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Chuck Shamata

Chuck Shamata's career spans four decades in film, television and theatre. Among his most recent credits are the feature films One Week, The Sentinal, Cinderella Man and War Games 2; the cable movies Tipping Point,The Engagement Ring and Kojak (and the ensuing series). Don Shebib's classic Between Friends - often recognized by critics as one of Canada's all time best - was the film for which Shamata received his first Genie Award nomination, and was presented with a Migliore Attore award by the legendary Vittorio De Sica at the Sorrento Film Festival. His other feature credits include The Spreading Ground with Dennis Hopper, Joshua Then and Now with James Woods, Power Play with Peter O'Toole, The Devil and Max Devlin with Bill Cosby and Night Friend with Art Carney. On the small screen, Shamata was nominated for a Gemini Award for his starring role as a family man facing his homosexuality in the network film The Running Man. Other network movie credits include A Father for Brittany, On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story, the Cable Ace Award-winning Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story, Echoes in the Darkness and Between Friends alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett. He played Pierre Salinger in the mini-series Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and for Showtime Networks he co-starred in the Tony Bill-directed cable feature Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story; as mafia boss Sam Giancana in The Family; The Thin Blue Lie with Rob Morrow; and Escape Clause with Paul Sorvino. On stage, Shamata played Dr. Astrov opposite Peter O'Toole in Uncle Vanya in Toronto and Chicago, Torvald in A Doll's House and leading roles in Doc, Good Woman of Setzuan, To Clothe The Naked, You're Gonna Be Alright Jamie Boy, Battering Ram, My Fat Friend, Chapter Two, The Country Girl and The Indian Wants The Bronx in theaters from Halifax to Los Angeles. - IMDb Mini Biography

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Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Between Friends 1973-10-01
Latest Project:
Series Teleplay 2022
Known For
Poster of Miss Sloane
Poster of Clown
Poster of Cinderella Man
Poster of A Father for Brittany
Series Teleplay Reinhardt 2022
Movie A Simple F*cking Gesture Man 2020-08-14
Movie Breakthrough Fire Chief 2019-04-10
Series Blood & Treasure Sharif Gazal 2019-05-21
Movie Miss Sloane Bill Sanford 2016-11-25
Movie Gone Tomorrow Frank Thompson 2015-09-11
Movie Clown Walt 2014-11-13
Movie Still Mine Judge 2012-09-10
Movie Break a Leg Hit-man 2009-01-01
Movie WarGames: The Dead Code Bill Carter 2008-07-29
Movie The Two Mr. Kissels Bill Kissel 2008-11-15
Movie One Week Gerald Tyler 2008-09-08
Movie Tipping Point John Patterson 2007-01-28
Movie The Sentinel Director Overbrook 2006-04-19
Movie The Engagement Ring Johnny Anselmi 2005-11-20
Movie Cinderella Man Father Rorick 2005-06-02
Series Kojak Henry Mussina 2005-03-25
Movie The Perfect Neighbor Detective Lupo 2005-09-13
Movie Crimes of Fashion Sal Hugo 2004-01-01
Movie Saving Emily Russo 2004-10-11
Movie Behind the Red Door Father 2003-01-12
Movie DC 9/11: Time of Crisis Shelton 2003-09-07
Movie Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story Don Brown 2002-04-21
Movie Snap Decision Unknown 2001-06-04
Movie The Spreading Ground Capt. Neiman 2000-01-01
Movie Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Pierre Salinger 2000-11-04
Movie The Thin Blue Lie Vinnie 2000-08-13
Movie Alegría, the film Narrator (Voice) 1999-01-10
Movie When Justice Fails Captain Tanner 1999-09-07
Movie Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Santo Trafficante 1999-07-25
Movie A Father for Brittany Bob Minkowitz 1998-03-15
Movie Virus Leo Burns 1996-12-10
Movie Death Wish V: The Face of Death Sal Paconi 1994-01-14
Movie Uncut Gem Max 1990-04-19
Movie On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story Connie Babilonia Sr. 1990-11-05
Movie Night Friend Jack 1988-06-10
Series War of the Worlds Bradley 1988-10-07
Movie Mafia Princess Louie 1986-01-19
Movie Act of Vengeance Millard Atler 1986-09-04
Movie Joshua Then and Now Seymour Kaplan 1985-01-01
Movie The Suicide Murders Pete Staziak 1985-01-01
Movie In Like Flynn Danton 1985-08-14
Movie A Time to Live Dr. Strathmore 1985-10-27
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie Unfinished Business Carl 1984-07-11
Movie Between Friends Dr. Seth Simpson 1983-09-10
Movie The Devil and Max Devlin Jerry Nadler 1981-03-06
Movie Stone Cold Dead Sgt. Tony Colabre 1979-09-14
Movie Running Howard 1979-10-30
Movie I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses Gershen Isen 1978-09-08
Movie Power Play Hillsman 1978-11-01
Movie Welcome to Blood City Ricardo 1977-08-23
Movie The Italian Machine Unknown 1976-12-02
Movie Death Weekend Harry 1976-09-17
Movie Between Friends Chino 1973-10-01