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David Paymer is a Actor American born on 30 august 1954 at New York City (USA)

David Paymer

David Paymer
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Nationality USA
Birth 30 august 1954 (65 years) at New York City (USA)

David Paymer (born August 30, 1954) is an American actor and television director. He has been in films such as Mr. Saturday Night, Quiz Show, Searching for Bobby Fischer, City Slickers, Crazy People, State and Main, Payback, Get Shorty, Carpool, The American President, Ocean's Thirteen, and Drag Me to Hell. Paymer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1992 for Mr. Saturday Night. He played the lead role as the Boss in Bartleby, an adaptation of Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener." He played a mob boss in the television series Line of Fire.

Biography

Paymer was born in Oceanside, New York, the son of Sylvia, a travel agent, and Marvin Paymer, a pianist and musical director who originally worked in the scrap metal business. The two divorced in 1973. Paymer is Jewish; his mother was born in Belgium and left for the United States because of the Nazi occupation. Paymer has a brother, Steve, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in theater and psychology. Paymer is married to Liz Georges, with whom he has two children.

Best films

Payback (1999)
(Actor)
Howard the Duck (1986)
(Actor)
Quiz Show (1994)
(Actor)

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Filmography of David Paymer (63 films)

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Actor

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 1h45
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism, Gangster films
Actors Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, David Paymer, Nonso Anozie
Roles Dixon Lewis
Rating61% 3.099263.099263.099263.099263.09926
After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Jack Ryan (Pine), studying at the London School of Economics, becomes a U.S. Marine second lieutenant fighting in Afghanistan, where his spine is critically injured when his helicopter is shot down. During a lengthy recovery, he attracts the attention of Cathy Muller (Knightley), the medical student helping him learn to walk again, and Thomas Harper (Costner), an official with the CIA who recruits him.
The Five-Year Engagement, 2h4
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Jacki Weaver
Roles Pete Solomon
Rating61% 3.0978453.0978453.0978453.0978453.097845
Tom Solomon (Jason Segel), a sous chef at a fancy restaurant, and Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt), a psychology PhD graduate, are a happy couple in San Francisco who get engaged a year after they began dating. Their nuptials get interrupted when Tom's best friend Alex Eilhauer (Chris Pratt) gets Violet's sister Suzie (Alison Brie) pregnant at Tom and Violet's engagement party and the two marry before Tom and Violet. Their nuptials get further delayed when Violet gets accepted into the University of Michigan's post-doctorate in psychology program which lasts two years. Tom agrees to move with her and delay their wedding until then. However, when he tells his boss, he becomes disheartened when she states she was planning on making him head chef at a new restaurant in town.
Twixt
Twixt (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Bruce Dern, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, Francis Ford Coppola, Ben Chaplin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Elle Fanning, Joanne Whalley, Don Novello
Roles Sam
Rating48% 2.4027052.4027052.4027052.4027052.402705
Hall Baltimore est un écrivain sur le déclin. Alors qu'il est en tournée de promotion dans une petite ville, il découvre qu'une jeune fille a été assassinée. La nuit, Hall rêve d'un fantôme nommé V qui lui raconte une étrange histoire, peut-être en rapport avec le meurtre. À sa grande surprise, certaines des réponses à ces questions se trouvent dans sa propre vie…
Bad Teacher, 1h32
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins
Roles Doctor Vogel
Rating55% 2.7992252.7992252.7992252.7992252.799225
Elizabeth Halsey is an immoral, gold-digging Chicago-area middle school teacher who curses at her students, drinks heavily, smokes marijuana, and shows movies while sleeping through class. She plans to quit teaching and marry her wealthy fiancé, Mark, but when he dumps her after learning she is only after his money, Elizabeth must resume her job. She tries to win over substitute teacher Scott Delacorte, who is also wealthy because his family runs a watch company. Amy Squirrel, a dedicated but overly enthusiastic colleague, also pursues Scott while the school's gym teacher, Russell Gettis, makes it clear that he likes Elizabeth romantically; she, however, is not interested in him.
Drag Me to Hell, 1h39
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Demons in film, Ghost films, Witches in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza
Roles Mr. Jacks
Rating64% 3.2484053.2484053.2484053.2484053.248405
In 1969 in Pasadena, California, a couple seeks the aid of the medium Shaun San Dena (Flor de Maria Chahua) saying their son (Shiloh Selassie) has been hearing evil spirits' voices after stealing a silver necklace from gypsies. San Dena aids the family by carrying out a seance, but they are attacked by an unseen force that pulls the boy into Hell. The medium says she will encounter the force again one day.
Redbelt
Redbelt (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by David Mamet
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Combat libre
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Mantegna
Roles Richard
Rating67% 3.3984953.3984953.3984953.3984953.398495
While closing his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu studio one evening, martial arts teacher Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is approached by attorney Laura Black (Emily Mortimer), who is seeking the owner of the vehicle she accidentally sideswiped. Off-duty police officer Joe Collins (Max Martini), who was receiving a private lesson from Mike, sees that Laura is distressed and tries to take her coat. Startled, Laura grabs Joe's gun and fires it; shattering the studio's front window. To avoid having Laura charged with attempted murder, Mike and Joe agree to conceal the event.
Ocean's Thirteen, 1h53
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, Don Cheadle, Bob Einstein
Roles V.U.P.
Rating68% 3.4487753.4487753.4487753.4487753.448775
Reuben Tishkoff is conned by Willy Bank, his former business partner, by being forced to sign over the ownership rights of the new hotel-casino they were building together, "The Bank". Reuben suffers a heart attack and becomes bedridden. Daniel Ocean offers Bank a chance to set things right, given his long history in Las Vegas and the fact that he "shook hands with Sinatra," though Bank refuses. To avenge Reuben, he gathers his partners-in-crime and plans to ruin Bank on the opening night of the hotel.
Resurrecting the Champ, 1h52
Directed by Rod Lurie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Alan Alda, Rachel Nichols, David Paymer
Roles Whitley
Rating66% 3.348283.348283.348283.348283.34828
Erik Kernan Jr. (Hartnett) is a young fledgling journalist employed by The Denver Times. Frustrated, Kernan struggles with his supervising editor Ralph Metz (Alda) concerning rudimentary coverage over his sports related articles. Metz views Kernan's editorial work as bland and uninspiring considering his recently deceased father was a famous sportscaster. Kernan is separated from his wife, Joyce (Morris), who also works at the newspaper, and worries that he might be losing touch with their young son, Teddy (Goyo).
School of Life, 1h50
Directed by William Dear
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors David Paymer, Ryan Reynolds, John Astin, Kate Vernon, Alexander Pollock, Don MacKay
Roles Matt Warner
Rating64% 3.249523.249523.249523.249523.24952
At Fallbrook Middle School, the annual student-elected Teacher of the Year award ceremony is held. Every year for the last 43 years, Norman Warner, fondly called Stormin' Norman, has won the award. During the ceremony, he collapses and dies, saying "Take Your shots" and "It takes more than death to kill a man", greatly confusing his son, Matt Warner. The burden of carrying the legacy falls to Matt Warner, who has always lived in the shadow of his father.
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, 1h43
Directed by Randall Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Robert Carlyle, John Goodman, Sean Astin, Mary Steenburgen, Marisa Tomei, Donnie Wahlberg
Roles Rafael Horowitz
Rating65% 3.294173.294173.294173.294173.29417
Frank Keane (Robert Carlyle) is a baker grieving his wife's recent death and living in a near catatonic state. Frank happens upon a car accident and meets the loquacious and insightful victim, Steve Mills (John Goodman). Steve is on his way to an appointment in Pasadena to meet a childhood friend and asks Frank to go in his place. Frank goes in search of Steve's friend and arrives at a ballroom dance class. As the film progresses the story moves back and forth through the timeline of Steve's childhood, the accident scene, and the aftermath of Frank's first Lindy hop.
My Suicidal Sweetheart, 1h55
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Natasha Lyonne, David Krumholtz, Tim Blake Nelson, Lorraine Bracco, Rosanna Arquette, David Paymer
Roles Max Sr.
Rating57% 2.863582.863582.863582.863582.86358
From the moment he was six, Max wanted to die. He tried shooting himself, hanging himself and even throwing himself out of a window. But somehow, he always managed to survive. Exasperated, his parents have had him committed to a mental institution, where miraculously he's found something worth living for. Her name is Grace; she's a wild mental patient whose death wish is even stronger than Max's. But Max has a plan to save her. They're taking their marriage vows, 'til death do us part, and escaping the loony bin for the adventure of a new start. Max thinks Grace will be cured by visiting her mother, but he has to keep her alive until they get there. She tries overdosing on pills, running in front of a truck and jumping from a bridge, but luckily each time, Max comes to her rescue. Finally, he brings Grace to her mother and in a bizarre turn of events, the terminally ill oddball orders them to dig her grave. Mom says her goodbyes, but not before she tells Max and Grace that they both have something to live for—she sees a vision of their baby girl in Grace's tummy. It's more than the hope Grace and Max have been searching for; it's the wonderful beginning of a whole new life.
Balto III: Wings of Change, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Aviation films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Wolves in film, Mise en scène d'un ours, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Sean Astin, Jodi Benson, Keith Carradine, Bill Fagerbakke, Charles Fleischer, Maurice LaMarche
Roles Mel
Rating64% 3.2052653.2052653.2052653.2052653.205265
Balto's son Kodi works for the US Mail. Kodi loves his job and his new friends Dusty, Kirby and Ralph. Balto is intrigued by the new bush plane that has arrived in Nome. He wishes to fly, just like the plane. When the pilot Duke offers to take the place of the mail-dogs, Kodi and his friends are worried about losing their jobs. They have a resentment against the pilot. Meanwhile, Boris falls for a female goose named Stella. She asks him to fly with her, but Boris is afraid of heights. He waits until the last moment before he eventually lies to her, claiming that he's suffering from numerous injuries that prevent him from flying.
The Burial Society, 1h34
Actors Rob LaBelle, Jan Rubes, David Paymer, Allan Rich, Seymour Cassel, Bill Mondy
Rating60% 3.006743.006743.006743.006743.00674
The Burial Society tells the story of Sheldon Kasner, whose existence has recently turned to one of quiet anxiety. His workload is mounting as his reimbursement for it continues to diminish, and Sheldon justifiably falls into a deep depression. Despite being a highly unlikely candidate for organized crime, he is drawn into a complicit money-laundering scam that doesn't run as planned. With a two-million-dollar debt on his hands, Sheldon devises a complicated plan: staging his own death with the help of the Chevrah Kadisha, or the "Burial Society," a mysterious group of devout Jewish men who have dedicated themselves to preparing dead bodies for their final resting place. Unbeknownst to Sheldon, the Burial Society sees the incompetent businessman as the only hope for the continued existence of their tradition. As they initiate him into their peculiar, ritualistic world, Sheldon believes his life is leisurely getting back on track; however, the men of the Burial Society may have something else in mind for him.