Bio :: Paul Fraley


Paul is originally from Chattanooga, TN. (Though lost any trace of a southern accent when he moved North with the Yankees.) But before his departure from southern roots, he started acting in community children’s theatre as a kid. He eventually got involved with the acclaimed theatre department of his high school, Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences where he was mentored by Stella Duffy. After being bit by the acting bug, Paul moved to Boston where he attended Emerson College and earned a BFA in Acting. While at Emerson, Paul studied closely with world renowned voice guru, Kristin Linklater.

After graduation, he moved to Chicago and got involved with the theatre and improv scene that the city is most known for. He ended up studying with The Second City and went on to become a graduate of their conservatory training program. While in Chicago, Paul co-wrote and had the lead in his first short film, Replacement Baby, which was a comic scenario of a young couple struggling to have a baby of their own. After many failed attempts, they buy a very life-like looking doll and try to pass it off as their own. The short debuted at the Chicago Improv Festival, during a special film viewing and also screened at the Escape from NY Film Festival in NYC.

In an effort to broaden his horizons, after three years in Chicago, he moved to NYC. While in his new city, he quickly got involved with the acting scene. He was scouted by an independent filmmaker and acted in two short films, The Umbrella and Opposites Attract. To further train in improv, he studied at the crazy, fun Upright Citizens Brigade.

After 5.5 years in NYC, Paul realized it was time to go West and currently lives/voice acts in Los Angeles. Since being in the City of Angels, he’s studied with the famous The Groundlings theatre, scene study at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop and Marc Cashman for commercial voiceovers.