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Where Are They Now - Friday, September 15, 2017

Hello fans,

Stan Shaw has a long acting career that includes stage, film and television roles. In this week's issue, find out more about Shaw's career and what he is doing now.

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

James Caan: Played Brian Piccolo in the TV movie "Brian's Song", was Sonny Corleone in the movie "The Godfather", also starred in "Rollerball", "Misery", and many other movies

Abe Vigoda: He played Detective Fish on the TV series "Barney Miller" and was Tessio in the first two Godfather movies, among many roles

Bruno Kirby: He played Ed in the movie "City Slickers" and Jess in "When Harry Met Sally", he also appeared in "The Godfather: Part II", "The Freshman", and other movies

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Stan Shaw

Learn More About Stan Shaw on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: July 14, 1952, Chicago, Illinois

CLAIM TO FAME: He is known for his roles in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations, as well as Snake Eyes and Fried Green Tomatoes.

FAMILY LIFE: No info found.

INFO: Shaw's acting career began in the Chicago production of the Broadway musical Hair as well as the Broadway production of The Me Nobody Knows. His last Broadway show, Via Galactica was directed by Sir Peter Hall.

He has appeared in many roles throughout the years, one of his most notable being Alex Haley's maternal grandfather Will Palmer in the 1979 miniseries Roots: The Next Generations.

Shaw appeared in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings in 1976 as Esquire Joe Calloway. Shaw appeared also in Rocky (1976) as Dipper, another boxer. He also played a professional fighter in Tough Enough (1983), Harlem Nights (1989), and Snake Eyes (1998).

His television credits include episodes of Starsky & Hutch, Matlock, The Young Riders, Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, and a 2009 episode of CSI. He had a regular role in the 1983 TV series The Mississippi.

TRIVIA: Is the son of Bertha Shaw and saxophonist Eddie Shaw, and cousin of the late soul singers Sam Cooke and Tyrone Davis.

Before becoming an actor, Shaw was a karate, judo, and jujutsu instructor in Chicago.

Holds first dan black belt in judo and jujutsu and a second dan in karate.

Graduate of Marshall High School in Chicago.

WHERE IS HE NOW: Shaw is recently completed two projects, Jeepers Creepers III and Drive Me to Vegas and Mars, which are due out in 2017.


2016 Criminal Minds (TV Series)...Albert Lewis
- Mirror Image

2016 Code Black (TV Series)...Oscar
- Landslide

2016 Cassidy Way...Mr. Kane

2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)...Geoff Johnson
- Coup de Grace (2009)

2003 Detonator...Robert Brickland

2002 The X-Files (TV Series)...Stephen Murdoch
- Audrey Pauley (2002)

2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)...Archie Mullen

2000 Early Edition (TV Series)...Earl Camby
- Snow Angels (2000)

1998 Snake Eyes...Lincoln Tyler

1998 Rag and Bone (TV Movie)...Det. Ritchie

1996 Daylight...George Tyrell

1995 Cutthroat Island...Glasspoole

1995 Houseguest...Larry the Tattoo Artist

1985-1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Det. Sgt. Vince Lofton / Eddie Walters

1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV Mini-Series)...Isaac

1993 Matlock (TV Series)...Cyrus Jordan
- The Diner (1993)

1993 Rising Sun...Phillips

1993 Lifepod (TV Movie)...Parker

1993 When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn (TV Movie)...Gerst

1993 Body of Evidence...Charles Biggs

1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)...Terry Slueman

1991 Fried Green Tomatoes...Big George

1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)...Luther Krock

1990 The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson (TV Movie)...Joe Louis

1990 Fear...Detective Webber

1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)...Major Vernon Biggs

1989 Harlem Nights...Jack Jenkins

1989 The Young Riders (TV Series)...Ulysses
- Black Ulysses (1989)

1988 Red River (TV Movie)...Jack Byrd

1987 The Three Kings (TV Movie)...Paul

1987 Billionaire Boys Club (TV Movie)...Frank Booker

1987 The Monster Squad...Detective Sapir

1986 Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (TV Movie)...Harold Moss

1986 Busted Up...Angie

1986 Under Siege (TV Movie)...Nick Tutman

1986 The Gladiator (TV Movie)...Joe Barker

1986 Fame (TV Series)...Jim
- A River to Cross (1986)

1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)...Louis Russ
- In the Belly of the Bus (1985)
- Hacked to Pieces (1985)

1985 When Dreams Come True (TV Movie)...Harry Jenks

1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)...Sergeant
- Displaced Person (1985)

1984-1985 Call to Glory (TV Series)...Jonesy

1984 Runaway...Marvin

1983-1984 The Mississippi (TV Series)...Lafayette 'Lafe' Tate

1984 Maximum Security (TV Series)...Prisoner / Papa Dock

1983 Venice Medical (TV Movie)

1983 Tough Enough...P.T. Coolidge

1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)...Bubba Dax
- The Rock and the Hard Place (1983)

1983 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series)...Vince
- Dirkham Detective Agency (1983)

1982 Darkroom (TV Series)...Dan Burroughs
- Exit Line (1982)

1980 Scared Straight! Another Story (TV Movie)...Carl

1979 The Great Santini...Toomer Smalls

1979 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)...Sgt. Joshua Haywood

1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)...Will Palmer

1978 The Boys in Company C...Tyrone Washington

1978 Lucan (TV Series)...Caldwell
- One-Punch Wolfson (1978)

1977 Future Cop (TV Series)...Ollie Dawson
- Fighting O'Haven (1977)

1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)...Leotis
- Huggy Bear and the Turkey (1977)

1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)...John Dinkerwell

1976 Rocky...Dipper

1976 Street Killing (TV Movie)...Mitchell Small

1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings...Esquire Joe Callaway, All-Star (CF)

1975 Darktown Strutters...Raunchy

1974 TNT Jackson...Charlie

1974 Truck Turner...Fontana

To see Then & Now pictures of Stan Shaw, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

James Caan - ALIVE
Born: 03/26/1940

Abe Vigoda - DEAD
Date of Birth: 02/24/1921 Date of Death: 01/26/2016

Bruno Kirby - DEAD (Cancer)
Date of Birth: 04/28/1949 Date of Death: 08/14/2006



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