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James Remar

Highest Rated:   100% Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Lowest Rated:   0% Persecuted (2014)
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Hard-working character actor James Remar has been mainly typecast as a psychopathic killer in a wide variety of thrillers, both blockbusters and low-budget straight-to-video. A native of Boston, he studied acting at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and made his Broadway debut with Bent, opposite Richard Gere. His first major film role was gangster Ajax in Walter Hill's 1979 action drama The Warriors. The film gained a minor cult following and seemed to cement Remar's reputation as a bad guy. He would continue to work with director Hill for Windwalker (1980), 48 Hrs. (1982), and Wild Bill (1995).During the '80s, he played psycho gangster Dutch Schultz in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club, a maniac killer in Rent-a-Cop, and a Neanderthal in The Clan of the Cave Bear. He got a little break in 1989 as the cop Gentry in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy. During the '90s, he made a deal with the devil in Tales From the Darkside: The Movie and appeared in many movies that ended up on TV or home video. He had played so many villains that he was able to spoof himself as Max Shady in the comedic thriller parody Fatal Instinct. A few gentle comedy dramas followed with Penny Marshall's Renaissance Man and Herbert Ross' Boys on the Side.Many film roles opened up in the late '90s, from Victor Salva's independent comedy Rites of Passage to the big-budget Robert Zemeckis mystery What Lies Beneath. After playing Frank Cisco on the TV series Total Security, he showed up on HBO's Sex and the City as Richard, Samatha's (Kim Cattrall) rich boyfriend of the moment. He then joined the cast of the USA original series The Huntress as fugitive Tiny Bellows, the love interest of Dottie Thorson (Annette O'Toole). In 2003, he could be seen in feature films from the action moneymaker 2 Fast 2 Furious to the light comedy Duplex.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February)
  • Bill
$20.5k 2017
No Score Yet Can't Buy My Love
  • Rex
2017
9% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
  • Admiral Parnell
2016
No Score Yet Decommissioned
  • Actor
2016
22% The Dog Lover
  • Daniel Holloway
2016
10% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba
  • Santo Trafficante
$1.2M 2016
No Score Yet Eden
  • Coach Defoe
2015
No Score Yet Unnatural
  • Martin Nakos
2015
No Score Yet Lap Dance
  • Actor
2014
41% Horns
  • Derrick Perrish
$0.6M 2014
0% Persecuted
  • John Luther
$1.6M 2014
No Score Yet National Lampoon Presents: Surf Party
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet All Superheroes Must Die
  • Rickshaw
2013
88% Django Unchained
  • Ace Speck
$162.9M 2012
48% The FP
  • Actor
$25.2k 2012
35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Sideswipe
$352.4M 2011
86% X-Men: First Class
  • US General
$145.3M 2011
No Score Yet Gun
  • Detective Rogers
2011
No Score Yet Arena
  • Tall Man
2011
No Score Yet Setup
  • William
2011
71% Red
  • Gabriel Singer
$89M 2010
No Score Yet The Christmas Hope
  • Mark Addison
2009
No Score Yet Endless Bummer
  • Actor
2009
10% The Unborn
  • Gordon Beldon
$42.7M 2009
68% Pineapple Express
  • Gen. Bratt
$87.4M 2008
No Score Yet Sharpshooter
  • Dillon
2008
96% Ratatouille
  • Larousse
$112.5M 2007
No Score Yet Hubert Selby Jr.: It'll Be Better Tomorrow
  • Actor
2006
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Ray
$52.5M 2004
No Score Yet Ike: Countdown to D-Day
  • Gen. Omar Bradley
2004
55% The Girl Next Door
  • Hugo Posh
$14.6M 2004
No Score Yet The Grid
  • Hudson Benoit
2004
No Score Yet Meltdown
  • Col. Boggs
2004
35% Duplex
  • Chick
2003
No Score Yet Betrayal
  • Actor
2003
36% 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Agent Markham
$127.1M 2003
58% Fear X
  • Peter
2003
No Score Yet Lady Jayne: Killer
  • Alex Tyler
2002
No Score Yet Guardian
  • Carpenter
2001
No Score Yet D.R.E.A.M. Team
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Born Bad
  • Sheriff Larabee
2001
No Score Yet Hellraiser - Inferno
  • Dr. Paul Gregory
2000
No Score Yet Guilty as Charged
  • Lt. Col. Strauss
2000
46% What Lies Beneath
  • Warren
$155.1M 2000
No Score Yet One Good Turn
  • Simon Jury
2000
No Score Yet Blowback
  • John Matthew Whitman / Schmidt
1999
No Score Yet Rites of Passage
  • Frank Dabbo
1999
No Score Yet Inferno
  • Coleman West
1999
37% Psycho
  • Patrolman
1998
3% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
  • Rayden
1997
42% The Phantom
  • Quill
1996
14% The Quest
  • Maxie
1996
No Score Yet Robo Warriors
  • Ray Gibson
1996
41% Wild Bill
  • Donnie Lonigan
1995
18% Judge Dredd
  • Block Warlord
1995
73% Boys on the Side
  • Alex
1995
No Score Yet Exquisite Tenderness (The Surgeon) (Die Bestie im weißen Kittel)
  • Dr. Benjamin Hendricks
1995
61% Miracle on 34th Street
  • Duff
1994
17% Renaissance Man
  • Capt. Murdoch
1994
No Score Yet Across the Moon
  • Tom
1994
No Score Yet Fallen Angels
  • Bruno
1994
62% Blink
  • Thomas Ridgely
1994
19% Fatal Instinct
  • Max Shady
1993
No Score Yet Indecency
  • Mick Clarkson
1992
No Score Yet Fatal Charm
  • Louis
1992
No Score Yet The Tigress
  • Andrei
1992
No Score Yet Wedlock (Deadlock)
  • Sam
1991
63% White Fang
  • Beauty
1991
No Score Yet Strangers
  • Actor
1991
35% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • Preston
1990
No Score Yet Silence Like Glass
  • Charley
1989
54% The Dream Team
  • Gianelli
1989
100% Drugstore Cowboy
  • Gentry
1989
18% Rent-A-Cop
  • Dancer
1988
No Score Yet Quiet Cool
  • Joe Dylanne
1986
14% Band of the Hand
  • Nestor
1986
10% The Clan of the Cave Bear
  • Creb
1986
75% The Cotton Club
  • Dutch Schultz
1984
92% 48 HRS
  • Ganz
1982
No Score Yet Partners
  • Edward K. Petersen
1982
No Score Yet Windwalker
  • Windwalker As a Young Man
1981
50% Cruising
  • Gregory
1980
82% The Long Riders
  • Sam Starr
1980
89% The Warriors
  • Ajax
1979
No Score Yet On the Yard
  • Larson
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Gotham
2014
  • Frank Gordon Frank
  • 2017
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Admiral Sterling Bridges Adm. Sterling Bridges
  • 2017
54% The Shannara Chronicles
2016
  • Cephelo
  • 2016
28% State of Affairs
2014-2015
  • Actor
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • Actor
  • 2014
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • James "Jimmy" Evans
  • 2014
75% Wilfred
2011-2014
  • Henry
  • 2014
  • 2013
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Harry Morgan
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Elliott Connor
  • 2011
79% Human Target
2010-2011
  • Warden Cole
  • 2011
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Randall Priest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Gibby
  • 2010
86% The Vampire Diaries
2009
  • Guiseppe Salvatore
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Tom Benton
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Capt. Quentin Taylor
  • 2006
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
  • Meier
  • 2005
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Lucas Vohland
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Alois Hitler
  • 2002
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Josef Kobold
  • 2001

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