Paul Reiser

Actor, Comedian, Producer
After establishing himself as a sharp-witted presence on the New York comedy scene, Paul Reiser dove headlong into features, playing fast-talking comic relief in films like "Diner" (1982), "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and ... Read more »
Born: 03/30/1957 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (90)

The Book of Love 2016 (Movie)

Wendell (Actor)

The Darkness 2016 (Movie)

Simon Richards (Actor)

TripTank 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

War on Everyone 2016 (Movie)

Lt. Gerry Stanton (Actor)

Concussion 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Elliott Pellman (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Married 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2015 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Life After Beth 2014 (Movie)

Noah Orfman (Actor)

The Big O 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Whiplash 2014 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Behind the Candelabra 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Felder (Actor)

Mad About You 1992 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual TV Land Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Paul Reiser Show 1996 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Aristocrats 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Thing About My Folks 2005 (Movie)

Ben Kleinman (Actor)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strange Relations 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

One Night At Mccool's 2001 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Pros & Cons 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Purpose 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Influences: From Yesterday to Today 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Us 1999 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

12th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Host

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Comedy Club Superstars 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Gala For the President at Ford's Theatre 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Bye, Bye Love 1995 (Movie)

Donny (Actor)

The 37th Annual Grammy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Host

The Honeymooners' First Christmas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

Comic Relief VI 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackie Gleason's Cavalcade of Characters 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Montreal International Comedy Festival '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Write 1994 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

NBC Super Special All-Star Comedy Hour 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Host

The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Honeymooners Really Lost Debut Episodes 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Prayers 1993 (Movie)

Dan Linder (Actor)

The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Ninth Annual Soap Opera Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Host

The Tower 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Together For Our Children -- M.U.S.I.C. 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Rock Cafe New Year's Eve Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Paul Reiser: 3 1/2 Blocks From Home 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Crazy People 1990 (Movie)

Stephen Bachman (Actor)

My Two Dads 1987 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual ACE Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Host

US Magazine -- Live at the Emmys! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

18th Annual Sunkist Fiesta Bowl Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 (Movie)

Jeffrey Friedman (Actor)

Cross My Heart 1987 (Movie)

Bruce (Actor)

Just For Laughs 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Odd Jobs 1987 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Aliens 1986 (Movie)

Carter J Burke (Actor)

Just Married 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Cop 1984 (Movie)

Jeffrey (Actor)

Diner 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Diner 1982 (Movie)

Modell (Actor)

Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (TV Show)

Actor

Sunset Limousine (TV Show)

Actor

Tower (Movie)

Tony Minot (Actor)

WOMEN vs. MEN (TV Show)

Actor

You Ruined My Life (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

The Thing About My Folks 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Things about my Folks 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (2)

The Thing About My Folks 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Things about my Folks 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

After establishing himself as a sharp-witted presence on the New York comedy scene, Paul Reiser dove headlong into features, playing fast-talking comic relief in films like "Diner" (1982), "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and "Aliens" (1987). He earned his first television series with the harmless "My Two Dads" (NBC, 1987-1990), but hit his stride as a performer, writer and producer with "Mad About You" (NBC, 1992-99). The savvy, extremely likable comedy teamed Reiser with Helen Hunt as married New Yorkers who navigated the joys and perils of adulthood while contending with a never-ending parade of eccentric friends and relatives. The show brought Reiser considerable fame and award nominations, but in the years following its departure, he remained relatively inactive, save for writing and starring in "The Thing About My Folks" (2005), a mild family comedy-drama. His return to television with "The Paul Reiser Show" (NBC, 2011) was a welcome reminder of his popularity with TV viewers.

Relationships

Paula Reiser

Wife
married August 21, 1988

Sam Reiser

Father
died 1989

Ezra Reiser

Son
born prematurely in September 1995

EDUCATION

State University of New York, Binghamton

Binghamton , New York 1977

Stuyvesant High School

New York , New York 1973

Milestones

2014

Joined the cast of the comedy series "Married."

2005

Wrote and starred in "The Thing About My Folks," which is based loosely on his life.

2002

Starred in the Showtime movie "Strange Relations."

1999

Had supporting role in the Rob Reiner-directed feature "The Story of Us."

1999

Signed development deal with Columbia TriStar Television.

1995

Played a divorced man coping with raising his daughter and dating in the film comedy "Bye, Bye Love."

1993

Starred in dramatic TV-movie "The Tower."

1992

Starred, co-created, produced, and wrote the theme song for the hit series "Mad About You."

1987

Made TV series debut with a starring role on the popular sitcom, "My Two Dads."

1987

Released his first HBO comedy special, "Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim."

1986

Played a smooth talking corporate shill in the legendary sci-fi action thriller "Aliens."

1983

Made his TV-movie debut with "Sunset Limousine."

1983

Appeared in his TV debut in the pilot for a series based on "Diner," in which he reprised his role from the film.

1982

Made his feature acting debut in "Diner."

1977

Began performing stand up comedy during his summers in New York at age 20.

Bonus Trivia

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Is active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Majored in piano an composition at Binghamton University.

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Participated in productions with the Hinman Little Theater while in college.

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Is the founder of his own production company, Nuance Productions.

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Has written three successful books, Couplehood, Babyhood, and Familyhood.

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