Paul Schneider is an American actor. He had his career beginnings in the late 1990s appearing in short films. The following decade, he appeared in the movies George Washington, All the Real Girls, Elizabethtown, The Family Stone, and Live Free or Die. He later portrayed Dick Liddil in the movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. In 2009, he also portrayed Charles Armitage Brown in the film Bright Star. On television, he played Mark Brendanawicz in the sitcom Parks and Recreation. Afterward, he joined the main cast of the TV series The Divide as Clark Rylance. In the 2010s, he also had roles in the films Water for Elephants, The Daughter, and Café Society.