Originally from Aylmer, Quebec, Canada, Paolo is an actor and screenwriter currently splitting his time between Toronto and Los Angeles. At only 17, he was one of the leads and headwriters for the hit comedy series Y B Normal? On Canada’s version of Comedy Central, The Comedy Network. As an actor, he starred as Angel Cruz in the highly acclaimed Canadian Premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play Jesus Hopped The “A” Trainwhere critics hailed his as one of the performances of the year. Selected Theatre: Inch Of Your Life (Edgemar Center for the Arts- LA); Glorydays! (Theatre Aquarius); Den of Thieves (Surface/Underground); and Lawrence & Holloman (Circus Shak).
Paolo co-wrote and starred in GREG & GENTILLON (Winner DISCOVERY AWARD- Calgary Int’l Film Fest), which was released theatrically by Alliance Films. The second feature he co-penned, HANK AND MIKE, a cult-comedy in which Paolo stars alongside Joe Mantegna, had its theatrical release by eONE Entertainment and a U.S. release by Magnolia Pictures (WINNER BEST COMEDY - Seattle True Independent Film Festival; OPENING NIGHT-Canadian Filmmakers Festival; FESTIVALS (selected): Karlovy Vary, CineVegas, Palm Beach, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Hoboken, Ghent, Victoria). In his comedy RUNNING MATES (WINNER BEST COMEDY – Seattle True Independent Festival, OPENING NIGHT MockFest in Hollywood and Best Writing nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards) , he also stars opposite Henry Winkler, DJ Qualls and Graham Greene. All three films have sold to Netflix and WalMart in the U.S, The Movie Network, and HBO Canada & Europe; to name a few. Selected Film/TV acting credits: Nikita (CW Network); Against The Wall (Lifetime/NBC); XIII: The Series (Showcase); Good Dog (Shaftesbury); Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures (Shaftesbury); and George Hickenlooper’s CASINO JACK working alongside Kevin Spacey and Barry Pepper.