Paul Shenar Biography
Birthday: February 12, 1936 (Aquarius)
Born In: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Paul Shenar was an American film, TV, and theater actor. With his sharp features and powerful voice, Shenar excelled in villainous roles. He is best remembered for his stellar performance as the drug lord ‘Alejandro Sosa’ in the movie ‘Scarface.’ Shenar was involved with theater since a tender age. During his service with the ‘United States Air Force,’ Shenar had to put a temporary break to his acting interests. When his military career came to an end, he returned to acting. Shenar made his ‘Off-Broadway’ debut as ‘Michael’ in ‘Pullman Car Hiawatha,’ at the ‘Circle in the Square.’ Shenar’s ‘Broadway’ debut was as ‘Brother Julian’ in ‘Tiny Alice.’ He portrayed some powerful characters in TV movies such as ‘The Night That Panicked America,’ ‘Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women,’ and ‘The Hostage Heart.’ He lent his voice to the character of the evil rat ‘Jenner’ in the animation movie ‘The Secret of NIMH.’ ‘Scarface’ was the movie that helped Shenar display his acting prowess. He was a veteran in Shakespearean plays. Shenar was one of the founding members of the ‘American Conservatory Theater.’ He was a teacher, actor, and director there. During his final days, he contracted AIDS. He died at the age of 53.