Remember this 'Harlem Nights' actor? He looks great at 65 & is a proud father to his sons
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,”
#Power Lunch with my dude, great friend and film maker Phil Alden Robinson! #Director ( Field of Dreams~Sum of All Fears, Freedom Song) amazing mind-boggling project in the work! #Film #Movies #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/7IV665ZkUe— Stan Shaw (@StanShaw1) April 17, 2018
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.
Congratulations to my son on becoming the (2018 Gold Coast League champion.) Today he won his 8th. consecutive 110 meter hurdles! keep the hammer down kiddo! Oh, and he also enjoyed meeting legendary #Chicago Bull~Scottie Pippen! #proudpapa #Faith #Track #films #ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/I4lqBBG7c5— Stan Shaw (@StanShaw1) May 3, 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.
S/O and congratulations to my son on winning his sixth consecutive first place finish, in the hundred meter hurdles! Keep killen'm kiddo! #proudpapa #WontHeDoIt #Blessed #Humbled #HisGrace #Track pic.twitter.com/SZoTnYEKGj— Stan Shaw (@StanShaw1) April 14, 2018
Glad to have Shaw back?