|Born||Damian Robert Chapa
October 29, 1963
Dayton, Ohio, United States
|Occupation||Actor, film director, film producer|
|Spouse(s)||Natasha Henstridge (1995–96)
Ciara O'Brien (1998–2003)
Chapa played the part of evangelist Leroy Jenkins in the 2002 film The Calling. Perhaps his most notable film role is that of Miklo Velka in Taylor Hackford's Blood In Blood Out. 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.
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. Chapa has apparently since filed a $1.3 million lawsuit for damages against Foell.
|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|
|1998||Kill You Twice||Director|
|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|
|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|
|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||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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- "Damian Chapa: Everyone asks me why I did a movie about Roman Polanski". Today.Az. 31 December 2009.
- Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Friday June 15, 2001 State, Storied ministry, by Joe Milicia
- Canby, Vincent (April 30, 1993). "Bound by Honor (1993) Review/Film; The Chicano Experience, in Its Glory and Tedium". The New York Times.
- Holden, Stephen (December 24, 1994). "Street Fighter (1994) FILM REVIEW; Raul Julia's Last Film, With Van Damme". The New York Times.
- München, Torsten (October 29, 2011). "Dispute over paternity: A diaper as evidence". Abendzeitung.
- TMZ Staff (October 7, 2012). "'Blood In Blood Out' Star I Did NOT Rape My German Baby Mama". TMZ.