|Intro||American film actor and director|
|A.K.A.||Damian Robert Chapa, Chapa|
|Is||Actor Film actor Film producer Film director Screenwriter Television actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||29 October 1963, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA|
Damian Robert Chapa (born October 29, 1963) is an American actor, film director, and producer.
Chapa was born in Dayton, Ohio. His ancestry is of Mexican, Italian, German and Native American descent.
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 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 €2,000 by the Bavarian state of Germany for his wrongful arrest. Chapa has apparently since filed a $1.3 million lawsuit for damages against Foell.