Jay Paulson

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Jay Paulson
Joseph Andrew Hughes Paulson

OccupationFilm, television actor

Joseph Andrew "Jay" Hughes Paulson is an American actor.

Personal life[edit]

Paulson was born in New York City, where he lived until 1984, when his father moved the family to Los Angeles.

Paulson graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in History and is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.

He is married to Courtney Paulson née Kohl. They have two sons: Leland "Lee" Kohl Paulson and Valentine "Val" Kohl Paulson. He resides in Venice Beach.


Paulson's first major television role was as series regular Sean on the comedy Cybill.

Paulson starred in the film Rolling Kansas. He was also appeared in other films, including Go, Can't Hardly Wait, and Imaginary Heroes.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Academy Boyz Kirk McCormick
1998 Permanent Midnight Phoenix Punk
1999 Go Loop
1999 Total Stranger Alan
1999 Dancing with Agnes Vern Short
2002 Waiting River Waki
2003 Rolling Kansas Dave Murphy
2004 Burning Annie Sam
2004 Imaginary Heroes Vern
2004 Honor Among Thieves Cash Short
2005 Partner(s) John
2006 In Memory of Rusty James Von Carmen Short
2007 Cul de Sac Stuart
2009 The Marc Pease Experience Gerry
2011 Red & Blue Marbles Ron
2012 Black Rock Derek
2014 Lucky Bastard Dave G.
2019 Rust Creek Lowell Ptitchert


Year Title Role Notes
1995–96 Cybill Sean Recurring role (seasons 2–3)
1997 NYPD Blue Sam DePaul "Three Girls and a Baby"
1997 Just Shoot Me! Kit "Sweet Charity"
1999 The Apartment Complex Bones TV film
1999 Anna Says Donnie TV series
2000 Battery Park Det. Carl Zernial Main role
2001 The Invisible Man Jeffries "Perchance to Dream"
2001 Bob Patterson Les "Pilot"
2001 Kristin Richie "The Showdown"
2005 The West Wing Roger "King Corn"
2005 Blue Skies Matthew TV film
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Deputy Roger Boone "Nevada Day: Parts 1 & 2"
2007 Mad Men Adam Whitman "5G", "Indian Summer"
2007–08 October Road Philip Farmer Main role
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Leo Finley / Dean James "A Thousand Days on Earth"
2010 Happy Town Eli 'Root Beer' Rogers Main role
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Marcus Lee Graham "Lonely Hearts"
2011 Castle Eddie McUsic "Law & Murder"
2011 Identity Jose Rodriguez TV film
2012 Mad Men Adam Whitman "The Phantom"
2012 Bones Seth Zalinsky "The But in the Joke"
2013 Longmire Cal Weston "The Great Spirit"
2013 The Glades Carl Stewart "Civil War"
2014 Major Crimes Dr. Frank Wilshaw "Zoo Story"
2014 Bleach Alan Barnes TV film
2015 Zoo Leo Butler "Blame It on Leo"
2015 The Whispers Thomas Harcourt "A Hollow Man", "Broken Child"
2016 Turn: Washington's Spies Elias "Blade on the Feather"
2016 Lopez Josh Banks "George Gets Roasted", "George Goes All In"
2016 Scorpion Connor "Sly and the Family Stone"
2017 Grimm Randy Goode "Blind Love"
2018 Electric Dreams Rev. Perine "Autofac"
2018 Beyond Edgar Recurring role (season 2)
2019 I Am the Night Ohls TV miniseries
2019 Catch-22 Chaplain Tappman Main role (4 episodes)


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