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 54)
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Occupation Actor, film director, film producer
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Natasha Henstridge (1995–96)
Ciara O'Brien (1998–2003)

Damian Robert Chapa (born October 29, 1963) is an American actor,[1] film director and producer.[2]


Chapa was born in Dayton, Ohio. His ancestry is of Mexican, Italian and German descent.[3]


Chapa played the part of evangelist Leroy Jenkins in the 2002 film The Calling.[4] Perhaps his most notable film role is that of Miklo Velka in Taylor Hackford's Blood In Blood Out.[5] He appeared as Ken Masters along with Jean-Claude Van Damme in Raúl Juliá's final film Street Fighter, based on the video game Street Fighter II: The World Warrior.[6]

Legal history[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 and exonerated in September 2011 after being held in custody for seven weeks. Chapa was paid 2000 Euro by the Bavarian state of Germany as he was wrongfully arrested.[7] Chapa has apparently since filed a $1.3 million lawsuit for damages against Foell.[8]

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: The Ultimate Force 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
2009 Bad Cop Angel Almaraz Also director
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
2016 The Last Wizard Jack Armstrong Also writer
2016 La Rancherita Mr. King Also director, producer, writer
2016 Streets of East L.A. Mickey Solis Also director, writer
2016 Enemy Within Nick Also director, writer
2018-19 Vatos Locos 3: Vatos Locos Forever Mickey Solice Also director, producer, writer


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