Paige was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Boston University School of Theatre with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree summa cum laude.
Best known for his role as Emmett Honeycutt on Showtime's hit series Queer as Folk, Paige's other television credits include Will & Grace, Time of Your Life, Girlfriends, Caroline in the City, American Dad!, Related, Grey's Anatomy, The Closer and Without a Trace. His first audition in Los Angeles earned him a guest-starring role on Suddenly Susan.
Paige spent summer 2004 starring in his feature directorial debut, Say Uncle, alongside Kathy Najimy, Anthony Clark, Melanie Lynskey, Lisa Edelstein and Gabrielle Union. Other film credits include Don McKellar's Childstar with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Dave Foley, Showtime's Our America (which debuted at Sundance in 2002), indie Pop and the award-winning shorts The Four of Us and The Shooting.
An accomplished stage actor, Paige has appeared at major regional theatres throughout the country, most notably in world premieres at La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, and Playwrights Horizons. He has performed nearly every genre of play, from the Greeks to Shakespeare to contemporary American work. Plays on his resume include A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Rivals, Secret Agents, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Pantophobia, his two-man show written and performed with Abraham Higginbotham.
On February 6, 2013 it was announced that The Fosters, a show that Paige created along with Bradley Bredeweg, was picked up by the ABC Family and it was going to premiere on June 3, 2013. The show is produced by Jennifer Lopez and her production company, Nuyorican Productions. The series follows the lives of the Foster family, an interracial lesbian couple who are married and raising biological and adoptive children together.
Say Uncle (2006)
Actors: Peter Paige, Kathy Najimy, Anthony Clark, Melanie Lynskey, Gabrielle Union
Directors: Peter Paige
Writers: Peter Paige
Producers: Kathy Najimy, Bill Goddard, Christopher Racster, Eric Morris, Frank Gangi
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2006
Run Time: 91 minutes
Amazon: Say Uncle
Queer as Folk regular Peter Paige wrote, directed and stars in this charming dramedy about a gay artist whose world is thrown into turmoil after his godson moves away. Feeling alone and missing the boy, he innocently begins befriending kids at a local playground--inciting a group of parents led by a bigoted mother in the process. With Kathy Najimy, Anthony Clark, Gabrielle Union. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; bloopers; deleted scenes; featurette; theatrical trailer.
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