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Paul Bates is an actor, known for Coming to America (1988), True Romance (1993) and 8 Mile (2002). See full bio »

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 2016 The Grinder (TV Series)
FOX Guard
- Genesis (2016) ... FOX Guard
 2016 Those Who Can't (TV Series)
Parent 2
- Of Lice and Men (2016) ... Parent 2
 2015 The Middle (TV Series)
Tow Truck Guy
- Not Your Brother's Drop Off (2015) ... Tow Truck Guy
 2014 Odd Squad (TV Series)
Doughnut Baker
- Soundcheck/Double Trouble (2014) ... Doughnut Baker
 2012 Common Law (TV Series)
Beat Cop
- Pilot (2012) ... Beat Cop
 2010 Flashforward (TV Series)
- Revelation Zero: Part 2 (2010) ... Phil
 2010 Hesher
Mr. Elsberry
 2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Nightclub Manager
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Morgue Attendant
- Harvest (2006) ... Morgue Attendant
 2005 Break a Leg
Loud Customer
 2004 It's All Relative (TV Series)
- Tackleboxxx/The Love Below (2004) ... Dan
 2002 8 Mile
 2002 Becker (TV Series)
Mr. Garland
- Another Tricky Day (2002) ... Mr. Garland
 2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Crazy #2 / Crazie #1
- The Weight of the World (2001) ... Crazy #2
- Spiral (2001) ... Crazy #2
- Blood Ties (2001) ... Crazie #1
 2001 Breathing Hard
 1999 Instinct
 1998 March in Windy City (TV Movie)
Det. Joe Riggs
 1997 The Single Guy (TV Series)
- Johnny Hollywood (1997) ... Fish
 1996 Paper Dragons
 1996 The Preacher's Wife
Saul Jeffreys
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Fat Cat
- Where's 'Swaldo (1996) ... Fat Cat
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
Orderly #1
 1995 Ellen (TV Series)
Kenny / Kenny Burke
- Ellen's Choice (1995) ... Kenny
- The Bridges of L.A. County (1995) ... Kenny Burke
 1995 Wings (TV Series)
- When a Man Loves a Donut (1995) ... Lester
 1995 Charlie Grace (TV Series)
Little Milton
- Pilot (1995) ... Little Milton
 1995 Showgirls
Bouncer at Cheetah
 1995 Living Single (TV Series)
Fat Man with Camera
- Raw Talent (1995) ... Fat Man with Camera
 1995 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Burl / The Customer
- The Poppa-Cabana (1995) ... Burl
- Afro Cab (1995) ... The Customer
 1993 Mr. Wonderful
 1993 The Pickle
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
- Jurisdiction (1993) ... Bergin
 1992 Jennifer 8
 1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
Officer Finney
 1991 The Super
 1990 Crazy People
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- Coming to America (1989) ... Oha
 1987 Hot Pursuit
 1986 Kay O'Brien (TV Series)
- Kayo on Call (1986) ... Danny
 1984 Exterminator 2
Guy #2
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mike Catlett
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Mike Catlett
 1983 Somewhere, Tomorrow
Paul Bart
 1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)

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(May 30, 1991 to July 7, 1991) He acted in John Henry Redwood's play, "A Sumbeam," at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Mary Alice in the cast. See more »

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Appeared as a contestant on "Win Ben Stein's Money". When he introduced himself as an actor, co-host Jimmy Kimmel asked him, "Have you been in anything I might've seen?" and Paul simply answered, "No.".

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