James Remar

Actor, Roofer, House painter
A much-sought-after actor who played a variety of characters - but chiefly psychopathic villains - James Remar added emotional depth and complexity to each of his many film and television projects. Remar first gained ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (96)

The Hateful Eight 2015 (Movie)

Jody (Actor)

Arena 2014 (Movie)

Tall Man (Actor)

Endless Bummer 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gun 2014 (Movie)

Detective Rogers (Actor)

Horns 2014 (Movie)

Derrick Perrish (Actor)

Persecuted 2014 (Movie)

John Luther (Actor)

Unnatural 2014 (Movie)

Martin Nakos (Actor)

All Superheroes Must Die 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dexter 2006 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Justice League Unlimited 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Lap Dance 2013 (Movie)

Patrick Moore (Actor)

Nash Bridges 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Newsreaders 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Django Unchained 2012 (Movie)

Ace Speck (Actor)

The FP 2012 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 (Movie)

Sideswipe (Voice)

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

US General (Actor)

Red 2010 (Movie)

Gabriel Singer (Actor)

The Unborn 2009 (Movie)

Gordon Beldon (Actor)

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

General Bratt (Actor)

Ratatouille 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Larousse (Actor)

Fear X 2005 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

North Shore 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grid 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

Ray Cumberland (Actor)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

Hugo Posh (Actor)

2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 (Movie)

Agent Markham (Actor)

Duplex 2003 (Movie)

Chick (Actor)

Lady Jayne: Killer 2003 (Movie)

Alex Tyler (Actor)

Sex and the City 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Huntress 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guilty as Charged 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blowback 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream Team 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Guardian 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Huntress 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

What Lies Beneath 2000 (Movie)

Warren Feur (Actor)

Hellraiser 5: Inferno 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rites of Passage 1999 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Psycho 1998 (Movie)

Patrolman (Actor)

Total Security 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Born Bad 1997 (Movie)

Sheriff Larabee (Actor)

Mortal Kombat: The Annihilation 1997 (Movie)

Rayden (Actor)

One Good Turn 1996 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

The Phantom 1996 (Movie)

Quill (Actor)

The Quest 1996 (Movie)

Maxie (Actor)

Across the Moon 1995 (Movie)

Rattlesnake Jim (Actor)

Boys on the Side 1995 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Exquisite Tenderness 1995 (Movie)

Dr Benjamin Hendricks (Actor)

Robo Warriors 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wild Bill 1995 (Movie)

Donnie Lonigan (Actor)

Blink 1994 (Movie)

Thomas Ridgely (Actor)

Miracle on 34th Street 1994 (Movie)

Jack Duff (Actor)

Renaissance Man 1994 (Movie)

Captain Murdoch (Actor)

Confessions of a Hit Man 1993 (Movie)

Bruno Sarrano (Actor)

Fatal Instinct 1993 (Movie)

Max Shady (Actor)

Strangers 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tigress 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dead Wait 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Visions 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

White Fang 1991 (Movie)

Beauty (Actor)

Silence Like Glass 1990 (Movie)

Charley (Actor)

Tales From the Darkside: the Movie 1990 (Movie)

Preston (Actor)

Drugstore Cowboy 1989 (Movie)

Gentry (Actor)

The Dream Team 1989 (Movie)

Gianelli (Actor)

Rent-A-Cop 1988 (Movie)

Dancer (Actor)

Band of the Hand 1986 (Movie)

Nestor (Actor)

Quiet Cool 1986 (Movie)

Joe Dillons (Actor)

The Clan of the Cave Bear 1986 (Movie)

Creb (Actor)

The Cotton Club 1984 (Movie)

Dutch Schultz (Actor)

48 HRS. 1982 (Movie)

Albert Ganz (Actor)

Partners 1981 (Movie)

Edward K Petersen (Actor)

Cruising 1980 (Movie)

Gregory (Actor)

The Long Riders 1979 (Movie)

Sam Starr (Actor)

The Warriors 1979 (Movie)

Ajax (Actor)

Windwalker 1979 (Movie)

Windwalker--as a Young Man (Actor)

On the Yard 1977 (Movie)

Larson (Actor)

2B (Movie)

(Actor)

Brotherhood of the Gun (TV Show)

Actor

Deadlock (TV Show)

Actor

Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Charm (TV Show)

Actor

Ike: Countdown to D-Day (TV Show)

Actor

Indecency (TV Show)

Actor

Inferno (TV Show)

Actor

Meltdown (TV Show)

Actor

None So Blind (TV Show)

Actor

Session Man (TV Show)

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Sharpshooter (TV Show)

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The Christmas Hope (TV Show)

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The Mystic Warrior (TV Show)

Actor

The Survivors Club (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A much-sought-after actor who played a variety of characters - but chiefly psychopathic villains - James Remar added emotional depth and complexity to each of his many film and television projects. Remar first gained notice as the crazed gangster Ajax in Walter Hill's cult classic "The Warriors" (1979), before he earned respect as a psychotic prison escapee in the blockbuster action comedy "48 HRS" (1982). From there, he appeared in a number of notable films like "The Cotton Club" (1984), "Clan of the Cave Bear" (1986) and "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989), but struggled a bit to find another memorable character. After showing his softer side in "Renaissance Man" (1994) and "Boys on the Side" (1995), Remar turned more to television and scored with a recurring role as billionaire playboy Richard Wright, who romanced Kim Cattrall before breaking her heart on "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004). Remar bounced back and forth between television and features, before gaining both stability and further acclaim with a long-running role as Harry Morgan, adoptive father and mentor to Michael C. Hall's titular serial killer on "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ). As he continued to play that role, Remar racked up credits both on animated and live action projects, which allowed him to distance himself from the sleazy villains of days past in order to expand upon his long and esteemed career.

EDUCATION

Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

Studied acting with Stella Adler

Milestones

2012

Played two roles in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

2011

Voiced Sideswipe in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

2011

Featured in "X-Men" prequel "X-Men: First Class"

2009

Appeared in horror movie "The Unborn"

2009

Landed recurring role on ABC's "FlashForward"

2008

Featured in stoner comedy "Pineapple Express" with Seth Rogen and James Franco

2006

Played recurring guest role on CBS series "Jericho"

2006

Co-starred on Showtime series "Dexter" as Dexter Morgan's adoptive father Harry Morgan

2004

Played adult film producer Hugo Posh in comedy "The Girl Next Door"

2004

Cast as a managing partner of a Hawaiian resort on short-lived Fox drama "North Shore"

2003

Played Agent Markham, a tough customs agent in sequel "2 Fast and 2 Furious"

2002

Featured as a slick hit man who fronts as a pornographer in Danny DeVito directed "Duplex"

2001

Cast in recurring role on HBO's "Sex and the City" as Samantha's (Kim Cattrall) tycoon boyfriend Richard Wright

2000

Landed regular role on USA Network drama "The Huntress"

1998

Cast as a policeman in Gus Van Sant's remake of "Psycho"

1997

Played regular role of Frank Cisco on ABC's "Total Security"

1995

Played a rugged, gentle bartender opposite Mary-Louise Parker in "Boys on the Side"

1994

Featured remake of "Miracle on 34th Street"

1989

Played a narcotics cop opposite Matt Dillon in Gus Van Sant's "Drugstore Cowboy"

1989

First foreign film, West German feature "Zwei Frauen/Silence Like Glass"

1989

First TV-movie, "Desperado: The Outlaw Wars"

1986

First received top billing in "Quiet Cool"

1985

Returned to stage work, starring opposite Darren McGavin in "California Dog Fight"

1982

Played murdering sociopath Albert Ganz in Eddie Murphy hit "48 Hrs."

1979

Acted on Broadway opposite Richard Gere in "Bent"

1979

Played aggressively violent character Ajax in cult film "The Warriors"; first film with director Walter Hill

1978

Made feature film debut in "On the Yard"

1969

Left high school at age 15 to tour a with rock band; eventually returned and graduated

Moved to New York City to attend acting school

Performed in touring company of stage musical "Grease"

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