Paul Carafotes

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Paul Carafotes (born March 23, 1963 in Somerville, Massachusetts) is an American actor, possibly best known for playing Harold Dyer in the television drama Knots Landing from 1988 to 1990. In 2006 Carafotes directed his first short film Club Soda edited into Stories USA. Carafotes has starred in many films as well as lots of TV and commercials and stage.

Beginning with a performance at the age of 20 that Variety called, "amazing" for his portrayal of Ralph Morrelli in 20th Century Fox film Headin' for Broadway. He then went on to star alongside Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves as Vinnie Salvucci. A memorable performance in the industry short film Scriptfellas. He has had many television appearances as well as stage. He won LA drama critics for writing "Beyond the Ring", nominated for best actor for that as well. A beautiful story of father and son. He has won several awards and film festivals, including the audience award at the Beverly Hills film festival for Directing and writing Club Soda, which starred James Gandolfini, Lou Gossset, Joe Mantegna, Michael Rispoli. Most recently in 2010 he was back to acting in the Emmy award winning series Damages, where he was a series regular as the very charming and dark character "Man In overcoat", aka Ben De Falco.

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