David Paymer is an American actor and director for film and television, nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Supporting Actor" in 1992 for "Mr. Saturday Night".

David Paymer is an American actor and director for film and television, nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Supporting Actor" in 1992 for "Mr. Saturday Night".

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 134

Birthday 1954-08-30

Place of Birth Oceanside, Long Island, New York, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • David Charles Paymer

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Santo Bugito(13 episodes)
Open All Night(1 episode)
Butterfly in the Typewriter as Stanley Kauffmann
2019 The Sunlit Night
2018 Accident Man as Milton
2017 Lemon as Dr. Gold
2016 The Pickle Recipe as Uncle Morty
2014 Two-Bit Waltz as The Lawyer
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit as Dixon Lewis
2012 Perception(4 episodes) as Rueben Bauer
2012 The Five-Year Engagement as Pete Solomon
2011 Twixt as Sam
2011 Bad Teacher as Doctor Vogel
2009 The Good Wife(3 episodes) as Judge Richard Cuesta
2009 Drag Me to Hell as Mr. Jacks
2008 The Mentalist(1 episode) as James Panzer
2008 Redbelt as Richard
2007 Ocean's Thirteen as V.U.P.
2007 October Road(1 episode)
2006 Payback: Straight Up as Arthur Stegman
2006 Brothers and Sisters(1 episode) as Donald Dudley
2005 Ghost Whisperer(1 episode)
2005 Warm Springs as Louis Howe
2005 Checking Out as Ted Applebaum
2005 My Suicidal Sweetheart as Max Sr.
2005 School of Life as Matt Warner
2005 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School as Rafael Horowitz
2004 In Good Company as Morty
2004 Jack & Bobby(1 episode)
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2004 Century City(1 episode) as Miller Sisto
2003 Line of Fire(13 episodes) as Jonah Malloy
2003 Partners as Bob
2003 Alex & Emma as John Shaw
2002 Without a Trace(1 episode)
2002 Joe and Max as Joe Jacobs
2002 RFK as Dick Goodwin
2001 Focus as Mr. Finkelstein
2001 Night Visions(1 episode)
2001 Bartleby as The Boss
2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story as Embassy interviewer
2000 Bounce as Prosecuting Attorney Mandel (uncredited)
2000 Enemies of Laughter as Paul
2000 Static Shock(1 episode)
2000 Bait as Agent Wooly
2000 State and Main as Marty Rossen
2000 Оттуда, где я сижу as Bob
1999 Mumford as Dr. Ernest Delbanco
1999 The Hurricane as Myron Bedlock
1999 Chill Factor as Dr. Richard Long
1999 Payback as Arthur Stegman
1998 Mighty Joe Young as Harry Ruben
1998 Outside Ozona as Alan Defaux
1998 The Lesser Evil as George
1997 Amistad as Secretary John Forsyth
1997 Channel Umptee-3(13 episodes) as Sheldon S. Cargo (voice)
1997 The New Batman Adventures(1 episode)
1997 The Long Way Home as Voice
1997 The View(1 episode)
1997 The Sixth Man as Coach Pederson
1996 Crime of the Century as David Wilentz
1996 Carpool as Daniel Miller
1996 Unforgettable as Curtis Avery
1996 City Hall as Abe Goodman
1995 Nixon as Ron Ziegler
1995 The American President as Leon Kodak
1995 Get Shorty as Leo Devoe
1994 In Search of Dr. Seuss as The Ad Man
1994 Quiz Show as Dan Enright
1994 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold as Ira Shalowitz
1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer as Kalev
1992 Mr. Saturday Night as Stan
1991 The Commish(4 episodes)
1991 City Slickers as Ira Shalowitz
1990 Cop Rock(1 episode)
1990 Crazy People as George
1990 Sky High
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I.(1 episode)
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1989 No Holds Barred as Unger
1988 Rock 'N Roll Mum as Boris
1988 The Absent-Minded Professor as Mr. Oliphant
1987 Jake and the Fatman(1 episode)
1987 No Way Out as Computer Technician
1987 21 Jump Street(1 episode)
1986 Downtown(13 episodes)
1986 L.A. Law(1 episode)
1986 Night of the Creeps as Young Scientist
1986 Howard the Duck as Larry, Scientist
1986 Matlock(2 episodes)
1985 Love, Mary as David Lewis
1985 Moonlighting(1 episode)
1984 Irreconcilable Differences as Alan Sluiser
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King(1 episode)
1982 Cheers(4 episodes)
1982 Family Ties(2 episodes)
1982 Cagney & Lacey(11 episodes)
1982 Fame(1 episode)
1981 Simon & Simon(1 episode)
1981 This House Possessed as Pasternak
1981 Hill Street Blues(1 episode)
1979 Hart to Hart(1 episode)
1979 The In-Laws as Cabbie
1977 Lou Grant(1 episode)
1975 Barney Miller(1 episode)
1975 The Jeffersons(1 episode)
1974 Happy Days(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)


2016 Lucifer(1 episode)Director
2016 Recovery Road(1 episode)Director
2013 Mistresses(1 episode)Director
2012 Bunheads(2 episodes)Director
2011 Hart of Dixie(7 episodes)Director
2011 Switched at Birth(6 episodes)Director
2011 Franklin & Bash(1 episode)Director
2010 No Ordinary Family(1 episode)Director
2010 Hellcats(1 episode)Director
2010 Life Unexpected(2 episodes)Director
2009 Men of a Certain Age(1 episode)Director
2009 Melrose Place(1 episode)Director
2009 Make It or Break It(4 episodes)Director
2009 90210(1 episode)Director
2008 The Mentalist(1 episode)Director
2008 Privileged(4 episodes)Director
2007 Side Order of Life(1 episode)Director
2007 Heartland(1 episode)Director
2007 October Road(4 episodes)Director
2006 Brothers and Sisters(4 episodes)Director
2006 Windfall(1 episode)Director
2006 What About Brian(1 episode)Director
2006 Pepper Dennis(1 episode)Director
2006 The Unit(1 episode)Director
2005 Grey's Anatomy(1 episode)Director
2005 Medium(2 episodes)Director
2004 Jack & Bobby(1 episode)Director
2003 One Tree Hill(2 episodes)Director
2002 Everwood(4 episodes)Director
2000 Gilmore Girls(1 episode)Director


2011 Switched at Birth(1 episode)Writer

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