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Paul Schneider was born on March 16, 1976 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Lars and the Real Girl (2007), Water for Elephants (2011) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007). See full bio »

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 2016 Channel Zero (TV Series)
Mike Painter
- Welcome Home (2016)
- Guest of Honor (2016)
- A Strange Vessel (2016)
- I'll Hold Your Hand (2016) ... Mike Painter
 2016 The Tunnel (TV Series)
Koba / Artem Baturin
- Episode #2.8 (2016) ... Koba / Artem Baturin
- Episode #2.7 (2016) ... Koba / Artem Baturin
- Episode #2.6 (2016) ... Koba / Artem Baturin
- Episode #2.5 (2016) ... Koba
 2016 Café Society
 2015 The Daughter
 2014 The Divide (TV Series)
Clark Rylance
- To Whom Evil Is Done (2014) ... Clark Rylance
- I Can't Go Back (2014) ... Clark Rylance (credit only)
- And the Little Ones Get Caught (2014) ... Clark Rylance
- I'm for Justice (2014) ... Clark Rylance (credit only)
- Never Forget (2014) ... Clark Rylance
 2014 Goodbye to All That
Otto Wall
 2013 Hello Carter
 2012 The Babymakers
Tommy Macklin
 2011 The Flowers of War
 2011 Beloved
 2009 Away We Go
 2009 Bright Star
Mr. Brown
 2008 Pretty Bird
Beach Dog Jogger (as Otto Peotomy)
 2006 Live Free or Die
Jeff Lagrand
 2005 The Family Stone
Brad Stevenson
 2004 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Owen McCabe
 2003 Third Watch (TV Series)
Warner / Thomas Warner
- Payback (2003) ... Warner
- Surrender (2003) ... Thomas Warner
 2003 Crude
 2001 Security, Colorado
 2000 George Washington
Rico Rice
 1998 Physical Pinball (Short)
 1997 Pleasant Grove (Short)
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Otto Peotomy


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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After we did All the Real Girls (2003), some guy asked me how I was going to go to Hollywood and hang on to my indie values. "Indie values"? There's like 18 things wrong with that phrase, but I understood what he meant. If your value system is external to you, then yeah, it can be hard to hold on to. Is it hard to hold on to this glass of water through a typhoon? It absolutely is. But if your ... See more »


Left "Parks and Recreation" after its 2nd season by mutual agreement with the show's producers (it had been clear for a while that Schneider would not return for Season 3, leading to the full-time hiring of Adam Scott and a guest-star spot for Rob Lowe who would become a show regular for several years afterwards). While Mike Schur said that Schneider would return for guest spots himself, his ... See more »


Frequently plays devious but likeable characters See more »

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