Paul James
James in 2006
Years active2004–present

Paul James is an American actor, best known for his role of Calvin on the ABC Family television show Greek. James also starred in the movie The Architect.[1] James graduated from Syracuse University in 2003 with a BA degree in Theatre. He also starred as Sean Egan on the Hulu TV series The Path.

Early life and education

James was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the neighboring suburbs of Maryland. He graduated from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His mother was a school teacher at Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland up until 2007.[2]


ABC Family's Greek aired for four seasons. In the show Paul James plays Calvin Owens, a gay member of Omega Chi Delta fraternity. Fans have applauded both the show for portraying homosexuality in a good light and Paul James as an actor for his portrayal of a black gay man living in a fraternity house.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Deerings C.J. Television film
2005 Cold Case Zeke Williams Episode: "Strange Fruit"
Cry Wolf Lewis
2006 Twenty Questions George Perkins Television film
The Architect Shawn
2007 Without a Trace Allen Hayes Episode: "Absalom"
2007–2011 Greek Calvin Owens Main cast
2008 Spinning into Butter Simon Brick
CSI: Miami Duncan Episode: "Ambush"
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles James 'Junior' Dobbs Episode: "Blood Brothers"
Bones Hunter Lang Episode: "The Shallow in the Deep"
2011 Lie To Me Kyle Episode: Killer App
Torchwood Noah Vickers 5 episodes
Dragon Crusaders Bryce
2013 Crawlspace Derek
CSI: NY P.O. Trey Jensen Episode: "Today Is Life"
2014 Shameless T.A. Episode: "Simple Pleasures"
Farmed and Dangerous Max 2 episodes
Grey's Anatomy Eric Episode: "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bomb Squad Tech Episode: "The CSI Effect"
2014–2017 The Last Ship O'Connor 22 episodes
2015 Desecrated Marcus
2016–2018 The Path Sean Egan Recurring (season 1); main cast (season 2)
2018 Unlovable Ben
Apostle Townsmen Guard
2019 The Hot Zone Ben Gellis
Soundtrack Sam Main cast


Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2009 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Greek Nominated [3]


  1. ^ Jensen, Michael (August 5, 2007). "Interview with Greek's Paul James, page 3". AfterElton. Retrieved February 4, 2009.
  2. ^ Jensen, Michael (August 5, 2007). "Interview with Greek's Paul James, page 2". AfterElton. Retrieved May 11, 2009.
  3. ^ "The 40th NAACP Image Awards – 2009 Winners – Television Categories". NAACP. Archived from the original on March 26, 2009.