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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]




Director or writerEdit

Year Name Director Writer Notes
1989 Cyborg No Additional Also assistant sound editor
1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man No Yes Also co-producer
2002 Half Past Dead Yes Yes Directorial debut
2006 The Garden Yes No
2007 Who's Your Caddy? Yes Yes
2013 Company of Heroes Yes No Direct-to-video
2014 Jarhead 2: Field of Fire Yes No Direct-to-video
Sniper: Legacy Yes Yes Direct-to-video
2015 Tremors 5: Bloodlines Yes No Direct-to-video
2016 Kindergarten Cop 2 Yes No Direct-to-video
Sniper: Ghost Shooter Yes No Direct-to-video
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich No Yes Direct-to-video
2018 Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell Yes No Direct-to-video
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy Yes Yes Direct-to-video
The Scorpion King: Book of Souls Yes No Direct-to-video
2020 Bulletproof 2 Yes No Filming

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

Acting rolesEdit

Year Name Role Notes
1984 Lovelines Jeff
1986 Dangerously Close Ripper
1987 Winners Take All Rick Melon
Down Twisted Airplane Mechanic
Rolling Vengeance Joey Rosso
1988 Alien from L.A. Robbie
Aloha Summer Chuck
1989 Winter People Young Wright
Heart of Dixie Boots Claibourne
1991 Rich Girl Rick
1993 Robot Wars Marion Drake
2002 Dead Above Ground Tom Bradley
Half Past Dead SWAT Captain
2005 The Island Bar Guy
2009 You Jack
2011 Europa Grant Clarke Short


Director or writerEdit

Year Name Director Writer Episode(s)
1996 Renegade Yes No "Stationary Target"
Pacific Blue Yes No "Daystalker"
1996–1998 Silk Stalkings Yes Yes "Family Values" & "Runway Strip" (director) / "Behind the Music" (writer)
1999 The Disciples No Yes (TV Movie)
2000 The Magnificent Seven No Yes "Penance"
2012 Lake Placid: The Final Chapter Yes No (TV Movie)
2013 Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker Yes No (TV Movie)

Acting rolesEdit

Year Name Role Episode
1983 Trauma Center Urknown "Trail's End"
1985 The Best Times Luke Malloy "The Crash"
CBS Schoolbreak Special Adam Tarcher "The War Between the Classes"
1986 The Brotherhood of Justice Collin (TV Movie)
1988 J.J. Starbuck Urknown "The Circle Unbroken"
1992–1993 The Hat Squad Buddy 13 episodes
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Juno Dawkins "Steel Horses"
1994 Search for Grace Dave / Sam (TV Movie)
Renegade Sgt. Carrick O'Quinn "Carrick O'Quinn"
1994–1995 Models Inc. Craig Bodi 17 episodes
1997 Pacific Blue Roger Jackson "Avenging Angel"
2000 Celebrity Craig (TV Movie)
2001 The Beast Peter Daschle "Travinia: Part 2"
2001–2002 Strong Medicine Harry Burr 4 episodes
2003 CSI: Miami Mason Shaw "Hard Time"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mark Horvatin Sr. "Gum Drops"
2013 Jet Stream Major Shaw (TV Movie)

Director music videoEdit

Director commercialsEdit

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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