Philly native, Michael Paul began his career in local television at age 16. Sustaining a 25 year comedy career, he honed his craft touring with such names as James Brown, Lisa Lampanelli, Wynonna, Joan Rivers and Don Rickles to become a headliner in over 40 countries along with television credits on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live.
Michael's film career includes motion pictures such as "27 Dresses" opposite Katherine Heigl, and "The Ten" co-starring with Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd, Liev Schrieber and Jessica Alba. He has lent his voice to Pixar, Jim Henson Productions and Disney. He has script consulted/directed for The Disney Channel, CBS, Kevin Spacey, American Idol, Parks & Rec, and punched up jokes for David Letterman and Bill Maher.
Michael is well known for creating branded puppet characters including, "Nadia Coma: The World's Oldest Gymnast" and MTV's "CJ and Peanut" and trained casts of "Avenue Q" and "The Lion King".
His published works include comedic editorials for USA Today, Huffington Post and LaughSpin. His new book "Breaking Out of Show Business: What I Discovered by Not Being Discovered" (by Post Hill Publishing) can be found at numerous book outlets including Barnes and Noble.
Michael resides in Los Angeles and continues to work in movies, television and as a comedy writer & script doctor.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Leibo Management
Name: Michael Paul
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Director, Script Consultant, Comedian, Screenwriter and Puppeteer