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Who remembers Adrian Paul from the series Highlander: The Series as Duncan McLeod? It's been awhile since we've caught up with him, so let's see what's been going on in his life...

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Melissa


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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Michael Nouri: Played Nick in the movie "Flashdance"

Edward G. Robinson: Starred or co-starred in many movies, including "Little Caesar", "The Man with Two Faces", "Double Indemnity", and "The Ten Commandments"

Alan Napier: Played Bruce Wayne's butler (and Batman's secret helper), Alfred, in the TV series "Batman"

(Answer at the bottom)

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Adrian Paul

Learn More About Adrian Paul on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: May 29, 1959, London, England

CLAIM TO FAME: Adrian's most prominent role to date is that of Duncan MacLeod in the syndicated series, "Highlander".

FAMILY LIFE: Meilani Paul (1990-1997) (divorced) Paul has two children with long-time girlfriend Alexandra Tonnelli: Angelisa Valentina Rose (born January 8, 2010) and Royce Paul (born July 16, 2012).

INFO: His mother is Italian and his father is British. Before becoming an actor, Adrian was first a model, and then a dancer and choreographer in Europe. He fluently speaks English, French, and Italian. He left Europe in 1985 for the United States where he pursued a dance and modeling career. Acting was not his main focus until he was urged to audition shortly after his arrival in America.

His first role came on the ABC television series, "The Colbys" as the Russian expatriate ballet dancer, Kolya. This led to a role in the Broadway play "Bouncers" in 1987 and to a guest appearance on the television show "Beauty and the Beast" in 1988. His first film appearance was in the 1989 film "Last Rites" with Tom Berenger.

TRIVIA: Extensively studied Martial Arts, learning Kung Fu, Tae-Kwon-Do, and boxing

Played semi-pro soccer and is still a soccer fan

Declared a hero in the fall of 1993 when a thief ran through the set of "Highlander" with a stolen video camera and Paul pounced on him, holding the suspect until police could arrive

Founded The Peace Fund charitable organization in 1998

Given title "Sexiest Action Star" from People Magazine in 2000

Has a vast private collection of swords throughout his home

Helped start an acting troop in Los Angeles, called "Actors in Process." In April 2005 he produced and starred in their stage production of Things Just Change.

In Highlander, performed and helped choreograph his own fight and sword scenes, also much of his own stunt driving

WHERE IS HE NOW: Since 1997, Paul has worked extensively for his charity organization PEACE (Protect, Educate, Aid Children Everywhere) under the auspices of Athletes and Entertainers for Kids, which puts into action the "School Makes a Difference" program, taking celebrities into schools and community centers to mentor children.

He has also remained busy with film and television work. He starred alongside Christopher Lambert in Highlander: Endgame (2000) and returned to television as the star and producer of Tracker (2001). Television guest appearances included Charmed and Relic Hunter; while film projects in recent years included The Breed, The Void, Code Hunter, Nemesis Game, Moscow Heat, Throttle and Tides of War.

Most recently, He starred as Sir Francis Drake in the Sci Fi original film The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009), and the futuristic thriller Eyeborgs. Upcoming projects include the thriller/drama The Heavy. He was the voice of Ulysses in the 2012 short Dante's Inferno Animated.

WRITE TO ADRIAN PAUL:
Adrian Paul
Mosaic Media Group
9200 Sunset Blvd Fl 10
Los Angeles, CA 90069

CREDITS:
2012 Deauville (announced)...Brad

2013 Miracle Underground (pre-production)

2012 At 2:15 (pre-production)...Paul

2013 The Confession (TV movie) (post-production)...Dylan Bennett

2012 Deadly Descent (TV movie) (post-production)

2012 Dante's Inferno Documented (post-production)...Speaker - 8th Circle - The Sowers of Discord

2012 Dante's Inferno Animated (short)...Ulysses (voice: English version)

2012 Cop-Puter (short)

2011 Cold Fusion...Unger

2010 The Heavy...Christian Mason

2009 Nine Miles Down...Thomas 'Jack' Jackman

2009 Eyeborgs...R. J. 'Gunner' Reynolds

2009 The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (TV movie)...Sir Francis Drake

2007 Lost Colony: The Legend of Roanoke (TV movie)...Ananias Dare

2007 Highlander: The Source...Duncan MacLeod

2006 Seance...Spence

2005 Little Chicago...Frank Newcome

2005 No Way Up...Gavin Matheson

2005 Tides of War (TV movie)...Commander Frank Habley

2004 Moscow Heat...Endryu Chembers (also as Edrian Pol)

2003 Alien Tracker (video)...Cole

2003 Nemesis Game...Vern

2003 Charmed (TV series)...Jeric
Y Tu Mummy Tambien (2003)

2001-2002 Tracker (TV series)...Cole / Daggon

2002 Storm Watch...Neville

2001 Relic Hunter (TV series)...Lucas Blackmer
Vampire's Kiss (2001)

2001 The Void (video)...Prof. Steven Price

2001 The Breed...Aaron Gray

2000 Merlin: The Return...Lancelot

2000 Highlander: Endgame...Duncan MacLeod

1999 Convergence...Brady Traub/Young Brady

1998 Susan's Plan...Paul Holland

1992-1998 Highlander (TV series)...Duncan 'Mac / Highlander' MacLeod / Duncan MacLeod

1997 Dead Men Can't Dance...Shooter

1993 The Cover Girl Murders (TV movie)...Patrice (Photographer)

1992 Love Potion No. 9...Enrico Pazzoli

1992 Tarzan (TV series)...Jack Traverse
Tarzan and the Savage Storm (1992)
Tarzan and the Pirate Treasure (1992)

1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV series)...Edward Hale
Danse Diabolique (1992)

1991 The Owl (TV movie)...The Owl

1991 Dark Shadows (TV series)...Jeremiah Collins

1989-1990 War of the Worlds (TV series)...John Kincaid

1989/I Masque of the Red Death...Prospero

1989 City Rhythms...Billy James

1988 Beauty and the Beast (TV series)...Dmitri Benko
Ashes, Ashes (1988)

1988 Last Rites...Tony

1988 Shooter (TV movie)...Ian

1986-1987 The Colbys (TV series)...Kolya 'Nikolai' Rostov

To see Then & Now pictures of Adrian Paul, visit: Celebrity Nooz


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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Michael Nouri - ALIVE
Born: 12/09/1945

Edward G. Robinson - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 12/12/1893 Died: 01/26/1973

Alan Napier - DEAD (Stroke)
Born: 01/07/1903 Died: 08/08/1988

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

8/1
Aldo Maldera, 58, Italian footballer (AC Milan)

7/31
Giuseppe Chiarante, 83, Italian politician.
Lucien Charles Gilbert Daloz, 81, French Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Besancon (1980-2003).
Bill Doss, 43, American rock singer and guitarist (The Olivia Tremor Control, The Apples in Stereo).
Iryna Kalynets, 72, Ukrainian writer and Soviet dissident, wife of Ihor Kalynets, after long illness.
Osamu Kitamura, 75, Japanese Noh actor, multiple organ failure.
Lucio Quarantotto, 55, Italian songwriter and composer ("Con te partiro"), suicide by defenestration.
Eduardo Quesada, 70, Argentine singer (Los Fronterizos).
Stefan Siczek, 74, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Radom (since 1992).
Tony Sly, 41, American punk rock singer and guitarist (No Use for A Name).
Gore Vidal, 86, American playwright, novelist, and political commentator, pneumonia.

7/30
Maeve Binchy, 72, Irish novelist, columnist and public speaker, following a short illness.
Jonathan Hardy, 71, New Zealand actor (Farscape, Mad Max, Moulin Rouge!) and screenwriter (Breaker Morant).
Chris Marker, 91, French writer, photographer, documentary film director (La jetee) and multimedia artist.
O. J. Murdock, 25, American football player (Tennessee Titans), suicide by gunshot.

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