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Paul Adelstein

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Birth Place: Chicago, IL

Birthday: April 29, 1969, Taurus

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Bowdoin College.
  • Began his acting career in theater with New Crime Productions, a company founded by John Cusack.
  • Lead singer and guitarist for the band Doris.
  • Cast for the role of Preston Burke in Grey's Anatomy, but had to drop out because of a filming conflict.
  • Friends with Private Practice co-star Kate Walsh since the early 1990s, when they were both struggling actors.


  • Doris Adelstein — Mother
  • Harvey Adelstein — Father
  • Liza Weil — Wife


  • Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (BA in English, 1991)