Paul Thorne is a main character in the TV series, Hartman.
Born in New York City, in July 1959. Paul Thorne grew up in a poor neighbourhood with his father worked as doctor and his mother worked as a school teacher. He share a rocky relationship with his older brother, Derek (5 years older than Paul).
When he was 17 years old, he has feelings for his college classmate Sarah Lawson despite she is going out with Derek. One night, during their college trip to France, Sarah and Paul spend a night in the hotel where they slept together. Sarah and Paul continue with their secret relationship for months until Sarah finds out she was pregnant. Paul strongly believe the child is his despite Sarah told him that the child was Derek's.
When Sarah's daughter Lucy was born, Paul took the DNA test which confirmed that he is the biological father but Sarah pays him off from exposed the truth.
Thorne is a tough, unmarried lieutenant, and later, captain with a quiet life. He operates as a father figure to his MCS subordinates and har always looks out for his "niece" Lucy throughout her life, knowing he is her biological father. Throne can especially be protective of the people closest to him if they ends up in a dangerous situation.
- Derek Thorne (older brother, deceased)
- Sarah Thorne (ex-lover/sister-in-law; Lucy's mother)
- Lucy Thorne (daughter)
- Terry Sanders (son-in-law, deceased)
- Abby Sanders (granddaughter)
- Chloe Sanders (granddaughter)
- Courtney Palmer (daughter)
- Service weapon: Beretta 92FS
- Lieutenant (season 1)
- Captain (seasons 2–10)