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.