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. - IMDb Mini 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. - IMDb Mini Biography

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Teleplay (1 episode) as Reinhardt
2019 Blood & Treasure (1 episode) as Sharif Gazal
2016 Miss Sloane as Bill Sanford
2015 Gone Tomorrow as Frank Thompson
2014 Clown as Walt
2012 Still Mine as Judge
2009 Break a Leg as Hit-man
2008 The Two Mr. Kissels as Bill Kissel
2008 One Week as Gerald Tyler
2008 War Games: The Dead Code as Bill Carter
2007 Tipping Point as John Patterson
2006 The Sentinel as Director Overbrook
2005 The Engagement Ring as Johnny Anselmi
2005 The Perfect Neighbor as Detective Lupo
2005 Cinderella Man as Father Rorick
2005 Kojak (10 episodes) as Henry Mussina
2004 Saving Emily as Russo
2004 Crimes of Fashion as Sal Hugo
2003 Behind the Red Door as Father
2002 Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story as Don Brown
2001 Snap Decision
2000 Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis as Pierre Salinger
2000 The Thin Blue Lie as Vinnie
2000 The Spreading Ground as Capt. Neiman
1999 When Justice Fails as Captain Tanner
1999 Bonanno: A Godfather's Story as Santo Trafficante
1998 A Father for Brittany as Bob Minkowitz
1996 Virus as Leo Burns
1994 Due South (1 episode) as Capt. Walsh
1994 Death Wish V: The Face of Death as Sal Paconi
1990 On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story as Connie Babilonia Sr.
1988 War of the Worlds (1 episode) as Bradley
1986 Act of Vengeance as Millard Atler
1986 Mafia Princess as Louie
1985 A Time to Live as Dr. Strathmore
1985 In Like Flynn as Danton
1984 Unfinished Business as Carl
1983 Between Friends as Dr. Seth Simpson
1981 The Devil and Max Devlin as Jerry Nadler
1979 Running as Howard
1979 Stone Cold Dead as Sgt. Tony Colabre
1978 Power Play as Hillsman
1978 I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses as Gershen Isen
1977 Welcome to Blood City as Ricardo
1976 The Italian Machine
1976 Death Weekend as Harry
1973 Between Friends as Chino

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