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
- STLV: 57-Year Mission 2023 - August 3-6, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV, USA 2022
- German Comic Con Dortmund Winter 2022 - December 3-4, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany
- Comic Con Liverpool 2022 - November 19-20, 2022 in Liverpool, UK
- The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention 2022 - September 23-25, 2022 in Schaumburg, IL, USA
56-Year Mission 2022 - August 25-28, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV, USACancelled Appearance
- The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention 2022 - July 29-31, 2022 in Whippany, NJ, USA
- The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention 2022 - May 13-15, 2022 in Nashville, TN, USA 2021
- German Comic Con Dortmund Winter Edition 2021 - December 3-5, 2021 in Dortmund, Germany
- Comic Con Liverpool 2021 - November 13-14, 2021 in Liverpool, UK
- For the Love of Fantasy 2021 - October 9-10, 2021 in Edinburgh, UK
Comic Con Scotland 2021 - October 9-10, 2021 in Newbridge, UKConvention Cancelled 2020
- Armageddon Auckland 2020 - October 23-26, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand Live via Video Feed 2019
- German Comic Con Dortmund 2019 - December 7-8, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany
- The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention 2019 - September 6-8, 2019 in Whippany, NJ, USA
- Warsaw Comic Con 2019 - May 31 - June 2, 2019 in Nadarzyn, Poland
- East European Comic Con 2019 - May 24-26, 2019 in Bucharest, Romania
- Calgary Expo 2019 - April 25-28, 2019 in Calgary, AB
- The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Official Convention 2019 - February 8-10, 2019 in Nashville, TN, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans 2019 - January 4-6, 2019 in New Orleans, LA, USA 2018
- Heroes Comic Con Madrid 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in Madrid, Spain
- Warsaw Comic Con 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in Nadarzyn, Poland
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, USA 2017
- Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 - November 10-12, 2017 in Providence, RI, USA
MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 - September 29 - October 1, 2017 in Tampa, FL, USACancelled Appearance
- Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 - September 21-23, 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
FanExpo Canada 2017 - August 31 - September 3, 2017 in Toronto, ONCancelled Appearance Boston Comic Con 2017 - August 11-13, 2017 in Boston, MA, USACancelled Appearance Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento 2017 - June 16-18, 2017 in Sacramento, CA, USACancelled Appearance
- Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2017 - June 1-4, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
MegaCon Orlando 2017 - May 25-28, 2017 in Orlando, FL, USACancelled Appearance Comicpalooza 2017 - May 12-14, 2017 in Houston, TX, USACancelled Appearance Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis 2017 - April 7-9, 2017 in St. Louis, MO, USACancelled Appearance
- Fan Expo Dallas 2017 - March 31 - April 2, 2017 in Dallas, TX, USA 2016
- Denver Comic Con 2016 - June 17-19, 2016 in Denver, CO, USA 2015
- Ottawa Comiccon 2015 - May 8-10, 2015 in Ottawa, ON
- Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Experience 2015 - January 29-31, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
27 confirmed guest appearances