Stan Shaw

Stan Shaw

Stan Shaw (born July 14, 1952) is an American actor. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he is the son of Bertha Shaw and saxophonist Eddie Shaw, and cousin of the late soul singers Sam Cooke and Tyrone Davis. Shaw started his acting career in the Chicago production of the Broadway musical Hair as well as the Broadway production of The Me Nobody Knows. His last Broadway show, Via Galactica was directed by Sir Peter Hall. Before becoming an actor, Shaw was a karate, judo, and jujutsu instructor in Chicago. He holds first dan black belt in judo and jujutsu and a second dan in karate. Shaw appeared in Rocky (1976) as Dipper, another boxer. In a deleted scene, Dipper, infuriated by the attention Rocky has received, challenges him before a television reporter. He also played a professional fighter in Tough Enough (1983), Harlem Nights (1989), and Snake Eyes (1998). One of his most notable roles was his appearance as Alex Haley's maternal grandfather Will Palmer in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. Another highly notable role was Private Washington in The Boys in Company C (1978). Shaw also played in The Great Santini (1979) as Toomer Smalls with Robert Duvall and David Keith. After a part in the 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes, he had a role in the 1995 comedy Houseguest alongside Sinbad and appeared as a pirate in Cutthroat Island with Geena Davis. His television credits include episodes of Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, and a 2009 episode of CSI. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stan Shaw, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.‚Äč
Known For: Acting
Birthday: 1952-07-14
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Movies List of Stan Shaw

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The Boys in Company C

1978 Movie
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Displaced Person

1985 Movie
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Jeepers Creepers 3

2017 Movie
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TNT Jackson

1974 Movie
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Detonator

2003 Movie
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Tough Enough

1983 Movie
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Rag and Bone

1998 Movie
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A Nashville Legacy

2023 Movie
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Daylight

1996 Movie
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The Gladiator

1986 Movie
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Fear

1990 Movie
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Red River

1988 Movie
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The Pale Door

2020 Movie
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When Dreams Come True

1985 Movie
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Snake Eyes

1998 Movie
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Lifepod

1993 Movie
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Runaway

1984 Movie
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Cutthroat Island

1995 Movie
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Fried Green Tomatoes

1991 Movie
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Freedom Song

2000 Movie
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The Great Santini

1979 Movie
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Billionaire Boys Club

1987 Movie
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Street Killing

1976 Movie
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Darktown Strutters

1975 Movie
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Cassidy Way

2016 Movie
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Under Siege

1986 Movie
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The Three Kings

1987 Movie
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Body of Evidence

1993 Movie
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Harlem Nights

1989 Movie
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Houseguest

1995 Movie
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The Monster Squad

1987 Movie
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Venice Medical

1983 Movie
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Truck Turner

1974 Movie
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Rising Sun

1993 Movie
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Rocky

1976 Movie