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.”
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 multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. 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.
More recently, Reiser created and produced the seven-episode series “There’s…. Johnny!” The series intertwines 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. ‘There’s…. Johnny!’ premiered on Hulu in November 2017, receiving praise for its warmth and creative use of vintage footage.
Reiser also joined the cast of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” for the series’ highly anticipated second season. He plays Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member of the Department of Energy who is brought to the small town to investigate the supernatural situations at play. And on the critically-acclaimed hit Amazon series “Red Oaks”, Reiser plays Doug Getty, the president of a New Jersey country club in a nostalgic 80’s themed setting.The actor also recently co-starred alongside Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon in the new action-comedy, “The Spy Who Dumped Me” and appears in the Amazon mini-series ‘The Romanoffs” about the modern-day descendants of the mysterious Russian dynasty.
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.