Biography - Paul McGillion

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Paul McGillion
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Stargate Atlantis (TV series)
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$3.00M Under Review
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Who is Paul McGillion?

Paul McGillion is an actor by profession and Scottish by nationality. He is well known for starring in Stargate Atlantis as Dr. Carson Beckett.

Paul McGillion in Stargate Atlantis as Dr. Carson Beckett (Image: DVDBAsh)

Paul McGillion – Age, Parents, Siblings

Paul McGillion’s birth took place on January 5, 1969, in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He is not the only child of his parents and has six siblings, five older siblings, and a younger sibling. McGillion was just two years old when his family moved to Canada. He returned to Scotland for a few years during his early teens.

Other details of his early life including the name of his mother, father, and siblings are not shared with the public.

Education, Ethnicity

After graduation from high school, Paul McGillion went on to study at Brock University. He earned a degree in teaching and as a student was a part of the university's championship-winning wrestling team.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Paul McGillion – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Paul McGillion married his longtime girlfriend Courtney Armstrong on 18 September 2010 after years of dating. With his wife, he has two children- a son Hugh McGillion (born on August 5, 2012), and a daughter who was born in 2016.

Currently, the couple is living a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs and divorce.

Paul McGillion's wife and daughter (Image: Twitter- Jan 2017)

Paul McGillion – Career

Early Days

Following graduation, he started teaching theatre in Toronto while managing time to attend auditions. McGillion eventually moved to Vancouver where he taught at the Vancouver Film School in 1998 and 1999.

Since starting his career in 1995, Paul McGillion has played roles in the films Crying Freeman (1995), NightScream (1997), Sploosh (1998), Something More (1999), and in the TV series The Commish (1994), The X-Files (1997), Viper (1999), among others.

Films, Series

In the last two decades, Paul McGillion has starred in films Replicant (2001), See Grace Fly (2003), Star Trek (2009), Tomorrowland (2015), Skyscraper (2018) and in the TV movies Engaged to Kill (2006), Mom, Dad and Her (2008), to name a few.

McGillion’s acting work is very prominent in the TV series Stargate: Atlantis (2004-2009) as Dr. Carson Beckett, Sanctuary (2010), Once Upon a Time (2012), When Calls the Heart (2015), Frontier (2018), etc. Moreover, he has been actively involved with the Hallmark Channel starring in several films – Christmas Magic (2011), Witchslayer Gretl (2012), and Ice Sculpture Christmas (2015).

Paul McGillion in The Flash (Image: Tell-Tale TV)


On Stargate: Atlantis, Paul McGillion starred alongside Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, Jewel Staite, Torri Higginson, and Rainbow Sun Francks.

Paul McGillion – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of McGillion is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Paul McGillion – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Twitter and Instagram, Paul McGillion is active with over 33k and 7k followers respectively but is absent from Facebook. He also has an official website -

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