John-Paul Lavoisier, born John-Paul Seponski, joined the cast of One Life to Live in May 2002 as Rex Balsom. Rex came to Llanview looking for family ties and generous handouts. The charming schemer was always looking for his next financial opportunity.
Lavoisier was raised in Phoenixville, PA, where he attended school at Phoenixville High School and then continued his education at the nearby University of the Arts in Philadelphia. While in college, he studied music performance, specializing in the drums. Lavoisier then went on to study acting at the School for Film and Television and Michael Howard Studios, as well as studying with private coach Deborah Mathieu-Byers.
Lavoisier's contract role on OLTL is his first major acting job, although his previous experience includes several small roles, including on ABC Daytime's All My Children, a featured model on Sex and the City, a Saturday Night Live skit, a Time Warner Cable commercial, and various student films. The young actor landed a role in the independent film One Day in May, released in fall of 2002, and also appeared in the feature film Wolves of Wall Street. He is a member of the Manhattan-based theater company Streetlight Productions, in which he performs when his OLTL schedule permits.
In addition to his passions for acting and music, Lavoisier enjoys sports, including tennis, skiing, and golf. In high school he developed a talent for magic.