As an actor, writer and director, Paul has had an indelible career in theatre, film and television.
After completing a BA in Theatre and Drama from Murdoch University, Paul launched his professional career in 1992 with Karagiozis Down Under for the Deckchair Theatre Company. As an actor, his theatre credits have since included My Love Plays for Bastard Amber Theatre, Escapaids for Umbrella Theatre Company, The Lift for the Festival of Perth, David Williamson's The Club for Effie Crump Theatre, Stephen Sewell's Buried and Buzo's Slam Dunk, both for the Black Swan Theatre Company, as well as Moira Buffini's Silence at the Enmore Theatre. Paul also co-wrote and performed in the WA Youth Theatre Company's production of Obsessions.
In 1994, Paul joined Insomniac Productions in Italy for their tour of The Lift and then settled in London to study at the famed Lee Strasberg Institute.
Making his television debut in the 1993 ABC TV drama Secrets, starring Rachel Griffiths, the following year Paul co-hosted the afternoon show The Buzz and wrote and starred in the short film Decaffeinated. That year, the film won Best Film and Paul won Best Actor at The WA Film and Video Festival. Following starring roles in two SBS short films, Paul was cast in Network Ten’s sports teen drama Sweat, playing the core cast role of Don "The Don" Majors opposite Heath Ledger and Martin Henderson.
More television roles followed with All Saints (two different roles in two years), Water Rats, the Kingswood Country sequel Bullpit, the telemovie Mumbo Jumbo and roles in the USA Telemovies First Daughter, Silent Predators and Airtight. Paul was next cast in the recurring role of Eddie Bird in the ABC TV series Love Is A Four Letter Word.
Cast as the main role of Nelson Curtis on Australia's top rating drama All Saints for Channel Seven, Paul starred in the show for five years. Upon leaving, he starred as Moses in the critically acclaimed low budget film Men's Group. He was instrumental to the success of the film, which was awarded Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the 2008 Filmink Awards.
The following year saw Paul invited to join the cast of Channel Seven's Home and Away as the series regular Reverend Hall, as well as a role in the Oscar nominated short, The Ground Beneath. He played the lead role of crooked cop Dennis Kelly in Nine Network’s Underbelly The Golden Mile, before going on to roles in Nine's Rescue Special Ops, Seven's Packed To The Rafters and City Homicide and Nine's telemovie Panic At Rock Island.
Now residing in the US, Paul’s most recent work includes Andy King in the critically acclaimed mini-series The Code, the films Soundwave and Those Left Behind, NCIS and the festival hit Concealed, in which Paul won Best Actor In A Supporting Role at the 2016 Sydney Indie Film Festival.
2017 also saw Paul star in the World Premiere of Dan Lee’s Grey Nomad for the Australian Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
As a writer and director Paul has won numerous awards for his corporate film work.