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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.​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1952-07-14

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Pale Door
2017 Jeepers Creepers 3 as Sheriff Tashtego
2016 Cassidy Way as Kane
2013 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as Himself
2003 Detonator as Robert Brickland
1998 Snake Eyes as Lincoln Tyler
1998 Rag and Bone
1996 Daylight as George Tyrell
1996 Early Edition (1 episode)
1995 Cutthroat Island as Glasspoole
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1993 Rising Sun as Phillips
1993 Lifepod as Parker
1993 When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn as Gerst
1993 Body of Evidence as Charles Biggs
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes as Big George
1990 The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson as Joe Louis
1990 Fear as Detective Webber
1989 Harlem Nights as Jack Jenkins
1988 Red River as Jack Byrd
1987 Billionaire Boys Club as Frank Booker
1987 Wiseguy (4 episodes)
1987 The Monster Squad as Detective Sapir
1986 L.A. Law (3 episodes)
1986 Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story as Harold Moss
1986 Matlock (1 episode)
1986 Under Siege as Nick Tutman
1986 The Gladiator as Joe Barker
1985 Displaced Person as Sergeant
1984 Runaway as Marvin
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1983 Tough Enough as P.T. (Paul Thomas) Coolidge
1983 The Mississippi (23 episodes)
1982 Matt Houston (1 episode)
1982 Fame (1 episode)
1981 Hill Street Blues (2 episodes)
1979 The Great Santini as Toomer Smalls
1979 Roots: The Next Generations (7 episodes) as Will Palmer (7 episodes) as Jim Warner
1978 The Boys in Company C as Pfc / Sgt. Tyrone Washington
1977 Lucan (1 episode)
1976 Rocky as Dipper
1976 Street Killing as Mitchell Small
1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings as Esquire Joe Callaway
1975 Darktown Strutters as Raunchy
1975 Starsky & Hutch (1 episode)
1974 TNT Jackson as Charlie
1974 Truck Turner as Fontana

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