- 02:38 PM, Feb 05
Paul Leonard Newman, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio on January 26, 1925 is an American actor and film director. His father is German-Jewish and his mother is Irish-Catholic. Before becoming an actor, Newman used to run his parents sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.
In his youth Newman served in the Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater, where he ever trained to be a pilot, but was unable to complete it because of his color blindness. After he finished his military service, that was in 1946, he returned to America and attended Kenyon College after which he spent a year at the Yale Drama School. After that he went to New York and attended to the famous New York Actors Studio.