Paul Walter Hauser

1 Nomination
1 Win
Paul Walter Hauser

That this actor from Grand Rapids, Michigan started his career as a stand-up comedian at the tender age of 16 may come as a surprise to those who discovered him in his Golden Globe-nominated performance as suspected serial killer Larry Hall in Blackbird or in his breakout title role as Richard Jewell, the wrongly accused man in the Clint Eastwood-directed film of the same name. At 36, he has worked in all genres and made a name for himself as the ultimate character actor.

Hauser got his start in comedy in Chicago where he performed in clubs. He comes from a long line of Lutheran ministers – as a brother, son, grandson, great-grandson and great-great-grandson - and his family provided him with enough material for his stand-up performances.

Hauser was Raymond, better known as Stingray, in Cobra Kai and had a small part in the TV show Kingdom. He then established himself in supporting roles in BlacKkKlansman, Da 5 Bloods, Cruella, Late Night and I, Tonya.

The sequel to Cruella is in pre-production and will shoot in 2023. And he is booked to appear in the upcoming season of The Afterparty.

Golden Globe Awards

Awards Database

2023 Winner

2023 Winner

Best Supporting Actor - Television Limited Series/Motion Picture
Black Bird