Adrian Paul

Actor, Choreographer, Director
A heroic leading man who has vaulted to international stardom as the star of the syndicated TV series "The Highlander" (1992-98), the darkly handsome Adrian Paul has been able to use his background as a dancer and ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1959 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (37)

Alien Outpost 2015 (Movie)

General Dane (Actor)

Black Rose 2014 (Movie)

Matt Robinson (Actor)

Little Chicago 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nemesis Game 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Seance 2014 (Movie)

Spence (Actor)

The Void 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Throttle 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

War of the Worlds: Goliath 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Abominable Snowman 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Lewis' The Confession 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Highlander: The Source 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Wraiths of Roanoke 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Tides of War 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Charmed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Highlander: Endgame 2000 (Movie)

Duncan MacLeod (Actor)

Merlin: The Return 2000 (Movie)

Lancelot (Actor)

A Dog of Flanders 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Susan's Plan 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Highlander: The Series 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Premonition 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dead Men Can't Dance 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Love Potion #9 1992 (Movie)

Enrico Pazzoli (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Owl 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Graveyard Story 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

War of the Worlds 1988 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Dance to Win 1989 (Movie)

Billy James (Actor)

La Nuit du serail 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shooter 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Masque of the Red Death 1989 (Movie)

Prospero (Actor)

Last Rites 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Abominable Snowman (TV Show)

Actor

In the Nick of Time (TV Show)

Actor

The Breed (TV Show)

Actor

The Cover Girl Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Tracker (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

A heroic leading man who has vaulted to international stardom as the star of the syndicated TV series "The Highlander" (1992-98), the darkly handsome Adrian Paul has been able to use his background as a dancer and choreographer in the role of Duncan MacLeod, a 16th Century Scottish warrior battling evil in the modern world. A native of London, Paul played semi-pro soccer and modeled throughout Europe before returning to native city where he worked as a choreographer and dancer for six years. Aptly, his first real notice came when he was cast as a dancer/actor in the London musical "The Break". Following the success of the show, Paul decided to head to Hollywood, where from 1986-1987 he played Nikolai 'Kolya' Rostov, a temperamental Russian dancer on the "Dynasty" spin-off "The Colbys" (ABC). Despite the specific nature of the role, he avoided typecasting. In 1988, he played a photographer in Vietnam in "Shooter" (NBC). Paul moved into the realm of action hero playing John Kincaid, a former soldier battling aliens, on the syndicated series "War of the Worlds" (1989-1990). After playing the interviewer of Santa Claus in the frothy "In the Nick of Time" (NBC, 1991), he lent his romantic presence to the period primetime remake of the cult soap opera "Dark Shadows" (NBC, 1991). In some ways, that role was a warm-up for what has become his signature portrayal, "The Highlander".

Relationships

Meilani Paul

Wife
appeared as "Uh-Huh Girl" in Ray Charles' TV commercial for Diet Pepsi married in 1990 divorced in 1997

Milestones

2001

Cast as a vampire cop who teams with a human detective to solve a murder in "The Breed"; aired on Starz! in lieu of a theatrical release

2001

Executive produced and starred in the syndicated series "Tracker"

2000

Reprised signature role of Duncan MacLeod in the feature film "Highlander: Endgame"

1997

Starred in feature "Dead Men Can't Dance"

1996

Began directing episodes of "The Highlander"

1991

Appeared as Jeremiah Collins in several episodes of NBC's "Dark Shadows"

1989

Co-starred in French film "La Nuit au serail"

1988

Made TV-movie debut in "Shooter" (NBC)

1988

Made feature film debut in "Last Rites"

1987

Stage acting debut in "Bouncers"

1986

Played Russian dancer on "The Colbys" (ABC)

1985

Signed with the Ford modeling agency; moved to NYC

Was regular on syndicated series "War of the Worlds"

Played semi-pro soccer and worked as model

Worked as choreographer in London

First won notice as actor when cast as dancer in musical "The Break"

Starred as "The Highlander" (syndicated)

Bonus Trivia

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"The show's success is not just about me, it's about whether the rest of the acting is good and the set decoration is good and everything else. That's how I look at it. If it is a good show, I am proud of it not only because I did good work but everybody else did too." --Adrian Paul in The Hollywood Reporter, December 3, 1996.

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"Dancing opens my imagination, which helps my acting tremendously. When I choreograph my own shows, I not only work out the dancer's moves, but also the lighting, music, staging, the feel and the style of the production." --Adrian Paul

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"... As you get older, you learn a lot more and understand things more. It's like the old adage: 'I wish I knew what I know now back then, and had the body I had back then so I could enjoy it.' The 30s are pretty cool -- you're still able to do everything, but you're a little smarter than you were in your 20s -- or hopefully. That's the idea." --Adrian Paul quoted in USA Weekend, December 9, 2001.

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