyrell (Actor)

Cutthroat Island 1995 (Movie)

Glasspoole (Actor)

Houseguest 1995 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Body of Evidence 1993 (Movie)

Charles Biggs (Actor)

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

Phillips (Actor)

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991 (Movie)

Big George (Actor)

Harlem Nights 1989 (Movie)

Jack Jenkins (Actor)

Red River 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Busted Up 1987 (Movie)

Angie (Actor)

The Monster Squad 1987 (Movie)

Detective Sapir (Actor)

Gladiator 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Under Siege 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Runaway 1984 (Movie)

Marvin (Actor)

The Mississippi 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Tough Enough 1983 (Movie)

P.T. Coolidge (Actor)

Venice Medical 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Buffalo Soldiers 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Great Santini 1979 (Movie)

Toomer Smalls (Actor)

The Boys in Company C 1978 (Movie)

Tyrone Washington (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Rocky 1976 (Movie)

Dipper (Actor)

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings 1975 (Movie)

Esquire Joe (Actor)

Darktown Strutters 1974 (Movie)

Raunchy (Actor)

Truck Turner 1974 (Movie)

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TNT Jackson 1973 (Movie)

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Dirkham Detective Agency (TV Show)

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Displaced Person (TV Show)

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Fear (TV Show)

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Freedom Song (TV Show)

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Lifepod (TV Show)

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Maximum Security (TV Show)

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Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

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Street Killing (TV Show)

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The Billionaire Boys Club (TV Show)

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The Three Kings (TV Show)

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When Dreams Come True (TV Show)

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Biography

Handsome, athletic African-American character lead in films since the mid-1970s who is equally convincing playing jocks, soldiers, security staff, and simpletons. Shaw karate chopped his way into features playing a "Blaxploitation" villain in "TNT Jackson" (completed 1974; released 1975). He fared better in "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings" (1976) as an ace baseball player in the Negro Leagues. Shaw proved outstanding in his first starring role in the Vietnam action film "The Boys of Company C" (1978). He played a former drug pusher who initially views 'Nam as a business opportunity but gradually matures into an effective leader. Shaw also proved memorable in character roles playing mentally challenged characters in "The Great Santini" (1979) and "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991), and a nervous security chief in "Rising Son" (1993).

Relationships

Son
born c. 1989

Zoe Shaw

Wife
divorced

Milestones

1998

Co-starred in Brian De Palma's "Snake Eyes"

1990

Portrayed prize fighter Joe Louis in the historical TV-movie "The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson"

1979

Acted in the sequel miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations"

1979

Co-starred in the unsold pilot "The Buffalo Soldiers", a historical drama set in the 1860s about the mostly Black 10th Cavalry of the US Army

1978

First starring role in a film, "The Boys in Company C"

1976

TV miniseries debut, "Arthur Hailey's 'The Moneychangers'"

1974

Feature debut, "TNT Jackson", a martial arts blaxploitation flick (released 1975)

Bonus Trivia

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In December 1999, Shaw pled guilty to felony charges of willfully failing to pay back child support. A formal hearing to determine wheter he would do time in jail was scheduled for March 2000.

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