Paul Walter Hauser
|Born||October 15, 1986|
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
Paul Walter Hauser (born October 15, 1986) is an American actor and comedian. He played supporting roles in the films Cruella, I, Tonya, Late Night, BlacKkKlansman, and Da 5 Bloods. In 2019, Hauser had his breakout performance as the title character in the film Richard Jewell, leading the National Board of Review to award him for best Breakthrough Performance. He portrayed Raymond, better known by his nickname "Stingray", in Season 2 and Season 4 of Cobra Kai and was also seen in the TV show Kingdom.
Hauser was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. His parents are Deborah and The Rev. Paul Hauser, a Lutheran minister. He attended Valley Lutheran High School, a private parochial school in Saginaw.
Hauser portrayed Shawn Eckhardt in the 2017 film I, Tonya, Dale in the 2010 film Virginia, and Keith in the television series Kingdom. He had the recurring role of Deshawn in the Amazon web series Betas, and in 2018 appeared as Lonnie Laloush in Super Troopers 2 and as Ivanhoe in BlacKkKlansman. He has also appeared as a guest star on the television series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Night Shift, Superstore, Key & Peele, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community, Blunt Talk, and Cobra Kai. In 2019, he starred in Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell, portraying the title role, Richard Jewell, the real life security guard who spotted the bomb at the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. In 2020, he starred in Songbird, a film based on the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, Hauser played Horace Badun in the crime comedy-drama Cruella, a Disney live-action prequel/spin-off of One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Hauser is a Christian. He married Amy Elizabeth Boland on July 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. Hauser and Boland have a son, who was born on April 21, 2021 in Thomasville, Georgia.
|2011||Demoted||Bothered Salesman||Uncredited|
|2017||Locked Away||DJ #1|||
|I, Tonya||Shawn Eckhardt|
|Kiss Me When I’m Down||Robert||Short film|
|2018||Super Troopers 2||Lonnie Laloush|
|2019||Late Night||Eugene Mancuso|
|Richard Jewell||Richard Jewell|
|Da 5 Bloods||Simon|
|Eat Wheaties!||James Fisk|
|2021||Silk Road||Curtis Clark Green|
|2005||Too Late with Adam Carolla||Various Characters (voice)||2 episodes|
|2010||Community||Student #3||Episode: "Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples"|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Richie||Episode: "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth"|
|Lee Mathers||Keanu||Pilot|
|2013||Key & Peele||Various roles||2 episodes|
|2015||The Night Shift||Oren Edwards||Episode: "Ghosts"|
|Blunt Talk||Episode: "Who Kisses So Early in the Morning?"|
|A Midsummer's Nightmare||Nick Bottoms||Television movie|
|2018–2019||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Tripp Knob||2 episodes|
|2018||No Apologies||Daniel Cohen||Pilot|
|2019–2021||Cobra Kai||Raymond "Stingray"||10 episodes|
|2020||Reno 911!||Jeffy Renee Chisholm||6 episodes|
|2021||Calls||Floyd (voice)||Episode: "Me, Myself & Darlene"|
|I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson||Scott||Episode: "Everyone just needs to be more in the moment."|
|2022||Black Bird||Larry Hall|
|2019||CinEuphoria Awards||Best Ensemble - International Competition||BlacKkKlansman||Nominated|
|2019||Detroit Film Critics Society||Breakthrough Performance||Richard Jewell||Nominated|
|National Board of Review Awards||Breakthrough Performance||Richard Jewell||Won|
|2020||Hollywood Critics Association||Game Changer Award||Won|
|Best Breakthrough Performance (Actor)||Nominated|
|2021||Best Supporting Actor||Cruella||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Da 5 Bloods||Nominated|