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James Remar Biography

Birth Name:
William James Remar
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Studied acting with Sanford Meisner at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse
  • Big Broadway break was a 1979 production of Bent, costarring with Richard Gere
  • Also in 1979, made a splash as "Ajax" in cult hit The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, with whom he would later work in 48 Hrs
  • (1982) and Wild Bill (1995)
  • Has played recurring characters on Sex and the City, Third Watch and 7th Heaven
  • Voice credits include Justice League Unlimited, the 2005 video game The Warriors and the 2011 film Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • In 2007, was nominated for a Saturn Award, which honors the best in film and television in science fiction, fantasy and horror genres, for Best Supporting Actor in the Showtime series Dexter
  • Was also nominated, for the same series, for Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010

Awards

  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Jason Kenji -- Son
  • Lisa Mary -- Son
  • Atsuko Remar -- Wife