Peter Michael Paige
June 20, 1969
|Alma mater||Boston University|
|Occupation||Actor, director, writer, producer|
Early life and educationEdit
Best known for his role as Emmett Honeycutt on Showtime's hit series Queer as Folk, Paige's other television credits include Will & Grace, Time of Your Life, Girlfriends, Caroline in the City, American Dad!, Related, Grey's Anatomy, The Closer and Without a Trace. His first audition in Los Angeles earned him a guest-starring role on Suddenly Susan.
Paige spent summer 2004 starring in his feature directorial debut, Say Uncle, alongside Kathy Najimy, Anthony Clark, Melanie Lynskey, Lisa Edelstein and Gabrielle Union. Other film credits include Don McKellar's Childstar with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Dave Foley, Showtime's Our America (which debuted at Sundance in 2002), indie Pop and the award-winning shorts The Four of Us and The Shooting.
An accomplished stage actor, Paige has appeared at major regional theatres throughout the country, most notably in world premieres at La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, and Playwrights Horizons. He has performed nearly every genre of play, from the Greeks to Shakespeare to contemporary American work. Plays on his resume include A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Rivals, Secret Agents, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Pantophobia, his two-man show written and performed with Abraham Higginbotham.
On February 6, 2013, it was announced that The Fosters, a show that Paige created along with Bradley Bredeweg, and produced by Jennifer Lopez and through production company, Nuyorican Productions was picked up by the ABC Family. The series follows the lives of the Foster family, an interracial lesbian couple who are married and raising biological and adoptive children together. The series began airing on June 3, 2013. On January 10, 2017, the network announced a fifth season was picked up.
In 2020, Paige made a guest appearance on Station 19 (a spin-off of Grey's Anatomy).
Paige is openly gay.
|1998||The Shooting||Short film|
|The Joyriders||Family Restaurant Waiter|
|2001||The Four of Us||Scott||Short film|
|2005||Say Uncle||Paul Johnson||Writer, director, producer|
|2007||Ping Pong Playa||Gerald Harcourt|
|2008||Leaving Barstow||The DJ||Director|
|2012||Groom's Cake||Scott Green||Short film|
|2012||Annie and the Gypsy||Roger|
|2013||Birthday Cake||Scott Green|
|2016||Divorce: The Greatest Hits||Todd||Short film|
|1996||Nowhere Man||Recruit #4||Episode: "Heart of Darkness"|
|1997||Suddenly Susan||Neil Pomerantz||Episode: "Next Stop, Heaven"|
|1998||Caroline in the City||Robert||Episode: "Caroline and the Paper Chase"|
|Will & Grace||Roger O'Neil||Episode: "Whose Mom Is It Anyway?"|
|2000||Movie Stars||Nick||Episode: "He's Reese. He's Here. Get Used to It."|
|Time of Your Life||Assistant||Episode: "The Time They Cheated"|
|2002||Our America||Gary Covino||Television film|
|Girlfriends||Zellner||Episode: "Star Craving Mad"|
|2000–05||Queer as Folk||Emmett Honeycutt||Main role (83 episodes)|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Benjamin O'Leary||Episode: "I Am a Tree"|
|2006–10||American Dad!||Jason (voice) / Various Guys (voice)||4 episodes|
|2007||Without a Trace||Lucas Blumenthal||Episode: "Primed"|
|2007–09||Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World||Steve Ball||Main role (14 episodes)|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Glenn Wagner||Episode: "Divorce Party"|
|Raising the Bar||Sean Graydon||Episode: "The Curious Case of Kellerman's Button"|
|2010||Fly Girls||N/A||Creator, co-executive producer|
|2010||The Closer||Ricky||Episode: "Old Money"|
|2011||Bones||Darren Hargrove||Episode: "The Bikini in the Soup"|
|2013–18||The Fosters||N/A||Creator, director, writer, executive producer|
|2018||Where the Bears Are||Temperamental Choreographer / Bentley||6 episodes|
|2019–present||Good Trouble||N/A||Creator, director, writer, executive producer|
|2020||The Thing About Harry||Casey||Television film; Director, screenwriter, producer|
|2020||Station 19||Cooper||Episode: "Bad Guy"|
|2002||"Some Lovin'"||Murk vs Kristine W||Director|
Off Broadway (partial credits)Edit
- High Concepts (with Robert Sean Leonard) --- Malaparte --- John Ruocco
- Somebody --- Playwrights Horizon --- Yana Landowne
- Eastern Standard --- Equator --- Easley
- Landscape of the Body --- Judith Anderson --- Lisa Goldsmith
- Tartuffe --- Biggs/Rosatti --- Alison Laslett
- The History Boys --- The Ahmanson Theatre --- Tom Irwin
- Eden Lane (World Premiere) --- La Jolla Playhouse --- Des McAnuff
- A Midsummer Night's Dream --- Portland Center Stage --- Elizabeth Huddle
- Pantophobia --- HBO Workspace --- Luke Yankee
- Twisted --- The Lex --- Jesse Carmichael
- The Rivals --- Portland Center Stage --- Elizabeth Huddle
- Blue Window --- Edinburgh Theatre Festival --- Richard Seer/Eve Muson
- Secret Agents (Premiere) --- Artemis Productions --- Beth Harper
- You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown --- Charles Playhouse --- John Ruocco
- Twelfth Night --- Huntington Theatre --- Robert Morgan
- Peter Paige Is an Open Book by Mike Ricci, October 11, 2006
- Lash, Jolie (6 February 2013). "Jennifer Lopez-Produced Show — The Fosters — Picked Up By ABC Family". Access Hollywood. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- Snarker, Dorothy (6 February 2013). "Two mom family drama "The Fosters" gets picked up". Archived from the original on 15 June 2013.
- Surette, Tim (15 April 2015). "ABC Family Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Melissa & Joey, and More". tv.com. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- Holloway, Daniel (January 10, 2017). "'The Fosters' Renewed for Season 5 by Freeform". Variety. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
- Danielle Turchiano, "Peter Paige on Writing Titular ‘The Thing About Harry’ Character as Pansexual". Variety, February 14, 2020.
- "The full Paige". 2 June 2001.