Paul T. Taylor is the grandson of a trumpet-playing vaudeville comedian and a classically trained actor of stage, film and television. He is as comfortable in intense, macabre drama as he is in broad musical comedy and has been a professional actor since childhood.
Paul played the role of “Pinhead” in HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT (2016), giving him (as an old friend put it) “instant cult status.” For this lifelong fan of all things spooky and ooky, the role is a dream come true. “As a kid, I had only three requirements for the perfect Halloween costume: I had to be scary, grotesque and unrecognizable.”
He has appeared on Broadway in THE LAST EMPRESS, Off-Broadway in AUNT CHOOCH’S BIRTHDAY, at The Kennedy Center in SHEAR MADNESS, and in dozens of Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, Off-Off-Off Broadway/ regional theater productions.
His numerous film and television roles include SIN CITY (getting his arm broken by Mickey Roarke), SUPER (spanking a baby Rainn Wilson), SOUL MEN (with Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson), WONDERFUL WORLD (with Matthew Broderick), RESERVATION DOGS, THE PURGE (Series), PRISON BREAK and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. He has done voice acting for BAKI THE GRAPPLER, DETECTIVE CONAN and SAMURAI WARRIORS, among other anime shows.
“I love my career. I get bored easily and using my life experiences to inform a character is one of the many rewarding gifts I have. And if I can make an audience member feel or change or see things in a different way, I’ve succeeded.
“An actor needs to be brave enough to be vulnerable. I get cast a lot because of my vulnerability, even if it’s an evil character.
“As a child, I watched my father act in community theatre…that led me to doing my first play when I was 7 and immediately knowing I would be acting professionally for the rest of my life. It’s in my blood.”
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