Paul Ben-Victor

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Paul Ben-Victor
BornPaul Friedman
(1965-07-24) July 24, 1965 (age 49)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationFilm, television actor
Years active1987–present
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Paul Ben-Victor
BornPaul Friedman
(1965-07-24) July 24, 1965 (age 49)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationFilm, television actor
Years active1987–present

Paul Ben-Victor (born July 24, 1965) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Ben-Victor was born Paul Friedman in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Leah Kornfeld, a playwright, and Victor Friedman. Ben-Victor debuted on the small screen in 1987 in the made-for-TV movie Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife and on an episode of Cagney & Lacey.[1] Fifteen years after beginning his television career with bit parts, Ben-Victor found himself cast in important roles on HBO dramas The Wire (as mobster Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos) and Entourage, as well as making a 2006 appearance as Coach Lou on My Name is Earl. He portrayed Moe Howard in the 2000 made-for-TV film The Three Stooges.

Ben-Victor has been featured on many television cop dramas like Monk and CSI, and also had a recurring role as two-bit con man Steve Richards on three episodes of NYPD Blue from 1994 to 1997.

Ben-Victor has co-written stage plays with his mother including "Club Soda" and "The Good Steno".[2]

Ben-Victor had a starring role in the Sci-Fi channel television show, The Invisible Man, alongside Vincent Ventresca. The two later guest starred together on the hit TV show Las Vegas. They were reunited again on an episode of the new USA Network series In Plain Sight (Episode 1.2, "Hoosier Daddy"), on which Ben-Victor has a supporting role.

In 2008, Ben-Victor held a supporting role in the feature film, Clear Lake, WI,[3] starring Michael Madsen.

In August 2008, Ben-Victor co-starred in Coma, a web series on Crackle.[4]



1990The RookieLittle Felix
1992Cool Worlda valet
1993TombstoneFlorentino Cruz
True RomanceLuca
1995BushwhackedDana's father
HouseguestPauly Gasperini
1994Red Scorpion 2Vince D'Angelo
1996Maximum RiskAgent Pellman
1997MetroClarence Teal
1998Point BlankHoward
A Civil ActionBobby Pasqueriella
1999The CorruptorSchabacker
2000Drowning MonaDeputy Tony Carlucci
Gun ShyHoward
2003DaredevilJose Quesada
2006Randy and The MobFranco
2009Clear Lake, WISheriff Joe Dietzer
2010Should’ve Been RomeoJoey
2012Mighty FineBobby
2013God Only KnowsVincent Tortano
Don JonPriest
Grudge MatchLou Camare


1994The X-FilesDr. Aaron Monte
1994–1997NYPD BlueSteve Richardsepisodes: «The Truth Is Out There», «Aging Bull», «You Bet Your Life»
1998Brooklyn Southepisode «Skel in a Cell»
2000The Invisible ManBobby Hobbesmain role
The Three StoogesMoe Howardtelevision movie
2003–2008The WireSpiros Vondas14 episodes
2005MonkAl Nicoletto
2005–2008EntourageAlan Gray7 episodes
2006The ShieldDetective Paul Reyes
My Name Is EarlCoach Lou
2007John from CincinnatiPalaka8 episodes
2008–2012In Plain SightStan McQueenmain role
2009Everybody Hates ChrisThurman7 episodes
2010The MentalistNoah Landau
2011Childrens HospitalSpiros
2013VegasBarry Silver4 episodes
2013Person of InterestDetective Cameron1 episode
2014True DetectiveMajor Leroy Salter1 episode


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