He is a bandit who, along with his brother, Jeb White, apparently preys on unsuspecting survivors by robbing their supplies or resources. He is armed with a Death Adder .45, which he uses against the player at the conclusion of "The Mechanic". He wears a black bandana, brown jeans, a white tank top and brown shoes. Not much is known about his background.
During the events of the game, Paul and Jeb take an elderly couple, Clarence and Fern Dillinger, hostage in an attempt to steal the couple's minivan. However, since there is no more gas, they trick the player into finding gas for them as a quest.
Paul dies when the player kills him and his brother, after they attack the player upon completing the aforementioned quest.