Paul Walter Hauser
Paul Walter Hauser
|Born||October 15, 1986|
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Amy Boland Hauser
|Children||Harris Boland Hauser|
Paul Walter Hauser (born October 15, 1986) is an American actor and comedian. He played supporting roles in the films Cruella, I, Tonya, Late Night, BlacKkKlansman, and Da 5 Bloods, and in 2019 had his breakout performance as the title character in the film Richard Jewell, leading the National Board of Review to award him for best Breakthrough Performance. He portrayed Stingray in Season 2 of Cobra Kai.
Life and career
Hauser was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in Saginaw, the son of Deborah and The Rev. Paul Hauser, a Lutheran minister. He attended Valley Lutheran High School, a private parochial school in Saginaw.
Hauser portrayed Shawn Eckhardt in the 2017 film I, Tonya, Dale in the 2010 film Virginia, and Keith in the television series Kingdom. He had the recurring role of Deshawn in the Amazon web series Betas, and in 2018 appeared as Lonnie Laloush in Super Troopers 2 and as Ivanhoe in BlacKkKlansman. He has also appeared as a guest star on the television series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Too Late with Adam Carolla, The Night Shift, Superstore, Key & Peele, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community, Blunt Talk. Cobra Kai. In 2019, he starred in Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell, portraying the title role, Richard Jewell, the real life security guard who spotted the bomb at the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. In 2020, he starred in Songbird, a film based on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hauser married Amy Elizabeth Boland on July 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. The couple have one son together, Harris Boland Hauser, who was born on April 21, 2021, in Thomasville, Georgia.
|2017||Locked Away||DJ #1|
|I, Tonya||Shawn Eckhardt|
|Kiss Me When I’m Down||Robert||Short film|
|2018||Super Troopers 2||Lonnie Laloush|
|2019||Late Night||Eugene Mancuso|
|Richard Jewell||Richard Jewell|
|Da 5 Bloods||Simon|
|Eat Wheaties!||James Fisk|
|2021||Silk Road||Curtis Clark Green|
|2005||Too Late with Adam Carolla||Various Characters (voice)||2 episodes|
|2010||Community||Student #3||Episode: "Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples"|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Richie||Episode: "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth"|
|2013||Key & Peele||Various roles||2 episodes|
|2015||The Night Shift||Oren Edwards||Episode: "Ghosts"|
|Blunt Talk||Episode: "Who Kisses So Early in the Morning?"|
|A Midsummer's Nightmare||Nick Bottoms||Television movie|
|2018–2019||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Tripp Knob||2 episodes|
|2018||No Apologies||Daniel Cohen||Pilot|
|2019||Cobra Kai||Raymond "Stingray"||8 episodes|
|2020||Reno 911!||Jeffy Renee Chisholm||6 episodes|
|2019||CinEuphoria Awards||Best Ensemble - International Competition||BlacKkKlansman||Nominated|
|2019||Detroit Film Critics Society||Breakthrough Performance||Richard Jewell||Nominated|
|National Board of Review Awards||Breakthrough Performance||Richard Jewell||Won|
|2020||Hollywood Critics Association||Game Changer Award||Won|
|Best Breakthrough Performance (Actor)||Nominated|
|2021||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Da 5 Bloods||Nominated|
- "Ordination – Peace Saginaw".
- "Saginaw man starring in 'I, Tonya' 'took every opportunity until it happened'". 2018-01-17.
- "Who Is Shawn Eckardt? Paul Walter Hauser Steals Every Scene As Harding's Bodyguard In 'I, Tonya'". Newsweek. January 17, 2018.
- Bryan Alexander (March 7, 2018). "'I, Tonya' love is overdue for Paul Walter Hauser as grandiose bodyguard Shawn Eckardt". USA Today.
- Borys Kit (June 12, 2019). "Clint Eastwood Casts 'BlacKkKlansman' Actor as Lead in Richard Jewell Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- "'Richard Jewell' Star Paul Walter Hauser Joins Disney's Live-Action 'Cruella'". Variety. July 29, 2019. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
- "Paul Walter Hauser Describes How He Would Have Presented FTR's AEW Debut Differently". Wrestling Inc. May 29, 2020.