Jay Paulson is an American actor whose career began in the mid-1990s. He first played the recurring role of Sean in Cybill. This marked his television debut. In 1997, he made his film debut in Academy Boyz. He next had roles in the films Permanent Midnight and Go. In the 2000s, he starred as Det. Carl Zernial in the short-lived series Battery Park. He later portrayed Adam Whitman in 2 episodes of Mad Men. He also became known for starring as Philip Farmer in the ABC series October Road. Also in the 2000s, he had performances in the movies Rolling Kansas, Burning Annie, Imaginary Heroes, and The Marc Pease Experience. More recently, he played the role of Edgar in the sci-fi drama series Beyond.