Paul Pistore

Biography: Paul Pistore began his "Hollywood Show Biz Career" in 1986 after relocating from Monterey, California to Los Angeles.
Paul auditioned to become a Tour Guide at Universal Studios. It was during his tenure as a Studio Guide, that Paul learned about auditions for puppeteers in the new An American Tail Live show that was to open at the Universal Studios Theme Park. Paul had always had a love for puppetry and had performed in various shows throughout his school years, so this sounded like a good opportunity. It would prove to put him on the road to the career he now enjoys.
Scanty resume in hand, he showed up to the audition. Lo and behold he landed the coveted part and as his puppetry and managerial skills grew, he soon became the Lead Puppeteer for the show's four year run. After attending many workshops, classes and lots practice in front of a video camera, he felt his skills as a puppeteer were ready to be unleashed upon the world. He started knocking on doors
Paul Pistore began his "Hollywood Show Biz Career" in 1986 after relocating from Monterey, California to Los Angeles.
Paul auditioned to become a Tour Guide at Universal Studios. It was during his tenure as a Studio Guide, that Paul learned about auditions for puppeteers in the new An American Tail Live show that was to open at the Universal Studios Theme Park. Paul had always had a love for puppetry and had performed in various shows throughout his school years, so this sounded like a good opportunity. It would prove to put him on the road to the career he now enjoys.
Scanty resume in hand, he showed up to the audition. Lo and behold he landed the coveted part and as his puppetry and managerial skills grew, he soon became the Lead Puppeteer for the show's four year run.
After attending many workshops, classes and lots practice in front of a video camera, he felt his skills as a puppeteer were ready to be unleashed upon the world. He started knocking on doors looking for puppetry jobs. Not many doors opened at first. But, this kid doesn't give up easily.
Things started to pay off job-wise when he landed a puppeteer job as a Penguin on the movie Batman Returns. Then, other jobs followed in the world of film and television and with them a good reputation as a hard working performer.

Now, 12 years later, Paul has performed in starring roles in four national TV series as well as numerous films and commercials.
Paul's Telly Award winning work as the raspy voiced Mister Moose and the digital character Copernicus P. Digit until recently, could be seen on the critically acclaimed series,
The All New Captain Kangaroo and Mister Moose's Fun Time broadcast on The Fox Family Channel.
He has puppeteered on feature films, such as Alien Resurrection and Men in Black 2 as well as TV commercials for Texaco, Budweiser, and as E.T. the Extraterrestrial for the British and Japanese markets to name just a few.

Paul has worked with almost all of the major Special effects studios in Hollywood, including: Rick Baker's Cinovation, Stan Winston Studios, Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. (ADI).
Over the years Paul has also worked under such directors as, Tim Burton (Batman Returns), Barry Sonnifeld (Men In Black 2), Dan Curtis (Intruders) and many others.
His broad character voice range has also landed him voice-over jobs on such shows as
The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and Saban's Masked Rider. And as the weird but cool D. Jam Germ for the Fox Family Channel morning shows, The Morning Scramble and The Weekend Chill. His voice work was also featured playing two characters in a TV pilot entitled, Victor for Film Roman (Creator of The Simpsons).
During his time at the Fox Family Channel, Paul got to try his hand at directing and producing segments for The Morning Scramble and The Weekend Chill. This lead to Paul writing original segments as well.
Recently, Paul co-created and co-wrote the irreverent C3D TV series Apartment 51.
His character, Mal, is a sarcastic intergalactic traveler who, with his friend, O.G. plots the eventual takeover of Planet Earth, provided it doesn't interrupt their TV watching.
Paul received two Omni Awards for this show including one for Comedy.
Most recemtly, Paul's original creation, The Kingsley Kongo Show has attracted the attention and backing of TV Legend Ed McMahon (The Tonight Show, Star Search) who has attached himself to the project as co-producer and on air side-kick to Kingsley himself.
Although, Paul admittedly makes his living playing with dolls, which is a source of great amusement to his friends, he is extremely dedicated and does his job very well.
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