MSU Alum To Make TV Debut
By HAWKINS TEAGUE Staff Writer | Murray Ledger & Times
A Murray native now living in Florida will be appearing in two separate television series on the Lifetime Network this month.
Gregory Paul Milton, who acts under the name Gregory Paul, graduated from Murray High School in 1991. He said he attended Murray State University for three semesters before moving to Alaska, where he was born, for a few years. He eventually returned to Murray and graduated from MSU in 2001 with a double major in theater and radio and television journalism.
Paul moved to the St. Petersburg, Fla. area about 10 years ago. Although he said he “dabbled” in acting, he did not focus on it as a career until 2010 when he lost his full-time job.
“It was, and still is, a big risk, to focus every bit of yourself in such an up-and-down business ... especially when you're unemployed, but I feel like I seized an opportunity and now it’s paying off,” Paul said in a press release.
In a telephone interview, Paul said he would be making his TV debut this Sunday, Aug. 12, playing a character named Major Weller on an episode of “Army Wives.” The show will air at 9 p.m. Central time on Lifetime and is entitled, “The War At Home.” Paul said his character is an army doctor and the supervisor of one of the major characters, Denise, played by Catherine Bell. In the episode, the two characters investigate a case of reportedchild abuse, Paul said.
Paul said he was very excited to appear on a TV series for the first time in his career. He said he submitted a tape of his acting to the “Army Wives” casting director for one character, and the casting director called Paul’s agent to say the show was interested in him for another, younger character. He said he loved working with Bell and the episode’s director, Anna Foerster.
“It was very cool,” Paul said. “It was just very easygoing and a wonderful work environment. I’d be more than happy to go do it again.”
As if his TV debut wasn’t exciting enough, audiences will see Paul again two weeks later at 8 p.m. Central time on “Drop Dead Diva,” the lead-in show to “Army Wives” on Lifetime. This time, Paul will play another kind of doctor, Dr. David Cane, a pharmaceutical research doctor. Paul said his character will be testifying as a witness in a trial dealing with alleged illegal testing of drugs on pregnant women in India. The episode is entitled, “Picks and Pakes.”
Paul said people can learn more about both series and the episodes in which he will appear at mylifetime.com. He said previously aired episodes can also be viewed at the site.
Paul — or Milton — said he has many friends and extended family still in and around Murray, but that his father, Harry W. Milton, is the only immediate family member that is a Murray resident. Harry, who is a retired engineer from MSU, still lives in the home that he and his late wife, Alice O. Milton, bought when the family moved to Murray in 1980, Paul said.