Paul Issa studied drama at Tulane University in New Orleans and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York. As a young man he taught drama and speech, worked in radio broadcasting, journalism and publishing, as well as reviewing, directing and acting in theatrical productions.
He is currently Chairman of Jamaica’s Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and a member of the University Players. Best known to Jamaican audiences for his recurring role in the long-running TV soap opera The Blackburns of Royal Palm Estate, he has recently appeared on stage in Art, Love Letters, and Tartuffe, which he also directed.
He is married to Spanish painter Oriente Davila Issa, and they live in Kingston with their five children.