Highlander’s Adrian Paul Gives a Shout Out to US Veterans

Adrian Paul by JW NajarianAdrian Paul at the Night of 100 Stars Gives a Thank You to US Veterans

Actor, Producer, Director and Philanthropist Adrian Paul – A Thank You to US Veterans

Adrian Paul who is best known for the Highlander Movie and TV series stopped by at Night of 100 Stars during the 2012 Oscars to talk to us about his foundation The Peace Fund and give a shout out to the vets… Thanks Adrian and his lovely wife Alexandra Tonelli.  – JW


Adrian Paul with Wife and JW Najarian On Purpose MagazineAdrian Paul

Originally born in London, England, Adrian balanced his academic interests in literature and history with a physical prowess that found an outlet in soccer and dancing. His work as a choreographer and model took him throughout Europe, but a growing interest in acting eventually brought him to the United States.

His first role as a Russian dancer on the ABC drama The Colbys (1986-87) preceded a stint in the off-Broadway play Bouncers, in which Adrian played 13 roles, switching back and forth between characters.His first film role soon followed in Last Rites (1988) opposite Tom Berenger and Daphne Zuniga.

Adrian did a tour of duty as military man John Kincaid in the second season of the sci-fi series War of the Worlds (1989-90), as well as three episodes in the popular 1991 NBC revival of Dark Shadows. After a string of other TV guest appearances and roles in films such as Love Potion No. 9 (1992) with Sandra Bullock, producers of the Highlander films found the perfect actor to play the role of Duncan MacLeod on the small screen.

Adrian was able to explore new territory as an actor, and his determination to get the best out of himself and everyone around him was proven when he took the director’s chair for the Season Four opener “Homeland,” the only episode of the series filmed partly on location in Scotland.  Three of the four episodes Adrian directed were voted in the top ten fan favorites and were included in the Best of Highlander DVD collection.

Adrian Paul  and alexandra tonelli with JW NajarianSince the final episode of the series aired in 1998, Adrian has remained busy with television and film work. He starred alongside Christopher Lambert in Highlander: Endgame (2000) and returned to television as the star and producer of Tracker (2001).

Television guest appearances included Charmed and Relic Hunter; while film projects in recent years included The Breed, The Void, Code Hunter, Nemesis Game, Moscow Heat, Throttle and Tides of War.   Also a founding member of Los Angeles-based acting group Actors Collaborative (formerly Actors in Process), in April 2005 Adrian produced and starred in their stage production of Things Just Change.

In 2007 Adrian had three films released, Highlander: The Source, for which he also served as Executive Producer; the independent movie Séance (winner of two festival awards) as well as Lost Colony, for the Sci-Fi Channel.2008 saw Adrian in the Sci Fi action film Eyeborgs and the British action thriller directed by Marcus Warren,  The Heavy, which is due to be theatrically released in 2010.

In 2009 he took the lead in Sci Fi Channel’s Dramatic comedy Captain Drake in addition to the highly anticipated physiological thriller Nine Miles Down.

If this wasn’t enough to keep anyone busy Adrian devotes the rest of his time to children’s charities including his own, The PEACE Fund (Protect, Educate and Aid Children Everywhere) for which he received a Peacemaker award in Russia in 2006.For more information please visit www.thepeacefund.org

logo the peace fundThe Peace Fund

The PEACE Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) ‘not for profit’ charity founded by the actor, Adrian Paul.

The PEACE Fund focuses on small, under-funded and hard-working charities who are determined to make a positive difference to the lives of children living in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

The words Protect, Educate and Aid are the focus of The Peace Fund’s goals.

Adrian Paul - President and Founder of The PEACE Fund

Adrian Paul

Founder, CEO and Chariman of the Board

Best known for his six years as Duncan MacLeod in Highlander: The Series, Adrian has worked in front of the camera as an actor, as well as having directed and produced both films and television series. Full details about his career in entertainment can be found at his website www.adrianpaul.net

The Peace Fund was founded in 1997 with Adrian’s mandate of “helping children everywhere” and starting with the Fund’s initial program “School Makes a Difference”. After the tsunami of 2004, Adrian’s personal connection with Koh Phi Phi in Thailand helped create the Fund’s “Peace in Paradise” project. In 2006, Adrian joined people of the stature of Mikhail Gorbachev as a recipient of the WorldWide Charitable Alliances’ Peacemaker Award.

The PEACE Fund focuses on small, under-funded and hard-working charities who are determined to make a positive difference to the lives of children living in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

The words Protect, Educate and Aid are the focus of The PEACE Fund’s goals.

Mission Statement

The PEACE Fund’s mission is to

  • Assist other children’s charitable organizations that Protect children, who may not be able to do so themselves;
  • Educate them, through teaching programs or by building institutions where they can learn:
  • Aid children, in medical emergencies, as well as help create places where Children can play and socialize.

Funding for these projects will come from corporate and private donations, along with various fund raising activities that The PEACE Fund will develop, as well as those currently in place, in order to assist the well being of children everywhere.


logo celebs4kidsCelebs4Kids

Celebs4kids is a fundraising initiative of The PEACE Fund™

Also Check Out Adrian at:

Adrian Paul’s Website


Night of 100 Stars 2011 JW NajarianThanks to Night of 100 Stars, Norby Walters and the great staff for a wonderful night full of stars… Hollywood’s #1 Awards Night Gala.

On one night each year, Hollywood’s most prestigious movie industry awards show is televised to the world. It’s a night when constellations of stars come out of their Brentwood, Beverly Hills and Bel Aire estates to support their peers and participate in the spectacle.

Anyone who is someone is out to see and be seen, a stellar mix of TV and movie actors, moguls and media, producers, paparazzi and assorted glitterati. It’s also
a night where, under the spotlights of the exclusive Beverly Hills Hotel, hundreds of Hollywood’s brightest converge in limousines, wave at the cameras, walk the red carpet, and enter the most exclusive, high-profile awards night gala event of the year – Night of 100 Stars — hosted by legendary agent Norby Walters.

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