The former child actor Paris Themmen was born on June 25th, 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts, the self-proclaimed “Hub” of the Universe, to classical musicians. Young Paris first appeared on stage in 1965, while his parents were performing in summer stock in Michigan. After the family returned to New York, NY after the summer season closed, Themmen’s mother sought an agent for the tyro actor. His on-screen career began with a TV commercial for bubble bath, the first of over two score TV and radio commercials and voice overs.
On stage in New York City in the late ’60s, Themmen appeared in the classic Euripides play “Iphegenia in Aulis” at the Circle in the Square Theatre in the 1967-68 season with Irene Papas, and was a replacement in the long-running Broadway musical “Mame” in 1968, appearing in support of Ann Miller in the title role. In 1970, he appeared in the first version of Roald Dahl‘s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, as “Mike Tee Vee” in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He subsequently appeared on Broadway in the musical “The Rothschilds”, as a replacement in the role of Young Jacob Rothschild, and continued on in the role for the national your.
After entering adolescence, Themmen abandoned his child acting career when he was 14. He went to New York University, where he received his Bacherlor of Fine Arts degree. In business he has worked at a variety of jobs including Real Estate Broker, Walt Disney Imagineer and Financial Advisor and in Los Angeles running commerical casting sessions.