In 1980, Paul was nominated for a Grammy for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special for the movie Fame.
In 2000 and 2001, Paul was nominated for SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for E.R..
Paul also sings the song "Miles From Here" which was a previously unreleased track from Fame that now can be found on the movies soundtrack cd.
Paul also did vocals on the song "I Sing The Body Electric" which was quoted in the ER episode "Secrets and Lies"
Paul was a contestant on the Weakest Link World Trade Center Benefit special episode.
Paul did vocals for the song The Dogs in the Yard.
Paul's wife, Dana Kellin, has dark hair and brown eyes.
Paul's wife, Dana Kellin, has had great success in her jewelry business. Her products are often featured on television and film, and worn by many upscale celebrities.
Paul's wife, Dana Kellin started up a jewelry business with her sister Elizabeth in 1994, which has become extremely successful.
Paul got his acting education at HB Studios in New York, USA.
In 2005 Paul was in the movie A Year and a Day.
In 2002 Paul was in the movie New Suit.
In 2000 Paul was in the following movies:
Last Mistake and The Last Producer.
In 1994 Paul was in the movie The Shawshank Redemption.
In 1988 Paul was in the movie The Blob.
In 1987 Paul was in the movie Robocop.
In 1984 Paul was in the following movies:
The Hotel New Hampshire and Purple Hearts.
In 1980 Paul was in the movie Fame.
In 1979 Paul was in the movie Rocky II.
Paul has brown eyes and is naturally bald.
Paul studied acting extensively with Uta Hagen, who was widely known as one of the most important acting teachers in America. She died on the 14th January, 2004.
Paul's parents are James and Eileen McCrane.
Paul has a sister named Barbara.
Paul co-starred in a Broadway production of The Iceman Cometh in 1985.
Paul has been part of many theater productions since as early as 1977.
He has appeared in productions such as Landscape of the Body in 1977, and Runaways in 1978.
Paul wrote the song Is It Ok If I Call You Mine? when he was 16, which was later used in the movie Fame in 1980, which he also starred in.
Paul plays both the guitar and the piano.
Paul's wife Dana Kellin is a jewelry designer.
Paul currently has two children. William Thomas who was born in October 2000, and a daughter, Noa Catherine.
Paul got married to Dana Kellin in 1998.
Since Paul left ER he has directed six episodes of the show.
Paul was credited for 4 episodes of ER that he did not actually appear in.
Paul was in a total of 95 ER episodes before he was written out of the show.
Paul's middle name is David.
Paul is 5'8" (173cm)
Paul McCrane: I love film -- I really enjoy it. I like working in it -- I love making money -- I'm grateful for TV, too, and I've had a lot of fun with it. Film and television are different challenges for an actor than theater though.
Paul McCrane (on his death scenes over the years): I've got to say, I've had an interesting history of disturbing scenes. There is that one, and I was in the remake of The Blob, in which I got sort of pulled through a door, breaking my back in the process, and in another film I got blown up. Then, of course, there's ER demise, where the helicopter destroyed me.
Paul McCrane: I got interested in the theater because my father has been involved as an actor in Philadelphia for as long as I can remember. I went to see him in a lot of plays, and I can remember going backstage after a performance and being amazed that these rickety little sets had supported a whole world that I had been completely emeshed in. That's probably the first time I had a sense that there was something magical about that world.
Paul McCrane (on his thoughts on how ER has changed): I was still on the show when most of the current cast had at least joined — like Maura Tierney, Mekhi Phifer but there are a couple of new faces. It's sort of 'ER: The Next Generation' right now, and I think that was a conscious decision made on the part of the producers. The format of the show is such that it allows for that. As long as they keep introducing and writing interesting new characters, it gives them new vantage points from which to tell these inherently dramatic stories. In some franchises, it's silly when they try to revolve the door a little bit, but with ER it makes sense. It's an interesting confluence of personal and dramatic stories in the life and death atmosphere of the ER.
Paul McCrane (on his character Robert Romano in ER): He called it as he saw it, as abrasive as that may have been. That was one of the fun things about the character — he was, for the most part, a two-dimensional Snidely Whiplash kind of guy. They allowed him to actually have occasional flashes of humanity and rationale to his arguments.
Paul McCrane (on his role as Robert Romano in ER): You can't just hate him; well, you can really hate him, but there's something that's sort of attractive in how much you want to strangle the guy.