Where Is He Now: Stan Shaw (Actor) - Snake Eyes, Fried Green Tomatoes.
Name: Stan Shaw
Born: 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
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
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 currently working on a film project,
Gargoyle Bob, with Vincent Ho. with Ted Boonthanakit, they
plan to also create a graphic novel of the story.