Chaykin, Maury 1949–

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Chaykin, Maury 1949–

(Maury Chaken)


Born July 27, 1949, in Brooklyn, NY; moved to Canada; married Ilana Frank (a producer; divorced, 1993); married Susannah Hoffman (an actress); children: (second marriage) Rose. Education: State University of New York at Buffalo, graduated, c. 1972; trained at American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

Addresses: Agent—Stone Manners Talent and Literary Agency, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—Paul Hemrend, Edna Talent Management Ltd., 318 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1G5.

Career: Actor. Swampfox Theatre, Buffalo, NY, founding member of company, 1968; Factory Theatre Lab, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, actor.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award nomination, best actor, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1986, for Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C Banks; Genie Award nomination, best supporting actor, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1989, for Iron Eagle II; Genie Award nomination, best actor, 1990, for Cold Comfort; Genie Award, best actor, 1994, for Whale Music; National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 1997, for The Sweet Hereafter; Gemini Award, best guest actor in a dramatic series, 1998, for "Innocent," La Femme Nikita; Gemini Award nomination, best guest actor in a dramatic series, 1998, for "Paradise Lost," Emily of New Moon; Frame of Fame, Sudbury Cinefest, 2002.


Film Appearances:

Me, 1975.

Kanouk, Nothing Personal, 1980.

Rollins, Double Negative (also known as Deadly Companion), 1980.

Harvey Cannon, The Kidnapping of the President, Crown International, 1980.

Clarence, Death Hunt, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

Dr. Wexler, Soup for One, Warner Bros., 1982.

Monty, Curtains, Jensen Farley, 1983.

Dan Errol, Of Unknown Origin, Warner Bros., 1983.

Jim Sting, WarGames, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1983.

Lawrence, Harry & Son, Orion, 1984.

Falco, Highpoint, New World, 1984.

Guard Charlie Reynolds, Mrs. Soffel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984.

Vinny, Def-Con 4 (also known as Defense Condition 4), New World, 1985.

Man in wheelchair, Turk 182!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Harold Chamberlain Banks (title role), Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks, National Film Board of Canada, 1986.

Burt Arthurs, The Vindicator (also known as Frankenstein '88), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Pool player, The Bedroom Window, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

Charlie Kelso, Hearts of Fire, Lorimar, 1987.

Guido, Higher Education, Norstar, 1987.

Detective Jonathan Trask, Wild Thing, Atlantic, 1987.

Marchais, Nowhere to Hide, New Century, 1987.

Huey, Meatballs III: Summer Job (also known as Meatballs III—Academie de vacances), 1987.

(As Maury Chaken) Future Block (also known as La barrage du futur), 1987.

Freeborn Gage, Stars and Bars, Columbia, 1988.

Captain Burdoch, Caribe, Miramax, 1988.

Sergeant Downs, Iron Eagle II (also known as Iron Eagle II: The Battle Beyond the Flag and L'aigle de fer II), TriStar, 1988.

Burt Klane, Twins, Universal, 1988.

Roger Keane, Millennium, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Mr. Droonfield, George's Island, New Line Cinema, 1989.

Floyd Lucas, Cold Comfort, Republic, 1989.

Vincent Tucci, Breaking In, 1989.

Harry, Where the Heart Is, Buena Vista, 1990.

Guzelman, Mr. Destiny, Buena Vista, 1990.

Major Fambrough, Dances with Wolves, Orion, 1990.

Bubba, The Adjuster (also known as L'expert en sinistres), Orion, 1991.

Cody, The Pianist, 1991.

"En passant," Montreal vu par. (also known as Montreal Sextet and Six Variations sur un theme), 1991.

Sam Tipton, My Cousin Vinny, 1992.

Dexter Lexcannon, Buried on Sunday (also known as Northern Extremes), 1992.

Leon "Crazy-As" Pendleton, Leaving Normal, Universal, 1992.

Winston, Hero (also known as Accidental Hero), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1992.

Lawyer Dawson, Sommersby Warner Bros., 1993.

Vincente Goldoni, Money for Nothing, Buena Vista, 1993.

Pizza man, Josh and S.A.M., Sony Pictures Releasing, 1993.

Cliff Klamath, Beethoven's 2nd, Universal, 1993.

Desmond Howl, Whale Music, Seventh Art Releasing, 1994.

Transplant, 1994.

(Uncredited) Client at Exotica Club, Exotica, 1994.

Harold Cara, Camilla, Miramax, 1995.

Arthur Lidz, Unstrung Heroes, Buena Vista, 1995.

Matthew Terrell, Devil in a Blue Dress (also known as Le diable en robe bleue), TriStar, 1995.

John Reed, Cutthroat Island (also known as Corsari, L'ile aux pirates, and Die Piratenbraut), 1995.

(Uncredited) Hal C. Banks (in archive footage), Donald Brittain: Filmmaker, 1995.

(Uncredited) Harriet the Spy, Paramount, 1996.

Irving "Irv" Buckmuller, Love and Death on Long Island (also known as Armour et mort a Long Island), Lions Gate Films, 1997.

Wendell Walker, The Sweet Hereafter (also known as De beaux lendemains), Fine Line, 1997.

(Uncredited) Kirk, Gone Fishin', Buena Vista, 1997.

Tomas, Strip Search, A-Pix Entertainment, 1997.

Tod Jonson, A Life Less Ordinary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Alexander Falko, Mouse Hunt, DreamWorks, 1997.

The pirate, Pale Saints, Norstar Entertainment, 1997.

Prison warden, The Mask of Zorro, TriStar, 1998.

Death by Dawn, 1998.

Conrad Greene, Entrapment (also known as Verlockende falle), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Bert, Touched, Red Sky Entertainment, 1999.

Bailey Pruitt, Mystery, Alaska, Buena Vista, 1999.

Mr. Cooper/Louie Loser, Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Odeon Films, 1999.

Bruce, Let the Devil Wear Black, Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Herb "Herbie" Seelig, What's Cooking?, Trimark Pictures, 2000.

Frank Capella, The Art of War (also known as L'art de la guerre), Warner Bros., 2000.

Donnie, Plan B, Franchise Pictures/Half Moon Entertainment, 2001.

Norman, On Their Knees, Rogers Video, 2001.

Chuck, Past Perfect, Mongrel Media, 2002.

Ernest, Bartleby Outrider Pictures, 2002.

Uncle Rick, The Wet Season (short film), 2002.

Kidnapper, Hostage (short film; also known as The Hire: Hostage), BMW Films, 2002.

Frank Perlin, Owning Mahowny (also known as La double vie de Mahowny), Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Dr. Roger "Tony" Toussant, Intern Academy (also known as White Coats and Medicin en herbe), TVA Films, 2004.

Stanley, Sugar, TLA Releasing, 2004.

Walter Gibbs, Being Julia (also known as Csodalatos Julia), Sony Pictures Classics, 2004.

Mayor Brent Fisher, Wilby Wonderful, Film Movement, 2004.

Lyle Harris, Heavens Fall, Ostrow and Co./Strata Productions, 2005.

Sally SanMarco, Where the Truth Lies, ThinkFilm, 2005.

It's a Boy Girl Thing, Icon Entertainment International, 2006.

Himself, The Dinner, Nick Mancuso & Maury Chaykin Productions, 2006.

Film Producer:

The Dinner, Nick Mancuso & Maury Chaykin Productions, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Lofty John, Emily of New Moon, CBC, 1998.

Title role, A Nero Wolfe Mystery (also known as Nero Wolfe), Arts and Entertainment, 2001–2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

General Leslie Groves, Race for the Bomb (also known as La course a la bombe), CBC, 1986.

D'Arcy Bancroft, Conspiracy of Silence, CBS, 1991.

Sir Robert de Baudricourt, Joan of Arc (also known as Jeanne d'Arc), CBS, 1999.

Ernie Dwight, Sex Traffic, CBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bruno, Jimmy B. & Andre, CBS, 1980.

Joey Harper, Just Jessie, 1981.

Harvey, The July Group, CBC, 1981.

Rudy Simbro, The Guardian, HBO, 1984.

Bum Johnston, Hockey Night, CBC, 1984.

Sid, The Suicide Murders, CBC, 1985.

Williams, In Like Flynn, ABC, 1985.

Claude Vealy, Act of Vengeance, HBO, 1986.

Wilensky, Hot Paint, CBS, 1988.

Labor of Love, 1990.

Walter Kouza, Split Images, syndicated, 1992.

Tony Accardo, Sugartime, HBO, 1995.

Dr. Richard Boggs, If Looks Could Kill (also known as If Looks Could Kill: From the Files of "America's Most Wanted' and If Looks Could Kill: The John Hawkins Story), Fox, 1996.

Ben Loomis, Keeping the Promise, CBS, 1997.

Ben Rubadue, Northern Lights (also known as L'etoile du nord), The Disney Channel, 1997.

Billy, Jerry and Tom, Showtime, 1998.

Nero Wolfe, The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (also known as Golden Spiders), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Marcello, Varian's War (also known as Varian Fry, un heros oublie), Showtime, 2001.

Ethan Lowry, Crossed Over (also known as Destins croises), CBS, 2002.

Scorekeeper Billy, Bleacher Bums (also known as The Cheap Seats), Showtime, 2002.

Robert Beattie, The Hunt for the BTK Killer, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Howard, Riel, CBC, 1979.

Gondol, Overdrawn at the Memory Bank, PBS, 1985.

Dan Weisman, Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales, HBO, 2003.

Himself, Camp Hollywood, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Polyfur," King of Kensington, CBC, 1978.

Randall Jackson, "Evil Eye," Seeing Things, CBC, 1982.

Randall Jackson, "I'm Looking through You," Seeing Things, CBC, 1984.

Randall Jackson, "Defective Vision," Seeing Things, CBC, 1985.

Randall Jackson, "Optical Illusion," Seeing Things, CBC, 1986.

"Red Wind," Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, HBO, 1986.

Steven Kordo, "Crime Pays," Crime Story, NBC, 1986.

Murray Wolf, "Here Comes the Bride," Diamonds, CBS, 1987.

Fats Brown, "A Game of Pool," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1988.

Ben Tochet, "Holy Thursday," Street Legal, CBC, 1990.

Ben Tochet, "Spare Parts," Street Legal, CBC, 1990.

Lionel Meeks/Charles Meeks, "A Madness to His Method," Matrix, USA Network, 1993.

Rudy, "Innocent," La Femme Nikita (also known as Nikita), USA Network, 1997.

Pike, "Spy vs. Spy," Due South (also known as Un tandem de choc), CTV, 1997.

Kurt Rasmussen, "Marriage," Tracey Takes On …, HBO, 1998.

Jasper Gutman, "Mojo Rising," Due South (also known as Un tandem de choc), CTV, 1998.

Pa Gollean, "Love Grows," Lexx (also known as Lexx: The Series and Tales from a Parallel Universe), Sci-Fi Channel, 1999.

Pa "Daddy" Gollean, "White Trash," Lexx (also known as Lexx: The Series and Tales from a Parallel Universe), Sci-Fi Channel, 1999.

Dr. Bob Dalhousie, "Harlequin," Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, c. 1999.

Captain McGee, "For the Children," Made in Canada (also known as The Industry), CBC, 1999.

(Uncredited) Eco tourist, "Little Blue Planet," Lexx (also known as Lexx: The Series and Tales from a Parallel Universe), Sci-Fi Channel, 2001.

Guest, Table for Two, PBS, 2002.

Citizen Eight, "Pieces of Eight," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2003.

Citizen Eight, "The Torment, the Release," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2004.

Joseph Greene/Joe Landers, "No More Bets," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2004.

Dr. Jackson, "The Revenge Specialist, The Eleventh Hour, CTV, 2004.

Harvey Weingard, "The Sundance Kids," Entourage, HBO, 2005.

Nerus, "Beachhead," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Nerus, "Off the Grid," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Ryan Myerson, "Live Big," Boston Legal, ABC, 2006.

Jerry Mitchell, "The Perfect Couple," At the Hotel, CBC, 2006.

Chief of police, "Gimme My Fuckin' Money or Randy's Dead," Trailer Park Boys, BBC America, 2006.

Also appeared as head biker in an episode of Oz, HBO.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sheriff William Cobb, Eureka, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

After the Rain, Public Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Hooray for Johnny Canuck, Canadian production, 1975.

Ton, "Gotcha," Gimme Shelter, Dodget Theatre Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 1978.

Thompson, Leave It to Beaver Is Dead (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Sin City: Season Two, Tim Sims Playhouse, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000.

Appeared in off-Broadway productions of Fat Fell Down and A Man's a Man.



Back Stage West, December 21, 1995, p. 3.