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Paul Walter Hauser (born October 15, 1986) is an American actor and stand-up comedian.

Paul Walter Hauser
Born (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 33)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active2005–present


Hauser is best known for his portrayals of Shawn Eckhardt in the 2017 Oscar-winning film I, Tonya, Dale in the 2010 film Virginia, and Keith in the television series Kingdom. He also portrayed the recurring role of Deshawn in the Amazon web series Betas and co-starred in Super Troopers 2 and, as Ivanhoe in Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, both 2018 films.[1][2] He has also appeared as a guest star on the television series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Too Late with Adam Carolla, The Night Shift, Superstore, Key & Peele, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community, and Blunt Talk. In June 2019, he was cast as Richard Jewell in Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Virginia Dale
2011 Demoted Bothered Salesman Uncredited
2013 Quad Trent
iSteve Pastey Jones
2017 Locked Away DJ #1
I, Tonya Shawn Eckhardt
Kiss Me When I’m Down Robert Short film
2018 Super Troopers 2 Lonnie Laloush
BlacKkKlansman Ivanhoe
2019 Late Night Mancuso
Beats Terrence
Richard Jewell Richard Jewell Post-production
2021 Cruella Horace Filming
TBA Da 5 Bloods Simon Post-production
Silk Road Curtis Clark Green


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Too Late with Adam Carolla Various Characters (voice) Episodes- 26 October 2005 and 16 November 2005
2010 Community Student #3 1 Episode- "Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Richie 1 Episode- "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth"
Lee Mathers Keanu Television Movie
2013 Key & Peele Overweight Guy 2 episodes
2013–2014 Betas Dashawn 4 episodes
2014–2017 Kingdom Keith 27 episodes
2015 The Night Shift Oren Edwards 1 episode- "Ghosts"
Blunt Talk 1 episode- "Who Kisses So Early in the Morning?"
2017 Superstore Vince 1 episode- "Rebranding"
A Midsummer's Nightmare Nick Bottoms Television Movie
2018-2019 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tripp Knob 2 episodes
2019 Cobra Kai Raymond Season 2 recurring character.


  1. ^ "Who Is Shawn Eckardt? Paul Walter Hauser Steals Every Scene As Harding's Bodyguard In 'I, Tonya'". Newsweek. January 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Bryan Alexander (March 7, 2018). "'I, Tonya' love is overdue for Paul Walter Hauser as grandiose bodyguard Shawn Eckardt". USA Today.
  3. ^ Borys Kit (June 12, 2019). "Clint Eastwood Casts 'BlacKkKlansman' Actor as Lead in Richard Jewell Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 12, 2019.

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