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Paul Zies is an actor who appeared as an alien soldier in the Star Trek: Enterprise second season episode "The Communicator". He received no credit for this appearance but was identified by the call sheets of the episode and his costume which was later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. 
Zies worked as production assistant and grip on the animated series KaBlam! (1996-1997). In 2005, he wrote the short film Keeping Up with the Jonesers.
As an actor, he worked on the animated feature The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004, with Clancy Brown, Kristopher Logan, Cole McKay, Bart McCarthy, Dylan Haggerty, Henry Kingi, Sr., and D.P. Fitzgerald), the comedy Epic Movie (2007, with Dane Farwell, Joe Gieb, and Scott L. Schwartz), the drama The Gods of Circumstance (2009, with Rhonda Aldrich and Kevin Indio Copeland), the comedy Tripping Forward (2009, with Jennifer Nash, Ed Begley, Jr., Bobby C. King), the horror comedy Transylmania (2009, with Musetta Vander and Bonnie Morgan), the comic adaptation Jonah Hex (2010, with Joe Billingiere, Antal Kalik, Michael Papajohn, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the short film VideoDome Rent-O-Rama (2010, with Gregory Itzin and Dina Meyer), the television drama Metro (2011, with Mädchen Amick and Robert Rusler), the comedy The Campaign (2012, with Tzi Ma, Mikki Val, Joe Chrest, and Leni Ford), the drama K-11 (2012, with Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr., Franc Ross, Tim de Zarn, John Prosky, and Ian Ray), the thriller Missing at 17 (2013), the thriller Stranded (2014, with Dendrie Taylor), and the comedy Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (2015, with Danny Pudi, Michael Buchman Silver, Rebecca Romijn, Jason Alexander, Bob Gunton, and Richard Riehle).
On television, Zies guest-starred in episodes of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2008), Californication (2008, with Pamela Adlon), House M.D. (2010), Important Things with Demetri Martin (2010, with Tom Virtue and Cameo Cara Martine), Grey's Anatomy (2010, with Annie O'Donnell), Criminal Minds (2010), The Event (2010, with Bill Smitrovich, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Scott Haven), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2010-2012), Kickin' It (2012, with Michele Specht), Bunheads (2012), Breaking In (2012, with Christian Slater, Joseph Gatt, and Eddie Perez), Castle (2012, with Penny Johnson Jerald, Caroline Lagerfelt, and Dennis Cockrum), Austin & Ally (2013), Days of Our Lives (2013, with John Aniston), Bones (2013), NCIS: Los Angeles (2014, with Miguel Ferrer, Derek Webster, and Yoshio Iizuka), Mystery Girls (2014), Real Husbands of Hollywood (2014, with Cole S. McKay), Rush Hour (2016, with Ric Sarabia and Brandon Molale), Rizzoli & Isles (2016, with Bruce McGill), Angie Tribeca (2016, with Ed Begley, Jr. and John Eddins), The Real O'Neals (2017), Mayans M.C. (2018, with Tony Plana and Ada Maris), and Happy Together (2018).