Paul James (actor)

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.

Paul James
James in 2006
Paul James

Years active2004–present

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.


2004The DeeringsC.J.Television film
2005Cold CaseZeke WilliamsEpisode: "Strange Fruit"
Cry WolfLewis
2006Twenty QuestionsGeorge PerkinsTelevision film
The ArchitectShawn
2007Without a TraceAllen HayesEpisode: "Absalom"
2007–2011GreekCalvin OwensMain cast
2008Spinning into ButterSimon Brick
CSI: MiamiDuncanEpisode: "Ambush"
2010NCIS: Los AngelesJames 'Junior' DobbsEpisode: "Blood Brothers"
BonesHunter LangEpisode: "The Shallow in the Deep"
2011Lie To MeKyleEpisode: Killer App
TorchwoodNoah Vickers5 episodes
Dragon CrusadersBryce
CSI: NYP.O. Trey JensenEpisode: "Today Is Life"
2014ShamelessT.A.Episode: "Simple Pleasures"
Farmed and DangerousMax2 episodes
Grey's AnatomyEricEpisode: "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationBomb Squad TechEpisode: "The CSI Effect"
2014–2017The Last ShipO'Connor22 episodes
2016–2018The PathSean EganRecurring (season 1); main cast (season 2)
ApostleTownsmen Guard
2019The Hot ZoneBen Gellis


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.
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