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Shaw, Stan (1952–)

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SHAW, STAN (1952–). Actor. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was a karate and ju jitsu instructor before becoming an actor. With his fighting skills, he has played a professional fighter in many films, including Snake Eyes , 1998; Tough Enough , 1983; and Harlem Nights , 1989. He also portrayed boxing champion Joe Lewis in the telemovie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson , 1990. He began his acting career in the Chicago productions of the Broadway musicals Hair and The Me Nobody Knows . His television guest appearances include the series Starsky and Hutch, Matt Houston, Murder She Wrote, Hill Street Blues, Fame, Wise Guy, L. A. Law, Matlock, Early Edition , and The X Files .

Filmography: Truck Turner , 1974; T. N. T. Jackson , 1975; Darktown Strutters , 1975; The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings , 1976; Rocky , 1976; Roots: The Next Generation , 1979; Buffalo Soldiers , 1979; The Great Santini , 1979; Tough Enough , 1983; Runaway , 1984; Busted Up , 1986; The Monster Squad , 1987; Harlem Nights , 1989; Fried Green Tomatoes , 1991; Body of Evidence , 1993; Rising Sun , 1993; Houseguest , 1995; Cutthroat Island , 1995; Daylight , 1996; Snake Eyes , 1998; Detonator , 2003.

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