December 31, 1999 |
In "The Hurricane," David Paymer plays a criminal defense attorney, a small but typically pivotal supporting role. In the film, which opened Wednesday, the respected actor again plays a character key to the film's plot, but one who doesn't catch the bad guy or get the girl, and it's emblematic of why some moviegoers know Paymer's face more than his name.
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June 22, 2002 |
Marvin Paymer, pianist, composer, musicologist and author who was an expert on the 18th century Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, died June 14 in San Diego of cancer, according to his son, actor David Paymer. He was 81. A native of New York City, Marvin Paymer earned degrees at the University of Hartford, Queens College and City University of New York. He taught at City University of New York's York College and at Hunter College.
October 23, 2003 |
Rather than shift into reruns, as is normally done when the November ratings sweeps are over, ABC said Wednesday it plans to replace "NYPD Blue" in December and January with a new crime drama called "Line of Fire." "NYPD Blue" will return to the 10 p.m. Tuesday slot with new episodes in February. "Line of Fire," from writer-producer Rod Lurie, is about the battle between FBI agents and an organized crime family. The cast includes David Paymer, Leslie Bibb and Anson Mount.
August 26, 1996 |
For Arthur Hiller, being president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences means never having to say you're sorry. Or having anyone to personally thank on Oscar night. One could at least come to those conclusions in a week when (a) Hiller is reelected to a fourth term as academy president, and (b) Warner Bros.
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July 29, 1997 |
Filming for Walt Disney's remake of "Mighty Joe Young" will keep four blocks of Ventura Boulevard closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. today through Thursday. Vehicles will be barred from the street between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue. Businesses open during that time, such as Art's Deli, will maintain their normal hours. Shooting on Ventura began Sunday night.
May 15, 2003 |
They could rename this year's Pacific Playwrights Festival at South Coast Repertory the Pulitzer Playwrights Festival. And the Pulitzer cachet appears to be enhanced by some notable Hollywood names participating in the readings at the Costa Mesa theater. This year's Pulitzer winner for drama, "Anna in the Tropics" by Nilo Cruz, will receive a staged reading, with Jimmy Smits and Tony Plana. South Coast will produce the West Coast premiere in October.