Paul Jeffrey 'P. J.' Byrne (born 1974) is an American film and television actor in comedic and dramatic roles in movies and television shows. A role in the Jennifer Aniston/Jason Bateman ensemble dark comedy Horrible Bosses spawned a DVD extra scene featuring a hilariously filthy monologue by Byrne. Byrne is also known for his recurring role of Irv Smith, a driven sports agent who represents professional football players, on the BET series The Game. A Garden State native, Byrne was born in Maplewood, New Jersey to Emma and Paul Byrne, Jr. and was raised in Old Tappan, New Jersey. He is of Irish and Italian descent. A graduate of Boston College with a double major in finance and theatre and an M.F.A.