|Born||James Paul DePaiva
October 8, 1957
Livermore, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Patti Hansen (1981 – 1983)
Misty Rowe (1986 – 1995)
Kassie DePaiva (1996 – present)
James Paul DePaiva (born October 8, 1957) is an American actor.
DePaiva is the oldest of four children born to Ronald J. DePaiva (1936–1980) and his wife Rosemarie.
His first marriage was to Patti Hansen in 1981 and they divorced in 1983.
While on OLTL, DePaiva's married his co-star Kassie Wesley on May 31, 1996. They have one son, James Quentin (JQ), born May 12, 1997. JQ is hearing impaired and had implants prior to age one. In late 2007 JQ appeared on All My Children on Erica Kane's television show at her request in hopes this would help her daughter Kendall deal with the hearing loss of her own son Spike.
DePaiva is also noted for being a descendant of former US President Andrew Johnson.
Prior to starting his professional acting career, DePaiva spent several years as a musician. One of the bands he played with was Livewire, based out of Livermore, CA. DePaiva played bass.
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