Born June 22, 1979, in Vancouver and raised in nearby White Rock, Paul Campbell spent most of his younger life wanting to be a carpenter, most likely due to the influences of his handy father and grandfather. And, despite a lingering love of acting fostered by performing in a high-school play, Campbell eventually did become a carpenter, framing houses for four years. But "after one too many wood splinters," he enrolled in the Capilano College theater program.
During one of his last performances at the college, a small role in a production of Cinderella, Campbell was spotted and later signed on by a Vancouver talent manager. He has since been featured in several TV projects, including The Dead Zone for USA Network, John Doe, Black Sash and Andromeda (recurring as Lt. Bowlus). His films include The Perfect Score and a lead role in the recently wrapped Canadian independent feature Ill-Fated.