Paul James (actor)

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Paul James
Paul James at Tribeca.jpg
James in 2006
Born Paul James
Washington, D.C.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004-present

Paul James is an American actor, best known for his role of Calvin on the ABC Family television show Greek. James also starred in the movie The Architect.[1] James graduated from Syracuse University in 2003 with a BA degree in Theatre. He currently stars as Sean Egan on the Hulu TV series The Path.

Early life and education[edit]

James was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the neighboring suburbs of Maryland. He graduated from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His mother was a school teacher at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland up until 2007.[2]


ABC Family's Greek aired for four seasons. In the show Paul James plays Calvin Owens, a gay member of Omega Chi Delta fraternity. Fans have applauded both the show for portraying homosexuality in a good light and Paul James as an actor for his portrayal of a masculine gay man living in a fraternity house.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Deerings C.J. TV Movie
2005 Cold Case Zeke Williams Episode: "Strange Fruit"
Cry Wolf Lewis
2006 Twenty Questions George Perkins TV Movie
The Architect Shawn
2007 Without a Trace Allen Hayes Episode: "Absalom"
2007–2011 Greek Calvin Owens Main Cast
2008 Spinning into Butter Simon Brick
CSI: Miami Duncan Episode: Ambush
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles James 'Junior' Dobbs Episode: "Blood Brothers"
Bones Hunter Lang Episode: "The Shallow in the Deep"
2011 Lie To Me Kyle Episode: Killer App
Torchwood Noah Vickers 5 Episodes
Dragon Crusaders Bryce
2012 Spin Marcus Post-Production
2013 Crawlspace Derek
2014 Shameless T.A. Episode: "Simple Pleasures"
Grey's Anatomy Eric Episode: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
2014–present The Last Ship (TV series) O'Connor 16 Episodes
2016–present The Path Sean Egan 9 episodes


Year Result Award Category Nominated Work
2009 Nominated Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Greek


  1. ^ Jensen, Michael (August 5, 2007). "Interview with Greek's Paul James, page 3". Retrieved February 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ Jensen, Michael (August 5, 2007). "Interview with Greek's Paul James, page 2". Retrieved May 11, 2009. 

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