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David Paymer – MovieActors.com


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Paymer in PAYBACK.

About David Paymer (1954 – )

David Paymer was born on August 30, 1954 in Oceanside, Long Island, New York.

His father had a scrap metal business. His mother, a homemaker, fled Belgium with her family to escape the Nazis. Paymer's father eventually quit his business to pursue a music career and became a famous composer and pianist.

David's parents expected their son to become a doctor or a lawyer. Instead, David majored in acting and psychology at the University of Michigan. He attended the Professional Performing Arts School of the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.

David Paymer married Liz Georges in 1988. They have two children.

David Paymer's first big break was playing the role of Sonny in both the national tour and the Broadway Production of GREASE in the '70s.

Paymer's first big screen break came when he played Ira Shalowitz in CITY SLICKERS in 1991. Billy Crystal liked David Paymer's performance so much that he wrote the part of Stan Yankelman's beleaguered brother in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT especially for Paymer. Paymer earned an Oscar Nomination for his performance in that part.

David and his brother, Steve Paymer, wrote and performed stand-up comedy at the Improv and Comedy Store venues in Los Angeles. The two later worked together on the movie CANDOR CITY HOSPITAL with David directing and Steve writing. Steve was in TWINS in 2006.

David Paymer has taught acting classes at the Film Actor's Workshop.

David Paymer's notable credits include...

DRAG ME TO HELL (2009)
RED BELT (2008)
OCEAN'S THIRTEEN (2007)
RESURRECTING THE CHAMP (2007)
CHECKING OUT (2005)
INTO THE WEST (TV Miniseries) (2005)
JACK & BOBBY (TV) (2004)
EVERWOOD (TV – Director) (2004-2005)
LINE OF FIRE (TV) (2003)
CANDOR CITY HOSPITAL (Actor and Director) (2003)
RFK (2002)
BOUNCE (2000)
PAYBACK (1999)
MUMFORD (1999)
MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1998)
AMISTAD (1997)
NIXON (1995)
CITY SLICKERS II: THE LEGEND OF CURLY'S GOLD (1994)
MR. SATURDAY NIGHT (1992)
CITY SLICKERS (1991)
THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR (TV) (1988)
NO WAY OUT (1987)
HOWARD THE DUCK (1986)
IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES (1984)
THE IN-LAWS (1979)

Awards won by David Paymer include...

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards – STATE AND MAIN (2001)
National Board of Review – STATE AND MAIN (2000)
Online Film Critics Society Awards – STATE AND MAIN (2001)


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David Paymer in MUMFORD (1999).