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Paul Calderon

He was born in Puerto Rico 1959. Calderon moved to New York with his family at the age of six, where he grew up on the streets of the Lower East Side and Spanish Harlem. Following some time in college, he enlisted in the United States Army and served overseas as an infantryman. Returning to the States, Calderon set his sights on an acting career. Starting out on the New York stage, he won an Obie Award for his performance in Blade to the Heat at the Public Theatre. His most notable Broadway role was opposite Robert De Niro in Cuba and His Teddy Bear. Calderon also appeared off-Broadway in such plays as Requiem For A Heavyweight and Divine Horsemen, and played Achilles in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Troilus and Cressida in Central Park. He is a founding member of the Touchstone Theatre, the American Folk Theatre and the Labyrinth Theatre Company. Calderon was originally slated to portray the role of Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction; Samuel L. Jackson was subsequently given the role. Correction Samuel Jackson told Tarantino he had messed up by not casting him in Reservoir Dogs. Tarantino agreed and told him he was writing a script and had a character that he had written specifically with Jackson in mind. Calderon had a better initial reading than Jackson and Tarantino gave serious consideration to casting him as Jules Winnfield. Calderon portrays Paul the bartender in dialogue scene between Butch Coolidge and Marsellus Wallace. Calderon also co-wrote Abel Ferrara's 1992 crime drama Bad Lieutenant, starring Harvey Keitel. Calderon acted in The Last Castle and the critically acclaimed independent feature Girlfight. His more than three dozen film credits also include Out of Sight, Cop Land, Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, Bad Lieutenant, The Firm, The Addiction, Q & A, Sea of Love, Clockers and King of New York. In addition, he has made numerous guest appearances on television series, including recurring roles on Dream Street, Law & Order and Miami Vice. In 2010, Calderon is set to star as The Businessman in Sanzhar Sultanov's crime drama - The Story.

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Jul 16, 2018 In Puerto Rico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Tenement 1985-09-20
Latest Project:
Pelicula The Strike 2016-04-14
Known For
Poster of Blue Bloods (Familia de policías)
Poster of 21 gramos
Poster of Pulp Fiction
Pelicula The Strike Walt Whitman 2016-04-14
Pelicula Welcome to New York Pierre 2014-05-22
Series Blue Bloods (Familia de policías) Lieutenant Perez 2010-09-24
Pelicula Gun Detective Jenkins 2010-06-10
Pelicula Burning Daylight Hughie Luke 2010-11-14
Pelicula La Soga 2009-09-12
Pelicula A tiro limpio 2008-03-04
Pelicula La sombra de la sospecha Deputy Director Cortes 2006-04-19
Pelicula Kill the Poor Carlos DeJesus 2003-03-09
Pelicula 21 gramos Brown 2003-09-06
Pelicula 3 A.M. Ralph 2001-07-01
Series Ley y orden: Acción criminal Unknown 2001-09-30
Pelicula La última fortaleza Dellwo 2001-10-19
Pelicula Girlfight Sandro Guzman 2000-05-01
Pelicula Oxígeno Jesse 1999-11-12
Series Ley y orden: Unidad de víctimas especiales Unknown 1999-09-20
Pelicula Montana Boulez 1998-01-01
Pelicula Un romance muy peligroso Raymond Cruz 1998-06-26
Pelicula Copland Hector - Medic 1997-08-15
Pelicula Dark Angel Vance Pickett 1996-09-10
Pelicula The Addiction Professor 1995-01-10
Pelicula Clockers (Camellos) Jesus at Hambones 1995-09-15
Pelicula Four Rooms Norman 1995-12-09
Pelicula Condition Red Angel Delgado 1995-12-08
Pelicula Pulp Fiction Paul 1994-09-10
Pelicula Hand Gun Landwick 1994-10-01
Pelicula Teniente corrupto Cop #1 1992-09-16
Pelicula Distrito 34: Corrupción total Roger Montalvo 1990-04-27
Pelicula El rey de Nueva York Joey Dalesio 1990-07-18
Pelicula Melodía de seducción Serafino 1989-09-15
Pelicula La silla eléctrica Pizza 1988-10-08
Pelicula La banda de la mano Tito 1986-04-11
Pelicula Tenement Hector 1985-09-20