Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

Age
44
Birthday
Apr. 29th, 1969
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height
6' 2

Paul Adelstein's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Prison Break TV Show
Prison Break
Private Practice TV Show
Private Practice
Cupid (1998) TV Show
Cupid (1998)
Hack TV Show
Hack
Breaking News TV Show
Breaking News
Turks TV Show
Turks
 

Main Movie Roles

2009 - Land of the Lost
2009 - The Missing Person
2005 - Be Cool
2005 - Memoirs of a Geisha
2004 - Collateral
2003 - Intolerable Cruelty
2000 - Bedazzled
1990 - The Grifters

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Leo Bergen
10
Dr. Cooper Freedman
2
Craig
1
Dr. Stone
1
Alex Brooks
1
Hank Loman
1
Phil Koppelman
1
Snyder
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Paul Adelstein is an American television and film actor, best known for the role of Agent Paul Kellerman in the television series, Prison Break, and his role as pediatrician Cooper Freedman in the series Private Practice.

Adelstein was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1969, to a Reform Jewish family. Prior to his professional acting career, Adelstein attended the progressive Francis W. Parker School, then Bowdoin College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in English. He began his career in theatre, working with New Crime Productions, a company founded by John Cusack, and later with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Making his film debut in 1990 in The Grifters, Adelstein went on to appear in several television series which include Cupid, ER, Without a Trace and Scrubs and to have a number of significant supporting roles in films such as Bedazzled (2000), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), and Be Cool (2005). In 2005, he received his most significant role to date as a member of the regular cast of Prison Break Interestingly, though he played the role of Paul Kellerman, he had originally auditioned for the role of Lincoln Burrows. When he left the show in 2007, he joined the regular cast of Private Practice.



TRIVIA:
  • Engaged to 'Liza Weil' (qv) [May 2006].
  • Lead singer and guitarist of the band "Doris".
  • He began his career in theater, working with New Crime Productions, a company founded by John Cusack, and later with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
  • Attended Bowdoin College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in English.


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