Image of Chuck Shamata

Chuck Shamata

Image of 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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Still Mine Judge 2012-09-10
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The Two Mr. Kissels Bill Kissel 2008-11-15
One Week Gerald Tyler 2008-09-08
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WarGames: The Dead Code Bill Carter 2008-07-29
Tipping Point John Patterson 2007-01-28
The Sentinel Director Overbrook 2006-04-19
Cinderella Man Father Rorick 2005-06-02
The Perfect Neighbor Detective Lupo 2005-09-13
The Engagement Ring Johnny Anselmi 2005-11-20
Crimes of Fashion Sal Hugo 2004-07-25
Saving Emily Russo 2004-10-11
Behind the Red Door Father 2003-01-12
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis Shelton 2003-09-07
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story Don Brown 2002-04-21
Guilty Hearts Det. Mike Virgilio 2002-02-10
Snap Decision 2001-06-04
Spreading Ground Capt. Neiman 2000-03-05
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Pierre Salinger 2000-11-04
The Thin Blue Lie Vinnie 2000-08-13
Alegría: An Enchanting Fable Narrator (Voice) 1999-01-10
Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Santo Trafficante 1999-07-25
When Justice Fails Captain Tanner 1999-09-07
A Father for Brittany Bob Minkowitz 1998-03-15
Escape Clause Captain Vincent Nalli 1996-07-14
Virus Leo Burns 1996-12-10
Sugartime Michael Delfano 1995-11-25
Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story Al Binder 1995-09-04
Death Wish V: The Face of Death Sal Paconi 1994-01-14
Family of strangers Tim 1993-02-21
Princes In Exile Dr. Merritt 1991-11-27
On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story Connie Babilonia Sr. 1990-11-05
Uncut Gem Max 1990-04-19
Night Friend Jack 1988-06-10
Nowhere to Hide Mike Watson 1987-07-17
Act of Vengeance Millard Atler 1986-09-04
Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star 1986-12-01
Mafia Princess Louie 1986-01-19
Joshua Then and Now Seymour Kaplan 1985-09-17
Starcrossed Chairman 1985-01-31
A Time to Live Dr. Strathmore 1985-10-27
The Suicide Murders Pete Staziak 1985-01-01
In Like Flynn Danton 1985-08-14
Unfinished Business Carl 1984-07-11
Between Friends Dr. Seth Simpson 1983-09-11
The Terry Fox Story Wilson 1983-05-22
The Devil and Max Devlin Jerry Nadler 1981-03-06
Scanners Tony (uncredited) 1981-01-14
The Running Man Ben Carfield 1981-02-22
Running Howard 1979-10-30
Stone Cold Dead Sgt. Tony Colabre 1979-09-14
I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses Gershen Isen 1978-09-08
Power Play Hillsman 1978-11-01
Welcome to Blood City Ricardo 1977-08-23
The Italian Machine 1976-12-02
Death Weekend Harry 1976-09-17
Between Friends Chino 1973-06-01