Hollywood actor Donald Paul has been featured as a rough and tough guy on countless television shows such as FBI, Raising Dion, Power, Grown, Quantico, and Love Is__, but behind the scenes Donald is known for his kind heart and giving attitude.
From working with organizations that help kids with developmental and intellectual disabilities to lending his name and support to various other charities, Donald is a role model to other Hollywood stars looking to use their platforms for the better.
- Why are you passionate about charity and giving back?
Coming from where I’m from, I know what it’s like to not have much to need a little help or guidance. So if I could by any means give a helping hand to a charity I will.
- Your first charity in your youth that you spent over five years working with was Super Soccer Stars. Tell us why this particular organization was special to you?
This organization brought two of my favorite things together. Sports and working with the youth. I’ve been involved with sports at a very young age and being able to mold young men and women into their best selves.
- Now that you are a known actor, do you ever take the time to venture back to your roots to help inspire other kids wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Absolutely. I time to time make my way back in the classroom as a speaker or at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts as a career counselor.
- You also work alongside the Colorado Springs Conservatory of Arts and Plantations Farm Camp… Tell us more about these organizations and again why they caught your attention?
After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts I knew at some point I wanted to teach what I’ve learned and Colorado Springs Conservatory of Arts gave me my first opportunity to do so.
- As you grow in popularity, your platform grows too. Why do you feel it’s important for not just yourself, but other actors to work alongside non-profits?
It’s a great way to better yourself while helping the ones in need. And helping doesn’t always mean helping financially. I try to hold myself accountable to being as good of a person as I am an artist. people look up to you and see you as a role model, and you have to use your influence to spread a positive life.
- What is your ultimate goal for the future?
To impact others in more ways than one. I want to do work that moves people. Creating a children’s theatre in South Florida would be great too.
- Where can your fans catch you next?
On CBS’s “FBI” episode 19 named “Conflict of Interest.” Also catch me on “Queen of the South” on USA network.
- Anything else on the charity front you want to add?
Being charitable doesn’t mean just serving soup in a homeless shelter. It’s being kind, treating others how you want to be treated, and always giving back. I can do that by volunteering or by making sure I call my grandpa. We all have a moral responsibility to make the world slightly better than how we left it. I want future generations to have more equality, justice, and opportunities and it’s important to me to play however small a role in making that possible.
Follow Donald on his Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/donald_paul