Paul Reiser Biography
Paul Reiser is an American comedian, actor, television writer, and musician. He is known for his roles as Michael Taylor in the 1980s sitcom My Two Dads, Paul Buchman in the NBC sitcom Mad About You, Modell in the 1982 film Diner, Carter Burke in the 1986 film Aliens, as Detective Jeffrey Friedman in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), and Beverly Hills Cop 2 (1987), and more recently as Jim Neiman in the 2014 film Whiplash and Doug Getty in the Amazon video series Red Oaks.
The comedian is ranked 77th on comedy central’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”. The name of Reiser’s production company, Nuance Productions, is inspired by one of his lines in the film Diner, in which his character explains his discomfort with the word “nuance”. He also stars in the Netflix supernatural-horror series stranger Things as Dr. Sam Owens. Reiser appears in the second season of The Kominsky Method as Martin, the boyfriend of Mindy Kominsky.
How old is Paul Reiser? – Age
The American Comedian is 65 years old as of 30th March 2021. He was born in 1956 inNew York, New York, United States.
Who are Paul Reiser Parents? – Father and mother
The American comedian was born as the son of Helen, a homemaker, and Sam Reiser, a wholesale health food distributor. His family is of Romanian-Jewish descent. He has three sisters. He is also the cousin of screenwriter and producer Will Reiser, who is known for writing the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama film 50/50 (2011).
Paul Reiser Education
The American Comedian attended the East Side Hebrew Institute and graduated from Stuyvesant High school. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Binghamton University, where he majored in music (piano, composition).
Who is Paul Reiser Married to? – Spouse
The American comedian is a married man. He is married to his lovely wife known as, Paula Ravets on August 21, 1988. They have both been happily Married for More Than 30 Years. Actor and comedian Paul Reiser, best known as Paul Buchman in “Mad About You,” has been married to clinical psychologist Paula Ravets for over three decades.
Paul Reiser Children
The comedian has got two children. After living with his wife, Paula, they were blessed with lovely children together. They have two sons: Ezra Samuel who was born in 1995 and Leon born in 2000. Ezra, his first born son has cerebral palsy, which his father has spoken about publicly at fundraisers and other events.
Paul Reiser Career
The Comedian after developing his skills as a stand-up comedian, he had a breakout film role in 1982 when he appeared in Diner, a coming-of-age film directed by Barry Levinson. Reiser’s character, Modell, a closet stand-up comedian, effectively brought Reiser’s abilities to the attention of Hollywood. He followed this success by playing a detective in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), a role he reprised in its sequel, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987).
The comedian also had roles in James Cameron’s Aliens (1986), in which he played the villainous Carter Burke; The Marrying Man (1991) and Bye Bye Love (1995). He starred as one of two possible fathers of a teenage girl in the TV sitcom My Two Dads (1987–90), and later came to prominence in North America as Paul Buchman in Mad About You (1992–99), a comedy series he co-created, in which Helen Hunt co-starred as his on-screen wife.
The comedian was also the co-composer of the show’s theme song, “The Final Frontier” , and performed the piano for the theme’s recording. Reiser’s role in Mad About You earned him nominations for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award and a screen Actors Guild Award.
In 2001, the comedian played a dramatic role as a man desperate to locate his biological mother, after learning he has a serious illness, in the British TV film My Beautiful Son. In 2002, he made a guest appearance as himself on Larry David’s HBO sitcom, curb Your Enthusiasm.
In the TV comedy film Atlanta (2007), he appears as one half of a couple who, after meeting at a funeral, are unable to stay away from each other. In 2010, he collaborated with the singer Julia Fordham to create a CD album titled Unusual Suspects, which includes the song “UnSung Hero”, dedicated to American soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The two embarked on an acoustic tour after its release.
Reiser scripted and starred in the semi-autobiographical comedy series The Paul Reiser show, which aired on NBC as a mid-season replacement during the 2010–11 TV season. He co-created (but did not star in) the 2017 dramedy There’s…Johnny!, set backstage at The Tonight show with Johnny Carson in 1972. Originally created for Seeso, the seven-episode season was released on Hulu after Seeso’s collapse. In recent years he has appeared in films such as Whiplash and TV series such as Red Oaks and Stranger Things.
The comedian has written three books: Couplehood, about the ups and downs of being in a committed relationship; Babyhood, about his experiences as a first-time father; and Familyhood , a collection of humorous essays. Couplehood is unique in that it starts on page 145; Reiser explained this as his method of giving the reader a false sense of accomplishment. In 1996, Reiser appeared on Late show with David Letterman in the middle of writing Babyhood. Since he had not yet decided on a title, he presented a prop book, titled simply “Book” and with the same cover as that of Couplehood.
Paul Reiser Net worth
The American Comedian has an estimated net worth of around $75 million as of 2021.