A seasoned actor, writer and producer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Having co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series MAD ABOUT YOU, which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, Reiser returned to TV this year in the critically acclaimed FX series MARRIED.
After starring last year opposite Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in the Steven Soderbergh-directed HBO movie BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, a film that won eleven primetime Emmy’s, Reiser has again paired up with Steven Soderbergh and will star in David Gordon Green’s new series for Amazon, RED OAKS.
In film, Reiser was seen this year in two highly acclaimed Sundance Film Festival award winners; LIFE AFTER BETH, a horror-comedy starring Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick and John C. Reilly, and WHIPLASH, starring JK Simmons and Miles Teller. In 2015, Reiser will appear opposite Kevin Bacon in the independent feature 6 MIRANDA DRIVE, and then alongside Will Smith in CONCUSSION –a timely film about the dangers of playing in the NFL.
Not one to abandon his roots in stand-up, in between projects Reiser continues to tour the country performing to sold out venues, and was ranked 77th on Comedy Central’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.”
2005 saw the release of THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS, Reiser’s first original screenplay in which he starred alongside Oscar-winning actors Peter Falk and Olympia Dukakis. In 2003 Reiser 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.
Reiser’s successes also include his book Couplehood, which sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller 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. His third bestseller, Familyhood, hit the shelves in 2011.
Born and raised in New York City, Reiser attended the State University of New York at Binghamton where he majored in Music – Piano and Composition. Reiser co-wrote The Final Frontier – the theme song from MAD ABOUT YOU with Grammy-winning producer Don Was, and in 2011 he released an album of original songs with British singer/ songwriter Julia Fordham called Unusual Suspects.
Reiser is also 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”).
Paul Reiser and his family currently reside in Los Angeles.