David Paymer

David Paymer

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1954-08-30 (67 years old)
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Biography

David Emmanuel Paymer (born August 30, 1954) 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, The Hurricane, Ocean's Thirteen, and Drag Me to Hell. He 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.

Early Life

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. They divorced in 1973. Paymer is Jewish; his mother was born in Belgium and left for the United States to escape the Nazi occupation. Paymer has a brother, Steve, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in theater and psychology. He is married to Liz Georges; they have two children.

Filmography

All 161

Movies 83

TV shows 78

Director 30

Voice 6

Self 2

Levi
The Sunlit Night (2020)

The Sunlit Night (2020)

Movie
Dr. Edward Kingsley
Bad Therapy (2020)

Bad Therapy (2020)

Movie
Don
DAVE (2020)

DAVE (2020)

TV show
Doctor
Horse Girl (2020)

Horse Girl (2020)

Movie
Dr. Moritz Benayoun
Star Trek: Picard (2020)

Star Trek: Picard (2020)

TV show
6.43
Mr. Shoenfeld
The Morning Show (2019)

The Morning Show (2019)

TV show
6.76
Buck Bridges
On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019)

On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019)

TV show
Jay Ross
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Movie
7
Milton
Accident Man (2018)

Accident Man (2018)

Movie
10
Robert
Room 104 (2017)

Room 104 (2017)

TV show
6
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)

TV show
6.17
Dr. Gold
Lemon (2017)

Lemon (2017)

Movie
Uncle Morty
The Pickle Recipe (2016)

The Pickle Recipe (2016)

Movie
Director
Lucifer (2016)

Lucifer (2016)

TV show
6.55
Director
Recovery Road (2016)

Recovery Road (2016)

TV show
1
The Lawyer
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)

Two-Bit Waltz (2014)

Movie
Dixon Lewis
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Movie
6.07
Dr. Frederick Tate
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)

TV show
6.54
Director
Mistresses (2013)

Mistresses (2013)

TV show
6
Rueben Bauer
Perception (2012)

Perception (2012)

TV show
5.95
Director
Bunheads (2012)

Bunheads (2012)

TV show
6
Pete Solomon
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Movie
7
Director
Hart of Dixie (2011)

Hart of Dixie (2011)

TV show
6.06
Sam
Twixt (2011)

Twixt (2011)

Movie
Director / Writer
Switched at Birth (2011)

Switched at Birth (2011)

TV show
6.88
Director
Franklin & Bash (2011)

Franklin & Bash (2011)

TV show
Doctor Vogel
Bad Teacher (2011)

Bad Teacher (2011)

Movie
6.09
Director
No Ordinary Family (2010)

No Ordinary Family (2010)

TV show
6
Director
Hellcats (2010)

Hellcats (2010)

TV show
6.12
Director
Life Unexpected (2010)

Life Unexpected (2010)

TV show
6
Director
Men of a Certain Age (2009)

Men of a Certain Age (2009)

TV show
4.33
Judge Richard Cuesta
The Good Wife (2009)

The Good Wife (2009)

TV show
6.01
Director
Melrose Place (2009)

Melrose Place (2009)

TV show
3.5
Director
Make It or Break It (2009)

Make It or Break It (2009)

TV show
3.5
Mr. Jacks
Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Movie
6.64
James 'Jim' Panzer / Director
The Mentalist (2008)

The Mentalist (2008)

TV show
6.5
Director
Privileged (2008)

Privileged (2008)

TV show
Director
90210 (2008)

90210 (2008)

TV show
5.87
Richard
Redbelt (2008)

Redbelt (2008)

Movie
6
Director
Side Order of Life (2007)

Side Order of Life (2007)

TV show
Director
Heartland (2007)

Heartland (2007)

TV show
Whitley
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

Movie
V.U.P.
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Movie
5.68
Director
October Road (2007)

October Road (2007)

TV show
Donald Dudley / Director
Brothers and Sisters (2006)

Brothers and Sisters (2006)

TV show
Director
Windfall (2006)

Windfall (2006)

TV show
Director
What About Brian (2006)

What About Brian (2006)

TV show
Director
Pepper Dennis (2006)

Pepper Dennis (2006)

TV show
Director
The Unit (2006)

The Unit (2006)

TV show
3.5
Adam Godfrey
Ghost Whisperer (2005)

Ghost Whisperer (2005)

TV show
6.63
Louis Howe
Warm Springs (2005)

Warm Springs (2005)

Movie
Ted Applebaum
Checking Out (2005)

Checking Out (2005)

Movie
Director
Grey's Anatomy (2005)

Grey's Anatomy (2005)

TV show
6.58
Max, Sr.
My Suicidal Sweetheart (2005)

My Suicidal Sweetheart (2005)

Movie
Matt Warner
School of Life (2005)

School of Life (2005)

Movie
Rafael Horowitz
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

Movie
Director
Medium (2005)

Medium (2005)

TV show
6.18
Morty
In Good Company (2004)

In Good Company (2004)

Movie
6
Director
Jack & Bobby (2004)

Jack & Bobby (2004)

TV show
Entourage (2004)

Entourage (2004)

TV show
6.09
Miller Sisto
Century City (2004)

Century City (2004)

TV show
TV News Anchor (uncredited)
Spartan (2004)

Spartan (2004)

Movie
6
Jonah Malloy
Line of Fire (2003)

Line of Fire (2003)

TV show
Director
One Tree Hill (2003)

One Tree Hill (2003)

TV show
6.45
John Shaw
Alex & Emma (2003)

Alex & Emma (2003)

Movie
Mr. Freedman
Without a Trace (2002)

Without a Trace (2002)

TV show
7.14
Director
Everwood (2002)

Everwood (2002)

TV show
7
Joe Jacobs
Joe and Max (2002)

Joe and Max (2002)

Movie
Dick Goodwin
RFK (2002)

RFK (2002)

Movie
Chancellor / Captain (voice) / Chancellor / Nomad (voice)
Justice League (2001)

Justice League (2001)

TV show
6.09
Mr. Finkelstein
Focus (2001)

Focus (2001)

Movie
Male Rhinoceros Hornbill (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (2001)

The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (2001)

Movie
Jim Osgoode
Night Visions (2001)

Night Visions (2001)

TV show
The Boss
Bartleby (2001)

Bartleby (2001)

Movie
Embassy interviewer
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)

For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)

Movie
Prosecuting Attorney Mandel (uncredited)
Bounce (2000)

Bounce (2000)

Movie
Paul
Enemies of Laughter (2000)

Enemies of Laughter (2000)

Movie
Director
Gilmore Girls (2000)

Gilmore Girls (2000)

TV show
6.02
Mason Andrews (voice)
Static Shock (2000)

Static Shock (2000)

TV show
5.67
Agent Wooly
Bait (2000)

Bait (2000)

Movie
Marty Rossen
State and Main (2000)

State and Main (2000)

Movie
10
Bob
Partners (2000)

Partners (2000)

Movie
Bob
From Where I Sit (2000)

From Where I Sit (2000)

Movie
Dr. Ernest Delbanco
Mumford (1999)

Mumford (1999)

Movie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV show
6.17
Myron Bedlock
The Hurricane (1999)

The Hurricane (1999)

Movie
2.67
Dr. Richard Long
Chill Factor (1999)

Chill Factor (1999)

Movie
Arthur Kober
Dash and Lilly (1999)

Dash and Lilly (1999)

Movie
Arthur Stegman
Payback (1999)

Payback (1999)

Movie
5.94
Harry Ruben
Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Movie
6
Alan Defaux
Outside Ozona (1998)

Outside Ozona (1998)

Movie
George
The Lesser Evil (1998)

The Lesser Evil (1998)

Movie
Shad Equippo
Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain (1998)

Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain (1998)

TV show
10
Male Rhinoceros Hornbill (voice) / Finch / Iguana (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys (1998)

The Wild Thornberrys (1998)

TV show
6.2
Secretary John Forsyth
Amistad (1997)

Amistad (1997)

Movie
Sheldon S. Cargo
Channel Umptee-3 (1997)

Channel Umptee-3 (1997)

TV show
Elliot Goff
Gang Related (1997)

Gang Related (1997)

Movie
6
(voice)
The Long Way Home (1997)

The Long Way Home (1997)

Movie
Frank (voice)
The New Batman Adventures (1997)

The New Batman Adventures (1997)

TV show
6.56
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Coach Pederson
The Sixth Man (1997)

The Sixth Man (1997)

Movie
David Wilentz
Crime of the Century (1996)

Crime of the Century (1996)

Movie
Daniel Miller
Carpool (1996)

Carpool (1996)

Movie
Curtis Avery
Unforgettable (1996)

Unforgettable (1996)

Movie
4
Abe Goodman
City Hall (1996)

City Hall (1996)

Movie
6
Ron Ziegler
Nixon (1995)

Nixon (1995)

Movie
6
Leon Kodak
The American President (1995)

The American President (1995)

Movie
5.5
Leo Devoe
Get Shorty (1995)

Get Shorty (1995)

Movie
6.3
Deputy D.A. Feldberg
Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (1995)

Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (1995)

Movie
The Professor
Santo Bugito (1995)

Santo Bugito (1995)

TV show
Ad Man
In Search of Dr. Seuss (1994)

In Search of Dr. Seuss (1994)

Movie
Deputy Dist. Atty. Feldberg
Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994)

Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994)

Movie
Dan Enright
Quiz Show (1994)

Quiz Show (1994)

Movie
6
Ira Shalowitz
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

Movie
6.5
Hal the Bus Driver
Heart and Souls (1993)

Heart and Souls (1993)

Movie
Kalev
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Movie
6
Stan
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

Movie
Norman Litkey
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)

The Larry Sanders Show (1992)

TV show
The Commish (1991)

The Commish (1991)

TV show
6
Ira Shalowitz
City Slickers (1991)

City Slickers (1991)

Movie
6.31
Cop Rock (1990)

Cop Rock (1990)

TV show
George
Crazy People (1990)

Crazy People (1990)

Movie
6
Sky High (1990)

Sky High (1990)

Movie
Mancuso, F.B.I. (1989)

Mancuso, F.B.I. (1989)

TV show
Tales from the Crypt (1989)

Tales from the Crypt (1989)

TV show
6.4
Unger
No Holds Barred (1989)

No Holds Barred (1989)

Movie
4
Boris
Rock 'N Roll Mum (1988)

Rock 'N Roll Mum (1988)

Movie
Mr. Oliphant
The Absent-Minded Professor (1988)

The Absent-Minded Professor (1988)

Movie
Jake and the Fatman (1987)

Jake and the Fatman (1987)

TV show
Technician
No Way Out (1987)

No Way Out (1987)

Movie
6.75
Mike Ferris
21 Jump Street (1987)

21 Jump Street (1987)

TV show
8
Capt. David Kiner
Downtown (1986)

Downtown (1986)

TV show
Joey Paul
L.A. Law (1986)

L.A. Law (1986)

TV show
6
Young Scientist
Night of the Creeps (1986)

Night of the Creeps (1986)

Movie
6.6
Larry, Scientist
Howard the Duck (1986)

Howard the Duck (1986)

Movie
3.67
Stanley
Pleasures (1986)

Pleasures (1986)

Movie
Matlock (1986)

Matlock (1986)

TV show
6
David Lewis
Love, Mary (1985)

Love, Mary (1985)

Movie
Managing Editor
Perfect (1985)

Perfect (1985)

Movie
6
Alan Sluiser
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

Movie
5.2
Kurly
Best Defense (1984)

Best Defense (1984)

Movie
6.5
Ted
Her Life as a Man (1984)

Her Life as a Man (1984)

Movie
Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983)

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983)

TV show
Jay Kanter
Grace Kelly (1983)

Grace Kelly (1983)

Movie
Court Photographer
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Movie
5.27
Cheers (1982)

Cheers (1982)

TV show
6.12
Family Ties (1982)

Family Ties (1982)

TV show
6.11
Todd Feldberg
Cagney & Lacey (1982)

Cagney & Lacey (1982)

TV show
Fame (1982)

Fame (1982)

TV show
Open All Night (1981)

Open All Night (1981)

TV show
Simon & Simon (1981)

Simon & Simon (1981)

TV show
6
Pasternak
This House Possessed (1981)

This House Possessed (1981)

Movie
Hill Street Blues (1981)

Hill Street Blues (1981)

TV show
6
Hart to Hart (1979)

Hart to Hart (1979)

TV show
6.32
Cabbie
The In-Laws (1979)

The In-Laws (1979)

Movie
Lou Grant (1977)

Lou Grant (1977)

TV show
Barney Miller (1975)

Barney Miller (1975)

TV show
5.5
The Jeffersons (1975)

The Jeffersons (1975)

TV show
6.6
Happy Days (1974)

Happy Days (1974)

TV show
6.28
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV show
Stanley Kauffmann
Butterfly in the Typewriter

Butterfly in the Typewriter

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.44
Based on 4.87 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1953
1991
2000
1994
2020
David Paymer
David Paymer
David Paymer
David Paymer

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1954-08-30 (67 years old)

Birth name
David Emmanuel Paymer

Place of birth
New York City, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

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7 TV shows
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7 TV shows
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7 TV shows
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7 TV shows
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7 TV shows
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1 Movie
6 TV show
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3 Movies
4 TV shows
Rose Abdoo
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1 Movie
6 TV show
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1 Movie
6 TV show
Amy Hill
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1 Movie
6 TV show
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3 Movies
4 TV shows
George Newbern
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7 TV shows
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7 TV shows
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1 Movie
6 TV show
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2 Movies
5 TV shows
Nick Marck
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6 TV shows
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6 TV shows
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6 TV shows
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6 TV shows
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Hal Ozsan worked together with David Paymer in:
6 TV shows
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6 TV shows
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6 TV shows
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6 TV shows
Bre Blair
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Bre Blair worked together with David Paymer in:
6 TV shows
Stacy Edwards
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Stacy Edwards worked together with David Paymer in:
6 TV shows
Conor O'Farrell
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Conor O'Farrell worked together with David Paymer in:
6 TV shows
Tess Harper
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Tess Harper worked together with David Paymer in:
6 TV shows
John Billingsley
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6 TV shows
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6 TV shows
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6 TV shows
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April Grace worked together with David Paymer in:
6 TV shows
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Tim Guinee worked together with David Paymer in:
6 TV shows
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Dean Norris worked together with David Paymer in:
6 TV shows
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Xander Berkeley worked together with David Paymer in:
1 Movie
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Laraine Newman worked together with David Paymer in:
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