James Remar

 

Date Of Birth

December 31, 1953
 

Biography

James Remar is best known for playing several villainous roles in films. He was first known for his role as the violent Ajax in the 1979 cult film The Warriors. Other films include 48 Hrs., Drugstore Cowboy, Rites of Passage, Blade: Trinity and 2 Fast 2 Furious. He was also slated to appear in the film Aliens, but his role was recast after differences with director James Cameron.

Remar had stints in several television shows, including Battlestar Galactica, The Grid, Sex and the City and Jericho. His most prominent TV role was in the Showtime drama Dexter, as Harry Morgan, the title character's late father who appears in flashbacks and as a ghost. He also voices characters in animated shows such as Ben 10: Alien Force.
 

Place of Birth

Boston, MA
 

Birth Name

James Remar
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

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Awards

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Filmography

FILM:
- On The Yard (1978)
- Blond Poison (1979)
- The Warriors (1979)
- Cruising (1980)
- The Long Riders (1980)
- Windwalker (1981)
- Partners (1982)
- 48 Hrs. (1982)
- The Cotton Club (1984)
- The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
- Band of the Hand (1986)
- Quiet Cool (1986)
- Rent-a-Cop (1987)
- The Dream Team (1989)
- Silence Like Glass (1989)
- Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
- Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
- White Fang (1991)
- Wedlock (1991)
- The Tigress (1992)
- Fatal Instinct (1993)
- Blink (1994)
- Confessions of a Hitman (1994)
- Renaissance Man (1994)
- Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
- The Surgeon (1995)
- Boys on the Side (1995)
- Across the Moon (1995)
- Wild Bill (1995)
- One Good Turn (1996)
- The Quest (1996)
- The Phantom (1996)
- Robo Warriors (1997)
- Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
- Psycho (1998)
- Born Bad (1999)
- Rites of Passage (1999)
- Double Frame (2000)
- Blowback (2000)
- What Lies Beneath (2000)
- Dying on the Edge (2001)
- Guardian (2001)
- Down with the Joneses (2003)
- Fear X (2003)
- Betrayal (2003)
- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
- Duplex (2003)
- The Girl Next Door (2004)
- Blade: Trinity (2004)
- Ratatouille (voice, 2006)
- Pineapple Express (2008)
- The Unborn (2009)
- 2B (2009)
- Endless Bummer (2009)
- Gun (2010)
- Red (2010)
- The FP (2011)

TELEVISION:
- Total Security (regular, 1997)
- The Huntress (regular, 2000-2001)
- Sex and the City (recurring, 2001-2004)
- Third Watch (recurring, 2002)
- North Shore (regular, 2004-2005)
- Jericho (recurring, 2006-2007)
- Dexter (regular, 2006-present)
 

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Height

5' 10 1/2"
 

Quotes

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