The Slovak actor and director, Pavol Mikulík, was born on March 2, 1944 in Prešov. From an early age, he devoted himself to art. Together with his brother Peter (a prominent director), they began attending a children's radio party in Bratislava. He was only seven years old when he played the first great figure. Here he met a later friend and classmate Stan Dančiak.
Ľubo Roman, Stano Dančiak and Marián Labuda were his classmates at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, which he graduated from in 1965. He later taught at this school himself and in 1990 he was even vice-rector. After school, he immediately took the first stage to the SND in Bratislava, where he was until 1968. He went to the Korzo Theater and after its abolition moved to the New Stage, where he was the artistic director of the ensemble from 1977 to 1980. He later returned to the SND, where he was until 1994.
Pavol Mikulík has starred in about 500 films and productions. He starred in the film as early as 1954, in the film by Andrej Lettrich, Drevená dedina. In the work of the same director, he played as a student (The Dead Don't Cry, 1965). He has starred in many television works, such as Safari, Elizabeth's Court and the famous Mario and the Magician, who won the Monte Carlo MTF award.
Pavol Mikulík has starred in several important works, such as Južná pošta, Perinbaba and The Thousand-Year-Old Bee, which are among the best recorded in Slovakia. He also became famous as a dabber when he recruited the main character in the Polish film Mastičkár.
Pavol Mikulík also became famous as a chef. He published a recipe book and filmed a cooking show on television. After one shooting in Košice, he suffered a stroke. It was Stano Dančiak who found him in the hotel room. After his intervention, they took Pavel to the hospital, which saved his life. He remained confined to a wheelchair. He was later amputated his leg. After arriving from the hospital, Pavol had nowhere to live because he did not want to move in with his ex-wife, with whom he had lived for 26 years. He was helped by his friend Ľubo Roman, who accommodated him in his boarding house.
Pavol did not give up, he fought and lived his difficult life with the help of friends, doctors and a young student Miriam Kičiňová. In 2003, he published a book of memoirs entitled "And just not!". He even got him in the theater, where he played the role of a disabled person.
Pavol Mikulík has been awarded many times. In 2000, he was awarded the Crystal Wing Award and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the OTO Television Award. The actor, director, university teacher died on November 27, 2007 in Bratislava, when his big heart betrayed him.