Paul Pape began his professional career as an actor in New York when he was invited to become one of the original members of the Collonades Theater Lab (a repertory company). He did his apprenticeship with this company, that featured future notables Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Jeff Goldblum, Kathleen Noone and Michael O'Keefe. After going Off-Broadway to appear with Kim Hunter in "The Cherry Orchard", Paul was cast to co-star as 'Double J' opposite John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever".
In addition to numerous on-camera and stage credits, Paul has been performing as a voice-over artist since the 1980s; a field that has brought him considerable success. With over 7000 credits to-date, his voice has been heard in virtually every media - including commercials, narrations, promos, trailers, television series, films, video games and national political campaigns. Recent accomplishments include being one of the voices of President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012, along with numerous U.S. Senatorial and Gubernatorial races. He is a voice for various environmental and energy related campaigns nationwide and, most recently, can be found voicing ads for Hillary Clinton's 2016 run for the Presidency.
On-camera work for Paul in recent years involves appearances opposite Tom Berenger in "The Detective". He appeared with "Nikita" star, Maggie Q., in the live action sequences of the $45 Million EA Sports video game "Need For Speed Undercover". Video game enthusiasts also saw him performing on screen in the live action sequences of "Black", a #1 seller in both the U.S. and England. He has appeared in several short films, the most notable being "Interrogation", a film that went on to garner 14 film festival nominations and 4 awards; for Editing, Overall Excellence, Out of Frame Best Short Film and Narrative Story. Paul co-produced and co-wrote the film with his best friend, voice-over legend Don LaFontaine, who passed away a short time later. Both men acted in the film and both Paul and Don received nominations in the writing and supporting actor categories. In 2015, Paul produced "Frank 'n Beans", a dark comedy directed by "CSI" Producer/Director Phil Conserva. Along with the film's writer, Steve Apostolina (who was his producing partner), both men star in the piece.
Recent on-stage appearances include starring with Charlene Tilton in Russ Woody's "One Last Favor", and with Emmy Nominee Liz Bliss in "Waiting For Go", written by Ken Levine (Emmy winning writer of "*Mash*", "Cheers" and "Frasier").
Paul is the President and CEO of New Trails Productions. Originally called Red Wall Productions until re-structuring under the new name in 2011, the company initially optioned the rights to a single book, Larry Pointer's "In Search of Butch Cassidy". They now own the film rights to three other books: Jon Chandler's "The Spanish Peaks" (winner of the Western Writers of America Best First Novel Award), "Song of Sorrow" by Patrick Mendoza and "Murder at the Brown Palace" by Denver Post columnist Dick Krek. Along with his partner, producer Lincoln Lageson, the two have committed themselves to developing projects that appeal to a wide audience. In addition to the recently produced "Frank 'n Beans", preparations are underway to produce an hour-long docudrama "The Testimony of Silas Soule".
A member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Paul also serves on the Board of Directors of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. He is a Co-Founder of the Foundation's Don LaFontaine Voice-over Lab, which he helped build in memory of his best friend. He splits his time between homes in Los Angeles and La Quinta, California.
Name: Paul Pape
Known for: Saturday Night Fever
BirthDay: 17, Jul ,1952