Paul Thomas is as well known for his work behind the cameras as he is for his steamy on screen scenes. Born on April 17, 1951, in Winnetka, Illinois, he was the son of wealthy parents and the nephew of pastry queen Sara Lee. He attended the University of Wisconsin when he got the acting bug and moved to NYC. His good looks got him roles in several Broadway productions including the lead in ‘Hair’ and the role of Peter in the film version of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in 1973.
In 1988, Paul began his career as director eventually becoming one of the most notable porn directors in the business. His films are very plot driven refusing to delve into gonzo style hysterics. Paul has gone on to win numerous industry awards for his work, including three AVN Best Director nominations. He is a member of the AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame. Paul also continues his work in mainstream Hollywood, appearing and directing a string of features for HBO under his real name (Phil Tobias)