Paul Wesley

Biography: Television and film actor Paul Wesley, popularly known as Stefan Salvatore on CW's vampire drama The Vampire Diaries, has crafted a stellar career ever since his late teen years. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Paul was raised in Marlboro, New Jersey where he became interested in acting while enrolled in a summer arts program in third grade. He attended three different high schools, including an all-boys Catholic school and a public school, before finishing his secondary studies. During his junior year, Paul already began acting professionally so he was often skipping school. He made his television debut as Sean McKinnon in a 1999 episode of the long-running daytime soap Another World.

While trying to fulfill his duties as a student, Wesley starred in another daytime drama, CBS' Guiding Light. After finishing high school, Paul attended a semester of college before dropping out and deciding to focus on his acting career instead. Although his parents would have wanted to
Television and film actor Paul Wesley, popularly known as Stefan Salvatore on CW's vampire drama The Vampire Diaries, has crafted a stellar career ever since his late teen years. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Paul was raised in Marlboro, New Jersey where he became interested in acting while enrolled in a summer arts program in third grade. He attended three different high schools, including an all-boys Catholic school and a public school, before finishing his secondary studies. During his junior year, Paul already began acting professionally so he was often skipping school. He made his television debut as Sean McKinnon in a 1999 episode of the long-running daytime soap Another World.

While trying to fulfill his duties as a student, Wesley starred in another daytime drama, CBS' Guiding Light. After finishing high school, Paul attended a semester of college before dropping out and deciding to focus on his acting career instead. Although his parents would have wanted to see him earn a degree, they fully supported his dream. During his first five years as an actor, he was credited with his birth name Paul Wasilewski in his appearances on prime-time shows like Wolf Lake, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The O.C., and Smallville where he played Lucas, the younger brother of Lex Luthor.

On the big screen, Wesley was involved in projects such as Minority Report (2002) starring Tom Cruise, The Last Run (2004) with Fred Savage and Amy Adams, Peaceful Warrior (2006) alongside Nick Nolte, and the slasher-flick satire Killer Movie (2008) with Kaley Cuoco and fiancée Torrey DeVitto. His other notable TV characters included Tommy Callahan, the drug-dealing friend of Amy Abbott (Emily VanCamp) on Everwood, Tommy DeFelice, the racist football teammate and friend of JJ Pryor (Will Estes) on American Dreams, and Patrolman First Logan Atwater on Army Wives. In 2009, Paul was tapped by CW to play the good half of the Salvatore vampire brothers in the TV series adaptation of the L.J. Smith novels, The Vampire Diaries.
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Paul Wesley's Scores

Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 78 The Vampire Diaries: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 50 The Vampire Diaries: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 Oct 21, 2016 Stefan Salvatore 7.5
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 7 Oct 8, 2015 Stefan Salvatore / Director 6.6
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 6 Oct 2, 2014 Stefan Salvatore / Director 7.8
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 5 Oct 3, 2013 Stefan Salvatore/Tom Avery / Director 7.2
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 4 Oct 11, 2012 Stefan Salvatore 7.8
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 3 Sep 15, 2011 Stefan Salvatore 8.3
78 The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 Sep 9, 2010 Stefan Salvatore 8.4
50 The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 Sep 10, 2009 Stefan Salvatore / Stefan Salvatore/Tom Avery / Director 7.6
tbd Army Wives: Season 3 Jun 7, 2009 PFC Logan Atwater tbd
tbd Fallen Aug 4, 2007 Aaron Corbett tbd
tbd American Dreams: Season 3 Sep 26, 2004 Tommy Defelice tbd
tbd Everwood: Season 2 Sep 15, 2003 Tommy Callahan tbd
tbd American Dreams: Season 1 Sep 29, 2002 Tommy Defelice tbd
tbd Guiding Light: Season 50 Dec 5, 2001 Max Nickerson [#2] (1999 - 2001) tbd
tbd Guiding Light: Season 49 May 23, 2001 Max Nickerson [#2] (1999 - 2001) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 36 May 4, 1999 Sean McKinnon (1999) tbd
tbd Guiding Light: Season 47 Jun 30, 1998 Max Nickerson [#2] (1999 - 2001) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 35 May 4, 1998 Sean McKinnon (1999) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 34 Jul 10, 1997 Sean McKinnon (1999) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 27 Oct 29, 1990 Sean McKinnon (1999) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 24 Jun 30, 1987 Sean McKinnon (1999) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 6 Jun 30, 1969 Sean McKinnon (1999) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 5 Jan 2, 1968 Sean McKinnon (1999) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 4 Jun 21, 1967 Sean McKinnon (1999) tbd
tbd Another World: Season 3 May 9, 1966 Sean McKinnon (1999) tbd