Paul Mercier is a screenwriter, director, actor, voice actor. He is best known for his work as Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 4 and Specter in the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs video game series.
A third generation stage actor, Paul makes his feature film debut in Wrestling with God. When he was six years old he took his first bow on stage with his father's community theater group, The Kensington-Garrett Players in Maryland. It wasn't until his senior year in high school, though, while playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof that he realized acting was his true vocation.
Following professional engagements with a touring company and several other theaters in the Washington D.C. area, he was accepted into the acting program at Adelphi University in 1980. After winning the Alexander-Barnes Acting Competition he was awarded a full scholarship for each of his four years.
Even as a freshman Paul performed on the Senior Mainstage in plays ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Shakespeare. His repertoire included French mime, dramatic verse, musicals, contemporary comedy, straight plays and cabaret.
Paul trained for three years at the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Guildhall School of Music