Stan Shaw

Stan Shaw

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    • July 14th, 1952
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.​

Starring Stan Shaw on Plex


Acting (24 Credits)

2020The Pale Door as Lester
2017Jeepers Creepers III as Sheriff Tashtego
2000Freedom Song as Archie Mullen
1998Snake Eyes as Lincoln Tyler
1996Daylight as George Tyrell
1995Cutthroat Island as Glasspoole
1995Houseguest as Larry the Tattoo Artist
1993Lifepod as Parker
1993Rising Sun as Phillips
1992Body of Evidence as Charles Biggs
1991Fried Green Tomatoes as Big George
1990Fear as Detective Webber
1989Harlem Nights as Jack Jenkins
1987Billionaire Boys Club as Frank Booker
1987The Monster Squad as Detective Sapir
1986The Gladiator as Joe Barker
1984Runaway as Marvin
1983Tough Enough as P.T. Coolidge
1979The Great Santini as Toomer Smalls
1978The Boys in Company C as Pfc / Sgt. Tyrone Washington
1976The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings as Esquire Joe Callaway
1976Rocky as Dipper
1974TNT Jackson as Charlie
1974Truck Turner as Fontana

Himself (1 Credits)



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