James Remar


Date Of Birth

December 31, 1953


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.

Some of Remar's recent credits include roles Grey's Anatomy, Wilfred, The Legend of Korra and State of Affair. In 2016, he became part of the cast of The Shannara Chronicles. He later appeared on The Path, NCIS: LA and Gotham. At present, he plays Peter Gambi on Black Lightning.

Place of Birth

Boston, MA

Birth Name

James Remar




2018 Black Lightning (TV Series)
2017 Destiny 2 (Video Game)
2017 Feed
2017 The Saint (TV Movie)
2017 Gotham (TV Series)
2017 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
2017 The Path (TV Series)
2017 Can't Buy My Love (TV Movie)
2017 The Night Watchmen
2016-2017 Code Black (TV Series)
2017 Altar Rock
2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
2016 Motive (TV Series)
2016 USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
2016 The Dog Lover
2016 Unnatural
2016 The Shannara Chronicles (TV Series)
2015 The Night Watchmen
2015 The Wrong Side of Right
2015 Decommissioned
2015/I Papa
2015 Unnatural
2015/I February
2014-2015 State of Affairs (TV Series)
2014/I Eden
2013-2014 The Legend of Korra (TV Series)
2014 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
2014 Destiny (Video Game)
2014/I Persecuted
2013-2014 Wilfred (TV Series)
2014 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)
2013-2014 Beware the Batman (TV Series)
2013-2014 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
2013 National Lampoon Presents: Surf Party
2006-2013 Dexter (TV Series)
2013 Horns
2013 Newsreaders (TV Series)
2013 Hatfields & McCoys (TV Movie)
2012 Django Unchained
2011-2012 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (TV Series)
2011 Transformers: The Ride - 3D (Short)
2011 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
2011 All Superheroes Must Die
2011 Arena (Video)
2011 Young Justice (TV Series)
2011/I Setup
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
2011 X-Men: First Class
2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
2011 The FP
2011 Killzone 3 (Video Game)
2011 Human Target (TV Series)
2010 Private Practice (TV Series)
2010 RED
2009-2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame (Video Game)
2010 Gun
2010 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)
2009-2010 Ben 10: Alien Force (TV Series)
2010 Flashforward (TV Series)
2010 Numb3rs (TV Series)
2009 The Christmas Hope (TV Movie)
2009 Endless Bummer
2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV Series)
2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
2009 The Unit (TV Series)
2009 2B
2009 The Unborn
2008 Pineapple Express
2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
2006-2008 The Batman (TV Series)
2007 Sharpshooter (TV Movie)
2007 Ratatouille
2006-2007 Jericho (TV Series)
2006 Thief (TV Mini-Series)
2006 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
2001-2006 Justice League (TV Series)
2005 The Warriors (Video Game)
2004-2005 North Shore (TV Series)
2005 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
2004 Blade: Trinity
2004 The Grid (TV Mini-Series)
2004 Meltdown (TV Movie)
2004 Ike: Countdown to D-Day (TV Movie)
2004 The Survivors Club (TV Movie)
2004 The Girl Next Door
2001-2004 Sex and the City (TV Series)
2003 Without a Trace (TV Series) 2003 Duplex
2003 Peacemakers (TV Series)
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious
2003 Betrayal
2003 Fear X
2003 Down with the Joneses
2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
2001 Dying on the Edge
2001 The X-Files (TV Series)
2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
2000-2001 The Huntress (TV Series)
2001 Guardian
2001 7th Heaven (TV Series)
2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
2000 Double Frame
2000 Hellraiser: Inferno (Video)
2000 Guilty as Charged (TV Movie)
2000 What Lies Beneath
2000 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
2000 Blowback
1999 Rites of Passage
1999 Born Bad
1999 D.R.E.A.M. Team (TV Movie)
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
1998 Psycho
1998 Inferno (TV Movie)
1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
1997 Total Security (TV Series)
1996 Cutty Whitman (TV Movie)
1996 Robo Warriors
1996 The Phantom
1996 The Quest
1996 One Good Turn
1995 Wild Bill
1995 Judge Dredd
1995 Across the Moon
1995 Boys on the Side
1995 The Surgeon
1994 Miracle on 34th Street
1994 Renaissance Man
1994 Confessions of a Hitman
1994 Blink
1993 Fatal Instinct
1992 The Tigress
1992 Indecency (TV Movie)
1992 Strangers (TV Movie)
1991 Brotherhood of the Gun (TV Movie)
1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
1991 Wedlock
1991/I White Fang
1991 Fatal Charm (Video)
1991 Session Man (TV Short)
1990 Night Visions (TV Movie)
1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
1990 Kojak: None So Blind (TV Movie)
1989 Desperado: The Outlaw Wars (TV Movie)
1989 Drugstore Cowboy
1989 Silence Like Glass
1989 The Dream Team
1987 Rent-a-Cop
1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
1987 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
1986 Quiet Cool
1986 Band of the Hand
1986 The Clan of the Cave Bear
1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
1984 The Cotton Club
1984 The Mystic Warrior (TV Movie)
1982 48 Hrs.
1982 Partners
1981 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
1980 Windwalker
1980 The Long Riders
1980 Cruising
1979 Blond Poison
1979 The Warriors
1978 On the Yard


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