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Paul Calderon

Paul Calderon

Paul Calderon has worked with such film luminaries as directors Quentin Tarantino; Steven Soderbergh; Spike Lee; Martin Scorcese; Alan Taylor; Abel Ferrara; Sidney Lumet; and actors Robert Deniro; Robert Redford; Al Pacino; Harvey Keitel; Christopher Walken; and Ed Harris; among others. His stage credits include Broadway & Off-Broadway. He’s a recipient of an OBIE AWARD for his performance in “Blade to the Heat,” at the Public Theatre. Other stage appearances include “Cuba & his Teddy Bear” on Broadway opposite Robert Deniro; Troilus & Cressida at the Delacorte in Central Park; Blade to the Heat; Dancing on Her Knees; and Two Sisters and a Piano; (all at the Public Theater).

In 1984 Paul was made a Lifetime member of the Actors’ Studio and in 1992 he co-wrote the cult classic The Bad Lieutenant, starring Harvey Keitel; and also co-founded the LAByrinth Theater Company. There, he directed productions starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Sam Rockwell; and Stephen Adly Guirgis. One production was a full length play, “Divine Horsemen,” which he wrote; directed and acted in opposite Phil Hoffman; David Zayas and John Ortiz. He is a current co-artistic director of the Primitive Grace Theater Ensemble, for which he has written and directed three full-length plays. In 2016 he joined the cast of Amazon’s series “Bosch” as Detective Jimmy “Santiago” Robertson. He's taught at the School of Visual Arts; Lee Strasberg Institute; and NYU Tisch's Graduate Film Program.