Scott Paulin

Scott Paulin

Feb. 13th, 1950
Born in
Steubenville, Ohio

Scott Paulin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
A Year in the Life TV Show
A Year in the Life
Hotel Malibu TV Show
Hotel Malibu

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Scott Paulin is an American film and television actor and director. He is perhaps best known for playing Deke Slayton in the film The Right Stuff (1983). He has also acted in films like Cat People (1982), Teen Wolf (1985), The Accused (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), and I Am Sam (2001). He also portrayed Red Skull in Captain America(1990).
Paulin was born on February 13, 1950 with the full name Robert Scott Paulin. His birth home was in Steubenville, Ohio. He attended Steubenville High School from 1964 to 1969. He studied theatre and enjoyed both acting and directing stage plays throughout high school and university. His step-father is actor Wendell K. Phillips.
He graduated from high school on June 22, 1969, and attended Pomona College, studying political science and graduating in 1971. He later attended The Ohio State University and studied theatre and music. Since 1981, Paulin has been married to Wendy Phillips. The couple has one child, a daughter Virginia "Jenny" Dare Paulin. Paulin and his wife currently live in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Father of 'Jenny Dare Paulin' (qv).
  • Majored in Government at Pomona College, in Claremont, California, graduating in 1971.
  • Son-in-law of actor 'Wendell K. Phillips' (qv). His mother-in-law, Jean Shelton, who ran an acting school in San Francisco, introduced him to future wife 'Wendy Phillips (I)' (qv).
  • He and actress/wife 'Wendy Phillips (I)' (qv) played husband and wife on the mini- series _"A Year in the Life" (1986)_ (qv).

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