John-Paul Lavoisier

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John-Paul Lavoisier
Born John Paul Seponski
(1980-03-12) March 12, 1980 (age 37)[1]
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001 – present

John-Paul Lavoisier (born March 12, 1980)[1] is an American actor.


Lavoisier is known for his role as Rex Balsom on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, Portraying that character from 2002 to 2012. During that same year, he also appeared in the horror movie Wolves of Wall Street. He is a member of the advisory board of theatre production company Streetlight Productions, Inc, and has performed in various off-Broadway plays including Discordant Duets and Counterfeit Garden.[2]

From September 25, 2011 to January 25, 2012, Lavoisier appeared on Dirty Soap with many soap opera alumni including his then girlfriend, Farah Fath.[3]

In 2014, Lavoisier played Eric Preston in the soap opera web series Beacon Hill.[4] In 2015, he began starring as Hugh Cambridge in the soap opera web series Winterthorne.[5][6][7]

In July 2015, Soap Opera Digest reported that Lavoisier had joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Philip Kiriakis, as part of the show's fiftieth anniversary.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He was born John Paul Seponski[9] in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and attended Phoenixville High School, before going on to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he studied music performance, particularly the drums.[citation needed]

His hobbies include tennis, skiing, golf and magic tricks.[10] For ABC's Fan February events in 2007, he switched jobs with a fan who is a dance teacher.[11]


Year Film Role Notes
2001 All My Children Orderly Episode Dated:
May 21
Sex and the City Model Episode:
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
Episode Dated:
August 5
Extra at fashion show in The Real Me
2002–12 One Life to Live Rex Balsom Main role
Episodes Aired: 354
2002 One Day in May Matt Daniels TV movie
Wolves of Wall Street Barnes as John Paul LaVoisier
2003 Saturday Night Live Himself Episode Dated:
January 11
Jeff Gordon/Avril Lavigne
SoapTalk Himself Episodes Dated:
August 22, 2003
June 9, 2004
March 17, 2005
June 12, 2006
The View Himself Episodes Dated:
March 12, 2003
April 30, 2008
2004 Soap Center Himself Episode Dated: April 11
2007 Gossip Girl Field Hockey Coach Episode:
Poison Ivy
Episode Dated:
October 3
6ABC Boscov's Thanksgiving Day Parade Himself TV
2008 Rachael Ray Himself Episode:
Human Lab: Soap Star Edition
Episode Dated:
April 22
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Himself-Presenter TV
Placebo Jason
2011 Dirty Soap Himself
The Mentalist Chad Carmichael Episode Dated: October 27, 2011
2014 Beacon Hill Eric Preston Web series
2015 Winterthorne Hugh Cambridge Web series
Days of Our Lives Philip Kiriakis Series regular; 2015–16


  1. ^ a b John-Paul Lavoisier biography -
  2. ^ Streetlight Productions Archived 2006-01-10 at the Wayback Machine., About Streetlight; retrieved May 2, 2006.
  3. ^ "First Look at DIRTY SOAP". August 26, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Characters". Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Watch The Winterthorne First Trailer … Where Candy and Drama Come Together!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. May 22, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ Mulcahy, Jr., Kevin (August 27, 2015). "Watch the Premiere of Michael Caruso's Winterthorne". We Love Soaps. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ Kerr, Luke (May 22, 2015). "Winterthorne Debuts Epic First Trailer". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! JOHN-PAUL LAVOISIER JOINS DAYS". Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Rex and the City", Soap Opera Digest; retrieved January 24, 2008.
  10. ^ biography, October 2002 (retrieved May 2, 2006)
  11. ^ "Trading Places". 'Soap Opera Weekly. p. 18. 

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