Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.”
2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year. The NY-bred and LA-based Reiser will make a number of appearances on screen, as well as lend his talents behind the camera.
Partnering with David Gordon Green (‘Pineapple Express,’ ‘Prince Avalanche’), Reiser will produce “There’s…. Johnny!” an eight episode series for Seeso scheduled to premiere in the fall. The series, which Reiser created with partner David Steven Simon, will intertwine authentic footage from ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’ with the coming-of-age story of Andy, a wide-eyed 19-year-old Nebraskan who stumbles into a job at the iconic show.
Reiser and Green worked together before, along with Steven Sodergergh, on the critically-acclaimed hit Amazon series ‘Red Oaks’ now in its second season. Reiser’s role as Doug Getty, the president of a New Jersey country club in a nostalgic 80’s themed setting, was called “one of his absolute finest, not just of late, but of ever.”
Additionally, Reiser has joined the cast of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ for the series’ highly anticipated second season where he will play Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member of the Department of Energy.
2017 will also see Reiser in a number of films, including John McDonagh’s ‘War on Everyone’ with Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena, ‘The Book of Love’ with Jessica Biel and Jason Sudeikis, the Lake Bell-directed ‘What’s the Point?’ with Ed Helms, Amber Heard, and Mary Steenburgen, and ‘The Little Hours’ with John C. Reilly and Aubrey Plaza, which was officially selected for this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Reiser has had 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). He also 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.
More recently, Reiser earned acclaim for his supporting role in the 2015 Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-winning film, ‘Whiplash,’ starring JK Simmons and Miles Teller. He also played opposite Kevin Bacon in the 2016 independent film ‘The Darkness’ and alongside Will Smith and Alec Baldwin in the 2015 movie ‘Concussion.”
Reiser’s book, Couplehood, has sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list. Reiser’s second bestseller, Babyhood, features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father, followed by his third bestseller, Familyhood.
Reiser, who attended the State University of New York at Binghamton and majored in music, 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.’
Paul Reiser and his family reside in Los Angeles.