Latin Times Magazine: Tell us about your family history where you come from?
Paul Calderon: I was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, my grandfather was a tobacco farmer. My father was a business man in Caguas. Had a factory that made pots and pans.
Latin Times Magazine: Tell us about some of some of the Films/TV Shows you have been in?
Paul Calderon: Back in the 80s, I did several Miami Vice episodes; New York Undercover; the Equalizer; Spencer for Hire; etc.
Latin Times Magazine: What Projects are you currently working on?
Paul Calderon: I just finished directing and acting in a play that I also wrote.
I have been asked to do the 4th season of Bosch, an Amazon original series.
Latin Times Magazine: What inspired you to become an Actor?
Paul Calderon: I was hoping to become a baseball player but blew my arm out and went into the service, and found out its excruciatingly boring, got my discharge and came back to the states and didn’t know what to do. I remember a professor who ran these improvisations classes in college telling me I had talent and that I should pursue acting so I gave it a try, and wham, couldn’t think of doing anything else.
Latin Times Magazine: What is your favorite Latin Food and do you like Cuban Sandwiches?
Paul Calderon: Arroz con gandules. Love Cuban food. Love Cuban Sandwiches
Latin Times Magazine: What advice can you give young up and coming Latino Actors?
Paul Calderon: Make sure this is something that you really want to do. It’s not for the squeamish. A lot of tenacity and perserverance are needed, and you’re not guaranteed you’ll make it.
Latin Times Magazine: Who has been your hero and inspiration in your life?
Paul Calderon: Great writers of literature. Faulkner; Hemingway; Steinbeck; Cormac McCarthy, and other lesser known writers.