James' eye color is gray, but appears blue in some pictures.
James' height is 5'10½".
James's performance in Dexter landed him a nomination for a Saturn Award, for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Program.
James first TV show appearance was on the show The Incredible Hulk, playing a police officer.
He voiced Ajax in the video game The Warriors along with all his other co-stars from the cult classic movie The Warriors.
After his role in The Warriors, James became a very prominent movie star in Hollywood.
When auditioning for the role of Ajax in The Warriors, he impressed Walter Hill (The director) by lifting a heavy coffee table.
James was originally cast as Hicks in Aliens (1986), but had to be replaced early into filming. He can be seen from the back as the marines walk along a corridor, but only because the in-camera miniature of the set had been junked, and too expensive to re-shoot.
James became even more popular for the recurring TV role of Richard, the compulsively philandering jet-set boyfriend of Kim Cattrall, in Sex and the City (1998).
James made an impressive Broadway debut playing Richard Gere's lover in Bent in 1979.
He trained at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.
James was originally cast as Cpl. Hicks in the movie Aliens but was fired by James Cameron shortly after shooting began.
James enjoys photography, scuba diving, and tennis in his spare time.
James is married and has two children.
At the age of 15, James dropped out of high school to tour country with rock band. He eventually returned and graduated.
In 1978, James made his feature film debut in the movie On the Yard.
James decided to become an actor at the age of seven years old after seeing the movie Spartacus for the first time.
James was born in Boston, MA but raised in Newton, MA.
James performed with a touring company for the musical Grease.
James's last name Remar is a Spanish word which means to row and it is pronounced REH-mahr.
After playing Ajax in the movie The Warriors, James gained a minor cult following.
James was in the movies Blade: Trinity and he played Ray Cumberland; 2 Fast 2 Furious and was Agent Markham; Betrayal as Alex Tyler; Fear X as Peter; Down with the Joneses as Vic; Dying on the Edge as Jackie James.
He shares his birthday with child star Geri Reischl, who portrayed "Jan" in *The Brady Bunch Variety Hour.* She and Remar are precisely six years apart in age.
Many of the characters James played are vicious and cocky.
He played Ajax in the classic 1979 movie The Warriors.
James: (On Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore) Ben's awesome, Drew's awesome. I've worked with her before. They are both really, really wonderful, professional, authentic people.
James: That's why I take on a variety of roles. I've played everything from a gay dancer in Cruising (1980) to Dutch Schultz in The Cotton Club (1984). James Remar is a student of life. I'm expressing myself by acting. I'm learning about myself and making a living. I hope to do much more of it, so I can contribute my share to the world.
James: Any good actor is a character actor.
James: I have had ghostly experiences throughout my life. One time when I was about 11 there was this electronic sound and a being crossed from one side of the room to the other. I have never forgotten it and it was 35 years ago. There was this sound and this terrifying presence and I was completely awake. I found some of the on-set experiences frightening because of that.
James: People often confuse me with my characters. They think I'm a bad guy or something because I play them on TV. I've had all kinds of people stop me on the street, and they think I really am Ganz from 48 Hours or that I've killed people. But I haven't. I am somewhat antisocial, but I'm not tough. I'm really kind of a wimp. A cream puff.
James: I have difficulty also with the popular phrase "terrorist." I think that the term empowers them and emboldens them. I believe that the press should have changed the characterization of people who commit murder without showing their faces. They're criminals and they're cowards. If you have a cause or something you want to promote in a violent manner, then let us know who you are. I don't think blowing people up in marketplaces anonymously really helps anything. It's just an act of sickness.