Paul Calderon

Biography

He was born in Puerto Rico 1959. Calderon moved to New York with his family at the age of six, where he grew up on the streets of the Lower East Side and Spanish Harlem. Following some time in college, he enlisted in the United States Army and served overseas as an infantryman. Returning to the States, Calderon set his sights on an acting career. Starting out on the New York stage, he won an Obie Award for his performance in Blade to the Heat at the Public Theatre. His most notable Broadway role was opposite Robert De Niro in Cuba and His Teddy Bear. Calderon also appeared off-Broadway in such plays as Requiem For A Heavyweight and Divine Horsemen, and played Achilles in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Troilus and Cressida in Central Park. He is a founding member of the Touchstone Theatre, the American Folk Theatre and the Labyrinth Theatre Company.

Calderon was originally slated to portray the role of Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction; Samuel L. Jackson was subsequently given the role.

Correction Samuel Jackson told Tarantino he had messed up by not casting him in Reservoir Dogs. Tarantino agreed and told him he was writing a script and had a character that he had written specifically with Jackson in mind. Calderon had a better initial reading than Jackson and Tarantino gave serious consideration to casting him as Jules Winnfield.

Calderon portrays Paul the bartender in dialogue scene between Butch Coolidge and Marsellus Wallace.

Calderon also co-wrote Abel Ferrara's 1992 crime drama Bad Lieutenant, starring Harvey Keitel.

Calderon acted in The Last Castle and the critically acclaimed independent feature Girlfight. His more than three dozen film credits also include Out of Sight, Cop Land, Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, Bad Lieutenant, The Firm, The Addiction, Q & A, Sea of Love, Clockers and King of New York. In addition, he has made numerous guest appearances on television series, including recurring roles on Dream Street, Law & Order and Miami Vice.

In 2010, Calderon is set to star as The Businessman in Sanzhar Sultanov's crime drama - The Story.

He was born in Puerto Rico 1959. Calderon moved to New York with his family at the age of six, where he grew up on the streets of the Lower East Side and Spanish Harlem. Following some time in college, he enlisted in the United States Army and served overseas as an infantryman. Returning to the States, Calderon set his sights on an acting career. Starting out on the New York stage, he won an Obie Award for his performance in Blade to the Heat at the Public Theatre. His most notable Broadway role was opposite Robert De Niro in Cuba and His Teddy Bear. Calderon also appeared off-Broadway in such plays as Requiem For A Heavyweight and Divine Horsemen, and played Achilles in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Troilus and Cressida in Central Park. He is a founding member of the Touchstone Theatre, the American Folk Theatre and the Labyrinth Theatre Company.

Calderon was originally slated to portray the role of Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction; Samuel L. Jackson was subsequently given the role.

Correction Samuel Jackson told Tarantino he had messed up by not casting him in Reservoir Dogs. Tarantino agreed and told him he was writing a script and had a character that he had written specifically with Jackson in mind. Calderon had a better initial reading than Jackson and Tarantino gave serious consideration to casting him as Jules Winnfield.

Calderon portrays Paul the bartender in dialogue scene between Butch Coolidge and Marsellus Wallace.

Calderon also co-wrote Abel Ferrara's 1992 crime drama Bad Lieutenant, starring Harvey Keitel.

Calderon acted in The Last Castle and the critically acclaimed independent feature Girlfight. His more than three dozen film credits also include Out of Sight, Cop Land, Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, Bad Lieutenant, The Firm, The Addiction, Q & A, Sea of Love, Clockers and King of New York. In addition, he has made numerous guest appearances on television series, including recurring roles on Dream Street, Law & Order and Miami Vice.

In 2010, Calderon is set to star as The Businessman in Sanzhar Sultanov's crime drama - The Story.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1959

Place of Birth Puerto Rico

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Paul Calderone

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Blindspot(1 episode) as Drill Instructor
2014 Welcome to New York as Pierre
2010 Burning Daylight as Hughie Luke
2010 Blue Bloods(1 episode) as Lieutenant Perez
2010 Gun as Detective Jenkins
2009 La soga
2008 Pistol Whipped
2006 The Sentinel as Deputy Director Cortes
2003 21 Grams as Brown
2003 Kill the Poor as Carlos DeJesus
2001 The Last Castle as Dellwo
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2001 3 A.M. as Ralph
2000 Girlfight as Sandro Guzman
1999 Oxygen as Jesse
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode)
1998 Montana as Boulez
1996 Dark Angel as Vance Pickett
1995 Four Rooms as Norman
1995 Condition Red as Angel Delgado
1995 Clockers as Jesus
1995 The Addiction as Professor
1994 Pulp Fiction as Paul
1992 Bad Lieutenant as Cop #1
1990 King of New York as Joey Dalesio
1990 Q & A as Roger Montalvo
1989 Sea of Love as Serafino
1985 Tenement: Game of Survival as Hector

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