Paul J. Alessi, a New York native, spent most of his youth
playing competitive ice hockey and fighting as an amateur
boxer. Paul made time to participate in his community as
a volunteer firefighter and a coach for youth sports. His
work experience has been diverse, to say the least, from
driving a zamboni, to patrolling as a security guard, to
As fate would have it, his piercing blue eyes and toned
physique got him noticed while working at a construction
site in Manhattan. Soon after, his modeling career was on
the move and so was he to Los Angeles. Upon his arrival,
Paul had the pleasure of working with
Gary Gray ("The Italian Job," and "The
Negotiator.") He debuted as the tragic AIDS victim
featured in TLC’s 1995 award winning video, “Waterfalls,”
which won the Best Video of the Year. Acting had always
been an interest for Paul, so he decided to pursue it full-time.
Paul has showcased a diverse palette of acting, with a repertoire
ranging from a psychopathic rapist with serial killer habits,
to a heartfelt, confused guy on his road to redemption.
As a hit man in the mob to a Marine in the sands of Iraq,
Paul's flawless performances earned him critical acclaim.
Seeking to improve the quality of films, Paul decided to
use his gift for gab and knack for networking by producing.
The results include "Morphin(e)," "Allison,"
"The Confession," "Ten 'til Noon," "Truth
or Dare," "Light," "Official Rejection,"
"Au Pair, Kansas." Most recently, he produced
and took a starring role in the feature film Alpha Males Experiment
(2013). Producing has also developed Paul’s interest and expertise in documentaries, behind the scenes and EPK directing and producing not only on his own films but on Studio front as well, most recently being Sony Picture’s The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day, directed by Troy Duffy. Paul has several features in development and is producing a DocU Series on the next great sports champions.
Paul prides himself on his New York edge but admits the
laid-back and relaxed L.A. vibe is something he enjoys.
Grounded in solid principles and values, he is also a family
man and somewhat traditional in his beliefs. His professional
demeanor and easygoing attitude have opened the minds and
doors of some of the best in the business. These individuals
recognize the talent and potential in Paul that makes him
the next "it guy" in the business...and that suits
him just fine.