Raised in Seattle, Paris Dylan always had a knack for performing. You could find him involved in theater, running events, and front-manning a successful rock band. He graduated from the University of Washington as a Dean’s List recipient and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. He then worked and lived around the U.S. as a Self-Improvement Speaker alongside Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy and others for Motivational Seminars. Abandoning his six-figure salary to pursue his dream of acting, he had much success very quickly and began starring in TV Programs, Theater Productions, National Commercials, and Films within his first year of acting and the credits continued to grow.
Aside from print modeling, Paris also performs in a live improv comedy duo act with Hollywood-icon, Andy Dick and holds a number of hosting credits including American Idol, iHeartRadio, and his own talk show ‘PARIS in LA’ on iTunes, USTREAM, and LiveStream networks.
In addition to racking up accolades like “Best Actor”, Paris ventured to create his own content which proved to be a smart career move, as Directing/Writing/Producing garner more positive attention to the Paris Dylan brand. Lately starring in his own and others’ films that have placed at a variety of festivals including Sundance, Paris Dylan continues to find consistency as a sought-after multi-talented working actor and filmmaker in the unpredictable world of Hollywood.
Meet the Artist: NY Elite Interview with Paris Dylan
NY Elite: What are your latest and current movie projects?
Paris Dylan: I just started the Film Festival circuit with a comedy I wrote, produced, starred in “Out Of Town”. It has already picked up a couple awards so I’m glad that audiences are responding well to it!
I also just wrapped on a thriller film that shot in Chicago this past August, “The Wanting”.
NY Elite: Can you tell us about your character in the film?
Paris Dylan: In “the wanting” I play Robbie Hunter who has disappeared, but shows up in recurring nightmares of his sister until the dreams seems real and the reality is blurred.
NY Elite: What was it like working with the director?
Paris Dylan: It was a pleasure working with Marty McGinley. He had great ideas and vision for the story, and was also very collaborative and loved to hear my take on things.
NY Elite: Among all your roles so far, which has been your favorite one and why?
Paris Dylan: Playing Jason in “SinkHole” was a crazy experience. There were some very intense moments, but also a great sense of accomplishment. I was covered in mud for 19 out of the 25 shoot days, so that should give you an idea. You can check it out on Amazon / AmazonPrime!
NY Elite: What do you enjoy most about your acting career?
Paris Dylan: I love that it’s different everyday and that collaboration is the only way to get things done, and connecting with people through a medium that is passionate for everyone involved, is something I love.
NY Elite: What other hobbies and interests do you have?
Paris Dylan: I play guitar and sing in a band. I juggle. And I impress my friends with the 3 magic card tricks I know.
NY Elite: Are you working on your next project now?
Paris Dylan: At any given moment, I’m working on at least 2,578 projects.
NY Elite: What personal advice would you give to someone about impressing the directors during audition? How to audition?
Paris Dylan: My advice about how to impress the directors during an audition, is to NOT TRY TO IMPRESS THE DIRECTOR DURING AN AUDITION. Treat the audition as a casual, fun, freeing performance with no expectations and then immediately forget it ever happened when you leave the room.
NY Elite: What causes/charities you actively support or feel strongly about?
Paris Dylan: I’ve always been a supporter of FireFighters because of a strong connection I had with a station when I was young, due to some major trauma that I went through. The Leary FireFighters Foundation helps Fire Departments with resources and training.
NY Elite: What are the things in your life that you’re most grateful for?
Paris Dylan: I’m grateful I have a loving large family who support each other and that I was raised by a village which helps me appreciate the varied blessings of life.