Paul Wylie

Blessed with a boy-next-door charm, Paul Wylie became an ice-skating inspiration to many thanks to his Olympic success. Born Oct. 28, 1964 in Dallas, TX, Paul Stanton Wylie grew up devoted to his figure skating training ... Read more »
Born: 10/28/1964 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

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An Evening of Championship Skating (2000) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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AFLAC Japan Open 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Vail Figure Skating Festival 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Discover Stars on Ice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Ice Wars: The U.S.A. Vs. the World 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Scott Hamilton: Back on the Ice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Great Skate Debate 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating (1996) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Discover Stars on Ice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Discover Stars on Ice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Halloween on Ice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Ice Wars: The USA vs. the World 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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MCI Presents Three Masters on Ice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Reno Holiday Festival on Ice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Battle of the Sexes on Ice 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Cotton Incorporated Ultimate Four 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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U.S. Postal Service Skating Challenge 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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America's Choice: The Great Skate Debate 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Cotton Incorporated Ultimate Four 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Discover Card Stars on Ice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Halloween on Ice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Ice Wars: The U.S.A. Vs. the World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Nutrasweet World Challenge of Champions 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Vail Figure Skating Festival 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating (1994) 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Discover Card Stars on Ice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Disney's Greatest Hits on Ice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Holiday Festival on Ice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Ice Wars: The U.S.A. Vs. the World 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Skates X 2: World Team Skating Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Gold Championship 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Planets on Ice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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1994 Olympic Winter Games 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating (1993) 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Nancy Kerrigan & Friends 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 1992 Miss America Pageant 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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A Skating Spectacular 1991 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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An Evening of Championship Skating 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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U.S. Figure Skating Championships 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Greatest Hits on Ice (TV Show)

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Biography

Blessed with a boy-next-door charm, Paul Wylie became an ice-skating inspiration to many thanks to his Olympic success. Born Oct. 28, 1964 in Dallas, TX, Paul Stanton Wylie grew up devoted to his figure skating training and studied under the famed coach Carlo Fassi, who counted Olympic gold medalists Dorothy Hamill and Peggy Fleming among his students. Demonstrating an innate talent, Wylie won the 1981 World Junior Championships and simultaneously pursued singles and pairs figure skating careers. He eventually turned his full focus to singles but struggled to break out of the mid-level as an adult skater, stalling at fifth place four times at the U.S. Nationals. Although he won silver at the 1988 Nationals, he failed to impress at the 1988 Winter Olympics, taking 10th place, or the World Championships, where he took ninth. Still hovering around the middle tier, Wylie was all but discounted as a legitimate contender for the 1992 Winter Olympics, so much so that several stories ran before the sports cycle questioning his ability. Wylie shocked the world, however, by winning the Olympic silver medal and saw his profile majorly boosted by his all-American charisma, Cinderella story and his are-they-or-aren't-they friendship with up-and-coming skater Nancy Kerrigan, who took bronze. A Harvard graduate, the clean-cut, passionately religious Wylie turned pro and maintained a lower-level wattage of stardom, going on to work for such wholesome companies as The Walt Disney Company as well as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

By Jonathan Riggs

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