Chuck Shamata

Chuck Shamata

    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 (25 Credits)

    2019Breakthrough as Fire Chief
    2016Miss Sloane as Bill Sanford
    2014Clown as Walt
    2012Still Mine as Judge
    2008WarGames: The Dead Code as Bill Carter
    2008The Two Mr. Kissels as Bill Kissel
    2008One Week as Gerald Tyler
    2006The Sentinel as Director Overbrook
    2005The Engagement Ring as Johnny Anselmi
    2005Cinderella Man as Father Rorick
    2004Crimes of Fashion as Sal Hugo
    2003Behind the Red Door as Father
    2003DC 9/11: Time of Crisis as Shelton
    2000The Spreading Ground as Capt. Neiman
    1999When Justice Fails as Captain Tanner
    1999Alegría as Narrator (Voice)
    1999Bonanno: A Godfather's Story as Santo Trafficante
    1996Virus as Leo Burns
    1994Death Wish: The Face of Death as Sal Paconi
    1986Act of Vengeance as Millard Atler
    1985Joshua Then and Now as Seymour Kaplan
    1983The Terry Fox Story as Wilson
    1981The Devil and Max Devlin as Jerry Nadler
    1979Running as Howard
    1976The House by the Lake as Harry

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