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Paul Adelstein

Mostly Credited As: Paul Adelstein
Date Of Birth: April 29, 1969 (Age 46)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Paul Adelstein

Paging Dr. Cooper Freedman. Paul Adelstein was destined for TV, but let’s start at the beginning. Rather than earning a theater degree, Adelstein actually graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine - as a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude - with an English degree. He definitely has a way with words, and has proven that several times on television. He first began his acting career at New Crime Productions, John Cusack's company. Later on, he studied with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He’s starred in a variety of TV series including “Cupid,” “The Lyon’s Den,” “Scrubs,” “Medium,” among many others. The two characters that really put him on the map were his roles as Paul Kellerman on “Prison Break” and Dr. Cooper Freedman on “Private Practice.” Fans immediately fell in love with Adelstein’s performances. He was never supposed to be Cooper, because he was originally cast as Dr. Preston Burke in “Grey’s Anatomy.” He dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. It’s a good thing he starred in “Private Practice,” since he was able to spend time with co-star and friend Kate Walsh. They’ve been friends since the early ‘90s, when both were trying to make it in Hollywood. Acting isn’t Adelstein’s only success; he’s quite the accomplished singer. Along with nine other musicians, he is the lead singer and guitarist for the band Doris. Their most current album, “All the Details, was released in 2012. Adelstein has even composed original music for New Crime Productions, the Defiant Theatre and Live Bait Theatre. If that’s not enough, he also wrote original songs for “Mullitt,” an HBO short film that was shown at the Sundance Film Festival. He is truly an accomplished artist. In 2006, Adelstein married “Gilmore Girls” actress Liza Weil (she played Paris Geller). In 2010, they welcomed their first child, daughter Josephine.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014)As: Gabe
Private Practice (2007)As: Dr. Cooper Freedman
Prison Break (2005)As: Special Agent Paul Kellerman (S01-S02)
Breaking News (2002)As: Julian Kerbis
Turks (1999)As: Cliff
Episode Cast Credits 

Scandal (2012) 
  Put a Ring On It 04x17: (Mar/26/2015) As Leo Bergen 
  It's Good to Be Kink 04x16: (Mar/19/2015) As Leo Bergen 
  The Testimony of Diego Munoz 04x15: (Mar/12/2015) As Leo Bergen 
  Baby Made a Mess 04x07: (Nov/06/2014) As Leo Bergen 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Decaying Morality 16x13: (Feb/04/2015) As Dr. Neil Alexander 

Access Hollywood Live (2010) 
  Tori Spelling, Paul Adelstein 05x61: (Dec/02/2014) As Himself 

Grey's Anatomy (2005) 
  The Other Side of This Life (2) 03x23: (May/03/2007) As Dr. Cooper Freedman (Pediatrician at Oceanside Wellness Group), [Special Guest Stars]
  The Other Side of This Life (1) 03x22: (May/03/2007) As Dr. Cooper Freedman (Pediatrician at Oceanside Wellness Group), [Special Guest Stars]

Scrubs (2001) 
  My Fallen Idol 05x21: (May/02/2006) As Dr. Stone 

American Dad! (2005) 
  Star Trek 01x15: (Nov/27/2005) Voiced  Unknown 

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000) 
  Harvey's Civvy 03x02: (Jul/31/2005) Voiced  Murro 

Medium (2005) 
  In the Rough 01x14: (May/02/2005) As Public Defender Gary Craig 

Las Vegas (2003) 
  My Beautiful Launderette 02x11: (Dec/06/2004) As Alex 

Without a Trace (2002) 
  Copycat 02x05: (Oct/30/2003) As Dave 

ER (1994) 
  Bygones 08x17: (Mar/28/2002) As Mrs. Carlson 
  How the Finch Stole Christmas 06x09: (Dec/16/1999) As Unknown 

The Lyon's Den (2003) 
  Separation Anxiety 01x08: (Unaired) As Snyder 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

Private Practice (2007) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
The Letting Go 05x17 Mar/15/2012 As: Director
The Hardest Part 04x18 Mar/31/2011 As: Director

Paul is engaged to Gilmore Girls star Liza Weil.

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