Michael Papajohn



Place of birth:

Birmingham - Alabama - USA:


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

Film Credits

Black and Blue (2019)
as SRT Leader
The Friend (2019)
as Dr. Michael Felton
Rim of the World (2019)
as Jenkins (uncredited)
解码游戏 (2018)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
as InGen Contractor (uncredited)
Sex, Guaranteed (2017)
as Duty Officer
Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017)
as Frank - Tow Truck Driver
Bomb City (2017)
as Mike
Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
as J. J. Breen
Cold Moon (2016)
as Ed Gieger
My Many Sons (2016)
Ozark Sharks (2016)
as Rick
American Ultra (2015)
as Otis
Wild Card (2015)
as Pit Boss
Nightcrawler (2014)
as Security Guard
Get on Up (2014)
as 1949 Cop
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
as Cannon-Gunner
Tokarev (2014)
as Vory
Escape Plan (2013)
as Prisoner Beaten By Breslin
Flying Monkeys (2013)
as Sheriff Flemings
Gangster Squad (2013)
as Mike 'The Flea'
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
as Larry Hooper
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
as Prison Guard (uncredited)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
as Alfie (uncredited)
The Hit List (2011)
as Special Agent Drake Ford
Drive Angry (2011)
as Tattooed Guy
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
as Cal
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
as Jacob K. / Joseph K.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
as Dennis Carradine / Carjacker
The Longest Yard (2005)
as Guard Papajohn
The Last Shot (2004)
as Ed Rossi, Jr.
Hulk (2003)
as Technician
Spider-Man (2002)
as Carjacker
Rustin (2001)
as Trent Cotee
Charlie's Angels (2000)
as Bathroom Thug
For Love of the Game (1999)
as Sam Tuttle
My Giant (1998)
as Tough Guy #1
Eraser (1996)
as WitSec Agent Schiffer
Naked Souls (1996)
as Driver
Little Big League (1994)
as Tucker Kain
Mr. Baseball (1992)
as Rick
The Babe (1992)
as Heckler
Predator 2 (1990)
as Subway Gang

Production Credits

Starship Troopers (1997)