William James Remar (born December 31, 1953), known professionally as James Remar, is an American actor and voice actor. He played the on-off tycoon boyfriend of Kim Cattrall's character in Sex and the City, Ajax in The Warriors, homicidal maniac Albert Ganz in the 1982 thriller 48 Hrs., gangster Dutch Schultz in The Cotton Club, Lord Raiden in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Giuseppe Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, Jack Duff in Miracle on 34th Street and Harry Morgan in Dexter. Since 2009, he has done voiceover work in ads for Lexus luxury cars.
Remar was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of S. Roy Remar, an attorney, whose parents were Russian Jewish immigrants (the family name was originally "Remarman") and Elizabeth Mary Remar, a mental health state official. His mother was from West Kirby, England.
Remar has spent the majority of his film career playing villains. He portrayed the aggressively sexual and violent character Ajax in the 1979 cult film The Warriors, and the murdering sociopath Albert Ganz in the 1982 hit 48 Hrs. (Both films were directed by Walter Hill and co-starred David Patrick Kelly, whose character is named Luther in both). Remar also played real-life 1930s-era gangster Dutch Schultz in the 1984 film The Cotton Club...
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