John-Paul Lavoisier (born March 12, 1980)[1] is an American actor.


Lavoisier is known for his role as Rex Balsom on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. He has portrayed this character since 2002. During that same year, he also appeared in the horror movie Wolves of Wall Street. Lavoisier is a member of the advisory board of theatre production company Streetlight Productions, Inc, and has performed in various off-Broadway plays including Discordant Duets and Counterfeit Garden.[2]

From September 25, 2011, to January 25, 2012, Lavoisier appeared on Dirty Soap with many soap opera alumni including his girlfriend, Farah Fath.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He was born John-Paul Seponski[4] in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and attended Phoenixville High School, before going on to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he studied music performance, particularly the drums.

His hobbies include tennis, skiing, golf and magic tricks.[5] He dislikes running and the suburbs, and claims to be anally retentive.[6] For ABC's Fan February events in 2007, he switched jobs with a fan who is a dance teacher.[7]

Since 2008, Lavoisier has dated One Life to Live costar Farah Fath, who played his on-screen wife, Gigi Morasco, until the show ended its 44-year run in January of 2012.[8]


Year Film Role Notes
2001All My ChildrenOrderlyEpisode Dated:
May 21
Sex and the CityModelEpisode:
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
Episode Dated:
August 5
Extra at fashion show in The Real Me
2002One Life to LiveRex BalsomEpisodes Aired:
Episode Dated:
One Day in MayMatt DanielsTV-movie
Wolves of Wall StreetBarnesas John Paul LaVoisier
2003Saturday Night LiveHimselfEpisode Dated:
January 11
Jeff Gordon/Avril Lavigne
SoapTalkHimselfEpisodes Dated:
August 22, 2003
June 9, 2004
March 17, 2005
June 12, 2006
The ViewHimselfEpisodes Dated:
March 12, 2003
April 30, 2008
2004Soap CenterHimselfEpisode Dated:
April 11
2007Gossip Girl Field Hockey Coach Episode:
Poison Ivy
Episode Dated:
October 3
6ABC Boscov's Thanksgiving Day ParadeHimselfTV
2008Rachael RayHimselfEpisode:
Human Lab: Soap Star Edition
Episode Dated:
April 22
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsHimself-PresenterTV
2011Dirty SoapHimself
The MentalistChad CarmichaelEpisode Dated: October 27, 2011


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named IMDb
  2. Streetlight Productions, About Streetlight (retrieved May 2, 2006)
  3. First Look at DIRTY SOAP. (2011-08-27). Retrieved on 2011-08-26.
  4. Dawn, Randee. "Rex and the City." Soap Opera Digest, 1 April 2003. (retrieved 24 January 2008)
  5. biography, October 2002 (retrieved May 2, 2006)
  6. John Paul Lavoisier Web - selected quotes from Soap Opera Weekly (retrieved May 2, 2006)
  7. "Trading Places", Soap Opera Weekly, 2007-02-13, pp. 18. 
  8. Flynn, Lauren. "Two Cute." Soap Opera Digest. September 16, 2008, Vol. 33, No. 38, pg. 48-52.

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