David Raynr

David Raynr

Highest Rated: 39% Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (2002)

Lowest Rated: 16% Whatever It Takes (2000)

Birthday: Mar 17, 1961

Birthplace: USA

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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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% Martin Lawrence: Doin' Time: Uncut Director - 2016
No Score Yet 55% Christmas in Compton Director,
Screenwriter
- 2012
No Score Yet 100% Spiritual Warriors Director - 2006
28% 48% Noel Screenwriter - 2004
39% 69% Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Director $19.2M 2002
No Score Yet 44% Delivering Milo Writer - 2001
16% 45% Whatever It Takes Director $8.7M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ritual Co-Producer - 2000
18% 78% Trippin' Director $9M 1999
No Score Yet 57% Sinatra Sammy Davis Jr. (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 30% Coach of the Year Munroe Sweetlife Johnson (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 61% Reckoning Writer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinatra Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Chip (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Square Pegs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Charles (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet James at 15 Sly (Character) 1977-1978

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