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Handsome, athletic African-American character lead in films since the mid-1970s who is equally convincing playing jocks, soldiers, security staff, and simpletons. Shaw karate chopped his way into features playing a "Blaxploitation" villain in "TNT Jackson" (completed 1974; released 1975). He fared better in "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings" (1976) as an ace baseball player in the Negro Leagues. Shaw proved outstanding in his first starring role in the Vietnam action film "The Boys of Company C" (1978). He played a former drug pusher who initially views 'Nam as a business opportunity but gradually matures into an effective leader. Shaw also proved memorable in character roles playing mentally challenged characters in "The Great Santini" (1979) and "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991), and a nervous security chief in "Rising Son" (1993).

Handsome, athletic African-American character lead in films since the mid-1970s who is equally convincing playing jocks, soldiers, security staff, and simpletons. Shaw karate chopped his way into features playing a "Blaxploitation" villain in "TNT Jackson" (completed 1974; released 1975). He fared better in "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings" (1976) as an ace baseball player in the Negro Leagues. Shaw proved outstanding in his first starring role in the Vietnam action film "The Boys of Company C" (1978). He played a former drug pusher who initially views 'Nam as a business opportunity but gradually matures into an effective leader. Shaw also proved memorable in character roles playing mentally challenged characters in "The Great Santini" (1979) and "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991), and a nervous security chief in "Rising Son" (1993).

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DIRECTOR:

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  $ (1971) Assistant Director
2.
  Paint Your Wagon (1969) 2nd unit dir
3.
  Mackenna's Gold (1969) 2nd unit dir
4.
  The Happy Ending (1969) Assistant Director
5.
  In Cold Blood (1967) Assistant Director
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  The Professionals (1966) Assistant Director
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  Wild Seed (1965) Assistant Director
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  Father Goose (1964) Assistant Director
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  A Global Affair (1964) Assistant Director
10.
  The Night of the Iguana (1964) Assistant Director

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