Eiding, Paul 1957- (Paul Ciding, Paul Elding, Paul Otis, Paul Riding)

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Eiding, Paul 1957- (Paul Ciding, Paul Elding, Paul Otis, Paul Riding)


Born March 28, 1957, in Cleveland, OH; married; children: two daughters. Avocational Interests: The Cleveland Indians.


Agent—Sandie Schnarr Talent Agency, 8500 Melrose Ave., Suite 212, West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actor and voice artist. Created and performed comedy sketches at the Brave New Workshop, Minneapolis, MN; directed stage shows in Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and California; The Antaeus Theatre Company, member. Military Service: Third Infantry Division, Marne Glee Club, singer, bass player, and director, in Germany.


American Federation of Film, Television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and Dramalogue Award, both for Cloud Nine.


Film Appearances:

Foolin' Around, Columbia, 1980.

Paul, The Personals, New World Pictures, 1982.

Tourist, Best Defense (also known as Best Defence), Paramount, 1984.

Voice of Perceptor, The Transformers: The Movie (animated; also known as Matrix Forever, The Transformers, Transformers the Movie: Mokushiroku matrix yo eien ni, and Transformers: Matrix yo eien ni), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Voice, Noah's Ark, 1986.

Voice of Perceptor, Transformers: Five Faces of Darkness (animated), 1986.

Cab driver, Stewardess School, 1987.

Stark, Madhouse, Orion, 1990.

Voice of king, Adventures in Dinosaur City (animated; also known as Dinosaurs), Republic Pictures, 1992.

Additional voices, Kurenai no buta (also known as Porco rosso and Crimson Pig), 1992.

Voice of Abigail's father, Once Upon a Forest (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

John Jarrow, Skyscraper, PM Entertainment Group, 1995.

Assistant, Bio-Dome, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996.

Voice, Tamagotchi Video Adventures (animated), 1997.

John Jarrow, Skyscraper, 1997.

Additional voices, Quest for Camelot, 1998.

Additional voices, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (animated; also known as Disney's "Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World" and Pocahontas: Journey to a New World), Buena Vista Home Video, 1998.

Additional voices, A Bug's Life (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney Pictures, 1998.

Additional voices, Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney Pictures, 1999.

Additional voices, The Iron Giant (animated), Warner Bros., 1999.

Additional voice, Doug's 1st Movie (animated; also known as The First Doug Movie Ever), Buena Vista/Walt Disney Pictures, 1999.

(English version) Additional voices, Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (animated; also known as Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Sen, Sen and the Mysterious Disappearance of Chihiro, Spirited Away, and The Spiriting Away of Sen and Chihiro), 2001.

Additional voice, Monsters, Inc. (animated), 2001.

Additional voice, Treasure Planet (animated), Buena Vista, 2002.

Additional voices, Finding Nemo (animated), Buena Vista, 2003.

Mad doctor and supervisor, Robots of Mars 3D Adventure (animated short), Iwerks Entertainment, 2005.

Additional voices, Cars (animated), Buena Vista, 2006.

Film Work:

Automated dialogue replacement (ADR), 101 Dalmatians (animated), 1996.

ADR, Menno's Mind (also known as Power.com), Showtime, 1996.

ADR, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (animated), 2001.

ADR, Shrek 2 (animated), DreamWorks, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Additional voices, The Smurfs (animated; also known as Smurfs' Adventures), NBC, 1981.

The Littles (animated), 1983.

Voice of Perceptor, Transformers (animated; also known as Transformers: 2010, Super God Robot Force, The Transformers, Transformers: Generation 1, and Tatakae! Cho robot seimeitai Transformers), syndicated, 1984.

Additional voices, Challenge of the GoBots (animated), syndicated, 1984.

Additional voices, Wildfire, CBS, 1986.

Voice of Rath, Sky Commanders (animated), 1987.

Don "King of Carpets" Miller, The Charmings, ABC, 1987-88.

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo (animated), ABC, 1988.

Voice of Arnold Fifelton, Fantastic Max (animated), syndicated, 1988.

Additional voices, The Toxic Crusaders (animated), syndicated, 1991.

Additional voices, James Bond, Jr. (animated), 1991.

Additional voices, The Pirates of Dark Water (animated; also known as Dark Water), 1991-93.

Additional voices, Capitol Critters (animated), ABC, 1992.

Additional voices, Skeleton Warriors (animated), CBS, 1994.

Jason Steinberg, Picket Fences, CBS, 1994-95.

Additional voices, Cow and Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997.

Also appeared as additional voices, The Jetsons (animated), syndicated; additional voices, Super Secret Squirrel; performer, Night Time, PBS.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Howard Karpman, A Touch of Scandal, CBS, 1984.

Betty Lansing, Take My Daughters, Please, NBC, 1988.

Dr. Roscoe Cummings, Nightbreaker (also known as Advance to Ground Zero), TNT, 1989.

Abe Laeser, Unspeakable Acts, CBS, 1990.

Natural Selection (also known as Dark Reflection), Fox, 1994.

Voice, Scooby Doo in Arabian Nights (animated; also known as Scooby Doo's Arabian Nights and Arabian Nights), 1994.

Sydney Burroughs, Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (also known as A Feel for Murder and Sketch Artist II), Showtime, 1995.

Wally Baird, Runaway Car (also known as Out of Control), 1997.

Voice of Max Tennyson, Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix (animated), Cartoon Network, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice of Dr. Fargo, Chocolate Fever, 1985.

Voice, Daisy-Head Mayzie, TNT, 1995.

Additional voices, The Story of Santa Claus, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Paul Ciding) Stanley, "White Lies," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1984.

Phil, "Somebody's Killing the Great Geeks of America," Riptide, 1984.

Bogan, "The Dillinger Print," Simon & Simon, 1984.

Wally Wallerstean, "A Long Way from L.A.," Hunter, 1984.

Auctioneer, "Blood Money," Matt Houston, 1984.

Barber, "G.Q.," Hill Street Blues, 1985.

Popjoy, "Wishes," Fame, syndicated, 1985.

Reporter number two, "Female of the Species," Street Hawk, 1985.

Reporter number two, "Follow the Yellow Gold Road," Street Hawk, 1985.

Fred, "Relief Bartender," Cheers, NBC, 1986.

Sam Phillips, "The Once and Future King," The Twilight Zone (also known as The New Twilight Zone), CBS, 1986.

Steve, "Mona's Limo," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1986.

Reverend Joy, "Black Widows," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1986.

Doctor, "Life on Death Row," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1986.

"See You In Court," Our House, 1986.

Peter, "Ebb Tide," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1989.

Doogie Howser, M.D., 1990.

Voice of Mayor Badley, "Monster Tails," Wake, Rattle & Roll, 1990.

Emcee, Dear John, 1990.

Bellhop, "First Anniversary," Major Dad, CBS, 1990.

"Lie Harder," L.A. Law, 1990.

Chairman, Sisters, NBC, 1991.

Walki Talki, speaker of the hut, "Weekend at Ferdinand's," Perfect Strangers, 1991.

George, "Rage Before Beauty," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992.

Detective Bryant, Blossom, NBC, 1992.

Voice of miserable diner, "Les Miseranimals," Animaniacs (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), Fox, 1993.

Voice of Dolan, "Robin's Reckoning: Part 1," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Batman and The Adventures of Batman & Robin), Fox, 1993.

Voice of Dr. N. Zyme, "The Giant Bacteria," Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (animated), syndicated, 1993.

Ambassador Loquel, "Liaisons," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1993.

Wally, George, 1993.

Voice of Dr. N. Zyme, "The Origin of Dr. Viper," Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (animated), syndicated, 1994.

Kadalski, "The Gift," ER, NBC, 1994.

Phil, The Boys Are Back, 1994.

Larry Baronoff, Love & War, 1994.

Jim, The George Wendt Show, 1995.

Psychologist, "The Camp Counselor: Parts 1 & 2," Deadly Games, UPN, 1995.

Voice, "Heroes," The Tick (animated), Fox, 1995.

Voice of Commander Bennett, "Escape to Questworld," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated; also known as Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures), Cartoon Network and syndicated, 1996.

Voice of Commander Bennett, "Rage's Burning Wheel," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated; also known as Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures), Cartoon Network and syndicated, 1996.

Voices of Commander Bennett and first technician, "Alien in Washington," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated; also known as Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures), Cartoon Network and syndicated, 1996.

Bernie, "Curious Jarod," The Pretender, NBC, 1996.

Voice of Gezundtitan, "The Tick vs. Education," The Tick (animated), Fox, 1996.

Science expert, "Burden of Proof," The Practice, ABC, 1998.

Jim, "The Dating Consultant," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1998.

Ward Valasco, "Words Will Never Hurt Me," L.A. Heat, TNT, 1999.

Bernie Baxley, "Mr. Lee," The Pretender, NBC, 1999.

Dr. Ari Wilson, "Captive Hearts," Martial Law, 1999.

Saul, "Hanlon's Choice," Chicago Hope, CBS, 2000.

Labor leader, "Ellie," The West Wing, NBC, 2001.

Voice of man in car, "Mortal Dilemma/Evil Goes Wild/Get Out of My Head!," Grim & Evil (animated; also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2001.

Voice of Barney and janitor, "Which Came First?/Substitute Teacher," Grim & Evil (animated; also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2001.

"Things That Go Bump in the Night," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Voice of Buster, Dad, and guy, "Gridlocked and Loaded/Fool's Paradise," Evil Con Carne (animated), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Voice of Jeek, "The Underwater Mines," W.I.T.C.H. (animated), ABC Family, 2005.

Voice of Jeek, "The Stolen Heart," W.I.T.C.H. (animated), ABC Family, 2005.

Voice of Jeek, "G is for Garbage," W.I.T.C.H. (animated), ABC Family, 2006.

Voice of Jeek, "X is for Xanadu," W.I.T.C.H. (animated), ABC Family, 2006.

Judge Porterson, "Backstabbers," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2006.

Voice of Governor of New Ozai, "Return to Omashu," Avatar: The Last Airbender (animated), Nickelodeon, 2006.

Also appeared as voice of foreman, "Gigolo Jake," The Blues Brothers Animated Series (animated).

Radio Appearances:

Appeared on All Things Considered, National Public Radio.


Video Games:

Voice of narrator and Pepin the Healer, Diablo, Blizzard Entertainment, 1996.

(As Paul Otis; English version) Voice of Roy Campbell, Metal Gear Solid (also known as MGS), 1998.

Voice of Judicator Aldaris, StarCraft Explosion Set: Brood War, 1998.

Voice of Judicator Aldaris, StarCraft, 1998.

Voice of Burns, Battlezone II: Combat Commander, 1999.

Voice of Gally "Vanish" Gregman, narrator, and Brain Zar Deline, Ertvaju (also known as Evil Zone), 1999.

(As Paul Otis) Voice of Roy Campbell, Metal Gear Solid: Integral, 1999.

(As Paul Otis) Voice of Roy Campbell, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, 1999.

Voice of Mephisto and narrator, Diablo II, Blizzard Entertainment, 2000.

Voice of Rufus, Orphen: Scion of Sorcery, 2000.

Voice of Prunewell, High Priest B, Store owner, and villager B, Alundra 2, 2000.

Skye, Oro, Carpaccio, and third brother, Grandia II, 2000.

Voice of Azuma, Tenchu 2 (also known as Tenchu 2: Birth of the Stealth Assassins), Activision, 2000.

Voice of Bajoran scientists, Starfleet officer, Vorta male, and Zurris, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—The Fallen, 2000.

Bank manager, gunner, Simkins, and fifth pirate, Escape from Monkey Island, LucasArts Entertainment, 2000.

Voice, Sacrifice, 2000.

Mephisto and narrator, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, 2001.

Voice of the Scorpion King and Medjai, The Mummy Returns, 2001.

(English version) Voice of Colonel, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (also known as MGS2 and Metal Gear Solid 2), 2001.

Additional voices, Star Trek: Armada II, Activision, 2001.

(English version) Voice of Z, EOE: Hokai no zenya (also known as EOE: Eve of Extinction), Eidos, 2002.

(Uncredited) Voice of Gado and system voice, Bloody Road Extreme (also known as Bloody Roar: Primal Fury), Activision, 2002.

Voice of Franciscan Monk Paul Luther, monk, and supervisor, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (also known as Eternal Darkness), Nintendo of America, 2002.

Voice of colonel, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, 2002.

Additional voices, Star Trek: Starfleet Command III, Activision, 2002.

Voice of Cedric, Dark Chronicle (also known as Dark Cloud 2), Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2002.

(English version) Voice of Mitsuhide Akechi, Onimusha 3 (also known as Onimusha 3: Demon Siege), Capcom Company, 2004.

Voice of Colonel Roy Campbell, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Konami Corp., 2004.

Voice of Stone and FBI officer A, Sypho Filter: The Omega Strain (also known as Syphon Filter 4), Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2004.

Voice of Mizan Vaeoulin, Innkeep Zahar, Nipius Malchus, Old Man Muckwort, and Nosno the Naysayer, EverQuest II, Sony Online Entertainment, 2004.

(English version) Voice of Colonel Campbell, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (also kwon as MGS3 and Metal Gear Solid 3), Konami Digital Entertainment America, 2004.

(English version) Voice of Group Leader 1 and Frank Goldberg, Samurai uesutan: Katsugeki samurai-do (also known as Samuel Western), Atlus USA, 2005.

Voice of Gravedigger, Zeus, and Greek soldier, God of War, Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2005.

Voice of Kang the Mad, Jade Empire, Microsoft, 2005.

Advent Rising, Majesco Entertainment, 2005.

Voice of Trust, Elvez, Agent Pierson, and Montanez 2, Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico (also known as Total Overdose), Eidos Interactive, 2005.

(English version) Voice of Colonel Campbell, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Konami Digital Entertainment, 2005.

Voice of Stone, Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2006.

Voice of Ymir, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Activision, 2006.

(English version) Voice of Hojo, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix, 2006.

Elvez, Chili Con Carnage, Eidos Interactive, 2007.

Voice of Theseus, God of War II, Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2007.

(English version) Voice of Colonel Roy Campbell, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Konami Digital Entertainment, 2008.

Also appeared in Brood War.


Television Episodes:

Wrote for Night Time, PBS.

Radio Episodes:

Wrote for All Things Considered, National Public Radio.