Paul Xavier Gleason was born on May 4, 1939 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Before Paul Gleason was an actor, he worked with his father in construction. He came much into contact with asbestos, which would later become his undoing.
Triggers that Gleason wanted was acting, "Splendor in the Grass". The drama of Elia Kazan, he had seen in 1961 in the cinema. He applied to study with Lee Strasberg. In 1965, Gleason then became the first small roles.
Meanwhile, he has a spanning over 40 years film and television career noted. He also participated in many theatrical productions, including on Broadway. Gleason appeared in over 60 feature films and in more than 70 television productions. This series included, such as "Dawson's Creek," "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Cold Case". In the latter Paul Gleason was in the episode "The sect of the 2nd Season to see.
And acted in films like "The Passing","Die Hard","Ewoks - The Battle for Endor","Boiling Point - The bomb is ticking,"Shadow Conspiracy" and "Party Animals" with.
On 27/05/2006 Paul Gleason died due to asbestos poisoning of mesothelioma. Paul Gleason leaves a wife and two children.
The Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer or a tumor in the lung. Especially with people who are frequently comes into contact with asbestos, to this disease.