Damian Chapa

Damian Chapa

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    • October 29th, 1963
Damian Robert Chapa (born October 29, 1963) is a Mexican-American actor, film director and film producer. Chapa was born in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He was briefly married to Natasha Henstridge. Among his earlier notable film roles are one of the leads in Taylor Hackford's Blood In Blood Out and the part of Ken in the film adaptation of Street Fighter. Subsequently, Chapa has directed and produced, in addition to starring in, his own films. These movies include 1998's Kill You Twice, 2000's The Lonely Life of Downey Hall, 2002's Man of Faith, 2004's Shade of Pale, 2004's El Padrino, and 2006's I.R.A.: King of Nothing. Chapa co-wrote and directed Polanski Unauthorized, a biopic of Roman Polanski, in which he played the title role. It was released on February 13, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. Chapa will begin filming the only film about Marlon Brando ever to be made, in June 2010 called Brando Unauthorized. He followed this with "Vatos Locos", starring himself. Albert Pyun was supposed to direct, but left the project following a dispute over his salary, so Chapa directed himself. The film is about the Chinese mafia in Los Angeles and how the Mexican gang boys, known as "vatos," fought back and defeated the Chinese gang-bangers. As of 2011, Chapa has yet another project in development, an indie drama titled "The Best So Far," which takes place in the late 80's, about a small-town Canadian girl who loves Judo and dreams about being one of the finalists at the '88 Olympics. The ensemble drama follows the lines of Rocky, in the sense that it's not about winning, but going the distance and getting your life back. Chapa, who wrote the drama, will play the widowed father, who does his best to make life easier for his daughter. Although the film is in its very early development stages, Chapa hopes the script will attract the interest of talented artists such as Ellen Page for the main role and Jennifer Connelly for the supporting role, this being the part of the final, toughest competition Page's character faces off during the '88 Olympics and gets defeated by. Although not winning, she gets her sense of victory be offering a brave stand against the better fighter, and both discover, in the process, they are quite simillar, despite their differences. Insiders who had a chance to read the script stated that it is one of the finest not-yet-filmed scripts they had ever seen. Acclaimed director David Cronenberg asked for New Line to bid for the script, but Chapa wouldn't sell it, because of his determination to direct the picture himself. The project is slated to be shot sometime in mid-2012, for tentative release in 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. Description above from the Wikipedia article Damian Chapa, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Acting (25 Credits)

2020Rifkin's Festival as Festivalgoer
2016To Live and Die in Amsterdam
2016Streets of East L.A. as Mickey Solis
2016New York Murder
2012Mafia Man: Robstown Gangster as Eduardo
2011Vatos Locos as Mickey Solice
2011Killer Priest
2010Brando Unauthorized as Marlon Brando
2009Bad Cop as Angel Almaraz
2009Polanski Unauthorized as Roman Polanski
2009Vampiro as Casanova
2009Bobby Fischer Live as Bobby Fischer
2008Mexican Gangster as Johnny Sun
2004El padrino as Kilo
2003Betrayal as Tony
2001U.S. Seals II as Chief Frank Ratliff
1999Hitman's Run as Paolo Catania
1999Facade as Raul Belliard
1998Exposé as Jason Drake
1998Sometimes They Come Back... for More as Dr. Carl Schilling
1997Money Talks as Carmine
1994Street Fighter as Ken Masters
1994Dead Connection as Det. Louis Donato
1993Blood In, Blood Out as Miklo
1992Under Siege as Tackman

Director (12 Credits)

2016To Live and Die in Amsterdam
2016New York Murder
2012Mafia Man: Robstown Gangster
2011Vatos Locos
2011Killer Priest
2010Brando Unauthorized
2009Death of Evil
2009Bad Cop
2009Polanski Unauthorized
2009Bobby Fischer Live
2008Mexican Gangster
2004El padrino

Writer (5 Credits)

2011Vatos Locos
2010Brando Unauthorized
2009Polanski Unauthorized
2009Bobby Fischer Live
2008Mexican Gangster

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