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Thursday, June 13, 2024

20 questions with Paul McGillion

Meet Vancouver-based actor, Paul McGillion.

With an impressive list of television and film credits, Paul is currently starring in the feature film, Hello Destroyer, the story of a junior hockey player whose life is shattered by an in-game act of violence.

Meet Paul McGillion

Paul McGillion is a multifaceted performer who was born in Scotland, as the sixth of seven children. He immigrated to Canada with his family as a child. While pursuing his acting career, Paul obtained two degrees (B.A. and B.Ed) and was a member of the National Champion Brock Badgers varsity wrestling team. He is now a multi-award winning actor with over one hundred film and television credits to his name, who lives with his wife and two kids in Vancouver.

You can follow Paul on Twitter.

20 Questions with Paul McGillion

1 Your first job.

I rode a Dicky Dee ice cream cart at the age of 14.

2 The job you always wanted as a child.

Professional soccer player.

3 Your pet peeve.

Pee on public toilet seats.

4 Your hero.

My mom. She had seven kids: six boys, one girl = hero status!

5 Your biggest indulgence.

Single malt scotch with some chocolate on the side.

6 One thing no one knows about you.

My feet are as flat as a duck’s.

7 Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

Scotch, chocolate and a helicopter.

8 The one word your best friend would use to describe you.


9 If you were not pursuing a career as an actor, what would you be doing?

Guest mentor on The Voice.

10 Hero or villain?

11 Your life’s motto/mantra.

The golden rule: do unto others as you do unto yourself.

12 The song that gets the most play on your iTunes playlist.

“Bobcaygeon” by The Tragically Hip.

13 The one role you are destined to play.

Bond. Pauly Bond.

14 If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be and why?

Bugs Bunny, because he’s a crafty little bugger.

15 What will it say on your grave marker?

Highlanders never die.

16 Who would you most like to have dinner with?

Bill Murray.

17 Your idea of happiness.

Sunday morning: Couch. Blanket. Watching my Cowboys (win).

18 The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

My beautiful wife and kids.

19 If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 20-year old self?

Hey Pauly, maybe don’t feather your hair like that.

20 To be or not to be?

To be, without question.

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