Paulo Costanzo

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Paulo Costanzo
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Born (1978-09-21) September 21, 1978 (age 41)
Years active1997–present

Paulo Costanzo (born September 21, 1978[1]) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Rubin Carver in the comedy film Road Trip (2000), Michael Tribbiani in the NBC sitcom Joey which ran from 2004 to 2006, Evan R. Lawson in the USA Network series Royal Pains and Lyor Boone in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor.

Early life[edit]

Costanzo was born in Brampton, Ontario.[1] His mother is a singer-songwriter and his father an artist.[2][3] Costanzo is of Italian ancestry.[4]


In 2017, Costanzo was cast in a series regular role in the second season of ABC's Designated Survivor as White House Political Director, Lyor Boone.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Road Trip Rubin Carver
2001 Josie and the Pussycats Alexander Cabot
Gypsy 83 Troy
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Ryan
2003 Scorched Stuart 'Stu' Stein
A Problem with Fear Laurie
2004 The Tao of Pong Hank Also producer
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 Cogburn the Rooster Voice role
Puff, Puff, Pass Tenant No. 1
Everything's Gone Green Ryan
2007 The Day the Dead Weren't Dead Deputy Sandbrooks Short film
2008 Splinter Seth Belzer
2010 A Beginner's Guide to Endings Jacob 'Cob' White
2013 How to Be a Man Gary


Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Don's Analyst Young Vito Television film
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter Arthur Television film
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples Yaakov/Gaston Television film; segment: Marie Taque
1998–1999 Animorphs Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill Recurring role; 19 episodes
1999 Seasons of Love Eugene 2 episodes
Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Tony D'Angelo Episode: "Nocturnal Cabal"
2004–2006 Joey Michael Tribbiani Main role
2008 The More Things Change... Nesby Phelps Television film
2009–2016 Royal Pains Evan R. Lawson Main role
2014 Criminal Minds Shane Wyeth Episode: "The Black Queen"
2015 The Expanse Shed Garvey Main role (season 1); 4 episodes
2016 The Night Of Ray Halle, CPA Main role (season 1)
2017–2018 Designated Survivor Lyor Boone Main role (season 2)[5]
2019 FBI Spencer Briggs Guest role (season 1)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 50 Cent: Bulletproof Matt, the Morgue Attendant Voice role


  1. ^ a b "Paulo Costanzo biography and filmography". Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "CANOE – JAM! Television – TV Shows – Joey: Joey makes new friends". September 9, 2004. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Paulo Costanzo Biography (1978–)". Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "Paulo Costanzo Prescribes Royal Pains". MovieWeb. July 8, 2009. Retrieved July 9, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (June 29, 2017). "'Designated Survivor': Paulo Costanzo Joins As Series Regular For Season 2". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 6, 2019.

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