David Paymer - Details


David Paymer earned Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for his performance as Billy Crystal’s put-upon brother in Mr. Saturday Night. He has recently appeared in such films as Norman Jewison’s The Hurricane, Lawrence Kasdan’s Mumford, Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, Oliver Stone’s Nixon, Rob Reiner’s The American President and Robert Redford’s highly acclaimed Quiz Show. He has also appeared in Get Shorty, City Hall and Mighty Joe Young.

Paymer next co-stars in Bounce with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck, Bartleby, based on Herman Melville’s famous short story, and Focus, based on the novel by Arthur Miller, with William H. Macy and Laura Dern.

Paymer has essayed a variety of roles in such diverse films as Payback starring Mel Gibson, Gang Related, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Heart and Souls and City Slickers, among many others. Paymer also earned a Golden Globe nomination in 1997 for Best Supporting Actor for HBO’s dramatic film about the Lindbergh kidnapping ‘Crime of the Century’, directed by Mark Rydell.

The versatile Paymer launched his career in the hit show ‘Grease’ on Broadway, then starring Peter Gallagher. He won his first film role in the classic comedy The In-Laws.


  • 30th August 1954 - Birth