Paul Reiser is a Comedian, Actor, Producer, Writer, and Musician. He tours the country performing to sold-out venues, and is on Comedy Central's list of the "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”.
He can currently be seen alongside Kevin Hart in the touching comedy FATHERHOOD, out now on Netflix. He also appears in Netflix’s THE KOMINSKY METHOD for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He stars on Netflix’s STRANGER THINGS as ‘Dr. Sam Owens’, a role created by the Duffer Brothers specifically for him. The show will return for season 4 in early 2022.
He is well known for starring as ‘Paul Buchman’ in MAD ABOUT YOU, a comedy series he co-created. He was also the co-composer of the show's theme song. His role earned him nominations for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. The comedy ended in 1999 and premiered 20 years later as a limited series on Spectrum Originals. All 7 seasons of the original MAD ABOUT YOU and the reboot are available for streaming on Amazon Prime. He also appeared in Amazon Video series RED OAKS, Amazon series THE ROMANOFFS, and FX’s Emmy-nominated FOSSE/VERDON.
Paul has earned acclaim for his roles in the Academy Award-winning film WHIPLASH, John McDonagh’s WAR ON EVERYONE, and frequent collaborator Jeff Baena’s THE LITTLE HOURS and HORSE GIRL, which premiered at Sundance 2020 and is the 4th film the pair has worked on together. He has garnered praise for notable performances in films such as DINER, BYE BYE LOVE, ALIENS, ONE NIGHT AT MCCOOL’S, BEVERLY HILLS COP 1 & 2, and THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS which he wrote for his co-star Peter Falk.
Paul co-created and executive produced THERE’S JOHNNY!, a seven-episode series which originally streamed on Hulu and now streams on Peacock. His production company, Nuance Productions, has produced several projects for NBC television.
His first book, COUPLEHOOD, sold over two million copies and reached the #1 spot on The New York Times best sellers list. His subsequent books, BABYHOOD and FAMILYHOOD, were best sellers as well.
In 2010, he created an album with singer Julia Fordham which includes the song UNSUNG HERO in support of military families. The two embarked on an acoustic tour after its release. He also co-wrote NO THERE THERE with Melissa Manchester for her 2015 album.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Paula, and their two sons.