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Paul Ben-Victor : biography

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Paul Ben-Victor (born July 24, 1965) is an American actor.


Ben-Victor was born Paul Friedman, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Leah Kornfeld, a playwright, and Victor Friedman. Ben-Victor debuted on the small screen in 1987 in the made-for-TV movie Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife and on an episode of Cagney & Lacey. Fifteen years after beginning his television career with bit parts, Ben-Victor found himself cast in important roles on HBO dramas The Wire and Entourage, as well as making a 2006 appearance as Coach Lou on My Name is Earl. He portrayed Moe Howard in the 2000 made-for-TV film The Three Stooges.

Ben-Victor has been featured on many television cop dramas like Monk and CSI, and also had a recurring role as two-bit con man Steve Richards on three episodes of NYPD Blue from 1994 to 1997.

Ben-Victor has co-written stage plays with his mother including "Club Soda" and "The Good Steno".

Ben-Victor had a starring role in the Sci-Fi channel television show, The Invisible Man, alongside Vincent Ventresca. The two later guest starred together on the hit TV show Las Vegas. They were reunited again on an episode of the new USA Network series In Plain Sight (Episode 1.2, "Hoosier Daddy"), on which Ben-Victor has a supporting role.

In 2008, Ben-Victor held a supporting role in the feature film, Clear Lake, WI, starring Michael Madsen.

In August 2008, Ben-Victor co-starred in Coma, a web series on Crackle.



Year Title Role
1990 The Rookie Little Felix
1992 Cool World a valet
1993 Tombstone Florentino Cruz
True Romance Luca
1995 Bushwhacked Dana's father
Houseguest Pauly Gasperini
1994 Red Scorpion 2 Vince D'Angelo
1998 Point Blank Howard
A Civil Action Bobby Pasqueriella
1999 The Corruptor Schabacker
2000 Drowning Mona Deputy Tony Carlucci
2003 Daredevil Jose Quesada
2006 Randy and The Mob Franco
2009 Clear Lake, WI Sheriff Joe Dietzer
2010 Should’ve Been Romeo Joey
2012 Mighty Fine Bobby


Year Title Role Note
1994 The X-Files Dr. Aaron Monte
1994-1997 NYPD Blue Steve Richards episodes: «The Truth Is Out There», «Aging Bull», «You Bet Your Life»
1998 Brooklyn South episode «Skel in a Cell»
2000 The Invisible Man Bobby Hobbes main role
The Three Stooges Moe Howard television movie
2003-2008 The Wire Spiros Vondas 14 episodes
2005 Monk Al Nicoletto
2005–2008 Entourage Alan Gray 7 episodes
2006 The Shield Detective Paul Reyes
My Name Is Earl Coach Lou
2007 John from Cincinnati Palaka 8 episodes
2008-2012 In Plain Sight Stan McQueen main role
2009 Everybody Hates Chris Thurman 7 episodes
2010 The Mentalist Noah Landau
2011 Childrens Hospital Spiros
2013 Vegas Barry Silver 4 episodes
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