Agent Kellerman graduated from West Point fifteen years ago with a near-flawless record. He was almost immediately dispatched to Kuwait and because of the bravery and valor he demonstrated in combat in the first Gulf War, he became the first in his class to achieve the rank of captain. Kellerman had a promising career ahead of him in the Army, but the federal government noticed his potential and poached him, offering him a leadership position within the Secret Service.
Kellerman immediately went to work for Vice President Carolyn Reynolds' detail, carefully orchestrating her plan for securing the Presidency. Once Reynolds' gained the White House, Kellerman learned he would no longer be in her life. Bill Kim, a liaison was brought in and told Kellerman he would now report solely to him. Sensing a major distrust within the Administration, Kellerman realized he was being frozen out and turned rogue, partnering with Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield to bring down President Reynolds.
Paul Adelstein (born April 29, 1969) is an American television and film actor, who currently plays the role of Agent Paul Kellerman in the television series, Prison Break.
Adelstein was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1969. Prior to his professional acting career, Adelstein attended Bowdoin College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in English. He began his career in theatre, working with New Crime Productions, a company founded by John Cusack, and later with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Making his film debut in 1990 in The Grifters, which starred John Cusack, Adelstein's next film appearance was in a 1997 movie called Peoria Babylon, which starred Ann Cusack. He then went on to appear in several television series which include Cupid, ER, Without a Trace and Scrubs. In 2003, he portrayed a character (Steven Kellerman) in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode, "Mercy", whose last name was the same as a character he later played on Prison Break.
Adelstein's wife is actress Liza Weil, who plays Paris Geller on Gilmore Girls. The two married in November 2006.