Raised in Seattle, Paris Dylan (no, that's not a stage name) always had a knack for performing. You could find him involved in theater, running events, and front-manning a successful rock band. He graduated from the University of Washington as a Dean's List recipient and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Comparative Literature. He then worked and lived around the U.S. as a Self-Improvement Speaker alongside Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy and others for Motivational Seminars. Abandoning his six-figure salary to pursue his dream of acting, he had much success very quickly and began starring in TV Programs, Theater Productions, National Commercials, and Films within his first year in LA and the credits continued to grow.
Aside from print modeling, Paris also performs in a live improv comedy duo act with Hollywood-icon, Andy Dick and holds a number of hosting credits including American Idol, iHeartRadio, and his own talk show 'PARIS in LA' on iTunes, USTREAM, and LiveStream networks. In addition to racking up accolades like "Best Actor" from a variety of sources, Paris ventured to create his own content which proved to be a smart career move, as Directing/Writing/Producing garner more positive attention to the Paris Dylan brand. Lately starring in his own and others' films that have placed at numerous festivals including Cannes and Sundance, Paris Dylan continues to find consistency as a sought-after multi-talented working actor and filmmaker in the unpredictable world of Hollywood.
Wrote, Produced, Starred in the comedy - "Out Of Town"
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Austin Comedy Film Festival, Seattle True Independent Film Festival, LA Shorts Film Festival, TinselTown Script Festival, TMBT Festival, Gig Harbor Film Festival, Script & Storyboard Festival, Gold Movie Awards, Hollywood International Film Festival, LA Short Awards
WINNER - Best Screenplay: IMDb Festival; TMBT
- Best Actor, Paris Dylan: LA Short Awards Film Festival
- Best Short Film: Hollywood Art and Movie Awards
- Best Actor, Paris Dylan: The Gold Movie Awards
- Best Comedy Screenplay: IMDb; LA Screenplay Competition
NOMINATED - Best Screenplay: Script & Storyboard Showcase
- Best Comedy Screenplay: TinselTown Script Festival
- Best Short Film: The Gold Movie Awards
- Best Actor, Paris Dylan: Hollywood International Film Festival
- Best Director, Leann Lei: Austin Comedy Film Festival
- Best Cinematography, Steven Mangurten: Austin Comedy FF
- Best Comedy Short: Hollywood International Film Festival
Wrote, Produced, Starred in the dark comedy - "gunther"
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Seattle True Independent Film Festival, Scream in the Dark Film Festival, Shortz Film Festival, Velvet Rope Film Festival, Silent Film World Festival Ukraine, Fargo Fantastic Festival, Idaho Laugh Fest, One-Reeler Film Festival, LA Short Awards, Los Angeles CineFest, Mountains of Laughs Film Festival, Bloodstained Indie Film Festival, SoCal Film Festival, Chico Independent Film Festival, North Hollywood CineFest, Smoky Mountain Film Festival, Fright Night Film Festival, Laugh Or Die Comedy Festival, Canada Alternative Film Festival, Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival
WINNER - Best Comedy Film: Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival
Best Short Film: LA Short Awards
Best Short Film: One-Reeler Film Festival
NOMINATED - Best Actor - Paris Dylan: Canada AltFF
Best Short Film: Seattle True Independent Film Festival
Best Sound: Velvet Rope Film Festival
Best Comedy: Canada AltFF
Best Short Film: LA CineFest
Best Short Film: Chico Independent Film Festival
Best Comedy/Dramedy: Hollywood Blvd Film Festival
Starred in the comedy - "Hard Stop, Period."
WINNER - Best Performance: Audience Award
Wrote, Produced, Starred in the romantic comedy - "Across the Pond"
OFFICIAL SELECTION - HollyShorts Film Festival, Olympia Film Festival, North Hollywood Cinefest, Seattle Independent Film Festival, Sydney Indie Film Fest, WideScreen Film Festival
NOMINATED - Best Romantic Comedy: Sydney Indie Film Festival
Best Editing: WideScreen Film Festival
Supporting role in Mary Russell's film - "Carved"
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Calgary Horror Film Festival, Los Angles CineFest, New Filmmakers LA, Days Of The Dead, Scare LA, Midsummer Scream
WINNER - Best Performance: 'Scene Stealer' Award - Horror Shorts Media
Supporting role in Take 22's film - "Animus"
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Palm Springs Film Festival, Awardeo Company, Action On Film Festival
NOMINATED - Best Short Film: Action On Film Festival
Starred in BuzzFeed's Hasbro commercial - "Taking the Game Seriously"
1M CERTIFIED - BuzzFeed/YouTube
Starred in Gabriel Garcia's film - "Dear Loved Ones"
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Newport Beach Film Festival, Media Arts Festival
NOMINATED - Best Narrative: Media Arts Festival
Starred in The Cartel's film - "Sink Hole"
INT'L RELEASE - International Distribution, Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Sy Fy Channel
Starred in Broke Film's horror short - "Tabanid"
NOMINATED - Fantastic Fest: Best Short Film
Supporting role in Sinnerman Pictures' film - Monterey
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Shorts Movie Channel
Starred in Jiajin Song's film - "Secret Love"
WINNER - Audience Award: First Look Festival
Supporting role in Cause For Alarm's film - "The Creation of Aspen"
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sundance
Starred in Ben Cristoavo's Music Video - "Mine"
WINNER - Best Music Video: MTV Europe Music Video Awards