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      James Remar

      James Remar

      Highest Rated: 97% Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

      Lowest Rated: 0% Band of the Hand (1986)

      Birthday: Dec 31, 1953

      Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

      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, 2006-13). 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.

      Highest rated movies

      97% Drugstore Cowboy
      92% 48 HRS. 88% The Warriors 87% Django Unchained 86% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
      86% The Night Watchmen
      81% The Long Riders
      75% The Blackcoat's Daughter

      Photos

      THE WARRIORS, Brian Tyler, Michael Beck, James Remar, David Harris, Marcellino Sanchez, 1979. (c) Paramount Pictures. Dexter, James Remar, 'Every Silver Lining', Season 8, Ep. #2, 07/07/2013, ©SHO Dexter, James Remar, 'Sunshine And Frosty Swirl', Season 7, Ep. #2, 10/07/2012, ©SHO Dexter, James Remar, 'Monkey In A Box', Season 8, Ep. #11, 09/15/2013, ©SHO Dexter, James Remar, 'Goodbye Miami', Season 8, Ep. #10, 09/08/2013, ©SHO Dexter, Michael C Hall (L), James Remar (R), 'Goodbye Miami', Season 8, Ep. #10, 09/08/2013, ©SHO Dexter, James Remar, 'The Dark... Whatever', Season 7, Ep. #10, 12/02/2012, ©SHO Dexter, James Remar, 'Dress Code', Season 8, Ep. #7, 08/11/2013, ©SHO Dexter, Michael C Hall (L), James Remar (R), 'Make Your Own Kind Of Music', Season 8, Ep. #9, 08/25/2013, ©SHO Franklin & Bash, James Remar, 'Dance The Night Away', Season 4, Ep. #6, 09/17/2014, ©TNT THE COTTON CLUB, James Remar (center), 1984, (c) Orion THE WARRIORS, Dorsey Wright, Marcellino Sanchez, David Harris, Tom McKitterick, James Remar, Terry Michos, Michael Beck, Thomas Waites, Brian Tyler, 1979. (c)Paramount.. THE WARRIORS, James Remar (back to camera), 1979. (c)Paramount.. THE COTTON CLUB, from left: Diane Lane, James Remar, 1984 THE COTTON CLUB, John Ryan, Bob Hoskins, Fred Gwynne, James Remar, 1984, (c)Orion Pictures THE WARRIORS, Dorsey Wright, Marcellino Sanchez, David Harris, Tom McKitterick, James Remar, Terry Michos, Michael Beck, Thomas Waites, Brian Tyler, 1979. (c)Paramount.. DUPLEX, James Remar, 2003, (c) Miramax THE COTTON CLUB, James Remar (center), Richard Gere (r.), 1984, (c)Orion Pictures Wilfred, James Remar (L), Elijah Wood (R), 'Regrets', Season 3, Ep. #13, 09/05/2013, ©FX Dexter, James Remar (L), Michael C Hall (R), 'Once Upon a Time', Season 6, Ep. #2, 10/09/2011, ©SHO

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      52% No Score Yet Megalopolis Unknown (Character) - 2024
      44% 53% Drugstore June Unknown (Character) - 2024
      69% 63% The Noel Diary Unknown (Character) - 2022
      17% 0% Dead Reckoning Agent Cantrell (Character) - 2019
      86% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood Ugly Owl Hoot on Bounty Law (Character) $142.4M 2019
      No Score Yet 29% All You Ever Wished For Gordon Hutton (Character) - 2019
      0% 30% Speed Kills Meyer Lansky (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 56% The Big Grab Rex (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 40% Can't Buy My Love Rex (Character) - 2017
      86% 66% The Night Watchmen Randall (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 75% Feed Tom (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Decommissioned David Marino (Character) - 2016
      20% 52% The Dog Lover Daniel Holloway (Character) - 2016
      75% 51% The Blackcoat's Daughter Bill (Character) $20.0K 2015
      11% 54% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Santo Trafficante (Character) $1.1M 2015
      No Score Yet 11% Unnatural Martin Nakos (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 24% Eden Coach Defore (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 22% Lap Dance Patrick Moore (Character) - 2014
      0% 58% Persecuted John Luther (Character) $1.6M 2014
      42% 49% Horns Derrick Perrish (Character) $164.5K 2013
      87% 92% Django Unchained Ace (Character) $162.8M 2012
      No Score Yet 24% Vs. Rickshaw (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 27% Arena Agent McCarty (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 17% Set Up William (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 25% Gun Det. Rogers (Character) - 2010
      72% 72% Red Gabriel Loeb (Character) $90.4M 2010
      No Score Yet 8% Endless Bummer Sam Kramer (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 74% The Christmas Hope Mark Addison (Character) - 2009
      10% 30% The Unborn Gordon Beldon (Character) $42.6M 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 2B Unknown (Character) - 2009
      68% 73% Pineapple Express Gen. Bratt (Character) $87.3M 2008
      No Score Yet 20% Sharpshooter Dillon (Character) - 2007
      96% 87% Ratatouille Larousse (Voice) $206.4M 2007
      No Score Yet 71% Meltdown Colonel Boggs (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 71% Ike: Countdown to D-Day Gen. Omar Bradley (Character) - 2004
      24% 58% Blade: Trinity Ray Cumberland (Character) $52.4M 2004
      56% 69% The Girl Next Door Hugo Posh (Character) $14.6M 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Survivor's Club Roan Griffin (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 20% Betrayal Alex Tyler (Character) - 2003
      58% 39% Fear X Peter (Character) - 2003
      35% 40% Duplex Chick (Character) $9.7M 2003
      37% 50% 2 Fast 2 Furious Agent Markham (Character) $127.1M 2003
      No Score Yet 44% Guardian Detective Carpenter (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Frame Det. Tim Follett (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 17% Guilty as Charged Lt. Col. Strauss (Character) - 2000
      47% 58% What Lies Beneath Warren Feur (Character) $155.4M 2000
      No Score Yet 18% Blowback John Matthew Whitman/Schmidt (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 69% Rites of Passage Frank Dabbo (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet D.R.E.A.M. Team Shawn Murphy (Character) - 1999
      41% 28% Psycho Patrolman (Character) $21.5M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inferno Dr. Coleman West (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 21% Born Bad Sheriff Larabee (Character) - 1998
      4% 24% Mortal Kombat Annihilation Lord Rayden (Character) $35.9M 1997
      14% 36% The Quest Maxie Devine (Character) $21.6M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Good Turn Simon Jury (Character) - 1996
      44% 31% The Phantom Quill (Character) $17.3M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Robo Warriors Ray Gibson (Character) - 1996
      73% 68% Boys on the Side Alex (Character) $22.2M 1995
      46% 27% Wild Bill Donnie Lonigan (Character) $2.1M 1995
      No Score Yet 16% Exquisite Tenderness Dr. Benjamin Hendricks (Character) - 1995
      67% 51% Blink Thomas Ridgely (Character) $16.7M 1994
      60% 62% Miracle on 34th Street Jack Duff (Character) $17.2M 1994
      12% 53% Renaissance Man Captian Tom Murdock (Character) $24.2M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions of a Hitman Bruno Serrano (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 14% Across the Moon Rattlesnake Jim (Character) - 1994
      17% 41% Fatal Instinct Max Shady (Character) $7.6M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tigress Andrei (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 56% Fatal Charm Louis (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Indecency Mick Clarkson (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 36% Wedlock Sam (Character) - 1991
      67% 63% White Fang Beauty Smith (Character) $34.6M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Session Man McQueen (Character) - 1991
      46% 45% Tales From the Darkside: The Movie Preston (segment "Lover's Vow") (Character) $15.4M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales From the Darkside Unknown (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Sergeant Thomas Mackey (Character) - 1990
      50% 61% The Dream Team Gianelli (Character) $26.8M 1989
      97% 85% Drugstore Cowboy Gentry (Character) $4.2M 1989
      No Score Yet 67% Silence Like Glass Charly (Character) - 1989
      8% 17% Rent-A-Cop Dancer (Character) $294.3K 1988
      0% 59% Band of the Hand Nestor (Character) $4.9M 1986
      No Score Yet 53% Quiet Cool Joe Dylanne (Character) $1.3M 1986
      10% 47% The Clan of the Cave Bear Creb (Character) $251.9K 1986
      74% 57% The Cotton Club Dutch Schultz (Character) - 1984
      92% 69% 48 HRS. Albert Ganz (Character) - 1982
      81% 73% The Long Riders Sam Starr (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Correva Del Vento Windwalker as a young man (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 86% Windwalker Windwalker as a young man (Character) - 1980
      51% 49% Cruising Gregory (Character) - 1980
      88% 88% The Warriors Ajax (Character) - 1979

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 84% Magnum P.I. Captain Buck Greene; Michael Rady: HPD Det. Chris Childs (Guest Star) 2019 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet AMC+ Fan Experience Unknown (Character) 2021
      92% 50% Black Lightning Peter Gambi (Character) 2018-2021
      No Score Yet 63% NCIS: Los Angeles Admiral Sterling Bridges (Guest Star) 2017-2018
      77% 68% Gotham Frank Gordon (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Film Actor (Guest Voice) 2016
      79% 80% The Shannara Chronicles Cephelo (Character) 2016
      28% 66% State of Affairs Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
      89% 79% The Legend of Korra Tonraq (Guest Voice) 2013-2014
      61% 84% Franklin & Bash Cliff (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 85% From Dusk Till Dawn Gecko Father (Guest Star) 2014
      82% 74% Beware the Batman Silver Monkey (Guest Voice) 2013-2014
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
      86% 72% The Vampire Diaries Giuseppe Salvatore (Guest Star) 2010 2013
      71% 81% Dexter Harry Morgan (Character) 2006-2013
      No Score Yet 69% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Dr. Gibson (Guest Star) 2010
      80% 77% FlashForward James Ermine (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      85% 73% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      60% 100% Eli Stone Salinsky (Guest Star) 2008
      54% 83% Jericho Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
      No Score Yet 65% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      95% 94% Battlestar Galactica Meier (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet North Shore Vincent Colville (Character) 2004-2005
      70% 79% Sex and the City Richard Wright (Guest Star) 2001-2002 2004
      No Score Yet 71% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      50% 73% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2002
      74% 85% The X-Files Josef Kobold (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      82% 94% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Tremayne (Guest Star) 1987
      71% 85% Miami Vice Robbie Cann (Guest Star) 1985
      97% No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Cooper (Guest Star) 1981