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Paul Raci Bio, Age, Parents, Wife, Daughter, Sound of Metal, Awards, Net Worth

Paul Raci Biography

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Paul Raci is an American character actor. He is considered a veteran of stage, film, and television.

Raci has appeared in a variety of projects, including small roles in Baskets and Parks and Recreation.

He was a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Petty Officer Second Class (HM2). He served aboard the aircraft carrier, the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) from 1969–1973, serving two tours in Vietnam.

Paul Raci Age

Raci was born on April 7, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois. He is 73 years old as of 2021.

Paul Raci Parents

Raci is the son of Laurel and Mitchell Raci. Both of his parents were deaf. His family’s original surname was Racibożyński and they are of Polish descent. There is no more information available about Raci’s parents and family as a general.

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Paul Raci Wife

Raci is married to Liz Hanley Raci. At the moment, there is no more information available about his wife, her career, and her life as well.

Paul Raci Daughter

Raci and his wife, Liz Hanley Raci, have one child together, a daughter named Britta Raci. Britta is a singer, songwriter with the Indie Band It’s Butter.

Paul Raci Sound of Metal

Raci appeared in the 2019 American drama film directed and co-written by Darius Marder. Starring in the film was Riz Ahmed as a metal drummer who loses his hearing.

He portrayed the character, Joe, the deaf mentor to the main character in Sound of Metal, released in 2020.

According to director Darius Marder, several high-profile actors were approached for the role. However, for the sake of authenticity, Raci was selected because he was raised as the hearing son of deaf parents.

Paul Raci Awards

Raci received the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and other accolades, for his role as Joe in Sound of Metal.

Other awards included an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Paul Raci Movies and Television Shows


  • Sound of Metal – Joe
  • No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie – Rudy Gold
  • She Wants Me – Paparazzi
  • Fighting Tommy Riley – Bob Silver
  • The Glimmer Man – Internal Affairs Agent #1
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story – Bad Guy
  • Smoothtalker – Perry
  • Rent-a-Cop – Waiter

Television Shows

  • Baskets – Bart / Peter Gabriel’s Drummer
  • Goliath – Dwight
  • Rizzoli & Isles – Apartment Manager
  • Switched at Birth – Interpreter
  • Parks and Recreation – Eugene
  • Persons Unknown – Sherman Golightly
  • Free Radio – Homeless Man
  • Life – Scruffy Man
  • Scrubs – Drunk Guy
  • Las Vegas – Kenny Roman
  • Lucky Louie – Cal
  • Heroes – Ernie the Weasel
  • The Practice – Ralph ‘Spinny’ Spinaci
  • The Handler – Nicky
  • 10-8: Officers on Duty – Manager
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Lie Detector Operator
  • The Visitor – Dark Grey Suit
  • Todd McFarlane’s Spawn – Additional Voices
  • Æon Flux – Tweeka / Onan
  • Baywatch – Dan
  • L.A. Law – INS Agent Gruber

Paul Raci Net Worth

Raci’s net worth is under review. We will update information regarding his net worth once it is available.


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