James Remar

James Remar

Highest Rated: 100% Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Lowest Rated: 0% Speed Kills (2018)

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

Drugstore Cowboy
48 HRS.
The Warriors
Django Unchained
The Night Watchmen
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
The Long Riders
The Cotton Club

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet All You Ever Wished For Gordon Hutton (Character) - 2019
17% 0% Dead Reckoning Agent Cantrell (Character) - 2019
85% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood Ugly Owl Hoot on Bounty Law (Character) $142.4M 2019
0% 29% Speed Kills Meyer Lansky (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Can't Buy My Love Rex (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 56% The Big Grab Rex (Character) - 2017
20% 52% The Dog Lover Daniel Holloway (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 75% Feed Tom (Character) - 2016
86% 70% The Night Watchmen Randall (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Decommissioned David Marino (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 10% Unnatural Martin Nakos (Character) - 2015
11% 53% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Santo Trafficante (Character) $1.1M 2015
73% 50% The Blackcoat's Daughter Bill (Character) $20K 2015
No Score Yet 21% Lap Dance Patrick Moore (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 24% Eden Coach Defore (Character) - 2014
0% 58% Persecuted John Luther (Character) $1.6M 2014
43% 49% Horns Derrick Perrish (Character) $164.5K 2013
87% 91% Django Unchained Ace (Character) $162.8M 2012
No Score Yet 17% Set Up William (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 27% Arena Agent McCarty (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 23% Vs. Rickshaw (Character) - 2011
72% 72% Red Gabriel Loeb (Character) $90.4M 2010
No Score Yet 25% Gun Det. Rogers (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2B Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 8% Endless Bummer Sam Kramer (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 72% The Christmas Hope Mark Addison (Character) - 2009
10% 30% The Unborn Gordon Beldon (Character) $42.6M 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
56% 69% The Girl Next Door Hugo Posh (Character) $14.6M 2004
25% 58% Blade: Trinity Ray Cumberland (Character) $52.4M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Survivor's Club Roan Griffin (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 71% Ike: Countdown to D-Day Gen. Omar Bradley (Character) - 2004
58% 38% Fear X Peter (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 20% Betrayal Alex Tyler (Character) - 2003
35% 40% Duplex Chick (Character) $9.7M 2003
36% 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
47% 58% What Lies Beneath Warren Feur (Character) $155.4M 2000
No Score Yet 18% Guilty as Charged Lt. Col. Strauss (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet D.R.E.A.M. Team Shawn Murphy (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 18% Blowback John Matthew Whitman/Schmidt (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 68% Rites of Passage Frank Dabbo (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inferno Dr. Coleman West (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 21% Born Bad Sheriff Larabee (Character) - 1998
39% 28% Psycho Patrolman (Character) $21.5M 1998
2% 25% Mortal Kombat Annihilation Lord Rayden (Character) $35.9M 1997
43% 31% The Phantom Quill (Character) $17.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robo Warriors Ray Gibson (Character) - 1996
14% 36% The Quest Maxie Devine (Character) $21.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Good Turn Simon Jury (Character) - 1996
74% 69% Boys on the Side Alex (Character) $22.2M 1995
44% 27% Wild Bill Donnie Lonigan (Character) $2.1M 1995
No Score Yet 9% Exquisite Tenderness Dr. Benjamin Hendricks (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions of a Hitman Bruno Serrano (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 17% Across the Moon Rattlesnake Jim (Character) - 1994
60% 62% Miracle on 34th Street Jack Duff (Character) $17.2M 1994
12% 53% Renaissance Man Captian Tom Murdock (Character) $24.2M 1994
64% 45% Blink Thomas Ridgely (Character) $16.7M 1994
18% 40% Fatal Instinct Max Shady (Character) $7.6M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tigress Andrei (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indecency Mick Clarkson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 56% Fatal Charm Louis (Character) - 1992
65% 63% White Fang Beauty Smith (Character) $34.6M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Session Man McQueen (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 37% Wedlock Sam (Character) - 1991
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
43% 44% Tales From the Darkside: The Movie Preston (segment "Lover's Vow") (Character) $15.4M 1990
No Score Yet 67% Silence Like Glass Charly (Character) - 1989
100% 85% Drugstore Cowboy Gentry (Character) $4.2M 1989
53% 61% The Dream Team Gianelli (Character) $26.8M 1989
15% 18% Rent-A-Cop Dancer (Character) $294.3K 1988
11% 60% 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
77% 55% The Cotton Club Dutch Schultz (Character) - 1984
93% 69% 48 HRS. Albert Ganz (Character) - 1982
49% 48% Cruising Gregory (Character) - 1980
83% 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
88% 88% The Warriors Ajax (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
92% 50% Black Lightning Peter Gambi (Character) 2018-2021
No Score Yet 77% Magnum P.I. Captain Buck Greene (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 73% NCIS: Los Angeles Admiral Sterling Bridges (Guest Star) 2017-2018
77% 66% Gotham Frank Gordon (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Film Actor (Guest Voice) 2016
79% 81% 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% 91% Franklin & Bash Cliff (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 71% From Dusk Till Dawn Gecko Father (Guest Star) 2014
82% 63% Beware the Batman Silver Monkey (Guest Voice) 2013-2014
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
86% 69% The Vampire Diaries Giuseppe Salvatore (Guest Star) 2013 2010
71% 80% Dexter Harry Morgan (Character) 2006-2013
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
75% 91% Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
51% 80% Private Practice Dr. Gibson (Guest Star) 2010
80% 77% FlashForward James Ermine (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
84% 79% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Salinsky (Guest Star) 2008
54% 83% Jericho Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
95% 93% Battlestar Galactica Meier (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet North Shore Vincent Colville (Character) 2004-2005
70% 85% Sex and the City Richard Wright (Guest Star) 2004 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
50% 80% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2002
74% 86% 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% 98% 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 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Cooper (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME Dexter Harry Morgan (Character)

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