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Paul Koslo Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Warstein, Soest, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died in Lake Hughes, California, USA  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameManfred Koslowski
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lean-faced, intense-looking, German-born, Canada-raised Paul Koslo was at his busiest during the 1970s, usually playing shifty, untrustworthy and often downright nasty characters. He first broke into films at age 22 in the low-budget Little White Crimes (1966), and then appeared in a rush of movies taking advantage of his youthful looks, including cult favorites Vanishing Point (1971) and The Omega Man (1971), and the western Joe Kidd (1972), martial arts blaxploitation flick Cleopatra Jones (1973) and crime thriller The Stone Killer (1973). After working alongside such stars as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Walter Matthau and Charles Bronson, Koslo's career drifted towards television, and in the 1980s he regularly guest-starred on such TV series as The Incredible Hulk (1977), The A-Team (1983), Matlock (1986), MacGyver (1985) and The Fall Guy (1981). Unfortunately, most of his film work in the 1990s and beyond was "straight-to-video" fare, such as Chained Heat 2 (1993) and Inferno (1999). Koslo is well remembered by many as smart-mouthed small-time hood Bobby Kopas, trying to shake down melon grower Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk (1974).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44

Family (1)

Spouse Allaire Paterson-Koslo (4 January 1997 - 9 January 2019)  (his death)  (1 child)
Diane E Thiel (14 January 1968 - November 1976)  (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Born in Germany, raised in Canada, trained with the National Theatre School in Montreal.
Met his wife, Allaire Paterson-Koslo, at The MET Theatre in Hollywood, when he produced a one-woman show, "Purple Breasts", a critically acclaimed play she co-wrote and starred in.
He is one of the founding members of The MET Theatre since 1974.
His father was a career soldier in the German army. After World War II he moved his family to Saskatchewan, Canada.
Profiled in "Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget" by Justin Humphreys (BearManor Media).
Owner of the Rock Inn in Lake Hughes, California, north of Los Angeles. [April 2007]

Personal Quotes (3)

[about working on Heaven's Gate (1980)] That was a great experience, except that the director was a little weird. After like the first nine days of work, he had 1200 extras every day for six months. Twelve hundred extras a day being made up? Can you imagine?
[on Charlton Heston] He was a forerunner for putting his voice out there for things like civil rights, yes, but he was always pro-gun. He didn't talk that much. He didn't like that many people. He was a loner. But he was a big advocate for guns.
[on "The Omega Man"] It was a hit, yeah. I'll tell you why - because it was controversial. Rosalind Cash, the love interest was, of course, a black actress and she had a nude scene and that was huge. This is 1971. It had never been done in a major motion picture by a major studio. That was very enlightening to a lot of people and Heston got a lot of brownie points for doing that. You know, I didn't like his politics but Heston was a nice guy. A smart guy. And he was nice to me.

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