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Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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Handsome, athletic African-American character lead in films since the mid-1970s who is equally convincing playing jocks, soldiers, security staff, and simpletons. Shaw karate chopped his way into features playing a "Blaxploitation" villain in "TNT Jackson" (completed 1974; released 1975). He fared better in "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings" (1976) as an ace baseball player in the Negro Leagues. Shaw proved outstanding in his first starring role in the Vietnam action film "The Boys of Company C" (1978). He played a former drug pusher who initially views 'Nam as a business opportunity but gradually matures into an effective leader. Shaw also proved memorable in character roles playing mentally challenged characters in "The Great Santini" (1979) and "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991), and a nervous security chief in "Rising Son" (1993).

Handsome, athletic African-American character lead in films since the mid-1970s who is equally convincing playing jocks, soldiers, security staff, and simpletons. Shaw karate chopped his way into features playing a "Blaxploitation" villain in "TNT Jackson" (completed 1974; released 1975). He fared better in "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings" (1976) as an ace baseball player in the Negro Leagues. Shaw proved outstanding in his first starring role in the Vietnam action film "The Boys of Company C" (1978). He played a former drug pusher who initially views 'Nam as a business opportunity but gradually matures into an effective leader. Shaw also proved memorable in character roles playing mentally challenged characters in "The Great Santini" (1979) and "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991), and a nervous security chief in "Rising Son" (1993).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Detonator (2003)
2.
 Freedom Song (2000) Archie Mullen
3.
 Snake Eyes (1998) Lincoln Tyler
4.
 Rag and Bone (1997)
5.
 Daylight (1996) George Tyrell
6.
 Cutthroat Island (1995) Glasspoole
7.
 Houseguest (1995) Larry
8.
 Lifepod (1993) Parker
9.
 Body of Evidence (1993) Charles Biggs
10.
 Rising Sun (1993) Phillips
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1974:
Feature debut, "TNT Jackson", a martial arts blaxploitation flick (released 1975)
1976:
TV miniseries debut, "Arthur Hailey's 'The Moneychangers'"
1978:
First starring role in a film, "The Boys in Company C"
1979:
Co-starred in the unsold pilot "The Buffalo Soldiers", a historical drama set in the 1860s about the mostly Black 10th Cavalry of the US Army
1979:
Acted in the sequel miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations"
1990:
Portrayed prize fighter Joe Louis in the historical TV-movie "The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson"
1998:
Co-starred in Brian De Palma's "Snake Eyes"
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Notes

Shaw was indicted on felony charges of willful failure to pay child support. The indictment did not list the child's name or age. --From Associated Press, August 6, 1999

In December 1999, Shaw pled guilty to felony charges of willfully failing to pay back child support. A formal hearing to determine wheter he would do time in jail was scheduled for March 2000.

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wife:
Zoe Shaw. Divorced.

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