James Remar is an incredibly versatile actor with talents for both character parts and leading men.
Currently James is filming the indie drama FEED as the father of troubled daughter “Olivia” (Trojan Bellisario/Pretty Little Liars) and “Matthew” (Tom Felton/HARRY POTTER FILMS). “Olivia” is the surviving twin of an unexpected tragedy that crashes into as family of privilege and high expectations. In other features, James Remar will be seen in Bob Yari’s Ernest Hemingway biopic PAPA which premiered at The Boston Film Festival September 2015 as “Santo Trafficante” the famous crime boss, opposite Giovanni Ribisi for Sunstone Film Productions and Premiere Entertainment. He received great reviews for his soon to be seen role in director Osgood Perkin’s 2015’s Toronto film festival thriller FEBRUARY with Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) for Unbroken Pictures picked up for distribution by A24 and Direct TV. FEBRUARY tells the chilling story of two high school girls at a boarding school bound together by a series of supernatural sinister events. This year James was also seen playing Daniel Radcliffe’s father in Alexandre Aja’s HORNS for Red Granite Pictures and Dimension Films which is based on the novel by Joe Hill.
On television James just finished 8 episodes on the big budget new MTV scripted series SHANNARA directed by Jonathan Liebesman Ex Produced by Al Gough and Miles Millar playing the role of “Cephelo" filmed in New Zealand. He was seen in State of Affairs directed by Joe Carnahan for NBC where he played "The Fixer". He did multiple episodes as Dr. Alex Karev’s (Justin Chambers) long lost dad on GREY’S ANATOMY. On a more humorous note, he played Elijah Wood’s dad on WILFRED in Season Three and completed work on FROM DUSK TIL DAWN (TV) for Robert Rodriguez.
DSJames has played cops with a compassionate side ('DEXTER"- 8 seasons) and no nonsense tough detectives (DRUGSTORE COWBOY'). His turns as military men include the comedic General Bratt in ‘ INEAPPLE EXPRESS’ and the historical great General Omar Bradley in 'COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY' James has shown a more vulnerable, playful and sexy side as Richard Wright (Samantha¹s lover) for three seasons on 'SEX & THE CITY' for which he received the SAG Award for Best Comedy Ensemble and as the sensitive guitarist in the Academy Award winning short subject 'SESSION MAN'.
Some of his outstanding film credits are: DJANGO UNCHAINED , RED , 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS’, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS , X-MEN : FIRST CLASS, DRUGSTORE COWBOY, the cult classic WARRIORS, 48 HOURS, Francis Ford Coopola's THE COTTON CLUB.