Maury Chaykin Biography

Birthday: 1949-07-27
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: The award-winning Canadian-American character actor Maury Chaykin was born on July 27, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Professor Irving J. Chaykin and his wife Clarice. Irving Chaykin, an American citizen, taught accountancy at the City College of New York. The former Clarice Bloomfield, his mother, was born in Winnipeg, raised in Montreal, and educated at the Beth Israel Hospital nursing school in Newark, New Jersey. Because of his parents, Maury held dual Canadian and American citizenship. He was raised in New York City but moved to Toronto after graduating from the State University of New York, Buffalo, where he studied drama. His uncle, George Bloomfield, made his name in Canada as a movie and television writer, director and producer. Maury would later star in two theatrical movies, one TV movie and 14 TV episodes directed by his uncle. Maury made his debut in the 1975 Canadian film Me (1975). In his 35-year-long career, he appeared in over 150 parts in films and TV series shot in Canada and the U.S. He was bet known for his eccentric role as Kevin Costner's commanding officer in the Oscar-winning Dances with Wolves (1990), three films of Atom Egoyan, including The Sweet Hereafter (1997), and his role as Nero Wolfe on cable TV. (His uncle George Bloomfield directed some of the Nero Wolfe episodes.) He won a Genie Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Oscar, as Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a has-been rock star in Whale Music (1994) and two Gemini Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy. Recently, he had a semi-recurring role as a movie producer based on Harvey Weinstein in the cable-TV series "Entourage" (2004) and a regular role on the Canadian TV series "Less Than Kind" (2008). Chaykin was suffering from kidney disease in the last years of his life. He died on his 61st birthday, July 27, 2010, at Toronto General Hospital, surrounded by members of his family. He was married to the Canadian actress Susannah Hoffmann, by whom he had a daughter, Rose.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Superstorm Senator Wallace 2007 Drama
Less Than Kind Sam Blecher 2008 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Joan of Arc Sir Robert De Baudricourt 1948
Conduct Unbecoming Col. Fox 1975 Comedy, 0
Riel 1979 Drama
The Kidnapping of the President 1980 Thriller, Action, Drama
Death Hunt 1981
Soup For One 1982 Comedy
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank Gondol 1983
Curtains 1983 Crime, Horror, Thriller
Highpoint Falco 1984 Comedy
Mrs. Soffel Guard Charlie Reynolds 1984 Drama, Romance
Double Negative 1985
Turk 182! 1985 Action, Comedy, Drama
Def-Con 4 1985 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
The Vindicator Burt Arthurs 1986 Action, Horror
The Bedroom Window 1987 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Wild Thing Jonathan Trask 1987 Action, Drama, Thriller
Nowhere to Hide Marchais 1987 Action, Thriller
Iron Eagle II 1988 0, 0
Stars and Bars Freeborn Gage 1988 Comedy, Action, Romance
Caribe Captain Burdoch 1988 Adventure, Thriller, Drama
Millennium Roger Keane 1989 Drama, Mystery
Where the Heart Is Harry 1990 Comedy, Drama
Cold Comfort Floyd Lucas 1990 Drama, Thriller
Mr. Destiny Guzelman 1990 Fantasy, Comedy
Dances with Wolves Major Fambrough 1990 Adventure, Drama
George's Island Mr. Droonfield 1991 Adventure, Drama, Family
The Adjuster 1991
Buried on Sunday 1992
The Pianist Cody 1992 Romance
My Cousin Vinny Sam Tipton 1992 Comedy, Crime
Leaving Normal Leon 1992 Comedy, Drama
Conspiracy of Silence 1992 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Montréal vu par... Jurgen van Doom 1992 Comedy, Drama
Money for Nothing 1993 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Josh and S.A.M. 1993 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Camilla Harold Cara 1994 Drama
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 0, Comedy
Unstrung Heroes Arthur Lidz 1995 Comedy, Drama
Whale Music 1995 Comedy, Drama
Cutthroat Island 1995 Action, Adventure, Comedy
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 Biography, 0, 0
Keeping the Promise 1997 Drama
Strip Search Tomas 1997 Action, Drama
Pale Saints The Pirate 1997 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Drama
Mousehunt 1997 Comedy, Family
Love and Death on Long Island 1998 Comedy, Drama
Jerry and Tom Billy 1998 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Where the Truth Lies 1999 Game Show
Entrapment 1999 Action, Crime, Romance
Touched Bert 1999 Drama, Romance
Mystery, Alaska 1999 Comedy, Drama, Sport
Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang Mr. Cooper 1999 Family, Fantasy
The Art of War 2000 Action, Thriller
Bartleby Ernest 2001
On Their Knees Norman 2001 Comedy
Plan B Donald Rossi 2001 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Past Perfect Chuck 2002 Drama
Owning Mahowny 2003 Crime, Thriller, Drama
Intern Academy Dr. Roger 'Tony' Toussant 2004 Comedy
Sex Traffic 2004 Drama, Crime
Heavens Fall 2005
Wilby Wonderful 2005 Comedy, Drama
The Hunt for the BTK Killer 2005 Crime, Drama
Production Office Shelly 2008 Comedy
The Grift Rusty 2008 Action, Drama, Horror
Bull Roland Gow 2009 Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Cooking with Stella H.E. Mr. Durand 2010 Comedy, Drama
Breaking In Vincent Tucci, Attorney 2018 Game Show, Comedy