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Damian Chapa was born on October 29, 1963 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Damian Robert Chapa. He is an actor and director, known for Blood In, Blood Out (1993), El padrino (2004) and Street Fighter (1994). He was previously married to Ciara O'Brien and Natasha Henstridge. Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 29, 1963
Birth place: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Height:5' 11" (1.8 m)
Profession:Actor, Director, Producer
Spouse:Natasha Henstridge
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Bond girl Jill St. John's final screen appearance was in his film The Calling (2002).
2Is godfather to his sister Cita Chapa and Ronnie Banerjee's son, Vittorio P. Banerjee.
3Four films in which he had starring roles (Blood In, Blood Out (1993), Under Siege (1992), Street Fighter (1994) and Money Talks (1997)) have earned a combined gross of a quarter billion dollars at the worldwide box office.
4He and Leonardo DiCaprio were both in the running to do competing James Dean biopics in 1995. The James Dean Foundation, who held rights for the project, endorsed Chapa over DiCaprio. The project came to a screeching halt, however, when all its producers were murdered at a street light in Culver City, California, as outlined in the book Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Rod Lurie.
5Was coached by master dialector Robert Easton at one time.
6Attended the 18th Street theater in New York for many years.
7Had a volatile working relationship with director Taylor Hackford on the set of Blood In, Blood Out (1993), which often resulted in screaming matches between the two.
8Has achieved worldwide notoriety and legions of fans, particularly within the Latino community, for his portrayal of Miklo Velka in the cult film Blood In, Blood Out (1993), which has gone on to become the highest grossing Latin film in history.
9Is of German, Mexican and Italian descent.
10Won the Anthony Quinn Award for Acting at the 11th Annual East L.A. Chicano/a Film Festival [2005].
11His manager is Chuck Binder whose long time clients have included Sharon Stone and the late David Carradine.
12Had a serious alcohol and substance abuse problem during his 20's. One day he decided enough was enough and built up the courage and strength to seek help through meetings. He has since been successfully sober for over 25 years.
13Sold siding as a teenager.
14Independent filmmaker (2000-present).
15Received the keys to Corpus Christi, TX in an illustrious ceremony directed by the city's mayor.
16His father Rico Chapa owned a bar across the street from Hustler Magazine publishing tycoon Larry Flynt's first go-go joint in Columbus, OH. They knew each other.
17Famed French director/producer Luc Besson gave him the lead role in a movie called "Sword of Light" where he was to play a matador, however the project fell through due to funding.
18Was involved in a motorcycle accident that nearly killed him while shooting a scene for his film Brando Unauthorized (2011). He suffered injuries including a broken hand and facial bruising. As a result the production was temporarily delayed, however after eight hours he got back on his feet and resumed filming. A clip of the accident can be seen during the acid trip scene in the film.
19His eldest son Ricco Chapa is also an actor.
20Has four children.
21Has directed Stacy Keach and Rachel Hunter in four films, Robert Wagner and Joe Estevez in three films, and Faye Dunaway, David Carradine, Brad Dourif and Gary Busey in two films.
22Spent his childhood in Ohio and lived in New York City for a number of years prior to breaking into movies.
23His first two films in Hollywood had him starring in Blood In, Blood Out (1993) and Under Siege (1992), both with a combined budget of $70 million.
24Favorite actor is Montgomery Clift.
25Gave his son Presley Chapa the middle name "Scorsese" after his favorite film director Martin Scorsese.
26Won Best Director and Best Feature awards at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) for his film Brando Unauthorized (2011).
27Grew up with two brothers and two sisters. He is the second eldest of five children.
28His eldest brother Rico died of cancer at the age of 30. He opened a production company named Rico Films in his memory, later changing the name to Amadeus Pictures.
29Served in the U.S. Navy for three years traveling the world on three different ships.
30Is fluent in Spanish and can speak moderately in Italian and German.
31First acting job was in New York as a stand-in for Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" music video.


Quotes

#Quote
1I would melt an Academy award and give it to the poor


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Rancherita2016completedMr. King
The Last Wizard2016Short completedJack Armstrong
Enemy Within2016/IINick
Streets of East L.A.2016Mickey Solis
Love, Hate & Security2014Nick
Father Rupert Mayer2014Capitan Paintsville
Night Bird2012Jack Kennedy
Mafia Man: Robstown Gangster2012Eduardo
The DSK Story2012VideoCrowe
Brando Unauthorized2011Marlon Brando
Red Rose of Normandy2011VideoBrahms
Vatos Locos2011VideoMickey Solice
Killer Priest2011VideoJoseph
El Padrino II: Border Intrusion2011Kilo
Dark Crossing2010Jack O'Reilly
Ladron2010Milosh Sabeva
Vampiro2009Casanova
Bad Cop2009VideoAngel Almaraz
The Bad Game2009VideoSolano
Bobby Fischer Live2009Bobby Fischer
Death of Evil2009VideoDavid Thunder
Polanski Unauthorized2009Roman Polanski
Mexican Gangster2008Johnny Sun
Chicano Blood2008VideoGabriel Bentez
El padrino 22008Kilo
Fuego2007Fuego
Mexican American2007VideoTony
I.R.A.: King of Nothing2006Bobby O'Brien
Shade of Pale2005Thomas
El padrino2004Kilo
Betrayal2003Tony
The Calling2002/ILeroy Jenkins
Bad Karma2002Mr. Miller (uncredited)
Are You a Serial Killer2002ShortJames
U.S. Seals II2001VideoChief Frank Ratliff
The Lonely Life of Downey Hall2000Downey Hall
Cypress Edge2000Beau McCammon
Hitman's Run1999Paolo Catania
Facade1999Raul Belliard
Exposé1998Jason Drake
Kill You Twice1998Mickey
Sometimes They Come Back... for More1998VideoDr. Carl Schilling
Money Talks1997Carmine
Married with Children1997TV SeriesPolice Officer
Midnight Blue1997Martin
Melrose Place1997TV SeriesJosh Laughlin
Walker, Texas Ranger1997TV SeriesSantiago 'Santos' Perez
On Seventh Avenue1996TV MovieAnthony Occipente
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best1996TV MovieScotty Becker
Street Fighter1994Ken
Saints and Sinners1994Pooch
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills1994TV MovieLyle Menendez
Dead Connection1994Det. Louis Donato
Blood In, Blood Out1993Miklo
Under Siege1992Tackman

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Rancherita2016completed
Enemy Within2016/II
Miklo : Inside look at Damian Chapa's role in Blood in Blood out2016Documentary
Streets of East L.A.2016
Love, Hate & Security2014
Father Rupert Mayer2014
Night Bird2012
Mafia Man: Robstown Gangster2012
The DSK Story2012Video
Brando Unauthorized2011
Vatos Locos2011Video
Killer Priest2011Video
El Padrino II: Border Intrusion2011
Dark Crossing2010
Ladron2010
Bad Cop2009Video
The Bad Game2009Video
Bobby Fischer Live2009
Death of Evil2009Video
Polanski Unauthorized2009
Mexican Gangster2008
Chicano Blood2008Video
El padrino 22008
JFK and the Mystery Babylon Connection2007Documentary
Fuego2007
Mexican American2007Video
I.R.A.: King of Nothing2006
Shade of Pale2005
El padrino2004
The Calling2002/I
The Lonely Life of Downey Hall2000
Kill You Twice1998

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Rancherita2016producer completed
Enemy Within2016/IIproducer
Miklo : Inside look at Damian Chapa's role in Blood in Blood out2016Documentary producer
Streets of East L.A.2016producer
Father Rupert Mayer2014producer
Night Bird2012producer
Mafia Man: Robstown Gangster2012producer
The DSK Story2012Video producer
Brando Unauthorized2011executive producer / producer
Vatos Locos2011Video producer
Killer Priest2011Video producer
Dark Crossing2010producer
Ladron2010producer
Vampiro2009producer
Bad Cop2009Video producer
The Bad Game2009Video producer
Bobby Fischer Live2009producer
Death of Evil2009Video producer
Polanski Unauthorized2009producer
Mexican Gangster2008producer
Chicano Blood2008Video associate producer
JFK and the Mystery Babylon Connection2007Documentary producer
Fuego2007producer
Mexican American2007Video producer
I.R.A.: King of Nothing2006producer
Shade of Pale2005producer
El padrino2004producer
The Calling2002/Iproducer
The Lonely Life of Downey Hall2000producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Rancherita2016completed
The Last Wizard2016Short completed
Enemy Within2016/II
Miklo : Inside look at Damian Chapa's role in Blood in Blood out2016Documentary
Streets of East L.A.2016
Night Bird2012
The DSK Story2012Video
Brando Unauthorized2011screenplay
Vatos Locos2011Video
Killer Priest2011Video creator
El Padrino II: Border Intrusion2011
Ladron2010
The Bad Game2009Video written by
Bobby Fischer Live2009written by
Death of Evil2009Video written by
Polanski Unauthorized2009writer
Mexican Gangster2008written by
Chicano Blood2008Video written by
El padrino 22008writer
JFK and the Mystery Babylon Connection2007Documentary
Fuego2007
Mexican American2007Video writer
I.R.A.: King of Nothing2006screenplay
Shade of Pale2005
El padrino2004screenplay / story
The Calling2002/Iwritten by
The Lonely Life of Downey Hall2000written by
Kill You Twice1998written by

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Rancherita2016completed
Streets of East L.A.2016
Night Bird2012
Mafia Man: Robstown Gangster2012
The DSK Story2012Video
Vatos Locos2011Video
Killer Priest2011Video

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Rancherita2016completed
Streets of East L.A.2016
Father Rupert Mayer2014
Bad Cop2009Video uncredited
JFK and the Mystery Babylon Connection2007Documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dead End Falls2009special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miklo : Inside look at Damian Chapa's role in Blood in Blood out2016DocumentaryHimself
Actors Entertainment2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
JFK and the Mystery Babylon Connection2007DocumentaryHimself - Host
The Making of 'Street Fighter'1994Documentary shortHimself

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