Michael Papajohn

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Michael Papajohn (born November 7, 1964 in Vestavia Hills) is an actor, stuntman and film producer.


Papajohn grew up in Vestavia Hills. He graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 1983 where he was a star on the Rebels' baseball team. Hed went on to play for two years at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City Beach, Florida and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1985 Major League Baseball Draft. Instead of signing a contract, he accepted a baseball scholarship to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Papajohn is married (Paula) and has a son (Sean).

College baseball career

Papajohn was an outfielder for Skip Bertman's LSU Tigers. He was a member of the 1986 SEC Baseball Tournament All-Tournament Team and he, along with teammates Albert Belle, Jeff Reboulet and Barry Manuel, among others, helped LSU make its first College World Series appearance in 1986.

Acting career

Papajohn got his start in acting while he was an LSU student. Already an athlete, he was hired to be a stunt performer in the film Everybody's All-American which was being filmed on the campus of LSU and featured football action sequences filmed during LSU football games in Tiger Stadium. With director Taylor Hackford's encouragement he moved on to being a stunt performer other films such as Money Talks and Starship Troopers and acting in films like For Love of the Game, where he plays New York Yankees slugger Sam Tuttle, and Spider-Man, in which he plays the thief that was thought to have killed Ben Parker, motivating his nephew, Peter, to become a crime-fighter.

Papajohn was one of the producers of the 2001 film Rustin, which was produced in Alabama.


  • Everybody's All-American, 1988
  • The Last Boy Scout, 1991
  • The Babe, 1992
  • Mr. Baseball, 1992
  • Little Big League, 1994
  • The Indian in the Cupboard, 1995
  • Eraser, 1996
  • Spawn, 1997
  • My Giant, 1998
  • For Love of the Game, 1999
  • Charlie's Angels, 2000
  • Rustin, 2001
  • Spider-Man, 2002
  • The Hot Chick, 2002
  • Hulk, 2003
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 2003
  • House of Sand and Fog, 2003
  • The Longest Yard, 2005
  • Spider-Man 3, 2007
  • Terminator Salvation, 2009
  • Land of the Lost, 2009
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 2009


  • "Michael Papajohn." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 5 Nov 2007, 22:36 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 5 Nov 2007 [1].
  • Carlton, Bob (May 22, 2009) "Birmingham native Michael Papajohn in 4 summer movies." Birmingham News

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