Paul Germain is an American animation screenwriter and producer. Among the shows Germain has been know for writing, producing or directing are Rugrats, The Simpsons, Recess, Even Stevens, Lloyd in Space, The Tracey Ullman Show, and Beethoven: The Animated Series. Germain (along with Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó) was one of the creators of the award-winning animated series for Nickelodeon Rugrats and was a primary creative force for the series. With his Rugrats colleague Joe Ansolabehere, he is the creator of Recess and Lloyd in Space. He is also an producer of Recess: School's Out.

Paul Germain was born in Los Angeles, California. The school in Recess shares the name of Third Street School, an actual elementary school that his children attended.