Canadian actor Paul Popowich was born on March 2, 1973 in Hamilton, Ontario. He has an inclination towards performing at a young age, studying dramatic art and classical piano. He made his film debut in 1988, when he was just 15 years old; he starred in the children’s film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller. His first regular television role came in 1992, appearing alongside a then-unknown Neve Campbell in the teen series Catwalk, which revolves around a struggling band who aims to get a record label. Here, he played the role of Jesse Carlson, the band’s drummer who rebelled against his family.
Popowich appeared in a guest capacity in several television series in the 1990s. His roles include those for Beverly Hills 90210, Nancy Drew, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Unhappily Ever After, Nash Bridges, Promised Land and Dark Angel. In 2000, Popowich joined the cast of the Canadian drama Twice in a Lifetime, which had a novel concept: have the series regular play supporting roles, and the guest stars play the lead. He plays Mr Smith, one of the advocates who encourage those who just died to travel to their past to convince their younger selves to make a different choice.
In 2006, he joined the cast of the short-lived American drama Angela’s Eyes. The series saw him play the role of Jerry Henson, the younger brother of lead Angela (Abigail Spencer), perceived to be unreliable who spends most of the series trying to clear their incarcerated parents’ (Boyd Gaines and Alberta Watson) names, causing the strain between the two’s relationship. His more recent guest television roles include The Outer Limits, Mutant X, Beautiful People, The L Word, The Best Years and Till Death Do Us Part. He’s also appeared in films such as Vlad, Vampires Anonymous and Fatal Trust.