Paul Carganilla is an award-winning actor & filmmaker, an established screenwriter, and founder of the multimedia production company, Shovel Kitty Media.
Paul grew up in Simi Valley, CA. In his high school years, he explored many creative opportunities: serving as Historian of the Drama Club, President of the choir, and Drum Major of the marching band.
In college, while playing trumpet in the orchestra pit, he felt his true calling was to be on the stage. In the following years, he was accepted to UCLA's illustrious theater program and won five national gold medals in Dramatic Interpretation.

In 2005, he was hired by the Walt Disney Company as an actor, MC, and improvisational comedian. He continues to work with Disney as a performer to this day.

Acting, writing, and/or producing, Paul is excited to continue his exploration of multiple creative ventures. Details of his latest projects can be found here on the site, which is updated regularly.

fo' reel, yo! 

A fresh acting reel:

featuring scenes from Winners and Sparked.



Latest News

 9/25/15 update

- Last week, I was honored to learn that my short film, Sparked, is an official selection of the 2015 Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta, GA! It will be screened at the festival October 8th at 6:30pm.

- Earlier this year, Sparked was recognized with an Award of Merit at both the Los Angeles Cinema Fest of Hollywood and the 2015 Best Shorts Competition! It was also included in the 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest Film Market. More information about the film is always available on the official website:

- Two nights ago, I did my first-ever set of stand-up comedy at intermission of "The Christening" CD release party in the Grand Ballroom aboard The Queen Mary. It was quite an interesting experience and I can't wait to try it again at a comedy club!
- I had the wonderful opportunity to perform as a dancerbehind Emmys host Andy Samberg in his Emmys introduction video last weekend! It was my first time dancing on television and my first appearance on The Emmys!

- My web series, Winners, was an official selection of L.A. WebFest 2015! We received four (4) award nominations, including: Outstanding Lead Actor: Paul Carganilla, and Outstanding WritingWe ended up winning the award for Best Trailer of the Year. Season One of Winners can be viewed in its entirety on the official website:

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