Paul A. Tuminaro (born
January 13, 1966) is an Actor, and sometimes inspiration for subjects of the films A Guy Thingand Relative Strangersof Greg Glienna. In the MGM 2003release of A Guy Thingthe film opens with the main character, Paul, awakening from a blackout to find himself in bed with a total stranger; an incident taken directly from Tuminaro's life. The next film, much more biographical of Tuminaro's life, is Relative Strangerswhich is a marriage of a skit/amateur film Glienna created while taking classes at The Second Cityand the details of Tuminaro's life, including the finding of his biological parents. The Hollywood version has such notables as Danny DeVitoand Kathy Batesstarring as the main characters (Paul Tuminaro) biological parents and Christine Baranskiplaying his (adoptive) mother.
Paul A. Tuminaro (born "Sean M. Dorgan") was born in Springfield,
Illinois, where his birth mother Joan M. Dorgan, had been secreted away after becoming pregnant by the best man at her cousins wedding. Baptized at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicagoaround the corner from which he spent the first year of his life at St. Vincents Orphanage (see Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicagofor history of the Orphanage). Tuminaro was adopted when his birth mother, pressured by her prominent & politically connected family, finally consented and signed the release papers. He grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from high school in Illinoisand attended De Paul University, where he studied finance & pre-law.
Paul A. Tuminaro has worked at various
white-shoefinancial firms, starting his career on the CBOTBond Trading Floor for Prudential Bachein 1990, and going on to work at Fimat International Banque, S.A a global brokerage organization and a wholly owned subsidiary of Société GénéraleGroup; and Spectrum Global Fund Administration. He is a self described "recovering art dealer" who in 1996opened and owned Yello Gallery, and has subsequently been prominently involved in the Chicago art scene. Past Board memberships include Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Division Thirteen Productions, and Hands On! - A Childrens Art Museum.
Tuminaro is a member of "
The Memoirists Collective," a writers group consisting of the authors Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Danielle Trussoni, Maria Dahvana Headley, and Hillary Carlip, which he joined after meeting Josh Kilmer-Purcell.
Tuminaro is a longtime resident of Chicago having moved there in 1984 to attend
De Paul University.
He is presently working on his memoirs.
* "Relative Strangers" (2006) .... Sean Dorgan
* "Desperation Boulevard" (1998) .... Abortion Protester
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1177252 Paul Tuminaro IMDB]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104844 Meet the Parents]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144867 Desperation Boulevard]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425395 Relative Strangers]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0295289 A Guy Thing]
* [http://www.division13.org Division 13 Productions]
* [http://www.handsonart.org Hands On!]
* [http://www.mcachicago.org MCA Chicago]
* [http://www.memoiristscollective.com Website of The Memoirists Collective]
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