Actor, writer and standup comedian
As a seasoned actor, writer, and standup 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 2 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 and also made the New York Times bestseller list.
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, specializing in 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 1 and 2, 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 first original screenplay, The Thing About My Folks, was released in 2005. Starring along with Reiser were Peter Falk, Olympia Dukakis and Elizabeth Perkins.
Reiser's development company is Nuance Productions.
Mr. Reiser and his family live in Los Angeles.