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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 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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Nov 7, 1964 In Birmingham - Alabama - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Predator 2 1990-11-20
Latest Project:
Movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018-06-06
Known For
Poster of Vengeance: A Love Story
Poster of My Many Sons
Poster of Ozark Sharks
Movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom InGen Contractor (uncredited) 2018-06-06
Movie Vengeance: A Love Story JJ Breen 2017-03-16
Movie Jeepers Creepers 3 Frank - Tow Truck Driver 2017-09-26
Movie Bomb City Mike 2017-03-31
Movie Hangman Hangman's Father 2017-12-22
Movie Sex, Guaranteed Duty Officer 2017-10-17
Movie Ozark Sharks Rick 2016-07-30
Movie Cold Moon Ed Gieger 2016-10-27
Movie My Many Sons 2016-09-06
Movie Wild Card Pit Boss 2015-01-14
Movie American Ultra Otis 2015-08-19
Movie Nightcrawler Security Guard 2014-10-23
Movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cannon-Gunner 2014-06-26
Movie Rage Vory 2014-05-09
Movie Get on Up 1949 Cop 2014-08-01
Movie Gangster Squad Mike 'The Flea' 2013-01-10
Movie Flying Monkeys Sheriff Flemings 2013-03-09
Movie Escape Plan Prisoner Beaten By Breslin 2013-10-18
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man Alfie (uncredited) 2012-06-27
Movie The Dark Knight Rises Prison Guard (uncredited) 2012-07-16
Movie The Bourne Legacy Larry Hooper 2012-08-08
Movie Drive Angry Tattooed Guy 2011-02-24
Movie The Hit List Special Agent Drake Ford 2011-04-02
Movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Cal 2009-06-23
Movie Spider-Man 3 Dennis Carradine / Carjacker 2007-05-01
Movie I Know Who Killed Me Jacob K. / Joseph K. 2007-07-27
Movie The Longest Yard Guard Papajohn 2005-05-27
Movie The Last Shot Ed Rossi, Jr. 2004-09-24
Movie Hulk Technician 2003-06-19
Movie Spider-Man Carjacker 2002-05-03
Movie Rustin Trent Cotee 2001-06-18
Movie Charlie's Angels Bathroom Thug 2000-11-02
Movie For Love of the Game Sam Tuttle 1999-09-17
Movie My Giant Tough Guy #1 1998-04-10
Movie Naked Souls Driver 1996-05-18
Movie Eraser WitSec Agent Schiffer 1996-06-21
Movie Mr. Baseball Rick 1992-10-02
Movie The Babe Heckler 1992-04-17
Movie Predator 2 Subway Gang 1990-11-20