Paul Giamatti

BirthDay:

06 Jun 1967

BirthPlace:

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

BirthName:

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti

Bio:

Paul Giamatti is an American actor who has worked steadily and prominently for over twenty years, and is best known for leading roles in the films American Splendor (2003), Sideways (2004), and Barney's Version (2010) (for which he won a Golden Globe), and supporting roles in the films Cinderella Man (2005), The Illusionist (2006), and San Andreas (2015).

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti was born June 6, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut, and is the youngest of three children. His mother, the former Toni Marilyn Smith, was an actress before marrying. His father, Bart Giamatti (Angelo Bartlett Giamatti), was a professor of Renaissance Literature at Yale University, and went on to become the university's youngest president (in 1986, Bart was appointed president of baseball's National League. He became Commissioner of Baseball on April 1, 1989 and served for five months until his untimely death on September 1, 1989. He was commissioner at the time Pete Rose was banned from the game). Paul's father also wrote six books. Paul's older brother, Marcus Giamatti, is also an actor. His sister, Elena, designs jewelry. His ancestry is Italian (from his paternal grandfather), German, English, Dutch, Scottish, and Irish.

Paul graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall prep school, majored in English at Yale, and obtained his Master's Degree in Fine Arts, with his major in drama from the Yale University School of Drama. His acting roots are in theatre, from his college days at Yale, to regional productions (Seattle, San Diego and Williamstown, Massachusetts), to Broadway.
Filmography

Actor ( 138 credits )

Morgan (2016)
Ratchet & Clank (2016) Chairman Drek (voice)
The Phenom (2016) Dr. Mobley
Billions (2016)  Chuck Rhoades (12 episodes, 2016)
April and the Extraordinary World (2015) Pizoni (voice)
Straight Outta Compton (2015) Jerry Heller
San Andreas (2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Breakthrough (2015)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2015)
The New Yorker Presents (2015)  Honoré de Balzac (1 episode, 2016)
The Chris Gethard Show (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Love & Mercy (2014) Dr. Eugene Landy
Madame Bovary (2014) Monsieur Homais
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Aleksei Sytsevich
River of Fundament (2014) Ptah-Nem-Hotep
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014)  Theodore Roosevelt (3 episodes, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Ralph
Parkland (2013) Abraham Zapruder
Romeo & Juliet (2013) Friar Laurence
The Congress (2013) Dr. Barker
12 Years a Slave (2013) Freeman
Turbo (2013) Chet (voice)
All Is Bright (2013) Dennis
Inside Amy Schumer (2013)  God (1 episode, 2014)
The Frame (2013)  Benno Levin (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Ernest & Celestine (2012) Rat Judge (voice)
Love, Marilyn (2012) Himself
Cosmopolis (2012) Benno Levin
Rock of Ages (2012) Paul Gill
John Dies at the End (2012) Arnie Blondestone
IC Places Hollywood (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
A Moment With (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
The Ides of March (2011) Tom Duffy
Ironclad (2011) King John
The Hangover Part II (2011) Kingsley
Win Win (2011) Mike Flaherty
Barney's Version (2010) Barney Panofsky
Downton Abbey (2010)  Harold Levinson (1 episode, 2013)
Conan (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Maltin on Movies (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Metacafe Unfiltered (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) Dr. Satan (voice)
The Last Station (2009) Chertkov
Duplicity (2009) Richard Garsik
Cold Souls (2009) Paul Giamatti
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009) (1 episode, 2011)
Pretty Bird (2008) Rick Honeycutt
Trumbo (2007) Himself
Fred Claus (2007) Nick 'Santa' Claus
Too Loud a Solitude (2007) Hanta (voice)
The Nanny Diaries (2007) Mr. X
Shoot 'Em Up (2007) Hertz
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Ant Bully (2006) Stan Beals (voice)
Lady in the Water (2006) Cleveland Heep
Asterix and the Vikings (2006) Asterix (voice)
The Illusionist (2006) Inspector Uhl
The Hawk Is Dying (2006) George Gattling
30 Rock (2006)  Ritchie (1 episode, 2010)
Movie Rush (2006)  Himself
Cinderella Man (2005) Joe Gould
Robots (2005) Tim the Gate Guard (voice)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (5 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006)
The Fan and the Flower (2005) Narrator (voice)
Sideways (2004) Miles
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Paycheck (2003) Shorty
Confidence (2003) Gordo
American Splendor (2003) Harvey Pekar
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Thunderpants (2002) Johnson J. Johnson
Big Fat Liar (2002) Marty Wolf
Silenci? (2002)  Harvey Pekar (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Cinetipp (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Festival Pass with Chris Gore (2002)  Himself
Storytelling (2001) Toby Oxman (segment "Non-Fiction")
Planet of the Apes (2001) Limbo
Richard & Judy (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Anatomy of a Scene (2001)  Himself (1 episode)
Duets (2000) Todd Woods
Big Momma's House (2000) John
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Man on the Moon (1999) Bob Zmuda
Cradle Will Rock (1999) Carlo
Safe Men (1998) Veal Chop
The Negotiator (1998) Rudy
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Sergeant Hill
Doctor Dolittle (1998) Blaine (uncredited)
The Truman Show (1998) Control Room Director
The Break (1997) Hotel Clerk
Deconstructing Harry (1997) Professor Abbott
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) Bellman
Private Parts (1997) Kenny
Donnie Brasco (1997) FBI Technician
Arresting Gena (1997) Detective Wilson
King of the Hill (1997)  Mr. McKay (1 episode, 2001)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2006)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
SAG Foundation Conversations (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Breathing Room (1996) George
Before and After (1996) Courtroom Audience (uncredited)
The Show (1996)  Jeffrey Roffman (1 episode, 1996)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (6 episodes, 2001-2011)
Sabrina (1995) Scott
Mighty Aphrodite (1995) Extras Guild Researcher
New York News (1995)  Dr. Wargner (1 episode)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
NYPD Blue (1993)  Man in Sleeping Bag (1 episode, 1994)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)  Harry Tjarks (1 episode, 1998)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (8 episodes, 2001-2008)
Singles (1992) Kissing Man
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (3 episodes, 2001-2007)
Getaway (1992)  Himself - Celebrity traveller (1 episode, 2007)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Past Midnight (1991) Larry Canipe
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2009)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself - Actor / ... (1 episode, 2001)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2011)
The American Experience (1988)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1999)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Nature (1982)  Narrator (1 episode, 2012)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2005)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Little Prince (0) (voice)

Producer ( 4 credits )

Outsiders (2016) executive producer (12 episodes, 2016)
All Is Bright (2013) executive producer
John Dies at the End (2012) executive producer
Pretty Bird (2008) producer

Director ( 1 credit )

Breakthrough (2015) (1 episode, 2015)