Famous for hosting the Logie-winning Australian rugby news program The Footy Show, Paul "Fatty" Vautin is also notable for his earlier career as a professional rugby player for the Wests Panthers; the Manly Sea Eagles; the Roosters; St. Helens; and the Australian National Rugby League teams.
After attending Brisbane's Padua College, he began his rugby career with the Wests Panthers team of the Brisbane Rugby League.
He made his rugby coaching debut in 1995 for Queensland State of Origin.
He was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In 1985, he married Kim Vautin.
Beginning in the early 1990s, he and fellow ex-rugby player Peter Sterling were key members of a team of Channel Nine sports commentators.