David Raynr

Director, Actor, Screenwriter
After acting in film and television for nearly two decades, David Raynr switched gears mid-career to become a director. He made his thespian debut as the young Scott Joplin in a 1977 television biopic. The same year, he ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (19)

Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Colors 1988 (Movie)

JC (Actor)

Project X 1987 (Movie)

Airman Curtis (Actor)

The War Between the Classes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys in Blue 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Square Pegs 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Space Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

Getting Over 1980 (Movie)

Clyde (Actor)

The Six O'Clock Follies 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Harris and Company 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Scott Joplin 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Coach of the Year (TV Show)

Actor

Combat High (TV Show)

Actor

James at 15 (TV Show)

Actor

North Beach and Rawhide (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Witness (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra (TV Show)

Actor

The White Shadow (TV Show)

Actor
Director (5)

The Lot 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Christmas in Compton 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Whatever It Takes 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Trippin' 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

The Lot 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Christmas in Compton 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Malcolm and Eddie 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Writer
Producer (2)

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1996 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Ritual 1995 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

After acting in film and television for nearly two decades, David Raynr switched gears mid-career to become a director. He made his thespian debut as the young Scott Joplin in a 1977 television biopic. The same year, he landed a regular part on the short-lived series "James At 16" as the title character's best friend Ludwig "Sly" Hazeltine, receiving critical acclaim for his portrayal of an African-American youth who speaks in jive but comes from a stable, artistic middle-class background. Guest parts after the drama's sole season came to an end included a two-episode turn on the popular cop show "CHiPs" while more substantive roles included playing Sammy Davis Jr. in the made-for-TV "Sinatra", which was released in 1992. During the mid-'90s, Raynr began transitioning to a behind-the-scenes career, first co-producing the 1996 Martin Lawrence vehicle "A Thin Line Before Love And Hate" before receiving his first writing credit on the sitcom "Malcolm & Eddie". In 1999, Raynr made his first film, the urban sex comedy "Trippin'", following it up the next year with the teen romance "Whatever It Takes". Subsequent efforts include the 2002 stand-up concert film "Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat" and the oddball 2007 new age making-it-in-Hollywood drama "Spiritual Warriors".

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