Mat Fraser, A Talented Performer Far Beyond His Role as Paul the Illustrated Seal on ‘American Horror Story’

It would be boring if we were all the same.

Mat Fraser, best known for his role as Paul the Illustrated Seal on the F/X Networks television series American Horror Story: Freak Show, is an incredibly talented performer who is very outspoken about his disabilities, a fierce defender of the disabled and mentor to other “outsider artists” with disabilities. He also plays the drums.

I’m fundamentally an Outsider artist, free thinking and independent, with a desire for equality for disabled people, and as such not all my opinions are mainstream.

Mat is also a key member of ONEOFUS, a performance troupe he founded with his choreographer wife Julie Atlas Muz, whom he met while they were both performing at Coney Island.

Mat Smoking

photo via Mat Fraser