James Remar

James Remar

Dec. 31st, 1953
Born in
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
5' 10

James Remar's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Dexter TV Show
Sex and the City TV Show
Sex and the City
North Shore TV Show
North Shore
The Huntress TV Show
The Huntress
Total Security TV Show
Total Security

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Eden
2013 - Horns
2012 - Django Unchained
2012 - Django Unchained
2011 - Setup
2010 - Gun
2010 - RED
2009 - The Unborn
2009 - Endless Bummer
2008 - Pineapple Express
2007 - Ratatouille
2004 - Blade Trinity
2004 - The Girl Next Door
2003 - Fear X
2003 - 2 Fast 2 Furious
2003 - Duplex
2003 - Betrayal
2000 - What Lies Beneath
1999 - Rites of Passage
1998 - Psycho
1997 - Mortal Kombat 2: Annihilation
1996 - The Quest
1996 - The Phantom
1995 - Wild Bill
1995 - Judge Dredd
1995 - Boys on the Side
1994 - Renaissance Man
1994 - Miracle on 34th Street
1993 - Fatal Instinct
1991 - Wedlock
1989 - Drugstore Cowboy
1989 - The Dream Team
1986 - Band of the Hand
1986 - The Clan of the Cave Bear
1984 - The Cotton Club
1982 - 48 Hrs.
1980 - Cruising
1980 - The Long Riders
1979 - The Warriors

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Tonraq (Voiced)
Vilgax (Voiced)
Jimmy Evans
Jonah Prowse
Vilgax (Voiced)
Det. Madjanski
[Complete List]


Rugged, intense character player with average-guy good looks and a slightly squinty stare, adept at vicious, sometimes psychopathic roles. Remar gained recognition as a punk who gets chained to a park bench by a woman cop in his second film, The Warriors (1979). That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway as Richard Gere's lover in the concentration camp drama "Bent". Remar subsequently kept busy primarily in features, playing gangster 'Dutch Schultz' in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984), one of the Neanderthals in The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986), and an experienced military officer who doubts the power of Shakespeare in Renaissance Man (1994). Remar has occasionally garnered roles which highlight a more vulnerable side, such as his guitarist who gets a break in the Oscar-winning short, Session Man (1991) or his artist who falls in love with a gargoyle come to life in the best segment of the horror anthology, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990). Remar is, in fact, still best known for his galvanizing performances as a homicidal maniac escaped from prison in 48 Hrs. (1982) and as a no-nonsense cop in Drugstore Cowboy (1989). Remar sent up some of his earlier roles in the half-baked spoof Fatal Instinct (1993), as a killer released from prison out to get 'Armand Assante'.

  • He was given an honorary name "Standing 20" during the filming of _Windwalker (1981)_ (qv) by the Cheyenne.
  • He enjoys photography, scuba diving, and tennis in his spare time.
  • Actor-trained at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.
  • Made an impressive Broadway debut playing 'Richard Gere' (qv)'s lover in "Bent" in 1979.
  • Most of Remar's characters are vicious and cocky, if not evil; in real life, however, he is a proud father and a loving husband.
  • Gained a minor cult following after playing "Ajax" in _The Warriors (1979)_ (qv).
  • Probably best known for the recurring TV role of "Richard," the compulsively philandering jet-set boyfriend of 'Kim Cattrall' (qv), in _"Sex and the City" (1998)_ (qv).
  • Decided to become an actor at the age of seven years old after seeing the movie _Spartacus (1960)_ (qv).

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