Paul Johansson
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Who Exactly Is Paul Johansson?

Paul Joseph Otto Johansson was born on January 26, 1964, in Spokane, Washington State, USA; his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds both Canadian and American citizenship. He is an actor and film director best known for his role as Dan Scott in the romantic sports drama “One Tree Hill,” which follows two half-brothers who compete in both sports and the number of women they sleep with – the series aired in 2003 to 2012 and won three awards while being nominated for 27 others.

Childhood, Family, And Education

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Paul Johansson was reared as an only child in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, when his parents relocated there shortly after he was born; his father is the famed ice hockey player Earl Johnson, and his mother was a housewife who died on 14 October 2011, after a 20-year struggle with breast cancer.

While in high school, Paul became interested in acting, appeared in several plays, and was encouraged by his teachers to pursue a career as an actor. He was also quite athletic, having learned to play ice hockey from his father, and he also played football and basketball. He graduated from high school in 1982 and subsequently attended college, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1986.

TV Series Characters

Paul has appeared in over 75 films and television programs, and we will discuss some of his most famous performances in this post.

He made his TV series debut in 1989 when he was cast as the supporting character Greg Hughes in the soap opera “Santa Barbara,” which aired from 1984 to 1993 and followed the Capwell family of Santa Barbara, California. In 1990, he appeared as a guest star in the episode “Undressed for Success” of the science fiction comedy series “They Came from Outer Space,” and in 1991, he began playing the supporting character Nick Comstock in the teen sitcom “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” which starred Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, and Troy W. Slaten and is about a teenager and his high school friends who are only trouble for authority figures.

In 1993, he starred in 13 episodes of the adolescent drama “Beverly Hills, 90210” as John Sears, and in 1994, he appeared in single episodes of both the crime drama “Burke’s Law” and the sitcom “The 5 Mrs. Buchanans.” The next year, Paul began playing the supporting role of Austin Peale in the western drama “Lonesome Dove.” Because the audience adored him, his character was elevated to the position of the lead character in 1995.

After appearing in a single episode of both the family drama “7th Heaven” and the western anthology “Dead Man’s Gun” in 1997, Paul began portraying the lead character Nick Wolfe in the short-lived series “Highlander: The Raven” in 1998.

He played Guderian in the episode “Double Helix” of the Canadian-American science fiction series “Andromeda” in 2000, the episode “Bus-ted” of the sitcom “The Drew Carey Show” in 2001, and two episodes of the crime drama “The District” in 2002, and he continued to appear in single episodes of numerous series until the mid-2010s.

His most recent series appearances were in the episode “Heatless” of the fantasy adventure drama “Once Upon a Time” in 2016, as the primary character Dmitri in the fantasy horror drama “Van Helsing” in 2018, and as Porter Brandt in the action police procedural series “NCIS” in 2020.

Movie Characters

Paul made his film debut in 1991 as Blair Brennan in the comedy “Soapdish,” and the following year as Spencer Hamilton in the martial arts feature “Martial Law 2: Undercover,” co-starring Jeff Wincott and Cynthia Rothrock.

Following that, Paul appeared in the comedy-drama “When the Party’s Over” in 1993, the romantic drama “She’s So Lovely” in 1997, and the horror film “Carnival of Souls” in 1998. He rose to prominence in 1999 when he was cast as Gregory in the slasher film “Wishmaster 2: Wicked Never Dies,” starring Holly Fields, Chris Weber, and Al Foster, and following the evil Djinn who must collect 1001 souls to launch the Apocalypse.

In the year 2000, he played Wes in the western “Glory Glory,” which received little attention, and in 2002, he performed in two films: the thriller “John Q.” starring Denzel Washington and the drama “Edge of Madness” with Brendan Fehr and Caroline Dhavernas. He next acted in Paul Matthews’ critically praised fantasy action horror film “Berserker,” written and produced by Paul Matthews, and in 2004 Paul appeared as Allie’s Mom’s ex-boyfriend in Nicholas Sparks’ eponymous novel “The Notebook.”

Paul appeared in a supporting role in both the crime drama “Alpha Dog” and the romantic comedy “Novel Romance” in 2006, and he starred as Gus in Alan Pao’s thriller “Toxic” in 2008.

Paul’s most recent prominent appearances were in the 2011 political science fiction drama “Atlas Shrugged: Part I,” the 2014 biographical comedy-drama “Kid Cannabis,” and the comedy “Dear Eleanor.”

Credits For Directing

In 2003, Paul wrote and directed his debut film, “The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie,” which starred Gena Rowlands, Kevin Zegers, and David Schofield and is about a teenager who is given the chance to repay his debt to society. The film was successful, winning three awards and being nominated for six more.

Paul directed 14 episodes of “One Tree Hill” between 2005 and 2012, and he directed the film “Atlas Shrugged: Part I” in 2011. His most recent directing job was for two episodes of the fantasy horror drama “Van Helsing” in 2017.

Relationship Status

Paul prefers to keep his personal life private, but it is known that he was married to Gabriela Oltean, an actress and art director best known for her performance in “John Q.” and for serving as the production designer for the short films “Full Circle” and “The Goodbye Girl.” On March 25, 2001, the two married in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family, and Gabriela gave birth to their son Quinn several months later. Paul and Gabriel separated in 2005 for unspecified reasons, citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’

Paul hasn’t mentioned any other women he may have dated before or after Gabriela, and as of October 2020, he is unmarried, was formerly married, and has one son.

Activities And Other Passions

Paul’s main pastime is basketball; he was an active basketball player for two years, touring with the Canadian National Basketball team in South Korea and China in 1986 and Israel and Greece in 1987.

Paul is interested in learning languages and is fluent in French, as well as the fundamentals of numerous others, including Italian and Russian.

He enjoys traveling, and his acting profession has taken him all around the United States, as well as to several European and Asian nations.

Paul has favorite actors and actresses, including Ryan Gosling, Matt Damon, and Rachel McAdams, and his favorite films include “La La Land,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and “The Notebook.” He also enjoys watching animated comedy series, his favorite of which is “Rick & Morty.”

Body Structure And Net Worth

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Paul is 56 years old. He has short brown hair, and brown eyes are 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall and weigh roughly 180lbs (82kgs).

His net worth is predicted to be more than $500,000 as of October 2020.