David Paul Olsen is not the most famous individual one would meet, even though he has made many appearances in some popular productions including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, NCIS: LA, and Swiss Army Man. He is an actor and a stuntman with many roles that go uncredited. He began his acting career in 2006 and by 2009, he had already made a name for himself thanks to his performance in Transformers. More than a decade later, he has appeared in many more movies and is known for his often risky stunts.
David Paul Olsen’s Bio
The actor was born in Moline Illinois, the United States on January 2, 1976. He grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa together with his brother Eric Olsen who has also gained fame as an actor. While his mother, Jeanne D. Olsen, is a non-denominational chaplain, his father Paul Olsen worked as a head coach for track and cross country as well as an English professor.
Of Norwegian descent, there is no information as regards to where he got his education, although it is known that his brother attended Bettendorf Middle and High School.
The public knew nothing about David Paul Olsen until 2006 when he began his journey in Hollywood. He started out as a stuntman who did stunts for other actors while he is also an actor. In that year, David performed stunts for the TV film Deceit. He also served as a stunt double for John Lithgow in Twenty Good Years.
Subsequently, he featured in other TV series such as Bones (2013), True Blood (2014), State of Affairs (2014), and The Leftovers (2015). He was also in Swiss Army Man (2016), American Crime Story (2016), The Last Man on Earth (2016), and The Chaos Protocol: From the Adapt or Die Files (2017). He has gone on to have many more roles, pulling off his most recent stunt performances in American Princess, Too Old to Die Young, and Deadwood: The Movie, all in 2019.
Inasmuch as he has appeared as a stuntman in many of these productions, he has gone uncredited in most of them. David Paul Olsen has done stunts for actors like Alexander Skarsgård, Timothy Olyphant, and Eric Christian Olsen among others in different productions.
His Family: Spouse, Children, and Siblings
As already indicated, Olsen was brought up in a rather small family by his parents together with only a sibling who is also an actor.
His younger brother Eric Olsen began his acting career way back in 1997 with an appearance in Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction and then in 1998, he was in Black Cat Run. He has come to be famous for his roles in NCIS: Los Angeles which he has been a part of since 2010, Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2016), and Robot Chicken (2018).
David Paul Olsen is married to Daniela Ruah. He started dating the Portuguese-American actress in 2000 and then by 2014, they became man and wife following a wedding ceremony that held in Lisbon, Portugal.
Few months before walking down the aisle, the couple had their first child together, River Isaac Ruah Olsen. In 2016, their family expanded with the birth of their second child named Sierra Esther Ruah Olsen. Before the birth of their second child, Daniela was reported to have suffered a miscarriage in 2015 after 9 weeks of pregnancy.
Interesting Facts About David Paul Olsen
1. His mother appeared in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles
Yea, she appeared in an episode of the series together with the real-life mothers of other lead actors including Julie O’Donnell who is the mother of Chris O’Donnell and Ondrea Smith, the mother of LL Cool J.
2. Height and Other Body Features
A good looking man, Paul Olsen also has a good height. He stands at a massive height of 6 feet 2 inches, complemented by his athletic frame even though nothing is known about his weight. He has blue eyes and light brown hair.
3. What is the net worth of Daniel Paul Olsen?
The exact value of the wealth that the actor has been able to accumulate is not known. Nonetheless, it is believed that he is doing well for himself financially. More so, his wife has a net worth that has been estimated at over $7 million, which she made from her career as an actress.