Damian Chapa

Damian Chapa

Damian Robert Chapa (born October 29, 1963) is a Mexican-American actor, film director and film producer. Chapa was born in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He was briefly married to Natasha Henstridge. Among his earlier notable film roles are one of the leads in Taylor Hackford's Blood In Blood Out and the part of Ken in the film adaptation of Street Fighter. Subsequently, Chapa has directed and produced, in addition to starring in, his own films. These movies include 1998's Kill You Twice, 2000's The Lonely Life of Downey Hall, 2002's Man of Faith, 2004's Shade of Pale, 2004's El Padrino, and 2006's I.R.A.: King of Nothing. Chapa co-wrote and directed Polanski Unauthorized, a biopic of Roman Polanski, in which he played the title role. It was released on February 13, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. Chapa will begin filming the only film about Marlon Brando ever to be made, in June 2010 called Brando Unauthorized. He followed this with "Vatos Locos", starring himself. Albert Pyun was supposed to direct, but left the project following a dispute over his salary, so Chapa directed himself. The film is about the Chinese mafia in Los Angeles and how the Mexican gang boys, known as "vatos," fought back and defeated the Chinese gang-bangers. As of 2011, Chapa has yet another project in development, an indie drama titled "The Best So Far," which takes place in the late 80's, about a small-town Canadian girl who loves Judo and dreams about being one of the finalists at the '88 Olympics. The ensemble drama follows the lines of Rocky, in the sense that it's not about winning, but going the distance and getting your life back. Chapa, who wrote the drama, will play the widowed father, who does his best to make life easier for his daughter. Although the film is in its very early development stages, Chapa hopes the script will attract the interest of talented artists such as Ellen Page for the main role and Jennifer Connelly for the supporting role, this being the part of the final, toughest competition Page's character faces off during the '88 Olympics and gets defeated by. Although not winning, she gets her sense of victory be offering a brave stand against the better fighter, and both discover, in the process, they are quite simillar, despite their differences. Insiders who had a chance to read the script stated that it is one of the finest not-yet-filmed scripts they had ever seen. Acclaimed director David Cronenberg asked for New Line to bid for the script, but Chapa wouldn't sell it, because of his determination to direct the picture himself. The project is slated to be shot sometime in mid-2012, for tentative release in 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. Description above from the Wikipedia article Damian Chapa, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Birthday
    10/29/1963
Mexican Gangster
Mexican Gangster
5.7
Street Fighter
Street Fighter
4.6
Under Siege
Under Siege
6.3
Bound by Honor
Bound by Honor
8.1
Sometimes They Come Back... for More
Sometimes They Come Back... for More
4.3
Bad Cop
Bad Cop
3.4
Betrayal
Betrayal
4
U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force
U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force
5.8
El padrino: The Latin Godfather
El padrino: The Latin Godfather
6.9
El Padrino II: Border Intrusion
El Padrino II: Border Intrusion
6.2
Red Rose of Normandy
Red Rose of Normandy
3.2
Hitman's Run
Hitman's Run
5.3
Vampiro
Vampiro
3.9
Brando Unauthorized
Brando Unauthorized
3.5
Mexican American
Mexican American
7.5
I.R.A. King of Nothing
I.R.A. King of Nothing
2.3
Polanski Unauthorised
Polanski Unauthorised
2.2
Facade
4
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills
5.4
Dead Connection
Dead Connection
4.3
Chicano Blood
Chicano Blood
2.5
Exposé
Exposé
3
On Seventh Avenue
2
Love, Hate & Security
Love, Hate & Security
0
Cypress Edge
Cypress Edge
3
Mafia Man: Robstown Gangster
Mafia Man: Robstown Gangster
0
Vatos Locos 2
Vatos Locos 2
1.3
To Live and Die in Amsterdam
To Live and Die in Amsterdam
0
Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue
3
Fuego
Fuego
3
Father Rupert Mayer
Father Rupert Mayer
7
New York Murder
New York Murder
0
Adam Weishaupt: The Illuminati
Adam Weishaupt: The Illuminati
0
Money Talks
Money Talks
6
Bobby Fischer Live
Bobby Fischer Live
7.5
Killer Priest
Killer Priest
0
Rifkin's Festival
Rifkin's Festival
6.2
Enemy Within
Enemy Within
5.5
Pistolera
Pistolera
5.9
Vatos Locos
Vatos Locos
5
Latin Hitman
Latin Hitman
0
Saints and Sinners
Saints and Sinners
4.3
Luz
Luz
5
The Devil's Ring
The Devil's Ring
0
Proof of the Illuminati
Proof of the Illuminati
0
The Calling
The Calling
3.3
Kill You Twice
Kill You Twice
0
Dark Light
Dark Light
5.7
Dark Crossing
0
Iron Cross: The Road to Normandy
Iron Cross: The Road to Normandy
2
Mexican Connection
Mexican Connection
2
Born Into a Dream
Born Into a Dream
0
The Switch
The Switch
0
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