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      Paul Sparks

      Paul Sparks

      Highest Rated: 100% Hands That Bind (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Deception (2008)

      Birthday: Oct 16, 1971

      Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma, USA

      American actor Paul Sparks is most widely recognized as the imposing Mickey Doyle on the period drama "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010-14). After beginning his screen career with a few one-off TV-show appearances, the tall performer was involved in the 2003 Broadway production of the baseball play "Take Me Out." Returning to television in 2005, Sparks was featured on an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011) and later had his first recurring role on the crime drama "Brotherhood" (Showtime, 2006-08). He subsequently focused on film productions, turning up in small parts in the 2008 independent dramas "Synecdoche, New York" and "Rachel Getting Married." In 2010, Sparks was cast as Doyle on "Boardwalk Empire," marking a major step forward in his career. The following year, he had a small part in the HBO production of "Mildred Pierce," reinforcing his effectiveness in dramas set in the past and positioning him as an actor just warming up to roles that fit his talent.

      Highest rated movies

      Hands That Bind
      Mud
      Sparrows Dance
      Ford v Ferrari Thoroughbreds Midnight Special
      Return
      Afterschool

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      Paul Sparks Boardwalk Empire, Paul Sparks (L), Steve Buscemi (R), 'Friendless Child', Season 5, Ep. #7, 10/19/2014, ©HBO The Girlfriend Experience, Paul Sparks, 04/10/2016, ©STARZPR House of Cards, Paul Sparks, 'Chapter 31', Season 3, Ep. #5, 02/27/2015, ©NETFLIX House of Cards, Paul Sparks (L), Michael Kelly (R), 'Chapter 47', Season 4, Ep. #8, 03/04/2016, ©NETFLIX Boardwalk Empire, Steve Buscemi (L), Steve Beauchamp (C), Paul Sparks (R), 09/19/2010, ©HBO Boardwalk Empire, Shea Whigham (L), Paul Sparks (R), 'White Horse Pike', Season 4, Ep. #10, 11/10/2013, ©HBO House of Cards, Paul Sparks, 'Chapter 52', Season 4, Ep. #13, 03/04/2016, ©NETFLIX House of Cards, Paul Sparks (L), Kevin Spacey (R), 'Chapter 33', Season 3, Ep. #7, 02/27/2015, ©NETFLIX House of Cards, Paul Sparks (L), Kim Dickens (R), 'Chapter 33', Season 3, Ep. #7, 02/27/2015, ©NETFLIX MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, from left: Adam Driver, Paul Sparks, 2016. ph: Ben Rothstein/© Warner Bros. House of Cards, Paul Sparks, 'Chapter 52', Season 4, Ep. #13, 03/04/2016, ©NETFLIX PARKLAND, from left: Paul Sparks, writer/director Peter Landesman, on set, 2013. ph: Claire Folger/©Exclusive Media Group PARKLAND, first three from left: Paul Giamatti, Paul Sparks, Billy Bob Thornton, 2013. ph: Claire Folger/©Exclusive Media Group Boardwalk Empire, Marc D. Donovan (L), Paul Sparks (R), 'Blue Bell Boy', Season 3, Ep. #4, 10/07/2012, ©HBO House of Cards, Paul Sparks, 'Chapter 31', Season 3, Ep. #5, 02/27/2015, ©NETFLIX Boardwalk Empire, Paul Sparks (L), Travis Tope (R), 'King of Norway', Season 5, Ep. #5, 10/05/2014, ©HBO Boardwalk Empire, Paul Sparks, 'King of Norway', Season 5, Ep. #5, 10/05/2014, ©HBO Boardwalk Empire, Paul Sparks (L), Shea Whigham (R), 'Resignation', Season 4, Ep. #2, 09/15/2013, ©HBO Boardwalk Empire, Paul Sparks, 'What Jesus Said', Season 5, Ep. #3, 09/21/2014, ©HBO

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      79% No Score Yet Eric LaRue Unknown (Character) - 2023
      100% No Score Yet Hands That Bind Andy Hollis (Character) - 2021
      73% 50% Giving Birth to a Butterfly Unknown (Character) - 2021
      66% 51% The Lovebirds Moustache (Character) - 2020
      92% 98% Ford v Ferrari Leo Beebe (Character) $117.6M 2019
      87% 68% Thoroughbreds Mark (Character) $2.7M 2017
      56% 86% The Greatest Showman James Gordon Bennett (Character) $174.0M 2017
      No Score Yet 60% In the Radiant City Michael Yurley (Character) - 2016
      83% 67% Midnight Special Agent Miller (Character) $3.7M 2016
      No Score Yet 37% Stealing Cars Conrad Sean Lewis (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Light Ned (Character) - 2014
      52% 38% Trust Me Ray (Character) - 2013
      97% 80% Mud Carver (Character) $21.6M 2013
      75% 59% Forgetting the Girl Tanner (Character) - 2012
      93% 76% Sparrows Dance Wes (Character) - 2012
      83% 43% Return Ed (Character) - 2011
      55% 49% Edge of Darkness Northampton Police Detective (Character) $43.3M 2010
      67% 44% The Missing Person Gus Papitos (Character) $17.6K 2009
      No Score Yet 71% The Understudy Bobby (Character) $12.4K 2008
      80% 48% Afterschool Unknown (Character) $2.6K 2008
      11% 31% Deception Det. Burke (Character) $4.6M 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackbird Baylis (Character) - 2007
      68% 33% The Treatment Andre (Character) $82.7K 2006

      TV

      Credit
      83% 79% Physical John Breem (Character) 2021-2023
      100% 78% Joe Pickett Wacey Hedeman (Character) 2021 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Accidental Wolf Unknown (Character) 2021-2022
      88% 79% Castle Rock John "Ace" Merrill (Character) 2019
      58% 90% Sweetbitter Howard (Character) 2018-2019
      70% 75% Waco Steve Schneider (Character) 2018
      77% 76% House of Cards Thomas Yates (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2015-2017
      94% 93% The Night Of Don Taylor (Character) 2016
      73% 70% The Girlfriend Experience David Tellis (Character) 2016
      92% 95% Boardwalk Empire Mickey Doyle (Character) 2010-2014
      92% 78% Person of Interest Wilson (Guest Star) 2013
      79% No Score Yet Brotherhood Aaron (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2005