Actor Stan Shaw has had many roles on TV “Rocky,” “Roots: The Next Generations” miniseries, “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings,” “Starsky & Hutch.” After such a colorful work history, it’s only fair that we bring you parts and bits of his life in the entertainment industry.
Actor Stan Shaw had a colorful few decades on TV with shows such as “Rocky,” “Roots: The Next Generations” miniseries, “The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings,” “Starsky & Hutch.” Every artist has a role that brings their best out of them and for Shaw, it was ‘Jack Jenkins,’ the stuttering boxer in “Harlem Nights,”
Though he didn’t get as much airtime as his co-stars Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Della Reese, and Redd Foxx, Shaw took the role and made everything out of it to secure a lasting legacy in the industry. This role would go on to get him several gigs along the way.
The fact that Stan Shaw played a fighter in “Harlem Nights” (1989), “Snake Eyes” (1998), “Tough Enough” (1983) and “Rocky” (1976) is not a coincidence. Before becoming an actor, he was a Karate, Judo, and Ju Jitsu instructor in Chicago, with a black belt in all three sports.
With his acting days behind him, Shaw retreated to a private life away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Recently, he was spotted looking great for his 65 years.
Oh, by the way, did you know that the actor had famous cousins? We neither until recently; the late, soul singer, Sam Cooke, and singer, Tyrone Davis. Turns out the Shaw family is full of talent. His late father, Eddie Shaw, was a well-known blues saxophonist in the 60s and 70s and the leader of the Wolf Gang. He passed away in January 2018.
Shaw is not hanging his boots yet. In 2017, he starred in “Jeepers Creepers 3” and he could be slated for more films in the coming years. Talk of coming out of retirement.
Glad to have Shaw back?