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Maury Chaykin is a Actor Canadien born on 27 july 1949 at New York City (USA)

Maury Chaykin

Maury Chaykin
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Birth name Maury Alan Chaykin
Nationality Canada
Birth 27 july 1949 at New York City (USA)
Death 27 july 2010 (at 61 years) at Toronto (Canada)

Maury Alan Chaykin (July 27, 1949 – July 27, 2010) was an American-born Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of detective Nero Wolfe, as well as for his work as a character actor in many films and television programs.

Biography

Chaykin was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Irving J. Chaykin (1912–2007), was born in Brooklyn, and was a professor of accountancy at City College of New York. His mother, Clarice Chaykin (née Bloomfield, 1921–2012), was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but raised in Montreal, Quebec since the age of three. She graduated from Beth Israel Hospital nursing school in Newark, New Jersey. Chaykin's maternal uncle, George Bloomfield (1930–2011), was a veteran Canadian director, producer, writer and actor who directed Chaykin in a number of projects for film and television.

Raised in New York City, Chaykin studied drama at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He subsequently moved to Toronto, Ontario, where he resided until his death. Chaykin's first marriage, to Canadian producer Ilana Frank, ended in divorce. He was subsequently married to Canadian actress Susannah Hoffmann, with whom he had one daughter, Rose. Best known for having played Jen Pringle in the Anne of Avonlea series, Hoffmann had a supporting role in a 2002 episode of the television series A Nero Wolfe Mystery, in which Chaykin starred.

Best films

Dances with Wolves (1990)
(Actor)
Entrapment (1999)
(Actor)
MouseHunt (1997)
(Actor)

Usually with

Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan
(7 films)
Mychael Danna
Mychael Danna
(9 films)
Saul Rubinek
Saul Rubinek
(5 films)
Don McKellar
Don McKellar
(5 films)
Robert Lantos
Robert Lantos
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Maury Chaykin (90 films)

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Actor

Casino Jack, 1h48
Directed by George Hickenlooper
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Documentary, Crime
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Rachelle Lefèvre, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz, Maury Chaykin
Roles Big Tony
Rating61% 3.0991453.0991453.0991453.0991453.099145
A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Cooking With Stella, 1h44
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Shriya Saran
Rating55% 2.765472.765472.765472.765472.76547
When a Canadian diplomat and her chef husband move into the Canadian embassy in Delhi they threaten to derail the schemes of the longtime cook Stella (Seema Biswas) who has been skimming off the top for years.
Barney's Version, 2h14
Directed by Richard J. Lewis
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Ellen David, Minnie Driver, Mark Camacho, Rachelle Lefèvre
Roles Wedding Guest
Rating72% 3.64913.64913.64913.64913.6491
Barney Panofsky is living with his best friend Boogie (Speedman) in Rome. He marries the mentally disturbed and unfaithful Clara Charnofsky (Lefevre) after she tells him she is pregnant with his child. Barney later finds out the child is not his, and he demands they separate. Clara commits suicide, and a devastated Barney decides to return home to Montreal.
Blindness
Blindness (2008)
, 2h
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, La cécité, Disaster films
Actors Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael García Bernal, Danny Glover, Yoshino Kimura, Alice Braga
Roles Accountant
Rating65% 3.299433.299433.299433.299433.29943
In an unnamed city, a young Japanese professional (Yusuke Iseya) is suddenly struck blind for no apparent reason. The Japanese man is approached by a few concerned people, one of whom (Don McKellar) offers to drive him home, and later steals his car. The blinded man describes his sudden affliction: an expanse of dazzling white, as though he is "swimming in milk".
Adoration
Adoration (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about terrorism
Actors Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, Devon Bostick, Arsinée Khanjian, Kenneth Welsh, Noam Jenkins
Rating62% 3.1498153.1498153.1498153.1498153.149815
High school French teacher Sabine reads to her class as a translation exercise a French newspaper report of a terrorist who planted a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend. If the bomb had detonated, it would have killed her, her unborn child, and many others, but it was discovered in time by Israeli security personnel. Egoyan based the story partly on the 1986 Hindawi affair.
Murder on Her Mind
Genres Drama
Actors Annabeth Gish, Chandra West, Callum Keith Rennie, Gabriel Hogan, Diana Leblanc, Kate Lynch
Roles John Emory
Rating55% 2.7780652.7780652.7780652.7780652.778065
Confrontée à une panne d'inspiration, une femme écrivain repense au procès auquel elle avait assistée en tant que jurée, et à la femme qui était accusée. Obsédée par son image, elle va tenter de reprendre contact avec la condamnée...
Superstorm
Superstorm (2007)
, 2h57
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Documentary
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films
Actors Nicola Stephenson, Tom Sizemore, Chris Potter, J.R. Bourne, Nicolas Wright, Cas Anvar
Roles Senator Wallace
Rating55% 2.758392.758392.758392.758392.75839
The movie begins with a team of scientists working on a US government project, known as Stormshield, whose goal is to control and manage storms, particularly hurricanes.
It's a Boy Girl Thing, 1h33
Directed by Nick Hurran
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about education
Actors Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherry Miller, Robert Joy, Maury Chaykin, Sharon Osbourne
Roles Stan Deane
Rating63% 3.151593.151593.151593.151593.15159
Woody Deane (Kevin Zegers) and Nell Bedworth (Samaire Armstrong) are neighbors and former childhood friends who go to the same high school, but are otherwise completely different. Woody is a popular varsity football player while Nell is a nerdy, literature-loving girl. They loathe each other and are constantly in dispute. One day their class goes on a school trip to a museum and they are forced to work together on an assignment. They quickly begin arguing in front of a statue of the ancient Aztec god Tezcatlipoca. As they argue, the statue casts a spell upon them — causing them to wake up in each other's bodies the next morning. When they arrive at school, they immediately blame each other for the body swap, but agree to pretend to be the other person until they can find a way to switch back. At first, they seem to succeed, but quickly return to arguing when they each feel the other is misrepresenting them in the opposite body, such as Woody (in Nell's body) answering a question oddly and surprising a teacher.
Heavens Fall
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Films about capital punishment
Actors Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Leelee Sobieski, David Strathairn, Azura Skye, Bill Sage, Anthony Mackie
Roles Lyle Harris
Rating66% 3.347413.347413.347413.347413.34741
In the film, two young white women (portrayed by Leelee Sobieski and Azura Skye) accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South. Timothy Hutton stars as criminal defense attorney Samuel Leibowitz.
The Hunt for the BTK Killer, 1h22
Directed by Stephen T. Kay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Horror, Crime
Actors Robert Forster, Michael Michele, Gregg Henry, Maury Chaykin, Mimi Kuzyk, Michael Fox
Roles Robert Beattie
Rating58% 2.9003752.9003752.9003752.9003752.900375
L'histoire vraie de Dennis Rader, tueur en série américain reconnu coupable d'une dizaine de meurtres perpétrés entre 1974 et 1991.
Where the Truth Lies, 1h47
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Erotic, Thriller, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, Rachel Blanchard, Sonja Bennett, David Hayman
Roles Sally Sanmarco
Rating64% 3.2482853.2482853.2482853.2482853.248285
In 1957, immediately after co-hosting a 39-hour-long polio telethon in a Miami television studio, entertainers Lanny Morris and Vince Collins fly north to open the new showroom of a New Jersey hotel run by mobster Sally San Marco, who has intimidated them into appearing in order to improve his own image. In their New Jersey hotel suite, shortly after their arrival, the nude body of Miami college student Maureen O'Flaherty is found in a bathtub.
Being Julia, 1h44
Directed by István Szabó
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon, Shaun Evans, Michael Culkin, Lucy Punch
Roles Walter Gibbs
Rating69% 3.4987653.4987653.4987653.4987653.498765
Set in London in 1938, the film focuses on highly successful and extremely popular theatre actress Julia Lambert (Annette Bening), whose gradual disillusionment with her career as she approaches middle age has prompted her to ask her husband, stage director Michael Gosselyn (Jeremy Irons), and his financial backer Dolly de Vries (Miriam Margolyes) to close her current production to allow her time to travel abroad. They convince her to remain with the play throughout the summer; and Michael introduces her to Tom Fennel (Shaun Evans), an enterprising American, who confesses his deep appreciation of her work. Seeking the passion missing from her marriage, and anxious to fill the void left when her close friend Lord Charles (Bruce Greenwood) suggested they part ways to avoid scandalous gossip, Julia embarks on a passionate affair with the young man and begins to support him so he may enjoy the glamorous lifestyle to which she has introduced him. Their relationship revives her, sparking a distinct change in her personality. Always hovering in the background and offering counsel is the spirit of her mentor, Jimmie Langton (Michael Gambon), the theatrical manager who gave Julia her start and made her a star, while flesh-and-blood Evie (Juliet Stevenson) serves as her personal maid, dresser, and confidante.
Intern Academy, 1h38
Directed by Dave Thomas
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy
Actors Carly pope, Dave Foley, Peter Oldring, Dan Aykroyd, Lynda Boyd, Ingrid Kavelaars
Roles Dr. Roger 'Tony' Toussant
Rating56% 2.800642.800642.800642.800642.80064
The story follows a group of interns and nurses working at St. Albert's, the worst teaching hospital in Canada, as they try to deal with work and relationship stress.
Wilby Wonderful, 1h39
Directed by Daniel MacIvor
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Allodi, Maury Chaykin, Paul Gross, Rebecca Jenkins, Sandra Oh, Ellen Page
Roles Mayor Brent Fisher
Rating66% 3.342993.342993.342993.342993.34299
The small Maritime island town of Wilby is preparing for its annual fair as a scandal threatens to rock its very foundation: the local newspaper is about to publish details and names of men caught during a police raid at Wilby Watch, a large undeveloped area on the island.