James Remar

James is a rugged, intense character player with leading man good looks. Having first gained recognition in 1979 as Ajax, in his second film, The Warriors (1979). That same year he garnered acclaim on Broadway with Richard Gere in the concentration camp drama "Bent".

In a career spanning nearly four decades, James has run the gamut of roles and solid career choices. Ranging from the psychopaths, Dutch Schultz in 'Francis Copolla''s The Cotton Club (1984) and 'Albert Ganz' in Walter Hill's 48 Hrs. (1982) to Samantha's lover, the billionaire playboy, Richard Wright, in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998)." James has also garnered roles which highlight a more vulnerable side, such as his guitarist who gets a break in the Oscar-winning short, Session Man (1991) or his artist who falls in love with a gargoyle come to life in the best segment of the horror anthology, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) and as Mary Louise Parker's lover in Boys on the Side.

More recently James starred along side Michael C. Hall in the hit Showtime series Dexter (2006) where he played Dexter's wise, compassionate, adoptive father, Harry Morgan. Grey's Anatomy fans have recently enjoyed seeing James as Karev's long-lost Dad. While remaining active with top feature films James enjoys the distinction of being the only actor to die twice, as two different characters in Quentin Tarintino's smash hit Django Unchained.

James won the 8th annual SAG award as a member of the Outstanding Comedy Ensemble for his work in Sex and the City. As a member of the ensemble cast of Dexter, James has been nominated for the SAG award and the Emmy. In recognition for his work in Sci-Fi Fantasy and Horror James was honored with the Saturn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Known For


Cast Credits

The Path (2016)
Guest starring as Ray Kodiak (8 episodes)
The Shannara Chronicles (2016)
Guest starring as Cephalo (6 episodes)
  • Episode 1x08: Utopia (Feb 16, 2016)
  • Episode 1x06: Pykon (Feb 2, 2016)
  • Episode 1x05: Reaper (Jan 26, 2016)
  • Episode 1x04: Changeling (Jan 19, 2016)
  • Episode 1x03: Fury (Jan 12, 2016)
  • Episode 1x02: Chosen (2) (Jan 5, 2016)
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Code Black (2015)
Guest starring as General 'Hutch' Hutchens
Gotham (2014)
Guest starring as Frank Gordon (3 episodes)
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)
Guest starring as Ray Gecko
  • Episode 1x09: Boxman (May 13, 2014)
Motive (2013)
Guest starring as Trent McAllister
The Legend of Korra (2012)
Starring as Tonraq (4 episodes)
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Guest starring as Elliott Connor
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Guest starring as Admiral Sterling Bridges (2 episodes)
The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Guest starring as Giuseppe Salvatore (2 episodes)
Dexter (2006)
Starring as Harry Morgan (74 episodes)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as James Evans (6 episodes)
Battlestar Galactica (2005)
Guest starring as Meier (2 episodes)
Criminal Minds (2005)
Guest starring as Tom Benton
Numb3rs (2005)
Guest starring as Randall Priest
North Shore (2004)
Starring as Vincent Colville
The Huntress (2000)
Starring as Warren "Tiny" Bellows
Sex and the City (1998)
Starring as Richard Wright
7th Heaven (1996)
Guest starring as James Carver (2 episodes)
The X-Files (1993)
Guest starring as Josef Kobold
Miami Vice (1984)
Guest starring as Robbie Cann
  • Episode 2x05: Buddies (Nov 1, 1985)
Hill Street Blues (1981)
Guest starring as Cooper