Michael Papajohn

Active - 1990 - Present  |   Genres - Action, Comedy, Children's/Family, Horror, Science Fiction

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Actor, stuntman, and college baseball player Michael Papajohn got his start in show business while he was attending Louisiana State University, where he played for the LSU Tigers. After having the opportunity to perform some stunts in the sports movie Everybody's All American in 1988, Papajohn began pursuing stunt and acting roles, appearing in movies like The Last Boy Scout and Mr. Baseball. He would find consistent acting work over the coming years, frequently making small appearances. He played an unnamed thug in 2000's Charlie's Angels and a security guard in the 2002 comedy The Hot Chick, and continued to take on several roles per year throughout the 2000s, notably appearing in I Know Who Killed Me, Spider-Man 3, and Terminator Salvation.

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  • Was drafted by The Texas Rangers in 1985, but chose instead to attend Louisiana State University (LSU) on a baseball scholarship.
  • Was part of the first LSU team to go to the College World Series in 1986, and again in 1987.
  • In 1987, was selected as Dennis Quaid stunt double for the football scenes in Everybody's All-American, which was shot in Baton Rouge.
  • Was kicked in the jaw by a stiletto-clad Cameron Diaz while filming Charlie's Angels (2000), which sent him to the hospital.
  • Was Adam Sandler's stunt double in The Waterboy (1998); by the time he appeared in The Longest Yard (2005), which was produced by Adam Sandler, he had his own stunt man.