Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley

Highest Rated: 83% Shot in the Heart (2001)

Lowest Rated: 18% Mothers and Daughters (2016)

Birthday: Jul 23, 1982

Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

As talented as he was boyishly handsome, actor Paul Wesley showed an early facility for playing misunderstood outcasts who audiences could empathize with. After receiving his start on a daytime soap opera while still in high school, the young actor graduated to primetime efforts like the short-lived lycanthrope drama "Wolf Lake" (CBS, 2001-02). Though not able find that one breakout role, Wesley continued to attract the attention of casting agents with his nuanced work in various roles, including turns as a teenage drug dealer on "Everwood" (The WB, 2002-06) and as a human-angel hybrid on the fantasy miniseries "Fallen" (ABC Family, 2006-07). A lead role in the low-budget horror-comedy "Killer Movie" (2008) proved more memorable, as it was on the set that Wesley met his future wife, actress Torrey DeVitto. After almost a decade of near breakout success, Wesley at last landed the career-defining role of the good hearted vampire Stefan Salvatore on the hit supernatural drama series "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009-17). Along with impossibly attractive co-stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, Wesley was catapulted to the upper echelon of hot young Hollywood talent virtually overnight. As the sexy and sinister show gained more devoted followers each season, the actor increased his profile with feature efforts like the violent action-comedy "The Baytown Outlaws" (2013). Well regarded for his ability to play characters on either side of the moral spectrum, Wesley was well positioned for a gratifying and robust career.

Highest rated movies

Shot in the Heart
Amira & Sam
Cloud 9
Roll Bounce
Before I Disappear
Peaceful Warrior
The Baytown Outlaws
The Late Bloomer




20% 23% The Late Bloomer Charlie (Character) - 2016
18% 29% Mothers and Daughters Kevin (Character) - 2016
77% 68% Amira & Sam Charlie (Character) $30.8K 2014
37% 67% Before I Disappear Gideon (Character),
$2.7K 2014
22% 54% The Baytown Outlaws Reese (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 62% Beneath the Blue Craig (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 34% Elsewhere Billy (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 65% The Russell Girl Evan Carroll (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer Movie Jake Tanner (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen the Journey Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 67% Fallen Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen III: The Destiny Aaron Corbett (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 56% Lenexa, 1 Mile Rick Lausier (Character) - 2006
25% 76% Peaceful Warrior Trevor (Character) $1.1M 2006
67% 17% Cloud 9 Unknown (Character) - 2006
66% 70% Roll Bounce Troy (Character) $17.4M 2005
83% 69% Shot in the Heart Gary (Age 15-22) (Character) - 2001


No Score Yet No Score Yet Flowers in the Attic: The Origin John Amos (Character) 2022
83% 23% Batwoman Director 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 70% Tell Me a Story Tucker Reed (Character) 2018-2020
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019
No Score Yet 80% Legacies Director 2019
77% 68% Roswell, New Mexico Director 2019
86% 70% The Vampire Diaries Stefan Salvatore (Character),
84% 69% The Originals Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
87% 86% 24 Stephen (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
55% No Score Yet Cane Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen Aaron Corbett (Character) 2006-2007
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Danny Burrell (Guest Star) 2000 2005
No Score Yet 75% CSI: New York Steve Samprass (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
58% 100% 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
90% 96% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
67% 71% The O.C. Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
78% 68% Smallville Lucas Luthor (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
20% No Score Yet Wolf Lake Unknown (Character) 2001-2002