Paul Scherrer (actor)
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|Born||Paul Gallagher Scherrer
December 16, 1968
Rochester, New York, U.S.
|Education||Bishop Chatard High School
North Central High School
|Alma mater||Loyola University Chicago|
|Occupation||Former actor, realtor|
Paul Gallagher Scherrer (born December 16, 1968) is a former American stage, film and television actor. He began his career as a child actor on the stage. Scherrer retired from acting in 2001 and now lives and works in Indianapolis.
Early life and career
Scherrer was born in Rochester, New York to Gay and Paul Scherrer and raised in Indianapolis. He began acting as a child and played Peter Cratchit in a musical production of A Christmas Carol. At 13, he earned an Encore Award for best performance by a child actor for his role in the musical, Camelot.
Scherrer attended Bishop Chatard High School for two years where he played varsity baseball. He later attended North Central High School where he graduated in 1987. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Loyola University Chicago. He dropped out after his freshman year to play Eric, the 16-year-old aspiring actor and janitor on the 1988 sitcom, The Van Dyke Show. The series was canceled later that same year. In 1989, he was cast as Robb Harper on the ABC sitcom Free Spirit. The series struggled in the ratings and was canceled by ABC in January 1990. The following year, he was cast in yet another short-lived series Sons and Daughters, starring Lucie Arnaz.
In 1992, Scherrer co-starred in the horror film Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice. He returned to television with guest starring roles on Silk Stalkings, Quantum Leap, and Murder, She Wrote. In 1996, Scherrer had a supporting role in the NBC television movie Fall into Darkness, starring Tatyana Ali and Jonathan Brandis. In 2000, he guest starred on Star Trek: Voyager in the seventh-season episode "Critical Care". Scherrer last acting role to date was in a 2001 episode of JAG.
Scherrer now works as a realtor in Indianapolis. He is married and has two children.
|1992||Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice||Danny Garrett|
|2000||Rocket's Red Glare||Eddie|
|1988||The Van Dyke Show||Eric Olander||10 episodes|
|1989-1990||Free Spirit||Robb Harper||14 episodes|
|1990||Daughter of the Streets||Brett||Television movie|
|1990||Running Against Time||Chris Rhodes||Television movie|
|1991||Uncle Buck||Paul||Episode: "Pig-malion"|
|1991||Sons and Daughters||Rocky Lincoln||7 episodes|
|1991||Fire in the Dark||Eric||Television movie|
|1992||Honor Thy Mother||Neal||Television movie|
|1992-1994||Silk Stalkings||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1993||Quantum Leap||Jack||Episode: "Return of the Evil Leaper - October 8, 1956"|
|1993||Sworn to Vengeance||Television movie|
|1994||Search and Rescue||Television movie|
|1994||Murder, She Wrote||Ben Peterson||Episode: "An Egg to Die For"|
|1996||Widow's Kiss||Chuck Nyles||Television movie|
|1996||Fall into Darkness||Paul Lear||Television movie|
|1997||Promised Land||Joel Corwin||Episode: "Downsized"|
|1998||ER||Episode: "Sharp Relief"|
|2000||Star Trek: Voyager||Voje||Episode: "Critical Care"|
|2001||JAG||P.O. Ramsey Dill||Episode: "Jagathon"|
|Year||Award||Category||Title of work|
|1990||Young Artist Award||Best Young Actor Supporting Role in a Television Series||Free Spirit|
- Price, Nelson (October 4, 1991). "Almost a Star". Indianapolis Star. p. B1.
- Baker, Kathryn (October 26, 1988). "Van Dyke, Moore Series Debut Tonight". The Albany Herald. p. 7D. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- Kim, Jae-Ha (December 8, 1989). "`Free Spirit' star misses family, Chicago". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 87.
- "'Free Spirit' show is short-lived". Rome News-Tribune. August 10, 1990. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- "'Sons And Daughters' Needs Family Therapy". Waycross Journal-Herald. January 4, 1991. pp. P–4. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
- Eleventh Annual Youth in Film Awards 1988-1989