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Paul Calderon

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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Jan 1, 1959 in Puerto Rico
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In series Miami Vice 1984-09-16
Ultimul film:
Film The Strike 2016-04-14
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Fear the Walking Dead
Poster of The Blacklist
Poster of 21 Grams
Poster of Pulp Fiction
Filme in care a jucat
Film The Strike Walt Whitman 2016-04-14
Serial Blindspot Drill Instructor 2015-09-21
Serial Fear the Walking Dead Alejandro Núñez 2015-08-23
Film West End Robert Mackey 2014-11-20
Film Welcome to New York Pierre 2014-05-22
Film Biodegradable Profesor Lopez 2013-11-14
Film Bolaetrapo Cuenta 2013-10-15
Serial The Blacklist Manuel Esteban 2013-09-23
Film Burning Daylight Hughie Luke 2010-11-14
Serial Blue Bloods Lieutenant Perez 2010-09-24
Film Gun Detective Jenkins 2010-06-10
Serial Lie to Me Manny Trillo 2009-01-21
Film A Kiss of Chaos Oscar Perez 2009-06-27
Film La soga 2009-09-12
Film Pistol Whipped Blue 2008-03-04
Film The Sentinel Deputy Director Cortes 2006-04-19
Film 21 Grams Brown 2003-09-06
Film Kill the Poor Carlos DeJesus 2003-03-09
Film The Last Castle Dellwo 2001-10-19
Serial Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Film 3 A.M. Ralph 2001-07-01
Film Once in the Life Manny Rivera 2000-10-27
Film Girlfight Sandro Guzman 2000-05-01
Film Oxygen Jesse 1999-11-12
Serial Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Film Montana Boulez 1998-01-01
Film All Revved Up Carl 1998-04-19
Film Out of Sight Raymond Cruz 1998-06-26
Film Cop Land Hector - Medic 1997-08-15
Film Dark Angel Vance Pickett 1996-09-10
Film Four Rooms Norman 1995-12-09
Film Condition Red Angel Delgado 1995-12-08
Film Clockers Jesus at Hambones 1995-09-15
Film Michael Jackson - Video Greatest Hits - HIStory Dealer (segment "Bad") 1995-06-16
Film Sweet Nothing Ray 1995-06-08
Film The Addiction Professor 1995-01-10
Film Hand Gun Landwick 1994-10-01
Film Pulp Fiction Paul 1994-09-10
Film The Firm Thomas Richie 1993-06-30
Film Bad Lieutenant Cop #1 1992-09-16
Film CrissCross Blacky 1992-05-08
Film King of New York Joey Dalesio 1990-07-18
Film Q & A Roger Montalvo 1990-04-27
Film Penn & Teller Get Killed Juan 1989-09-22
Film Sea of Love Serafino 1989-09-15
Film The Chair Pizza 1988-10-08
Film Sticky Fingers Speed 1988-05-06
Film Bad Dealer 1987-08-31
Film Band of the Hand Tito 1986-04-11
Film Tenement Hector 1985-09-20
Serial The Equalizer Rat Heart 1985-09-18
Serial Miami Vice Nicky 1984-09-16