Paul T. Taylor
Paul T. Taylor, a Dallas-based actor and the grandson of a trumpet-playing vaudeville comedian, is a classically-trained actor of stage, film, and television. He is as comfortable in intense, macabre drama as he is in broad musical comedy. Paul is the current Pinhead (Hell Priest) in the Hellraiser Universe. As a freak for Halloween and all things macabre, this role is a dream come true. You can see his performance in Hellraiser: Judgment.
He has appeared on Broadway in The Last Empress, Off-Broadway in Aunt Chooch’s Birthday, at The Kennedy Center in Shear Madness, and in dozens of Off-Off Broadway/ regional theater productions. His numerous film and television projects include SIN CITY (“Assistant DA/getting his arm broken by Mickey Roarke), SUPER (spanking a baby Rainn Wilson), SOUL MEN (with Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson), WONDERFUL WORLD (with Matthew Broderick), Prison Break, and Friday Night Lights.
“As a thespian since childhood, I embrace the job of the actor, telling stories and creating characters. I get bored easily and using my wacky life experiences to inform a character is one of the many rewarding gifts I have. And if I can make an audience member feel or change or see things in a different way, I have served my purpose.”
“I have a vulnerability in my acting no matter what I do. It’s just there. I think an actor has to have that first of all, to be brave enough to be vulnerable. I get cast a lot because of my vulnerability, even if it’s an evil character.”
“I grew up watching my dad do community theater. I took to it, and then I started doing community theater…I just knew that’s what I wanted to do. It’s in my blood.”