Damian Chapa

Highest Rated: 77% Under Siege (1992)
Birthday: Oct 29, 1963
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Steely, intense actor Damian Chapa built a formidable career tackling tough-guy roles, usually thugs and heavies, in such action outings as Under Siege (1992), Street Fighter (1994), U.S. Seals 2 (1999), and Hell's Gate (2001). Chapa took his initial bow as a writer/director/actor with 2002's offbeat, all-star religious drama Man of Faith -- a biopic of real-life celebrity preacher Leroy Jenkins (Chapa). Yet the filmmaker soon unveiled his greatest flair for scripting, helming, and occasionally producing ambitious action-flavored opuses, not entirely dissimilar from the material in which he had originally cultivated his reputation as an actor-for-hire. His El Padrino: The Latin Godfather (2004) cross-sectioned the world of the Latin mafia with the help of an all-star cast, while a follow-up, I.R.A.: King of Nothing (2006), did the same for the Irish Republican Army. Chapa next helmed the direct-to-video Mexican American (2007), in which he played a washed up prize fighter who dons a formidable arsenal of weaponry to rescue his daughter from a cracked religious cult. In the same year's Fuego (which Chapa again scripted and directed), the multihyphenate played a Mexican ex-con appointed to bring home an ambassador's daughter who has fallen prey to a psychotically violent terrorist cell.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Father Rupert Mayer Director 2014
No Score Yet The DSK Story Director Actor 2012
No Score Yet Killer Priest Joseph Director 2011
No Score Yet Red Rose of Normandy Actor 2011
No Score Yet Brando Unauthorized Marlon Brando Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Vatos Locos Screenwriter Producer Mexican Gangster Micky Solis Director 2011
No Score Yet El Padrino 2 Actor Director 2010
No Score Yet Dark Crossing Director Producer Jack O'Reilly 2010
No Score Yet Bad Cop Director Screenwriter Angel Alvarez Executive Producer Producer 2009
No Score Yet The Bad Game Screenwriter Actor Director 2009
0% Polanski (Polanski Unauthorized) Actor 2009
No Score Yet Ladron Jesse Milosh Director Producer Screenwriter 2009
No Score Yet Bobby Fischer Live Director Producer Actor Screenwriter 2009
No Score Yet Vampiro Screenwriter Casanova Vladimires 2009
No Score Yet Mexican Gangster Producer Screenwriter Director Johnny Sunshine 2008
No Score Yet Death of Evil Director David Thunder Producer Screenwriter 2008
No Score Yet Chicano blood Director Screenwriter Producer Gabriel Bentez 2007
No Score Yet Fuego Fuego Director Producer Screenwriter 2007
No Score Yet Mexican American Actor Director 2007
No Score Yet Polanski Actor Screenwriter Producer Director 2007
No Score Yet I.R.A.: King of Nothing Director Producer Bobby O'Brien Screenwriter 2006
No Score Yet The Switch Actor Director 2005
No Score Yet The Switch Actor Director 2005
No Score Yet El Padrino Producer Director Screenwriter Actor 2004
No Score Yet Betrayal Actor 2003
No Score Yet Lady Jayne: Killer Tony 2002
No Score Yet Man of Faith Director Actor 2002
No Score Yet Bad Karma Miller 2002
No Score Yet U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force Actor 2001
No Score Yet Cypress Edge Actor 2001
No Score Yet Footsteps Actor 2001
No Score Yet Hitman's Run Paolo Catania 1999
0% Sometimes They Come Back...for More Dr. Carl Schilling 1999
No Score Yet Cypress Edge Actor 1999
No Score Yet Death Valley Raul Belliard 1999
No Score Yet Footsteps Actor 1998
16% Money Talks Carmine 1997
No Score Yet Midnight Blue Martin 1997
No Score Yet Saints and Sinners Pooch 1995
11% Street Fighter Ken 1994
No Score Yet Dead Connection Donato 1994
55% Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor) Miklo 1993
77% Under Siege Director Tackman 1992

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Employer Josh
  • 1997
  • 1996

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