Birthday: July 23, 1982
TVD Character: Stefan Salvatore
Hometown: New Brunswick, New Jersey, is where this ice hockey-playing guitarist first saw the light. He grew up in nearby Marlboro.
Why Paul might look familiar: Paul was one of those relatively “unknown” actors you know you’ve seen time and again, but you can’t quite remember where. That’s what we’re here for. The man we heart as TVD’s Stefan Salvatore played Jack Bauer’s son-in-law Stephen on the last season of 24, Lex Luther’s baby bro Lucas on Smallville, and Amy Abbott’s drug dealing bud Tommy on Everwood. Is the fog starting to clear for you now? Here’s one more for you: Paul starred in ABC Family’s heartfelt miniseries Fallen as the half-human, half-angel high schooler who discovers he has to save all his hybrid winged kind. He also skated through Roll Bounce and the slasher movie satire Killer Movie.
A little something extra you ought to know about Paul: P speaks fluent Polish. (Hot, right?) Born Paul Thomas Wasilewski, this Jersey boy proudly spent summers visiting family in his parent’s motherland. Czezc, jak sie masz! (Wendy Williams translation: “Hey, how you doin?”) So why’d he change his surname? Said Paul: “My birth name is too hard to pronounce!” Not when you just call him Mr. Waysexy. In July 2013, it was announced that Paul and his co-star Torrey DeVitto were splitting after two years of marriage.