Chuck Shamata Biography

Place of Birth: television and theatre. Among his most recent cre
Wiki Biography: 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.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Sylvanian Families Papa Forrest Evergreen 1987 Animation
Kojak (2005) Detective Henry Mussina / ... 2005 - 2005
The Sentinel 2006 Action
Tipping Point John Patterson 2012 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
One Week 1920
The Devil and Max Devlin 1981 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Terry Fox Story 1983 Drama, Sport
Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star Patterson 1986 Family, Romance
Nowhere to Hide Mike Watson 1987 Action, Thriller
Night Friend Jack 1988 Drama
Princes in Exile Dr. Merritt 1991 Drama
Death Wish V: The Face of Death 1994 0, Comedy
Virus Leo Burns 1996 Action, Thriller
When Justice Fails Captain Tanner 1999 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Spreading Ground Capt. Nieman 2000 Crime, Drama, Horror
The Thin Blue Lie 2000 Drama
Behind the Red Door 2003
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis 2003 Drama, History
19 Months Rob's Dad 2004 Comedy, Romance
Cinderella Man Father Rorick 2005 Drama, Romance
The Engagement Ring 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Sentinel 2006 0, Game Show, Comedy
Wargames: The Dead Code 2008 Drama, Thriller
Still Mine Judge 2012 0
Clown Walt 2014 Horror
Duse and Me Edouardo Mutti 2016 Drama