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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.​

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Jul 14, 1952 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie TNT Jackson 1974-06-08
Latest Project:
Movie A Nashville Legacy 2023-02-26
Known For
Poster of Jeepers Creepers 3
Poster of Snake Eyes
Poster of Fried Green Tomatoes
Poster of Scared Straight! Another Story
Movie A Nashville Legacy Franklin Berryhall 2023-02-26
Movie The Pale Door Lester 2020-08-21
Movie A Christmas Winter Song Fred 2019-12-14
Series Carl Weber's The Family Business Larry Duncan 2018-11-13
Movie Jeepers Creepers 3 Sheriff Tashtego 2017-09-26
Movie Cassidy Way Kane 2016-02-23
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self 2013-04-23
Series Criminal Minds Albert Lewis 2005-09-22
Movie Detonator Robert Brickland 2003-02-23
Movie Freedom Song Archie Mullen 2000-02-27
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Geoff Johnson 2000-10-06
Movie Rag and Bone Det. Ritchie 1998-01-01
Movie Snake Eyes Lincoln Tyler 1998-08-07
Series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Movie Daylight George Tyrell 1996-12-06
Movie Cutthroat Island Glasspoole 1995-12-22
Movie Houseguest Larry the Tattoo Artist 1995-01-06
Movie When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn Gerst 1993-05-18
Movie Lifepod Parker 1993-06-28
Movie Body of Evidence Charles Biggs 1993-01-15
Movie Rising Sun Phillips 1993-07-30
Series The X-Files Stephen Murdoch 1993-09-10
Movie Fried Green Tomatoes Big George 1991-12-27
Movie Fear Detective Webber 1990-07-15
Movie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Joe Louis 1990-10-15
Movie Harlem Nights Jack Jenkins 1989-11-17
Movie Red River Jack Byrd 1988-04-10
Movie The Monster Squad Detective Sapir 1987-08-14
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Movie Billionaire Boys Club Frank Booker 1987-11-08
Movie The Three Kings Paul 1987-12-17
Movie Under Siege Nick Tutman 1986-02-09
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie The Gladiator Joe Barker 1986-02-03
Movie Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Harold Moss 1986-05-19
Series L.A. Law Terry Slueman 1986-09-15
Movie Displaced Person Sergeant 1985-05-06
Movie When Dreams Come True Harry Jenks 1985-05-28
Series North and South Isaac 1985-11-03
Series Murder, She Wrote Eddie Walters 1984-09-30
Movie Runaway Marvin 1984-12-14
Movie Tough Enough P.T. Coolidge 1983-05-20
Series The Mississippi 1983-03-25
Movie Venice Medical 1983-07-29
Series Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Scared Straight! Another Story Carl Jones 1980-11-06
Series Roots: The Next Generations Will Palmer 1979-02-18
Movie The Great Santini Toomer Smalls 1979-10-26
Movie The Boys in Company C Pfc / Sgt. Tyrone Washington 1978-02-02
Series Lucan Unknown 1977-09-12
Movie Street Killing Mitchell Small 1976-09-12
Movie The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Esquire Joe 1976-07-16
Movie Rocky Dipper 1976-11-21
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie Darktown Strutters Raunchy 1975-10-07
Movie TNT Jackson Charlie 1974-06-08
Movie Truck Turner Fontana 1974-06-26