James Remar

James Remar

Age
60
Birthday
Dec. 31st, 1953
Born in
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height
5' 10 1/2"

James Remar's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Dexter TV Show
Dexter
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

2009 - Endless Bummer
2009 - The Unborn
2008 - Pineapple Express
2007 - Ratatouille
2004 - The Girl Next Door
2004 - Blade Trinity
2003 - Duplex
2003 - 2 Fast 2 Furious
2000 - What Lies Beneath
1998 - Psycho
1997 - Mortal Kombat 2: Annihilation
1996 - The Phantom
1996 - The Quest
1995 - Boys on the Side
1995 - Wild Bill
1995 - Judge Dredd
1994 - Miracle on 34th Street
1994 - Renaissance Man
1994 - Blink
1993 - Fatal Instinct
1991 - Wedlock
1989 - The Dream Team
1989 - Drugstore Cowboy
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
Vilgax (Voiced)
7
Jimmy Evans
6
Jonah Prowse
6
Vilgax (Voiced)
5
Carter Hall (Voiced)
4
Henry
4
Det. Madjanski
4
Silver Monkey (Voiced)
3
Black Mask (Voiced)
3
Two-Face (Voiced)
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

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) (TV) 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.


TRIVIA:
  • He has worked 4 times with actor 'Mario Van Peebles' (qv) in the movies: _The Cotton Club (1984)_ (qv), _Blowback (2000)_ (qv), _Guardian (2001)_ (qv) and _Sharpshooter (2007) (TV)_ (qv).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • He was given an honorary name "Standing 20" during the filming of _Windwalker (1981)_ (qv) by the Cheyenne.
  • The actress who handcuffed him to that park bench in _The Warriors (1979)_ (qv) was 'Mercedes Ruehl' (qv), also in her second film. One of Reuhl's friends, who was a Washington Post Reporter, wrote about seeing the film and being disappointed at her friend's harsh role.
  • Actor-trained at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.
  • Gained a minor cult following after playing "Ajax" in _The Warriors (1979)_ (qv).
  • Made an impressive Broadway debut playing 'Richard Gere' (qv)'s lover in "Bent" in 1979.


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