Michael Papajohn

Michael Papajohn

  • Born on
    • November 7th, 1964
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.

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Acting (65 Credits)

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


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