Paul Thomas Wasilewski was born on July 23, 1982 to Thomas & Agnieshka Wasilewski in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Paul was raised in Marlboro, New Jersey along with his three sisters, Julia, Leah & Monika. In the third grade he was enrolled in a summer a summer arts program where he developed his first interest in acting.
During his teenage years Paul attended three different high schools including an all-boys Catholic school. While trying to fulfill his duties as a high school student Paul started trying to pursue his ambitions to be an actor. He auditioned and landed a role on an episode of Another World as Sean McKinnon. He then landed a part on Guiding Light as Max Nickerson. Paul said he has good memories from his time on Guiding Light, "It sort of shaped my childhood - I got kicked out of school because of it. I went to class once a week because I was shooting the show, and they're like "Get out of here." That was kind of my high school experience. I made friends - Brittany Snow was on it, Hayden Panettiere was on it. It was my first experience in front of the camera. I was nervous as hell, but it was my tool, my education."
Once Paul graduated from high school he enrolled at Rutgers University where he only attended a semester and then dropped out so he could focus on his acting. Over the next few years Paul was cast in parts in notable television series such as Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Smallville, The O.C. and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
He also starred as Luke Cates in the short lived series Wolf Lake where he was a werewolf. He had a reoccurring part on Everwood as Amy Abbott's friend Tommy Callahan and also on American Dreams as JJ Pryor's best friend and football teammate Tommy DeFelice.
After his first five years in the business Paul decided to change his surname to Wesley. When asked why he made this decision he said, "Wasilewski was too hard to pronounce! I asked my family's permission to change it, and it's really helped my career."
Convention Guest Appearances
- The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention 2019 - February 8-10, 2019 in Nashville, TN
- Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans 2019 - January 4-6, 2019 in New Orleans, LA 2018
- Warsaw Comic Con 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in Nadarzyn, Poland
- Heroes Comic Con Madrid 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in Madrid, Spain
German Comic Con Berlin 2018 - October 20-21, 2018 in Berlin, GermanyCancelled Appearance
- London Film & Comic Con 2018 - July 27-29, 2018 in London, UK
- The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention 2018 - February 9-11, 2018 in Nashville, TN 2017
- Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 - November 10-12, 2017 in Providence, RI
MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 - September 29 - October 1, 2017 in Tampa Bay, FLCancelled Appearance
- Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 - September 21-23, 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT
FanExpo Canada 2017 - August 31 - September 3, 2017 in Toronto, ON, CanadaCancelled Appearance Boston Comic Con 2017 - August 11-13, 2017 in Boston, MACancelled Appearance Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento 2017 - June 16-18, 2017 in Sacramento, CACancelled Appearance
- Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2017 - June 1-4, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA
MegaCon Orlando 2017 - May 25-28, 2017 in Orlando, FLCancelled Appearance Comicpalooza 2017 - May 12-14, 2017 in Houston, TXCancelled Appearance Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis 2017 - April 7-9, 2017 in St. Louis, MOCancelled Appearance
- Fan Expo Dallas 2017 - March 31 - April 2, 2017 in Dallas, TX 2016
- Denver Comic Con 2016 - June 17-19, 2016 in Denver, CO 2015
- Ottawa Comiccon 2015 - May 8-10, 2015 in Ottawa, ON, Canada
- Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Experience 2015 - January 29-31, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT
13 confirmed guest appearances