Paul Sparks who is best known for his roles in films and TV shows like “House of Cards” and “The Greatest Showman” is a professional actor hailing from the United States of America, is active in the industry since 1998.

Quick Info 
Full NamePaul Sparks
Date of BirthOctober 16, 1971
Birth PlaceLawton, Oklahoma, United States
ParentsJane Sparks
Michael Sparks
Spouse Annie Parisse
Age49 years
Height6 ft 1 in
Net WorthUS $5 million
Paul Sparks
Paul Sparks



Paul Sparks’ full name is Paul W. Sparks. He was born to parents Jane and Michael Sparks on the day of October 16, 1971, in Lawton which is located in Oklahoma, USA. His dad was a football coach in a high school and his mom worked as a school tutor. Initially, he studied chemistry at Oklahoma State University on a scholarship. He then transferred to Tisch School of Arts that functioned under New York University. In 1995, he acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama.  



Paul made his film debut in 2005 with the film “Headspace” in which he acted as Jason. The next year, he appeared in the film “The Treatment” as Andre. In 2007, he appeared as Baylis in the film “Blackbird”. In 2008, he appeared in the film “Synecdoche, New York” as the character named Derek. The same year, Paul Sparks appeared in the films “Rachel Getting Married”, “Deception”, “Afterschool”, “The Missing Person” and “The Understudy”.

In 2010, he acted as a police detective in the film “Edge of Darkness” and in “Return” as Ed in 2011. In 2012 he appeared in three films, namely, “Forgetting the Girl” in which he acted as Tanner, “Mud” as Carver, and “Sparrows Dance” as Wes. In 2013, he acted in 2 films namely, “Trust Me” as Ray and “Parkland” as Harry McCormick. In 2015, he acted as Conrad Sean Lewis in the movie “Stealing Cars”.

Paul Sparks

In 2016, Paul Sparks appeared in two films, namely, “Midnight Special” in which he acted as Agent Miller, and “All the Birds Have Flown South” in which he acted as Stephen. He appeared in two films in 2017, namely, “Thoroughbreds” in which he acted as Mark and in “The Greatest Showman” with Will Swenson,  in which he acted as James Gordon Bennett Sr. In 2019, he appeared in “Human Capital” as Jon. In 2020, he performed in the movie “The Lovebirds” as Moustache. 

He made his TV debut in 1998 with the TV show titled “Trinity” in which he acted as Rod in the episode titled “In a Yellow Wood”. In 2001, he appeared in the film “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as Marvin Posey in the episode titled “Manhunt”. In 2006, he appeared in the TV show titled “Brotherhood” as Aaron for a total of 3 episodes. From 2010 to 2014hr appeared in the TV show titled “Boardwalk Empire ” as Mickey Doyle for a total of 36 episodes.

From 2012 to 2013, he appeared in 3 episodes of “Underemployed” as Guy Doyle. From 2015 to 2017, he acted as Thomas Yates in the TV show titled cHouse of Cards” for a total of 27 episodes. In 2016, he appeared as David Tellis in the TV show titled “The Girlfriend Experience” for a total of 12 episodes. In 2016, he acted in “The Night Of” as Don Taylor for 6 episodes.

In 2018, he acted in the TV show titled “Waco” as Steve Schneider for 6 episodes. From 2018 to 2019, he appeared in “Sweetbitter” in the main role of Howard. In 2019, he appeared in “Castle Rock‘ as John Merrill for a total of 10 episodes. 



Paul and Annie Parisse first coincided in 2005 and got married soon after. Together, they have two children, namely, Emmett who was born in 2009, and Lydia who was born in 2014. For the most part, he keeps his personal life completely secret and doesn’t like discussing his life with the public. He suffers from type 1 diabetes. Due to this, he also works with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 

Paul Sparks

Height, Weight, and Age

Paul Sparks stands 1.85 meters (6 feet and 1 inch)  tall and weighs approximately 75 kg. As of November of 2020, he is 49 years old. 


Social Media

Paul Sparks isn’t active on any social media platforms as of December of 2020. 



Paul Sparks’ net worth is assessed to be encompassing US$ 5 million as of December of 2020. He makes most of his fortune from acting in various films and TV shows.