Don Michael Paul

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Don Michael Paul
Donald Michael Paul

(1963-04-17) April 17, 1963 (age 57)
OccupationActor, director, writer, producer
Years active1984–present

Donald Michael Paul (born April 17, 1963)[1] is an actor, director, writer, and producer.[2]


He starred in the films Heart of Dixie and Rich Girl with Jill Schoelen and appeared in Aloha Summer. He wrote the screenplay for Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. He acted in the short-lived 1992 CBS detective series The Hat Squad. He played a prominent role in Models Inc. and Robot Wars.

He has directed several films, including Half Past Dead in 2002,[2] Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012), and Tremors 5: Bloodlines.[3]



Filmmaking credits[edit]

Year Name Director Writer Notes
1989 Cyborg No Additional Also assistant sound editor
1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man No Yes Also co-producer
2002 Half Past Dead Yes Yes Directorial debut
2006 The Garden Yes No
2007 Who's Your Caddy? Yes Yes
2013 Company of Heroes Yes No Direct-to-video
2014 Jarhead 2: Field of Fire Yes No
Sniper: Legacy Yes Yes
2015 Tremors 5: Bloodlines Yes No
2016 Kindergarten Cop 2 Yes No
Sniper: Ghost Shooter Yes No
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich No Yes
2018 Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell Yes No
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Yes Yes
The Scorpion King: Book of Souls Yes No
2019 Jarhead: Law of Return Yes Yes
2020 Tremors: Shrieker Island Yes No
Bulletproof 2 Yes No Post-production

Also creative consultant and second unit director in Seven Days in Utopia (2011).

Acting credits[edit]

Year Name Role Notes
1984 Lovelines Jeff
1986 Dangerously Close Ripper
1987 Winners Take All Rick Melon
Down Twisted Airplane Mechanic
Rolling Vengeance Joey Rosso
1988 Alien from L.A. Robbie
Aloha Summer Chuck
1989 Winter People Young Wright
Heart of Dixie Boots Claibourne
1991 Rich Girl Rick
1993 Robot Wars Marion Drake
2002 Dead Above Ground Tom Bradley
Half Past Dead SWAT Captain
2005 The Island Bar Guy
2009 You Jack
2011 Europa Grant Clarke Short


Filmmaking credits[edit]

Year Name Director Writer Notes
1996 Renegade Yes No Episode: "Stationary Target"
Pacific Blue Yes No Episode: "The Daystalker"
1996–1998 Silk Stalkings Yes Yes Director episodes: "Family Values" & "Runway Strip" / Writer episode: "Behind the Music"
1999 The Disciples No Yes Television film
2000 The Magnificent Seven No Yes Episode: "Penance"
2012 Lake Placid: The Final Chapter Yes No Television films
2013 Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker Yes No

Acting credits[edit]

Year Name Role Notes
1983 Trauma Center Urknown Episode: "Trail's End"
1985 The Best Times Luke Malloy Episode: "The Crash"
CBS Schoolbreak Special Adam Tarcher Episode: "The War Between the Classes"
1986 The Brotherhood of Justice Collin Television film
1988 J.J. Starbuck Urknown Episode: "The Circle Unbroken"
1992-1993 The Hat Squad Buddy 13 episodes
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Juno Dawkins Episode: "Steel Horses"
1994 Search for Grace Dave / Sam Television film
1994 Renegade Sgt. Carrick O'Quinn Episode: "Carrick O'Quinn"
1994–1995 Models Inc. Craig Bodi 17 episodes
1997 Pacific Blue Roger Jackson Episode: "Avenging Angel"
2000 Celebrity Craig Television film
2001 The Beast Peter Daschle Episode: "Travinia: Part 2"
2001-2002 Strong Medicine Harry Burr 4 episodes
2003 CSI: Miami Mason Shaw Epsisode: "Hard Time"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mark Horvatin Sr. Episode: "Gum Drops"
2013 Jet Stream Major Shaw Television film

Music video[edit]


Year Name Subgect
2010–2011 Pepsi Max two commercials Pepsi
2011 Sierra Mist Natural
2012 Live For Now


  1. ^ "Don Michael Paul". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Filmography". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Tremors 5

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