Damian Chapa

Damian Chapa

Highest Rated: 79% Under Siege (1992)

Lowest Rated: 0% Polanski Unauthorized (2009)

Birthday: Oct 29, 1963

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

Damian Chapa began his film career in the early 1990s, playing brawny, muscle-clad street toughs in action-oriented blockbusters such as "Under Seige" and "Street Fighter." While his formidable physique and menacing looks practically guaranteed his longevity in the action film genre, Chapa had broader ambitions to direct and write, as well as star in, his own movies. Beginning with 1998's "Kill You Twice," the actor-turned-director churned out a slew of action-flavored dramas, from the mobster tale "El padrino" (2004) to the politically-tinged thriller "I.R.A.: King of Nothing" (2006). But it was a series of unauthorized biopics based on the lives of Chapa's heroes that drew some controversy from moviegoers and the media, yet still managing to put a spotlight on the director's ambitions beyond the action genre. In 2009, through his independent production company Amadeus Pictures, Chapa released the first of these film portraits, "Polanski Unauthorized," writing, directing, and starring in the title role of the controversial Polish director Roman Polanski. He followed up the same year with the poorly received "Bobby Fischer Live," once again starring in the title role as chess champion Bobby Fischer.

Highest rated movies

Under Siege
Blood In, Blood Out
Street Fighter
Polanski Unauthorized
Sometimes They Come Back... for More

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Latin Hitman Ramos (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pistolera Rico (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Luz Luz (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miklo: Inside Look at Damian Chapa's Role in Blood in Blood Out Director,
Producer
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enemy Within Nick (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Rancherita Mr. King (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Live and Die in Amsterdam Unknown (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Rupert Mayer Capitan Paintsville (Character),
Director
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Hate & Security Nick (Character),
Director
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DSK Story Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Bird Jack Kennedy (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mafia Man: Robstown Gangster Eduardo (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 2012
No Score Yet 83% El Padrino II: Border Intrusion Kilo (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Priest Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brando Unauthorized Marlon Brando (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2011
No Score Yet 67% Vatos Locos Mickey Solice (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 2011
No Score Yet 35% Red Rose of Normandy Brahms (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Crossing Jack O'Reilly (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thief Milosh Sabeva (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
No Score Yet 0% Vampiro Casanova (Character),
Producer
- 2009
0% 38% Polanski Unauthorized Roman Polanski (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
No Score Yet 17% Bad Cop Angel Almaraz (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Film Editor
- 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of Evil David (Character),
Director
- 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bobby Fischer Live Bobby Fischer (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
No Score Yet 33% Chicano Blood Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2008
No Score Yet 22% Mexican Gangster Johnny Sun (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fuego Fuego (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2007
No Score Yet 42% Mexican American Tony (Character),
Director
- 2007
No Score Yet 33% I.R.A.: King of Nothing Bobby O'Brien (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2006
No Score Yet 0% The Switch Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2006
No Score Yet 76% El Padrino: The Latin Godfather Kilo (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2004
No Score Yet 20% Betrayal Tony (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 22% Bad Karma Mr. Miller (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Calling Leroy Jenkins (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2002
No Score Yet 20% U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force Chief Frank Ratliff (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 23% Hitman's Run Paolo Catania (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Facade Raul Belliard (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Expose Jason Drake (Character) - 1998
0% 23% Sometimes They Come Back... for More Dr. Carl Schilling (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cypress Edge Beau McCammon (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Blue Martin (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Seventh Avenue Anthony Occipente (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best Scotty Becker (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Saints and Sinners Pooch (Character) - 1995
13% 20% Street Fighter Ken Masters (Character) $33.2M 1994
No Score Yet 17% Final Combination Det. Louis Donato (Character) - 1994
55% 94% Blood In, Blood Out Miklo (Character) $4M 1993
79% 62% Under Siege Tackman (Character) $82.3M 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 0% Melrose Place Josh Laughlin (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Unknown (Character) 1994

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