David Paymer

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David Emmanuel Paymer is an American character actor, comedian, 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... read more

David Emmanuel Paymer is an American character actor, comedian, 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.

Birth Name

David Charles Paymer

Born

Monday, 30 August 1954

Actor Filmography

Butterfly in the Typewriter Stanley Kauffmann 2021
Bad Therapy Dr. Edward Kingsley 2020
Dave Don 2020
Horse Girl Doctor 2020
Briarpatch Jimmy Jr. 2020
Star Trek: Picard Dr. Moritz Benayoun 2020
On Becoming a God in Central Florida Buck Bridges 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Jay Ross 2019
The Sunlit Night 2019
The Conners Gary 2018
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Butterfly in the Typewriter Stanley Kauffmann 2021
Bad Therapy Dr. Edward Kingsley 2020
Dave Don 2020
Horse Girl Doctor 2020
Briarpatch Jimmy Jr. 2020
Star Trek: Picard Dr. Moritz Benayoun 2020
On Becoming a God in Central Florida Buck Bridges 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette Jay Ross 2019
The Sunlit Night 2019
The Conners Gary 2018
Accident Man Milton 2018
There's... Johnny! Dr. Neuberger 2017
Lemon Dr. Gold 2017
Room 104 Robert 2017
I'm Dying Up Here Ernie Falk 2017
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Harry Drake 2017
Pure Genius Douglas Prescott 2016
The Pickle Recipe Uncle Morty 2016
Two-Bit Waltz The Lawyer 2014
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Ambassador Dixon Lewis 2014
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Dr. Frederick Tate 2013
Perception Rueben Bauer 2012
The Five-Year Engagement Pete Solomon 2012
Twixt Sam 2011
Bad Teacher Doctor Vogel 2011
The Good Wife Judge Richard Cuesta 2009
Drag Me To Hell Mr. Jacks 2009
The Mentalist James Panzer 2008
Redbelt Richard 2008
Resurrecting The Champ Whitley 2007
Ocean's Thirteen The V.U.P. 2007
Payback: Straight Up Arthur Stegman (archive footage) 2007
October Road Dr. Doug Levy 2007
Brothers & Sisters Donald Dudley 2006
Ghost Whisperer Adam Godfrey / Ghost 2005
My Name is Earl Clark Clark 2005
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Himself 2005
Into the West Daniel Royer 2005
Warm Springs Louis Howe 2005
Checking Out Ted Applebaum 2005
Crazy for Love Max, Sr. 2005
School Of Life Matt Warner 2005
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Rafael Horowitz 2005
In Good Company Morty 2005
Entourage Sammy Kane 2004
The Burial Society Morry Zimmer 2004
Balto III: Wings Of Change Mel (voice) 2004
Century City Miller Sisto 2004
Spartan TV News Anchor 2004
Line of Fire Jonah Malloy 2003
Alex & Emma John Shaw 2003
Without a Trace Mr. Freedman 2002
Joe and Max Joe Jacobs 2002
RFK Dick Goodwin 2002
Justice League Chancellor / Captain, Chancellor / Nomad 2001
Focus Mr. Finkelstein 2001
Night Visions Jim Osgoode 2001
Bartleby The Boss 2001
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Embassy interviewer 2000
Bounce Prosecuting Attorney Mandel 2000
Enemies Of Laughter Paul 2000
Static Shock Mason Andrews 2000
Bait Agent Wooly 2000
State And Main Marty Rossen 2000
Partners Bob 2000
Mumford Dr. Ernest Delbanco 1999
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Stephen Elroy 1999
The Hurricane Myron Bedlock 1999
Chill Factor Dr. Richard Long 1999
Rocket Power Director 1999
Dash and Lilly Arthur Kober, Lillian's Husband 1999
Payback Arthur Stegman 1999
Mighty Joe Young Harry Ruben 1998
Outside Ozona Alan Defaux 1998
Godzilla: The Series Dean Whitehead 1998
The Wild Thornberrys Finch 1998
The Lesser Evil George 1998
Amistad Secretary John Forsyth 1997
Channel Umptee-3 Sheldon S. Cargo (voice), Sheldon S. Cargo 1997
Gang Related Elliot Goff 1997
The Long Way Home Voice 1997
The New Batman Adventures Frank 1997
The Sixth Man Coach Pederson 1997
Crime Of The Century David Wilentz 1996
Carpool Daniel Miller 1996
Unforgettable Curtis Avery 1996
City Hall Abe Goodman 1996
Nixon Ron Ziegler 1995
The American President Leon Kodak 1995
Get Shorty Leo Devoe 1995
Cagney & Lacey: Together Again Deputy D.A. Feldberg 1995
In Search of Dr. Seuss The Ad Man 1994
Cagney & Lacey: The Return Deputy Dist. Atty. Feldberg 1994
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Murray 1994
Quiz Show Dan Enright 1994
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Ira Shalowitz 1994
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (voice) 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Heart And Souls Hal the Bus Driver 1993
Searching For Bobby Fischer Kalev 1993
Mr. Saturday Night Stan 1992
The Larry Sanders Show Norman Litkey 1992
The Commish Arnie Metzger, Arnie 1991
City Slickers Ira Shalowitz 1991
Cop Rock Homeless Man 1990
Sunset Beat 1990
Crazy People Mark Olander 1990
Equal Justice Stuey 1990
Mancuso, FBI Lloyd 1989
Tales from the Crypt Andy Conway 1989
No Holds Barred Unger 1989
Murphy Brown Dr. Bishop 1988
Jake and the Fatman Henry Stocker 1987
Hooperman Leonard 1987
A Year in the Life Defense Attorney 1987
Private Eye Archie Hammond 1987
No Way Out Technician 1987
Duet Andy 1987
21 Jump Street Mike Ferris 1987
Rags to Riches Arnie 1987
My Sister Sam Bob 1986
Downtown Capt. David Kiner 1986
L.A. Law Joey Paul 1986
It's Garry Shandling's Show. Richard Kimble 1986
Night Of The Creeps Young Scientist 1986
Howard the Duck Larry, Scientist 1986
Matlock Lenny Marcus 1986
Love, Mary David Lewis 1985
Perfect Managing Editor 1985
Moonlighting Camille's PR 1985
Irreconcilable Differences Alan Sluiser 1984
Who's the Boss? Jack 1984
Best Defense Kurly 1984
Her Life as a Man Ted 1984
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Dr. Fronan 1983
Hardcastle and McCormick Patrick Burke 1983
Grace Kelly Jay Kanter 1983
Airplane II: The Sequel Court Photographer 1982
St. Elsewhere Mr. Bickle 1982
Cheers Phil Schumacher, Reporter 1982
Gloria Robber 1982
Family Ties Larry Harris 1982
The Powers of Matthew Star Dr. Benson 1982
Fame The Salesman 1982
Simon & Simon Brian Sadler 1981
Cagney & Lacey Todd Feldberg, Vinnie 1981
The Greatest American Hero The Gatekeeper 1981
This House Possessed Pasternak 1981
Hill Street Blues Attorney Michael Shapiro 1981
Hart to Hart Orderly 1979
The In-Laws Cab Driver 1979
Diff'rent Strokes Mr. Wallace 1978
Taxi Ned 1978
The Paper Chase Myslesky 1978
Lou Grant Roy 1977
The Jeffersons David 1975
Barney Miller Felix Morrissey 1974
Happy Days Dwayne 1974
ABC Afterschool Specials Ralph 1972
The Magical World of Disney Boris, Mr. Oliphant 1954

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1997 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1993 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
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