Paul Sparks Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Career, Movies, TV Shows, Net Worth, Photos, House of Cards

Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Administrator

Paul Sparks Biography

Paul Sparks is an American actor. His birth name is Paul W. Sparks. He is mostly recognized for his roles as gangster Mickey Doyle in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire, writer Thomas Yates in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards, and attorney David Tellis in the Starz anthology drama series The Girlfriend Experience.

Paul Sparks

Sparks has also starred in the films Deception (2008), Afterschool (2008), The Missing Person (2008), Mud (2012), Parkland (2013), Stealing Cars (2015), Thoroughbreds (2017), and The Greatest Showman (2017).

Paul Sparks Age | Family

Sparks was born on 16 October 1971 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Paul is the son of  Michael “Mike” Sparks, a high school football coach, and Jane (née Ellis), an elementary school teacher.

Paul Sparks Education | Career

He graduated from Marlow High School in 1990 where his father coached. While he was a student at Marlow Paul was part of the Marlow Outlaw Speech Team (M.O.S.T.). He was coached by Paula and Gary McConnell. Sparks later earned a scholarship to Oklahoma State University to study chemistry. He transferred to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Sparks graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama in 1995.Sparks started playing Mickey Doyle on HBO’s drama series Boardwalk Empire, In 2010. The series later ended in 2014 after five seasons. (April 2006) he Played “Capt. Marvin Holahan” in “Landscape of the Body”, a play by John Guare (Signature Theatre Company at the Peter Norton Space, New York City, New York, USA).

(January 2009) Paul Played “Ejlert Lovborg” in “Hedda Gabler”, a play by Henrik Ibsen, in a new adaptation by Christopher Shinn, from a literal translation by Anne-Charlotte Harvey (American Airlines Theater, New York City, New York, USA).

Paul Sparks Wife

Paul is married to actress Annie Parisse. The couple mate in 2005. The pair is blessed with two children son Emmett (born 2009), and daughter Lydia (born 2014).

Paul Sparks Movies | Tv Show






2005 Headspace Jason
2006 The Treatment Andre
2007 Blackbird Baylis
2008 Synecdoche, New York Derek
2008 Rachel Getting Married 12 Step Member
2008 Deception Detective Burke
2008 Afterschool Detective Eclisse
2008 The Missing Person Gus Papitos
2008 The Understudy Bobby
2010 Please Give Blind Date
2010 Edge of Darkness Police Detective
2011 Return Ed
2012 Forgetting the Girl Tanner
2012 Mud Carver
2012 Sparrows Dance Wes
2013 Trust Me Ray
2013 Parkland Harry McCormick
2015 Stealing Cars Conrad Sean Lewis
2016 Midnight Special Agent Miller
2016 All the Birds Have Flown South Stephen
2016 In the Radiant City Michael Yurley
2017 Thoroughbreds Mark
2017 The Greatest Showman James Gordon Bennett Sr.
2019 Ford v. Ferrari Filming
TBA Human Capital Filming






1998 Trinity Rod Episode: “In a Yellow Wood”
2000 Law & Order Paul Luterik Episode: “Panic”
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Marvin Posey Episode: “Manhunt”
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Keith Durbin Episode: “Shibboleth”
2006 Brotherhood Aaron 3 episodes
2010–2014 Boardwalk Empire Mickey Doyle 36 episodes
2011 Mildred Pierce Ted Hobey Episode: “Part Five”
2012–2013 Underemployed Guy Doyle 3 episodes
2013 M.Y.C. Mickey Mothstein Television short
2013 Person of Interest Wilson Episode: “Relevance”
2014 Believe Karl McKenzie Episode: “Bang and Blame”
2015–2017 House of Cards Thomas Yates 27 episodes
2016 The Girlfriend Experience David Tellis 12 episodes
2016 The Night Of Don Taylor 6 episodes
2017 Get Shorty Owen Episode: “The Pitch”
2017 The Crown Billy Graham Episode: “Vergangenheit”
2018 Waco Steve Schneider 6 episodes
2018–present Sweetbitter Howard Main role






2000 Coyote on a Fence Bobby Reyburn Urban Stages
2003–2004 Take Me Out Jason Chenier Walter Kerr Theatre
Shane Mungitt
Kippy Sunderstrom
2004 Blackbird Baylis Edge Theater Company
2005 Orange Flower Water Brad Youngquist
2006 Landscape of the Body Marvin Holahan Signature Theatre Company
2007 Essential Self-Defense Yul Carroll Edge Theater Company
2009 Hedda Gabler Ejlert Lovborg American Airlines Theatre
2010 Dusk Rings a Bell Ray Atlantic Theater Company
2016 Buried Child Tilden The New Group
2018 Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo Jerry Signature Theatre

Paul Sparks Awards | Nominations






2000 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Coyote on a Fence


2004 Blackbird


2005 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Orange Flower Water


2007 Outstanding Actor in a Play Essential Self-Defense


2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boardwalk Empire




Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Dusk Rings a Bell


2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boardwalk Empire




Film Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Mud


2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boardwalk Empire


2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Buried Child


Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series House of Cards


2018 Lucille Lortel Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo


Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play


Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance


Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play


Paul Sparks Net Worth

Paul has acquired most of his wealth through acting. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million USD.

Paul Sparks Height

Paul has a height of 5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm).

Paul Sparks House Of Cards

Sparks portrayed Tom Yates in Seasons 3, 4 and 5 of House of Cards.

Paul Sparks The Greatest Showman

 Sparks portrays James Gordon Bennett Sr. in the film The Greatest Showman.

Paul Sparks Boardwalk Empire

Paul stars as Mickey Doyle in the first, second, third and fourth seasons. Doyle is an Atlantic City bootlegger and the main rival to Chalky White.

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