The skills of the actor Paul Wesley have always been well-known in front of the camera but in recent times he has been stretching himself with challenging roles on the stage and behind the camera. As an actor, Paul Wesley has become a popular television star with his recurring role in The CW series, “The Vampire Diaries” which he joined the cast of in 2009 and remains an important character within.
Paul Wesley made the move behind the camera as a director for episodes of “The Vampire Diaries” and later met with critical acclaim for his first attempt as a producer on the critically acclaimed independent movie, “Before I Disappear” which was released in 2014. Writer/director Shawn Christensen had already won an Oscar for a short film which was used as the basis for “Before I Disappear” and had stretched the short film into a feature Wesley both produced and acted in.
Despite being known for appearing in young adult-based dramas on the TV from his first appearances in “Wolf Lake” to roles in “The O.C.”, Paul Wesley has looked to explore his own personality and experiences through some critically-acclaimed work on the stage. The play, “Cam in Camo” featured Paul Wesley as the titular, Cal who is spending time with his family after the death of his wife; Wesley explained in a recent interview he had not experienced a loss of such proportions as that seen by his character in “Cal in Camo” but felt his range as an actor had expanded because of the role. A similar experience was explored by Paul Wesley in the 2014 movie, “Amira and Sam” which featured Wesley as a crooked hedge fund manager using his army hero cousin, Sam to develop his nefarious money-making schemes.