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Also Known As: William James Remar Died:
Born: December 31, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, roofer, house painter

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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- ). As he continued to play that role, Remar racked up credits both...

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- ). 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.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Persecuted (2014)
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 Horns (2014)
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 FP, The (2011)
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 Red (2010)
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 Unborn, The (2009)
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 Sharpshooter (2007)
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1970:
Left high school at age 15 to tour a with rock band; eventually returned and graduated
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Moved to New York City to attend acting school
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Performed in touring company of stage musical "Grease"
1978:
Made feature film debut in "On the Yard"
1979:
Played aggressively violent character Ajax in cult film "The Warriors"; first film with director Walter Hill
1979:
Acted on Broadway opposite Richard Gere in "Bent"
1982:
Played murdering sociopath Albert Ganz in Eddie Murphy hit "48 Hrs."
1985:
Returned to stage work, starring opposite Darren McGavin in "California Dog Fight"
1986:
First received top billing in "Quiet Cool"
1989:
First foreign film, West German feature "Zwei Frauen/Silence Like Glass"
1989:
First TV-movie, "Desperado: The Outlaw Wars"
1989:
Played a narcotics cop opposite Matt Dillon in Gus Van Sant's "Drugstore Cowboy"
1994:
Featured remake of "Miracle on 34th Street"
1995:
Played a rugged, gentle bartender opposite Mary-Louise Parker in "Boys on the Side"
1997:
Played regular role of Frank Cisco on ABC's "Total Security"
1998:
Cast as a policeman in Gus Van Sant's remake of "Psycho"
2000:
Landed regular role on USA Network drama "The Huntress"
2001:
Cast in recurring role on HBO's "Sex and the City" as Samantha's (Kim Cattrall) tycoon boyfriend Richard Wright
2002:
Featured as a slick hit man who fronts as a pornographer in Danny DeVito directed "Duplex"
2003:
Played Agent Markham, a tough customs agent in sequel "2 Fast and 2 Furious"
2004:
Played adult film producer Hugo Posh in comedy "The Girl Next Door"
2004:
Cast as a managing partner of a Hawaiian resort on short-lived Fox drama "North Shore"
2006:
Played recurring guest role on CBS series "Jericho"
2006:
Co-starred on Showtime series "Dexter" as Dexter Morgan's adoptive father Harry Morgan
2008:
Featured in stoner comedy "Pineapple Express" with Seth Rogen and James Franco
2009:
Appeared in horror movie "The Unborn"
2009:
Landed recurring role on ABC's "FlashForward"
2011:
Featured in "X-Men" prequel "X-Men: First Class"
2011:
Voiced Sideswipe in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
2012:
Played two roles in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained"
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Education

Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre: New York , New York -

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