Controversial 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel is no stranger to the small screen. Before making his reality show debut with TLC, Geoffrey compiled a pretty extensive acting resume, including a role as one of America’s most infamous serial killers.
Oxygen’s true crime docuseries Snapped aired a special two-hour episode in September of 2018 about the “BTK Killer” Dennis Rader, and Geoffrey landed the role of middle-aged Dennis.
Here are some details about the special from the Oxygen press release:
Oxygen Media, the home for high quality true-crime programming, takes viewers into the twisted mind of the “BTK Killer” Dennis Rader, who posed as a family man by day and murderer by night. The two-hour special, “Snapped: Notorious BTK Serial Killer,” premiering on Sunday, September 2nd at 6pm ET/PT will delve deep into the slayings of the innocent victims and a never before heard interview with Rader himself, as he recounts his crimes and childhood.
Under the guise of the “BTK Killer,” Rader heinously murdered 10 people, over the course of 17 years, all while taunting Wichita police and media before finally being brought to justice, after 30 years of cold cases. In an exclusively acquired interview, the “BTK Killer,” which acronym stood for “bind,” “torture,” “kill” reveals his darkest secrets and what drove him to murder. The special features exclusive interviews with experts and the journalists that were tormented by him.
The special included some actual footage of Dennis Rader, as well as the audio interview mentioned in the press release, but most of the show relied on reenactments with actors — including Geoffrey. There were actually four different actors who played the BTK Killer, including a teen version, a young adult, and an older adult in addition to the middle-aged version played by Geoffrey. Despite the role being split into fourths, middle-aged Dennis Rader was responsible for all of the murders, and Geoffrey had roughly two-thirds of the screen time.
As is often the case with true crime reenactments, the actors were blurred to a certain extent. However, you could clearly see and recognize Geoffrey, who was sporting a large mustache as well as an array of creepy outfits from the time.
#BeforeThe90Days Just a reminder that Geoffrey Paschel played the BTK serial killer in an episode of #Snapped on @oxygen. Here's a behind-the-scenes photo of Geoffrey with a female co-star. (Seriously) https://t.co/ss6aoEvrdb
— Starcasm (@starcasm) February 6, 2022
In addition to his appearance on Snapped, Geoffrey has appeared in numerous other true crime shows over the past three years, including Murder Chose Me, Homicide Hunter, Murder Calls, Dying To Belong, and Fatal Attraction.
Unfortunately for Geoffrey, he isn’t just familiar with true crime on television, he’s also quite familiar with it in real life. Here are links to our posts about Geoffrey, who is currently facing felony charges of assault, kidnapping, and more after an altercation with his American girlfriend in June:
Geoffrey Paschel facing kidnapping, assault charges; ex gf gets order of protection
Terrifying details on the allegations made by Geoffrey’s live-in girlfriend after he allegedly assaulted her in June of 2019. He was later arrested and is currently facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, interference with emergency call, and vandalism.
Geoffrey Paschel is still married, wife says he abused her, she took their kids to Canada
Information on the bitter split between Geoffrey and his estranged current wife Brittany Paschel, including her taking their two children illegally and running off to Canada. Brittany also accused Geoffrey of abuse, and court documents indicate that Geoffrey’s third wife provided an affidavit to support Brittany with allegations of her own.
Geoffrey Paschel lost custody of son, more details from 2019 domestic assault arrest
After Geoffrey’s arrest in June, Brittany filed for (and got) custody of their son. Post includes additional details about Geoffrey’s arrest from the police report, including the fact that additional restraints had to be applied to Geoffrey multiple times after he attempted to kick out the windows of a police vehicle after being placed in custody.
More allegations of abuse against #90DayFiance #BeforeThe90Days' Geoffrey Paschel from his 2nd ex-wife. (These are different allegations than the ones we previously reported on by Geoffrey's current estranged wife and his ex-girlfriend from last year.) https://t.co/fKfQufYmvR
— Starcasm (@starcasm) January 9, 2020
Geoffrey Paschel’s 2nd ex-wife says he ‘repeatedly raped’ her in divorce filing, plus more abuse allegations
Details on the allegations made by Geoffrey’s second wife during their divorce, including her claim that he “repeatedly raped” her. There is also information from her order of protection filed against him in which she alleges that Geoffrey attacked her multiple times during their marriage, including one instance involving a shotgun and another with a knife held to her throat.
Geoffrey Paschel shares video at son’s grave, offers grief coping advice
Geoffrey shares a video on YouTube recorded at the grave of his son Kazhem, who tragically passed away in March of 2018 at just 13 months old. The video is titled “How to Manage The Loss Of A Child,” and it includes Geoffrey’s thoughts on his son’s passing and coping with the grief.
Geoffrey Paschel criminal history timeline
We continue our in-depth coverage of controversial 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel by moving on from the numerous allegations of domestic abuse made against him by his wives and girlfriend and taking a look at his other arrests.
Ex-wife accuses Geoffrey Paschel of reselling prescription opiates, using his children as a ‘cover’ or ‘mule’
We take a peek at Geoffrey’s third marriage/third divorce and the contentious custody battle for the couple’s son. Geoffrey’s ex references numerous allegations against him in court documents, including “his practice of selling opiate medication and historic involvement of his children as a ‘cover’ or ‘mule’ in his illegal activities.”
Why do fans want Geoffrey Paschel removed from Before the 90 Days? Full controversy recap
We recap all the controversies surrounding 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel, including his criminal history and the numerous allegations of abuse made by his former wives and girlfriends. We also include Geoffrey’s social media posts about his past and the negative things being said about him — including the Change.org petition demanding his removal from TLC.
Geoffrey Paschel assault & kidnapping case delayed, plus 2011 protection order revealed
Update on Geoffrey’s assault and kidnapping case. Plus, a 2011 police report reveals that another of Geoffrey’s ex-girlfriends had an order of protection filed against him at the time.
Geoffrey & Varya update and Before the 90 Days Couples Tell All spoilers
Geoffrey and Varya reportedly did not participate in the Before the 90 Days Couples Tell All special after TLC did not invite him. A reliable source says that TLC did extend an invitation to Varya, but she told the network that if Geoffrey couldn’t participate, then she wouldn’t either. The special was filmed remotely during the first weekend in May.