Paul Anthony Thomas (born October 5, 1980) is Good Charlotte's bassist. He started out on the guitar, but then,a friend influenced him to play the bass. Paul attended La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland with Benji and Joel Madden. Paul has known Benji and Joel since they were young children, and fellow GC member Billy since he joined the band in 1994. Paul is originally from Waldorf, Maryland.