Paul Leyden, who is known best to daytime audiences as Simon Frasier on As the World Turns, was born in Australia to John and Ros Leyden. After graduating from high school, he attended both Monash University and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, obtaining degrees in economics and dramatic arts, respectively.
In addition to appearing in the mini-series, Tribe, he's guest starred in episodes of F.A.R.S.C.A.P.E., Beastmaster, and Home and Away. Paul has also appeared in a number of regional theater productions.
Paul's hobbies include playing outdoor sports, the saxophone, and guitar. In addition to his acting, Paul runs his own production company, Wandering Wolf Productions, with two friends in Melbourne.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Melbourne, Australia
DATE OF BIRTH: December 16, 1972