Among his film credits are Say Anything..., Big and Broadcast News.
Germain's son was the inspiration for the Rugrats character Tommy Pickles. The antagonist in Rugrats, Angelica Pickles was based on a bully (who was a girl) in his childhood.
Paul was born in Los Angeles, California. The school in Recess shares the name of Third Street School, an actual elementary school that his children attended.
Paul's younger brother is Marc "Mr K" Germain, a popular talk-show host formerly known as Mr. KABC and before that as "Mr. KFI".
Paul's other brother Gregory Germain, is a law professor at Syracuse University, College of Law.
As of March 2016, he was serving as a producer consultant for Smosh's web series, Part Timers.
- Paul Germain at the Internet Movie Database