Paul Sparks

American actor Paul Sparks is most widely recognized as the imposing Mickey Doyle on the period drama "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010- ). After beginning his screen career with a few one-off TV-show appearances, the tall ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1971 in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Boardwalk Empire 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Believe 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Forgetting the Girl 2013 (Movie)

Tanner (Actor)

Mud 2013 (Movie)

Carver (Actor)

Parkland 2013 (Movie)

Harry McCormick (Actor)

Person of Interest 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sparrows Dance 2013 (Movie)

Wes (Actor)

Underemployed 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Return 2012 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

The Understudy 2012 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Trust Me 2012 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Mildred Pierce 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Edge of Darkness 2010 (Movie)

Northampton Police Detective (Actor)

Afterschool 2009 (Movie)

Detective Eclisse (Actor)

The Missing Person 2009 (Movie)

Gus Papitos (Actor)

Deception 2008 (Movie)

Detective Burke (Actor)

Rachel Getting Married 2008 (Movie)

12-Step Meeting (Actor)

Synecdoche, New York 2008 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

Blackbird 2006 (Movie)

Baylis (Actor)

Brotherhood 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

American actor Paul Sparks is most widely recognized as the imposing Mickey Doyle on the period drama "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010- ). After beginning his screen career with a few one-off TV-show appearances, the tall performer was involved in the 2003 Broadway production of the baseball play "Take Me Out." Returning to television in 2005, Sparks was featured on an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011) and later had his first recurring role on the crime drama "Brotherhood" (Showtime, 2006-08). He subsequently focused on film productions, turning up in small parts in the 2008 independent dramas "Synecdoche, New York" and "Rachel Getting Married." In 2010, Sparks was cast as Doyle on "Boardwalk Empire," marking a major step forward in his career. The following year, he had a small part in the HBO production of "Mildred Pierce," reinforcing his effectiveness in dramas set in the past and positioning him as an actor just warming up to roles that fit his talent.

Relationships

Louis Cancelmi Actor

Brother-In-Law

Annie Parisse Actor

Wife

Elisabeth Waterston Actor

Sister-In-Law

Katherine Waterston Actor

Sister-In-Law

Graham Waterston Actor

Sister-In-Law

Milestones

2012

Appeared in Jeff Nichols' "Mud"

2011

Featured in the miniseries "Mildred Pierce"

2010

Joined the cast of "Boardwalk Empire"

2008

Appeared in Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York"

2006

First recurring TV role on "Brotherhood"

Bonus Trivia

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Sparks moonlights as a musician.

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Sparks has appeared in many productions with Michael Shannon, and the two are good friends.

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"I think it is far easier to do acting than to be a musician." -- from The Lab, March 29, 2011

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