Adam Paul

Assistant Professor of Screen Acting
Expertise: Acting, Screen acting, Voice over, AI and acting, Hollywood, Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA)


Best known for his role as ‘The Naked Man’ on the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother, ” Adam Paul  — a UNLV assistant professor of screen acting — is a classically trained actor with a background in theater, improvisation, and comedy.

Paul's lengthy on-camera career is marked by roles in numerous TV programs and films, including “The Informant!”, “One for the Money”, and “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.” His voice can be heard in dozens of commercials, video games, and animated projects, including Aeon Flux, Invader Zim, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Ferngully II, and Halo Wars.

Additionally, Paul has written and directed several episodes of CBS's Emmy Award-winning "The Inspectors," created and starred in “Hollywood Residential,” a comedy series for Starz’s first season of original programming, and is an award-winning commercial director and writer who has shot spots for products including VW, MasterCard, and Lenovo.


  • MFA, American Conservatory Theater
  • B.A., Colgate University

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From tennis ball studded stilettos to a custom Celia Kritharioti minidress emblazoned with a movie poster, Zendaya has gone all-in on the theme for her promotion of the new tennis flick Challengers.

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Adam Paul trying to eat a microphone.
People | July 20, 2020

The director-writer-actor, known for his "Naked Guy" role on TV, takes a queue from Orson Welles to launch podcast series with UNLV students.