Paul Schneider

Paul Schneider

Highest Rated: 84% George Washington (2000)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Babymakers (2012)

Birthday: Mar 16, 1976

Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Actor Paul Schneider initially made a name for himself as flawed, but relatable characters in several small films before moving into more mainstream fare on television. A friend and classmate of David Gordon Green while attending the North Carolina School for the Arts, it was a natural progression for Schneider to appear in the writer-director's first two feature films, "George Washington" (2000) and "All the Real Girls" (2003). The latter effort, in particular, gave the actor enough exposure to land work in projects like Cameron Crowe's dramedy "Elizabethtown" (2005) and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (2007). More prominent performances in the dramas "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007) and "Bright Star" (2009) illustrated just how versatile Schneider was, causing people to take notice. So much so, that his regular cast role on the television comedy "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-15) was written out after just two seasons when further film offers lured the actor away. Subsequent screen efforts included a supporting turn in the Reese Witherspoon-Robert Pattinson period romance "Water for Elephants" (2011). By embracing the possibilities offered by both network television and independent film, Schneider ensured himself a healthy future in Hollywood.

Highest rated movies

George Washington
Bright Star
Lars and the Real Girl
The Daughter
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Café Society
All the Real Girls
Away We Go




No Score Yet 41% A House on the Bayou John Chambers (Character) - 2021
71% 56% Café Society Steve (Character) $11.1M 2016
77% 62% The Daughter Christian (Character) $26.4K 2015
62% 31% Goodbye to All That Otto (Character) $9.0K 2014
29% No Score Yet Hello Carter Aaron (Character) - 2013
8% 22% The Babymakers Tommy (Character) $5.2K 2012
56% 45% Beloved Henderson (Character) $119.6K 2011
60% 70% Water for Elephants Charlie (Character) $58.7M 2011
83% 68% Bright Star Mr. Brown (Character) $4.4M 2009
67% 74% Away We Go Courtney (Character) $9.4M 2009
20% 16% Pretty Bird Director,
- 2008
81% 84% Lars and the Real Girl Gus (Character) $5.9M 2007
76% 75% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Dick Liddil (Character) $3.9M 2007
40% 43% Live Free or Die Lagrand (Character) $12.7K 2006
52% 63% The Family Stone Brad Stevenson (Character) $60.1M 2005
28% 66% Elizabethtown Jessie Baylor (Character) $26.8M 2005
60% 20% 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Owen (Character) - 2004
71% 78% All the Real Girls Paul (Character) $548.7K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Security, Colorado Paul (Character) - 2001
84% 85% George Washington Rico Rice (Character) $241.8K 2000


72% 81% NOS4A2 Jonathan (Guest Star) 2020
86% 75% Tales From the Loop George (Character) 2020
75% 89% Chance Ryan Winter (Character) 2017
94% 86% Channel Zero Mike Painter (Character) 2016
92% 97% The Divide Clark Rylance (Character) 2014
58% 91% The Newsroom Brian Brenner (Guest Star) 2012
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Mark Brendanawicz (Character) 2009-2012