David Paymer

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  • Birth Place: Oceanside, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Made his acting debut playing Sonny in a touring production of Grease.  
  • Performed as half of a stand-up comedy duo with his brother, Steve, before deciding to pursue acting full-time. 
  • Has played a White House press secretary (Nixon), a Secretary of State (Amistad) and a Kennedy speechwriter (the made-for-TV drama RFK).
  • Directed episodes of such popular shows as Grey's Anatomy and Gilmore Girls.

Awards

  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Marvin — Father
  • Emily — Daughter
  • Sylvia — Mother
  • Steve Paymer — Brother
  • Liz Georges — Wife

College

  • Attended University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States (1975)

Details

  • Birth Place: Oceanside, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director