Michael Papajohn

Biography

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Michael graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 1983.

The Texas Rangers drafted him in 1985, but he chose instead to attend Louisiana State University on a baseball scholarship. He was the starting center-fielder on the first LSU team to go to the College World Series in 1986, and again in 1987.

In 1987, Everybody's All-American (1988) came to shoot in Baton Rouge, and Michael was chosen as Dennis Quaid stunt double for the football scenes. He caught the attention and earned the admiration of Director Taylor Hackford, who encouraged Michael to pursue a career in stunt work.

While filming Charlie's Angels (2000), Michael was kicked in the jaw with a stiletto boot. He found himself in an emergency room, insisting that he was not the victim of domestic violence. The spousal abuse representatives had a hard time believing that he had been kicked by Cameron Diaz

.Michael is most widely known as "The Carjacker" in Spider-Man (2002), whose actions ultimately lead Peter Parker to become Spider-Man. Michael first met director Sam Raimi

 when he played Kevin Costner's nemesis in For Love of the Game (1999).

Another notable role was as Guard Papajohn in The Longest Yard (2005) for producerAdam Sandler

. They met when Michael did all of Adam's stunts in The Waterboy (1998), making the hard hits as Bobby Boucher. In The Longest Yard, things came full circle when Michael had his own stuntman.

He has produced one film, Rustin (2001), that went on to win festival awards. IMDb Mini Biography By: PRMP

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Michael graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 1983.

The Texas Rangers drafted him in 1985, but he chose instead to attend Louisiana State University on a baseball scholarship. He was the starting center-fielder on the first LSU team to go to the College World Series in 1986, and again in 1987.

In 1987, Everybody's All-American (1988) came to shoot in Baton Rouge, and Michael was chosen as Dennis Quaid stunt double for the football scenes. He caught the attention and earned the admiration of Director Taylor Hackford, who encouraged Michael to pursue a career in stunt work.

While filming Charlie's Angels (2000), Michael was kicked in the jaw with a stiletto boot. He found himself in an emergency room, insisting that he was not the victim of domestic violence. The spousal abuse representatives had a hard time believing that he had been kicked by Cameron Diaz

.Michael is most widely known as "The Carjacker" in Spider-Man (2002), whose actions ultimately lead Peter Parker to become Spider-Man. Michael first met director Sam Raimi

 when he played Kevin Costner's nemesis in For Love of the Game (1999).

Another notable role was as Guard Papajohn in The Longest Yard (2005) for producerAdam Sandler

. They met when Michael did all of Adam's stunts in The Waterboy (1998), making the hard hits as Bobby Boucher. In The Longest Yard, things came full circle when Michael had his own stuntman.

He has produced one film, Rustin (2001), that went on to win festival awards. IMDb Mini Biography By: PRMP

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 33

Birthday 1964-11-07

Place of Birth Birmingham - Alabama - USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Ozark Sharks as Rick
2015 American Ultra as Otis
2015 Wild Card as Pit Boss
2014 Nightcrawler as Security Guard
2014 Get on Up as 1949 Cop
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as Cannon-Gunner
2013 Escape Plan as Prisoner Beaten By Breslin
2013 Flying Monkeys as Sheriff Flemings
2013 Gangster Squad as Mike 'The Flea'
2012 The Bourne Legacy as Larry Hooper
2012 The Dark Knight Rises as Prison Guard (uncredited)
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man as Alfie (uncredited)
2011 The Hit List as Special Agent Drake Ford
2011 Drive Angry as Tattooed Guy
2008 True Blood(1 episode) as Kyle
2007 Spider-Man 3 as Dennis Carradine / Carjacker
2006 The Unit(1 episode)
2006 In Justice(1 episode)
2005 Threshold(2 episodes)
2005 The Longest Yard as Guard Papajohn
2004 CSI: NY(1 episode)
2004 The Shield(1 episode)
2002 CSI: Miami(1 episode)
2002 Spider-Man as Carjacker
2001 The Division(3 episodes)
1998 My Giant as Tough Guy #1
1997 The Practice(1 episode)
1996 Everybody Loves Raymond(1 episode)
1996 Eraser as WitSec Agent Schiffer
1996 Naked Souls as Driver
1992 Mr. Baseball as Rick
1990 Predator 2 as Subway Gang
1900 Bomb City as Mike

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