Paull was initially hired to perform opposite actresses who were being screentested for the roles of Rachael and Pris, playing Rick Deckard and J.F. Sebastian, respectively. Following these screentests, he was cast as Holden.
Paull additionally recorded voiceovers for the film's trailers, as Harrison Ford was unavailable.
He was approached to reprise his role in the 1997 video game, but this ultimately fell through.