Paul Schulze was an American film and TV actor who was best known for his recurring roles on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007) and "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2009-2015). Schulze's professional acting career began in the early '90s when he started appearing in guest spots on cop shows like "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC, 1993-99) and "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-99). Schulze usually played officers of the law on TV, which led to more cop parts in films like Hal Hartley's indie hit "Amateur" (1994) and Spike Lee's "Clockers" (1995). He continued landing almost exclusively cop roles throughout the remainder of the '90s on shows like "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003) and "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005), before landing his first big role on "The Sopranos" in 1999. Schulze appeared as Father Phil Intintola on the show, which was a change of pace from the uniformed enforcers of the law he was known for playing. Then in 2001, Schulze received his first big break by landing the part of Ryan Chappelle on Fox's "24" (2001-2010). Schulze appeared in 24 episodes during the first three seasons of the show, thus establishing him as a hot young actor on the rise. Schulze's character was killed off during the third season of the show, but he continued landing film and TV parts throughout the remainder of the decade, most notably in "Zodiac" (2007), "Rambo" (2008), and "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007-2015). Then in 2009, Schulze nabbed the role of Eddie Walzer on "Nurse Jackie." He appeared in all 80 episodes of the hit dark comedy, which ended its seven season run to critical acclaim in the summer of 2015.
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Began his acting career appearing in the film "The Unbelievable Truth"
Landed a role in the critically acclaimed independent film "Laws Of Gravity"
Made his TV debut in an episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
Had a small role as a detective in Spike Lee's "Clockers"
Played Father Phil Intintola on HBO's "The Sopranos"
Appeared in the thriller "Don't Say a Word"
Played a rookie cop, opposite Jodie Foster, in David Fincher's "Panic Room"
Portrayed Ryan Chappelle on the FOX series "24"
Appeared in three episodes of FOX's legal drama "Justice" as district attorney J.D. Keller
Once again worked with director David Fincher on "Zodiac"
Had a recurring role as agent Richard Garrity on NBC's "Journeyman"
Played missionary Michael Burnett in "Rambo," the fourth installment of the film saga
Cast as Eddie, the pharmacist and sometime lover of the title character in the Showtime comedy series "Nurse Jackie"