Damian Chapa

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Damian Chapa
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Damian Chapa
Born Damian Robert Chapa
(1963-10-29) October 29, 1963 (age 51)
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Occupation Film actor, Indy film director/producer.
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Natasha Henstridge (1995–96)
Ciara O'Brien (1998–2003)

Damian Robert Chapa (born October 29, 1963) is an American actor/indie film director and producer of low budget movies in most of which he takes the lead role.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Chapa was born in Dayton, Ohio, USA. His father was Mexican and Italian and his mother is purported to have Cherokee and German ancestry.[2] His most notable film role is that of Miklo Velka in Taylor Hackford's Blood in Blood Out[3] He appeared as Ken Masters in Steven E. de Souza's box office flop Street Fighter, based on the hit arcade game; Street Fighter 2. Chapa is the only person ever to play Marlon Brando in a film.

Legal history[edit]

Rape allegation[edit]

In 2011 Damian Chapa was arrested in Madrid and later transferred to a Munich Jail to await a court appearance on a charge of the alleged rape of former girlfriend Roxanna Foell. He was subsequently released in September 2011 after being held in custody for seven weeks.[4] Chapa has apparently since filed a $1.3 million lawsuit for damages against Foell.[5]

Filmography includes[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Under Siege Tackman
1993 Blood in Blood Out Miklo
1994 Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills Lyle Menendez
1994 Dead Connection Detective Louis Donato
1994 Saints and Sinners Pooch
1994 Street Fighter Ken
1997 Midnight Blue Martin
1997 Money Talks Carmine
1998 Kill You Twice Director
1998 Exposé Jason Drake
1999 Cypress Edge Beau McCammon
1999 Hitman's Run Paolo Catania
1999 Sometimes They Come Back... for More Dr. Carl Schilling
2000 The Lonely Life of Downey Hall Downey Hall Also director
2000 Facade Raul Belliard
2001 U.S. Seals II Ratliff
2002 Are You a Serial Killer James Short
2002 Bad Karma Mr. Miller Uncredited
2002 The Calling Preacher Also director, producer
2003 Betrayal Tony
2004 Shade of Pale Thomas Also director and producer
2004 El Padrino Kilo Also director, producer
2005 Man of Faith Leroy Jenkins
2006 I.R.A.: King of Nothing Bobby O'Brien Also director, producer
2007 FUEGO Fuego Also director
2007 Mexican American Tony Also director, producer
2008 Mexican Gangster Johnny Sun Also director, producer
2008 El Padrino II Kilo Also director
2009 Polanski Unauthorized Roman Polanski Also director, producer
2009 Bobby Fischer Live Bobby Fischer Also director, producer
2011 Vatos Locos Mickey Solice Also director, producer
2011 Brando Unauthorized Marlon Brando Also director, executive producer
2014 Love, Hate & Security Nick Angelo Also director


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