Characters

Paul KinseyPlayed by Michael Gladis

Paul Kinsey

Paul Kinsey is a former copywriter at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. A pipe-smoker who has been told he resembles Orson Welles, Paul is the author of the unpublished one-act play "Death Is My Client," which was performed impromptu at an office party. In the past he was involved romantically with Joan Harris (neè Holloway) while she was the agency's office manager, and he dated Sheila White, a young black woman from New Jersey. The two traveled together to Mississippi to register black voters. Once there, however, Sheila ended their relationship.

A professional rivalry with Peggy Olson intensifies when she refines one of Paul's ideas in front of Don Draper. "Nobody's keeping score," she tells Paul. "I am," he responds. "You do your work. I'll do mine. Let the chips fall where they may."

"Damn it," Paul says when he discovers that Peggy is the copywriter Don recruited to his new agency, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

 

Paul Kinsey Quotes

“Do you like Ukrainian food?”
Season 1, Episode 10: “Long Weekend”
“The meaner you are, the more I like you.”
Season 1, Episode 12: “Nixon Vs. Kennedy”
“That’s mohair.”
Season 3, Episode 3: “My Old Kentucky Home”