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Name: Paul Gleason  
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Date of Birth: 4th May 1944
Place of Birth: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Profession: Actor
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Paul Gleason on the cover of the February 1977 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Paul Xavier Gleason (born May 4, 1944) is an American actor. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and attended Roman Catholic schools. Before becoming a television and movie star, Gleason played football and graduated from Florida State University in 1966. He was signed to a minor league baseball contract by the Cleveland Indians, but never made it into the big leagues.

Gleason has been a star in many movies, and became well-known initially as Dr. David Thornton on All My Children, playing that particular role from 1976 to 1978.

Gleason is perhaps best remembered for his role as the principal named Richard Vernon in the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club. As a matter of a fact, he has reprised that character several times, including in an A*Teens music video, at the television show Boy Meets World (although his principal's character had another name in BMW) and in the Not Another Teen Movie film.

Paul Gleason also had a starring role in Die Hard and a list of other, lesser known movies and television shows.

Gleason, in addition to his acting career, does many celebrity golf events a year, and he is known by autograph hunting experts to enjoy mingling with fans and signing autographs during these golf tournaments. He is currently married to his second wife; his first wife having been Canadian-born actress Joanna Gleason from whom he is divorced.

External link

  • Paul Gleason at the Internet Movie Database

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