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Don Michael Paul (born April 17, 1963)[1] is an actor, director, writer and producer.[2]

Don Michael Paul
Born (1963-04-17) April 17, 1963 (age 56)
OccupationActor, director, writer, producer
Years active1984–present

He starred in the films Heart of Dixie and Rich Girl with Jill Schoelen and appeared in Aloha Summer. He wrote the screenplay for Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. He acted in the short-lived 1992 CBS detective series The Hat Squad. He played a prominent role in Models Inc. and Robot Wars.

He has directed several films including Half Past Dead in 2002,[2] Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012) and Tremors 5: Bloodlines.[3]




Year Name Actor Director Writer Role Notes
1984 Lovelines Yes No No Jeff
1986 Dangerously Close Yes No No Ripper
1987 Winners Take All Yes No No Rick Melon
Down Twisted Yes No No Airplane Mechanic
Rolling Vengeance Yes No No Joey Rosso
1988 Alien from L.A. Yes No No Robbie
Aloha Summer Yes No No Chuck
1989 Cyborg No No Additional Also assistant sound editor
Winter People Yes No No Young Wright
Heart of Dixie Yes No No Boots Claibourne
1991 Rich Girl Yes No No Rick
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man No No Yes Also co-producer
1993 Robot Wars Yes No No Marion Drake
2002 Dead Above Ground Yes No No Tom Bradley
Half Past Dead Yes Yes Yes SWAT Captain Directorial debut
2005 The Island Yes No No Bar Guy
2006 The Garden No Yes No
2007 Who's Your Caddy? No Yes Yes
2009 You Yes No No Jack
2011 Europa Yes No No Grant Clarke Short
2013 Company of Heroes No Yes No Direct-to-video
2014 Jarhead 2: Field of Fire No Yes No Direct-to-video
Sniper: Legacy No Yes Yes Direct-to-video
2015 Tremors 5: Bloodlines No Yes No Direct-to-video
2016 Kindergarten Cop 2 No Yes No Direct-to-video
Sniper: Ghost Shooter No Yes No Direct-to-video
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich No No Yes Direct-to-video
2018 Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell No Yes No Direct-to-video
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy No Yes Yes Direct-to-video
The Scorpion King: Book of Souls No Yes No Direct-to-video
2020 Bulletproof 2 No Yes No Filming

Also creative consultant and second unit director in Seven Days in Utopia (2011).


Year Name Actor Director Writer Role Episode(s)
1983 Trauma Center Yes No No Urknown "Trail's End"
1985 The Best Times Yes No No Luke Malloy "The Crash"
CBS Schoolbreak Special Yes No No Adam Tarcher "The War Between the Classes"
1986 The Brotherhood of Justice Yes No No Collin (TV Movie)
1988 J.J. Starbuck Yes No No Urknown "The Circle Unbroken"
1992-1993 The Hat Squad Yes No No Buddy 13 episodes
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Yes No No Juno Dawkins "Steel Horses"
1994 Search for Grace Yes No No Dave / Sam (TV Movie)
1994-1996 Renegade Yes Yes No Sgt. Carrick O'Quinn Actor: "Carrick O'Quinn"
Director: "Stationary Target"
1994–1995 Models Inc. Yes No No Craig Bodi 17 episodes
1996-1997 Pacific Blue Yes Yes No Roger Jackson Director: "Daystalker"
Actor: "Avenging Angel"
1996–1998 Silk Stalkings No Yes Yes Director: "Family Values" & "Runway Strip"
Writer: "Behind the Music"
1999 The Disciples No No Yes (TV Movie)
2000 The Magnificent Seven No No Yes "Penance"
Celebrity Yes No No Craig (TV Movie)
2001 The Beast Yes No No Peter Daschle "Travinia: Part 2"
2001-2002 Strong Medicine Yes No No Harry Burr 4 episodes
2003 CSI: Miami Yes No No Mason Shaw "Hard Time"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Yes No No Mark Horvatin Sr. "Gum Drops"
2012 Lake Placid: The Final Chapter No Yes No (TV Movie)
2013 Jet Stream Yes No No Major Shaw (TV Movie)
Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker No Yes No (TV Movie)

Music videoEdit


Year Name Subgect
2010–2011 Pepsi Max two commercials Pepsi
2011 Sierra Mist Natural
2012 Live For Now


  1. ^ "Don Michael Paul". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Filmography". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Tremors 5

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