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Damian Chapa



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Brando Unauthorized
  • Marlon Brando
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet Vatos Locos
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Mexican Gangster Micky Solis
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Red Rose of Normandy
  • Actor
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
  • Director
  • Actor
2009
0% Polanski (Polanski Unauthorized)
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet Bobby Fischer Live
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2009
No Score Yet Vampiro
  • Screenwriter
  • Casanova Vladimires
2009
No Score Yet Ladron
  • Screenwriter
  • Jesse Milosh
  • Director
  • Producer
2009
No Score Yet Mexican Gangster
  • Director
  • Johnny Sunshine
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2008
No Score Yet Death of Evil
  • David Thunder
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Chicano Blood
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Chicano blood
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Gabriel Bentez
2007
No Score Yet Fuego
  • Fuego
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2007
No Score Yet Mexican American
  • Actor
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Polanski
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet I.R.A.: King of Nothing
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Bobby O'Brien
2006
No Score Yet The Switch
  • Actor
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet The Switch
  • Director
  • Actor
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
  • Actor
  • Director
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
15% Street Fighter
  • Ken
1994
No Score Yet Dead Connection
  • Donato
1994
55% Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor)
  • Miklo
1993
75% Under Siege
  • Director
  • Tackman
1992

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