Paul Braunstein
Sam Mercer

Hometown: Toronto


Sam Mercer in “Burden of Truth”


Paul Braunstein stars as Sam Mercer, the former Chief of Police of Millwood, in “Burden of Truth.”

Braunstein was born and raised in Toronto. He has worked extensively in both dramatic and comedic features and television. Recently, Braunstein filmed recurring roles on two dramas simultaneously: “Burden of Truth” and “Murdoch Mysteries.” He also starred as Ryan in the feature film “Jigsaw” and played a major supporting role opposite Donald Sutherland in the feature film “American Hangman. 

Braunstein also had recurring roles on the television series “Haven,” “Less than Kind” and “Really Me.” He has also guest starred on numerous series including “Reign,” “Black Mirror,” “Fargo,” “Private Eyes” and “Suits.”

When not working, Braunstein enjoys playing drums. He has played in several bands and is now studying and practicing on his own. He enjoys the time he spends with his three sons who, like himself, are all avid hockey lovers and play the game regularly.