Paul Strickland is a character on FOX's 9-1-1: Lone Star who is a firefighter in the newly rebuilt Station 126 located in Austin, Texas. He débuts in the first episode of the first season of 9-1-1: Lone Star and is portrayed by starring cast member Brian Michael Smith.

Paul has a gift of keen observation. He decided to transition prior to joining the 126.


Growing up, Paul developed a keen sense of observation and attention to detail to keep himself from being attacked by others who wanted to hurt him. He learned to figure people out before they could figure out who he was. Before joining the 126, Paul worked with the Chicago Fire Department, and had an incident go viral. The incident involved him being able to find the arsonist responsible for the fire his crew had been putting out using his deduction skills. This would earn him a stack full of "Life-Saving Commendations."

Joining the 126



In Studs, he goes on a date but it is unsuccessful after he is rejected because he is transgender. He admits he usually dates through apps where everything is out in the open.


  • Paul's observation ability is often referred to as him "doing a thing" by the members of the 126. [1]


Season One
"Pilot (9-1-1: Lone Star)" "Yee-Haw" "Texas Proud" "Act of God" "Studs"
"Friends Like These" "Bum Steer" "Monster Inside" "Awakening" "Austin, We Have a Problem"



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