Maury Chaykin (born July 27, 1949) is a Canadian/American actor. He is known for his work as a character actor in many films and television series.
Chaykin was born in Brooklyn, New York to an American father and Canadian mother. Raised in New York City, he studied drama at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He subsequently moved to Toronto, Ontario, where he has resided ever since. Chaykin is the nephew of film director George Bloomfield. He is married to actress Susannah Hoffman, with whom he has one daughter.
A large man, Chaykin is known for portrayals of blustery supporting characters. One of his rare leading roles is as Nero Wolfe. Chaykin first played the detective genius in The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery, an A&E telemovie adaptation of the 1953 novel by Rex Stout. Timothy Hutton costarred as Archie Goodwin. The original movie's success led to the critically acclaimed series, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, which played for two seasons on A&E and continues...
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What's Cooking? is a comedy film released in 2000. It was directed by Gurinder Chadha and starred Mercedes Ruehl, Kyra Sedgwick, A Martinez, Joan Chen, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard and Dennis Haysbert.
On Thanksgiving, four ethnically diverse families -- Vietnamese, Latino, Jewish and African American -- gather for the traditional meal. But each family has its own distinct set of problems, and hilarity ensues.
Entrapment (1999) is an American film directed by Jon Amiel, and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.Virginia 'Gin' Baker (Zeta-Jones) works for an insurance firm, attempting to capture the legendary art thief Robert MacDougal (Connery) by making him believe that she is a thief herself, thus entrapping him. Unbeknownst to Baker's employers, however, she is in reality a master thief herself who hopes to enlist MacDougal's help in pulling off the 'Crime of the Millennium'.The viewers get their first hint of the upcoming plot twist when MacDougal denies entrapping Baker, telling her, "No, actually it's called blackmail; entrapment is what cops do to thieves."Filming locations for the film include:The film opened to poor reviews . Many of the critics noted that the film seemed centered around a scene where Zeta-Jones worms around a net of laser beams. The camera lingers on her buttocks through much of the scene. Critic Scott Weinberg said "OK, if you own a TV then you've...,
Joan of Arc is a 1999 two-part television miniseries about the 15th century Catholic Saint of the same name. The film stars Leelee Sobieski as Saint Joan. A joint production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Alliance Atlantis Communications, the film was shown internationally in 1999.
The film received four Golden Globe Award nominations. Peter O'Toole won the Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
Northern Lights was the first Disney Channel Original Movie and it starred Academy Award Winner Diane Keaton.
A stranger's call informs Roberta (Diane Keaton) that her estranged brother has died in a small town under bizarre circumstances. Ben, his best buddy from college, also gets the call.
Arriving just in time for his funeral, it becomes quickly obvious to them that the little slice of small-town America in which they find themselves is like an episode of the Twilight Zone featuring Frank's eccentric friends, his amazing secrets and his stunning final request.
Both Ben and Roberta are shocked to discover that Frank not only had a child, but that he has left them responsible for his son's care. Through a series of comic events, each tries to foist off responsibility on the other.
A Life Less Ordinary is a 1997 romantic/black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Boyle and John Hodge. Following the international success of Trainspotting, Hodge and Boyle sought to use funding from Channel 4 to make a film that would appeal to a U.S. audience, but this follow-up proved something of a mis-fire.It stars Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, and Delroy Lindo. Unusually, the film was serialised as a full-length comic strip within leading British comic 2000AD, written by then-editor David Bishop and drawn by Steve Yeowell - the first film to receive such treatment in Britain for almost a decade.Two angels, O'Reilly and Jackson (Hunter and Lindo), are sent to make Robert (McGregor) and Celine (Diaz) fall in love - a literal match made in heaven.Robert is a dreaming janitor, working for rich, spoiled, crazy Celine's father, Naville (Ian Holm). After Robert is fired, replaced with a robot, dumped by his girlfriend, and sent an eviction notice, he finally...
Keeping the Promise is a 1997 historical drama television film based on the children's novel The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. It stars Brendan Fletcher as Matt Hallowell, Keith Carradine as Matt's father, Annette O'Toole as Matt's mother, Gordon Tootoosis as Chief Saknis, and William Lightning as Attean. The film was released to DVD and VHS on July 25, 2000. A boy Matt Hallowell is left with his family's claim while his father goes to fetch his mother, sister, and brother. The indians near his claim help him when his family gets delayed in trade for him to teach Attean William Lightning to read english.
Cutthroat Island is a pirate-themed action film starring Geena Davis and directed by her then-husband Renny Harlin, filmed in various locations around Malta. It was released in 1995.
Released the same year as Waterworld, Cutthroat Island was actually a much bigger financial flop. The budget approached $100 million and the total U.S. gross was approximately $10 million. It was a contributing factor to the demise of the movie's production company, Carolco Pictures, and of Davis as a bankable star. It is also in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest box office flop of all time.Morgan Adams (Geena Davis) and her learned slave, William Shaw (Matthew Modine), are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. The treasure is hidden on a mysterious Cutthroat island. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her villainous uncle, Douglas ('Dawg') Brown (Frank Langella). Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before they...,
Hero (also known as Accidental Hero) is a comedy and drama movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Chevy Chase, and Joan Cusack and directed by Stephen Frears. It was released in the United States on Friday, October 2, 1992.
Hero is about Bernard "Bernie" LaPlante, a thief (played by Hoffman) who anonymously helps rescue survivors of a plane crash. Homeless Vietnam veteran John Bubber (Garcia) whom Bernie had briefly met earlier in the film, takes credit for the rescue when Bernie turns out to be too involved in his criminal activities and troubled life to realize that the media has worked up a frenzy trying to find the identity of the hero. Meanwhile, Gail (Davis) -- a TV reporter (and one of the crash survivors) -- has been hoping for an investigation that's not about exposing human weakness but one that discovers layer after layer of human goodness. She soon grooms Bubber's public image as a hero, and even falls in love with him, all the while under the...,
Maury Chaykin was born in Brooklyn, New York, New York