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Movie Involvements: 43

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

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

Most Famous Work

Breakthrough
Average
8

Breakthrough

(2019) Fire Chief
Clown
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6

Clown

(2014) Walt
Miss Sloane
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8

Miss Sloane

(2016) Bill Sanford
Death Wish V: The Face of Death
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5
Blood & Treasure
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6

Blood & Treasure

(2019) Sharif Gazal
Cinderella Man
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8

Cinderella Man

(2005) Father Rorick
The Sentinel
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6

The Sentinel

(2006) Director Overbrook
WarGames: The Dead Code
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5

WarGames: The Dead Code

(2008) Bill Carter

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Sharif Gazal
Fire Chief
2016 Bill Sanford
2015 Frank Thompson
2014 Walt
2012 Judge
2009 Hit-man
2008 Bill Kissel
Gerald Tyler
Bill Carter
2007 John Patterson
2006 Director Overbrook
2005 Johnny Anselmi
Detective Lupo
Father Rorick
Henry Mussina
2004 Russo
Sal Hugo
2003 Shelton
Father
2002 Don Brown
2001 N/A
2000 Pierre Salinger
Vinnie
Capt. Neiman
1999 Captain Tanner
Santo Trafficante
Narrator (Voice)
1998 Bob Minkowitz
1996 Leo Burns
1994 Sal Paconi
1990 Connie Babilonia Sr.
Max
1988 Bradley
Jack
1986 Millard Atler
Louie
1985 Dr. Strathmore
N/A
Danton
Pete Staziak
Seymour Kaplan
1984 Carl
1983 Dr. Seth Simpson
1981 Jerry Nadler
1979 Howard
Sgt. Tony Colabre
1978 Hillsman
Gershen Isen
1977 Ricardo
1976 N/A
Harry
1973 Chino
Reinhardt
Year Character Movie/Tv

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