Chuck Shamata

Chuck Shamata


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 01-01-1970
  • Gender: Male
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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




Year Movie Character
2009 Break a Leg as Hit-man
1988 Night Friend as Jack
1981 The Running Man as Ben Carfield
1976 Death Weekend as Harry
1976 The Italian Machine
2007 Tipping Point as John Patterson
1978 I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses as Gershen Isen
1973 Between Friends as Chino
1983 Between Friends as Dr. Seth Simpson
2015 Gone Tomorrow as Frank Thompson
2020 A Simple Fucking Gesture as Man
1994 Death Wish V: The Face of Death as Sal Paconi
1979 Stone Cold Dead as Sgt. Tony Colabre
2003 Behind the Red Door as Father
2004 Saving Emily as Russo
2005 The Engagement Ring as Johnny Anselmi
1990 On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story as Connie Babilonia Sr.
2014 Clown as Walt
2008 WarGames: The Dead Code as Bill Carter
2002 Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story as Don Brown
1986 Mafia Princess as Louie
1985 The Suicide Murders as Pete Staziak
2004 Crimes of Fashion as Sal Hugo
2008 The Two Mr. Kissels as Bill Kissel
1998 A Father for Brittany as Bob Minkowitz
1984 Unfinished Business as Carl
2001 Snap Decision
1990 Uncut Gem as Max
1987 Nowhere to Hide as Mike Watson
1999 When Justice Fails as Captain Tanner
1979 Running as Howard
1993 Family of Strangers as Tim
2005 The Perfect Neighbor as Detective Lupo
2000 Spreading Ground as Capt. Neiman
1981 The Devil and Max Devlin as Jerry Nadler
2012 Still Mine as Judge
1996 Virus as Leo Burns
2008 One Week as Gerald Tyler
1985 In Like Flynn as Danton
2000 The Thin Blue Lie as Vinnie
1978 Power Play as Hillsman
2000 Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis as Pierre Salinger
1991 Princes In Exile as Dr. Merritt
1995 Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story as Al Binder
2016 Miss Sloane as Bill Sanford
1999 Alegría as Narrator (Voice)
2006 The Sentinel as Director Overbrook
1985 Joshua Then and Now as Seymour Kaplan
1986 Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star
2019 Breakthrough as Fire Chief
1977 Welcome to Blood City as Ricardo
1985 A Time to Live as Dr. Strathmore
2005 Cinderella Man as Father Rorick
2002 Guilty Hearts as Det. Mike Virgilio
2003 DC 9/11: Time of Crisis as Shelton
1986 Act of Vengeance as Millard Atler
1996 Escape Clause as Captain Vincent Nalli
1999 Bonanno: A Godfather's Story as Santo Trafficante
1983 The Terry Fox Story as Wilson
1981 Scanners as Tony (uncredited)
1995 Sugartime as Michael Delfano
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1976 Teleplay (1 episode) as Reinhardt
1988 War of the Worlds (1 episode) as Bradley
2019 Blood & Treasure (1 episode) as Sharif Gazal
2005 Kojak (9 episode) as Henry Mussina
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode) as Philip Bellamy
1996 FX: The Series (1 episode) as Mini the Pickpocket
1998 Highlander: The Raven (1 episode) as Martin Foster
1997 La Femme Nikita (1 episode) as Stephan Vacek

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