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Michael Papajohn

1964-11-07 Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Image of Michael Papajohn


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 producer Adam 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.


Hot Water Douglas Burnett 2021-03-19
Reminiscence Sylvan Guard 2021-08-19
Unhinged Cop 2020-07-16
Walkaway Joe Coach Manny 2020-05-08
Rim of the World Jenkins (uncredited) 2019-05-24
Our Friend Dr. Michael Felton 2019-02-25
Black and Blue Sergeant Leader 2019-10-25
Den of Thieves Bank Security Guard (uncredited) 2018-01-18
解码游戏 2018-08-03
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom InGen Contractor 2018-06-06
Sex Guaranteed Duty Officer 2017-10-17
Vengeance: A Love Story J. J. Breen 2017-03-16
Jeepers Creepers 3 Frank - Tow Truck Driver 2017-09-26
Bomb City Mike 2017-03-31
My Many Sons 2016-09-06
Cold Moon Ed Gieger 2016-10-27
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back DC Policeman at Restaurant 2016-10-19
Ozark Sharks Rick 2016-07-30
Live by Night Maso's Crew (uncredited) 2016-12-25
Wild Card Pit Boss 2015-01-14
Jurassic World InGen Contractor 2015-06-06
American Ultra Otis 2015-08-19
Get on Up 1949 Cop 2014-08-01
Nightcrawler Security Guard 2014-10-23
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cannon-Gunner 2014-06-26
Tokarev Vory 2014-05-09
Flying Monkeys Sheriff Flemings 2013-03-09
Gangster Squad Mike 'The Flea' 2013-01-10
Homefront Hitman #4 2013-11-12
Beast of the Bering Sea Jonas 2013-11-09
Escape Plan Prisoner Beaten By Breslin 2013-10-09
The Amazing Spider-Man Alfie (uncredited) 2012-06-23
For the Love of Money Little Guy 2012-06-08
The Dark Knight Rises Prison Guard (uncredited) 2012-07-16
The Bourne Legacy Larry Hooper 2012-08-08
The Hit List Special Agent Drake Ford 2011-04-02
Drive Angry Tattooed Guy 2011-02-24
Jonah Hex Saber Guard 2010-06-18
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Cal 2009-06-19
Land of the Lost Astronaut (uncredited) 2009-06-05
Terminator Salvation Carnahan 2009-05-20
Yes Man Security Guard (uncredited) 2008-12-09
Superhero Movie "Gimme your wallet" 2008-03-27
Spider-Man 3 Dennis Carradine / Carjacker 2007-05-01
I Know Who Killed Me Jacob K. / Joseph K. 2007-07-27
Live Free or Die Hard Gabriel's Henchman (uncredited) 2007-06-20
Delta Farce Bill's Neighbor 2007-05-11
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector Diner Manager 2006-03-24
The Longest Yard Guard Papajohn 2005-05-27
Domino Cigliutti Goon (uncredited) 2005-10-14
The Last Shot Ed Rossi, Jr. 2004-09-24
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Paramedic #1 2003-07-02
Hulk Technician 2003-06-19
Spider-Man Carjacker 2002-05-01
The Hot Chick Security Guard 2002-12-13
Rustin Trent Cotee 2001-06-18
The Animal Patrolman Brady 2001-06-01
Charlie's Angels Bathroom Thug 2000-11-02
For Love of the Game Sam Tuttle 1999-09-17
Inferno Creep 1999-09-25
My Giant Tough Guy #1 1998-04-10
Eraser WitSec Agent Schiffer 1996-06-21
Naked Souls Driver 1996-05-18
Little Big League Tucker Kain 1994-06-29
Mr. Baseball Rick 1992-10-01
The Babe Heckler 1992-04-17
The Last Boy Scout Hitman 1991-12-11
Predator 2 Subway Gang 1990-11-20