Paul Thomas Wasilewski was born on July 23, 1982 to Thomas & Agnieshka Wasilewski in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Paul was raised in Marlboro, New Jersey along with his three sisters, Julia, Leah & Monika. In the third grade he was enrolled in a summer a summer arts program where he developed his first interest in acting.
During his teenage years Paul attended three different high schools including an all-boys Catholic school. While trying to fulfill his duties as a high school student Paul started trying to pursue his ambitions to be an actor. He auditioned and landed a role on an episode of Another World as Sean McKinnon. He then landed a part on Guiding Light as Max Nickerson. Paul said he has good memories from his time on Guiding Light, "It sort of shaped my childhood - I got kicked out of school because of it. I went to class once a week because I was shooting the show, and they're like "Get out of here." That was kind of my high school experience. I made friends - Brittany Snow was on it, Hayden Panettiere was on it. It was my first experience in front of the camera. I was nervous as hell, but it was my tool, my education."
Once Paul graduated from high school he enrolled at Rutgers University where he only attended a semester and then dropped out so he could focus on his acting. Over the next few years Paul was cast in parts in notable television series such as Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Smallville, The O.C. and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
He also starred as Luke Cates in the short lived series Wolf Lake where he was a werewolf. He had a reoccurring part on Everwood as Amy Abbott's friend Tommy Callahan and also on American Dreams as JJ Pryor's best friend and football teammate Tommy DeFelice.
After his first five years in the business Paul decided to change his surname to Wesley. When asked why he made this decision he said, "Wasilewski was too hard to pronounce! I asked my family's permission to change it, and it's really helped my career."
Sci-fi Convention Guest Appearances
- STLV: 57-Year Mission 2023 - August 3-6, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV 2022
56-Year Mission 2022 - August 25-28, 2022 in Las Vegas, NVCancelled Appearance 2020
- Armageddon Auckland 2020 - October 23-26, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand Live via Video Feed 2019
- Calgary Expo 2019 - April 25-28, 2019 in Calgary, AB, Canada 2018
- London Film & Comic Con 2018 - July 27-29, 2018 in London, UK 2017
MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 - September 29 - October 1, 2017 in Tampa, FLCancelled Appearance FanExpo Canada 2017 - August 31 - September 3, 2017 in Toronto, ON, CanadaCancelled Appearance MegaCon Orlando 2017 - May 25-28, 2017 in Orlando, FLCancelled Appearance
- Fan Expo Dallas 2017 - March 31 - April 2, 2017 in Dallas, TX
View Paul Wesley on FanCons.com for 29 additional guest appearances