Mar. 30th, 1957
New York City, New York, USA
Paul Reiser's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Funny People
2005 - The Aristocrats
2005 - The Thing About My Folks
2001 - One Night At McCool
1999 - The Story of Us
1995 - Bye Bye Love
1991 - The Marrying Man
1990 - Crazy People
1987 - Beverly Hills Cop II
1986 - Aliens
1984 - Beverly Hills Cop
1982 - Diner
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
As a seasoned actor, writer, and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. In addition to co-creating and starring in the critically acclaimed NBC series, "Mad About You," which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, his successes also include his book "Couplehood," which sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on "The New York Times" best seller list and "Babyhood," his follow-up book which features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father, which also made "The New York Times" bestseller list.
Last year Paul made his theatrical debut in Woody Allen's "Writer's Block." The evening of one-act comedies marked Mr. Allen's first time out as a director for the stage.
Born and raised in New York City, Reiser went to college at the State University of New York at Binghamton where he majored in Music - Piano and Composition. (He co-wrote "The Final Frontier" - the theme song from "Mad About You" with Grammy-winning producer Don Was).
Remembered for notable performances in films such as "Diner," "Bye, Bye Love," "The Marrying Man," "Aliens," "One Night at McCool's" and "Beverly Hills Cop" ("I" and "II"), Reiser more recently starred in two original movies for Showtime - "Strange Relations," opposite Julie Walters, and Chazz Palminteri's "Men vs. Women," opposite Joe Mantegna and Christine Lahti.
His next film project, "The Thing About My Folks" - also his first original screenplay - will be released later this year. Starring along with Reiser is Peter Falk, Olympia Dukakis and Elizabeth Perkins.
Reiser's development company, Nuance Productions, is currently producing several projects for NBC television including, "My 11:30" starring Jeff Goldblum and Donna Murphy - which Reiser co-wrote with Steven Sater. Also in the works - for the Showtime cable network - is a mock-documentary about the Smothers Brothers and their battles with television network censorship in the late 1960s.
Mr. Reiser and his family live in Los Angeles.
- Paul and his "Mad About You" tv series co-star, 'Helen Hunt (I)' (qv), were each given $1,000,000 per episode for the 1999 season.
- Started out doing stand-up comedy.
- Son, Ezra Samuel, born September 1995.
- Majored in music at college (piano & composition)
- He and his wife, Paula, had a second son: Leon, born in 2000.
- Plays a mean Rachmaninoff
- Best known by the public for his starring roles as Michael Taylor in _"My Two Dads" (1987)_ (qv) and as Paul Buchman in _"Mad About You" (1992)_ (qv).
- Named his production company, Nuance, after a speech his character gives in the movie 'Diner'