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- For the former Canadian politician, see Paul-Henri Spence
Paul Spence is a Canadian actor, author and musician. Born 29 January 1976 in Calgary, Alberta, Paul is best known for his portrayal of headbanger Dean Murdoch in the 2001 mockumentary hit FUBAR: The Movie, which he co-wrote with friends David Lawrence and Michael Dowse.
The characters and situations depicted in FUBAR were inspired by encounters Dave and Paul experienced while working as labourers on a pipeline crew in Northern British Columbia. Returning to Calgary, both were regular actors at the Loose Moose Theatre company, who specialized in improvisational stage shows and theatresports. It was there that they created the characters Dean and Terry as a satire of types they met while working up North. In 2000, along with Dowse, the three gathered up their friends and meagre resources and shot FUBAR on a tiny budget. The film wound up a success beyond the expectations of any, and led to a DVD, soundtrack album, tour, and later, a book, authored by Lawrence and Spence.
In 2002, Spence returned to Montreal, where he lived between 1995 and 2000, performing in bands such as The Infernos and Lyle Sheraton and the Daylight Lovers. Between 2003 and 2008, he performed in the band CPC Gangbangs. In 2004, he appeared in the Michael Dowse-directed film "It's All Gone Pete Tong".
Lawrence and Spence are currently working on a script for a movie to follow up the success of FUBAR called "Western Confidential" a brief news article for it can be seen here http://www.isabelleriva.com/. They will also both be appearing in Who is KK Downey? and starring in "Freezer Burn: The Invasion of Laxdale".
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