Paul Wesley is an American actor, director, and producer originally from New Brunswick, New Jersey. He took on his first acting role in 1999 at the age of 17 on a soap opera called Another World. From that point on, Paul played many other small roles in both film and television but reached a massive turning point in his career in 2009. Paul was made famous from his starring role as good brother and vampire, Stefan Salvatore, in the CW’s hit show The Vampire Diaries. He also eventually served as director for the show for 5 episodes and as producer for 16 episodes.
Back in 2014, Paul took on his first opportunity to be a producer for the film Before I Disappear, written and directed by long time friend, Shawn Christensen. In this film, Paul also plays the role of a bowling alley owner and thug named Gideon. Also in 2014, Paul takes on the role of Charlie, a manipulative hedge fund manager who tries to convince his cousin to invest in his illegal operations, in the romantic comedy Amira & Sam.
More recently, in 2016, Paul fulfilled a long time dream of starring in a play, titled Cal in Camo. He plays the role of Flynt, the brother of main character Cal. Flynt is a man of few words, who is desperately trying to get over the death of his wife. In his attempt to move on, he stays with his sister Cal and her husband Tim, only to discover they’re all facing issues of their own.