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James Remar


Miami Vice Character
December 31, 1953, Boston, Massachusetts
Atusko Ituski (1984-present), 2 children

William James Remar (born December 31, 1953) is an American actor, who appeared in the show Miami Vice as Robbie Cann(ata), friend of James "Sonny" Crockett and son of mobster Johnny Cannata (played by Tom Signorelli) in the episode "Buddies".


Remar was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His acting career has mainly consisted of playing villains, and began in 1978 with a TV appearance on The Incredible Hulk, then in the movies with On The Yard (with J.C. Quinn & John Heard), his role as Ajax in the cult classic The Warriors (with David Patrick Kelly), followed by roles in Cruising (with Ed O'Neill, William Russ, and Jimmie Ray Weeks), 48 Hrs. (with Olivia Brown, Brion James, David Patrick Kelly, Sonny Landham and Jack Thibeau), The Cotton Club (with Laurence Fishburne, Lonette McKee, Joe Dallesandro, James Russo, & Bruce Macvittie), The Dream Team (with Brad Sullivan), Fatal Instinct (with Eartha Kitt), Judge Dredd (with Joan Chen), The Phantom (with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa & Bill Smitrovich), Psycho (with Phillip Baker Hall and Viggo Mortensen), Rites of Passage (with Dean Stockwell, Dying on the Edge (with Robert Trebor), Ratatouille, Red (with Bruce Willis), X-Men: First Class (with Oliver Platt), Django: Unchained (with Jamie Foxx), Persecuted (with Dean Stockwell), Lap Dance (with Lynn Whitfield), and his most recent movie appearance, 2018's Speed Kills.

In television, he appeared in The Equalizer (with Keith Szarabajka), Crime Story (with Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, John Santucci, Jay O. Sanders, William O'Leary, and Larry Joshua), 13 episodes of Total Security (with Tony Plana), 18 Wheels of Justice (with G. Gordon Liddy), Nash Bridges (with Don Johnson), 7th Heaven, Sex and the City, Battlestar Galactica (with Edward James Olmos), Jericho, Dexter, The Vampire Diaries, Hatfields & McCoy's, Grey's Anatomy, Wilifred, Gotham (with Michael Chiklis), NCIS: Los Angeles, and his most recent TV appearance, in Black Lightning. He also provided the voice of Ajax in The Warriors video game. Remar is also known for his voice work as the Autobot Sideswipe in the live-action Transformers fims series directed by Michael Bay.

Personal Life

Remar is married to his wife Atusko since 1984, and has two children, Jason Kenji & Lisa Mary.