Paul Reiser

  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Started a rock band called the Upper Deck in the late '60s; they stayed together for four years.
  • Made his film debut in Barry Levinson's Diner (1982).
  • Cowrote the Mad About You theme song and played the piano in the recording.
  • Is an accomplished pianist and has performed with philharmonic orchestras.
  • Published a book about married life called Couplehood in 1994, and one about parenting, Babyhood, in 1997.
  • Made his theatrical debut in Woody Allen's Writer's Block in 2003; the show was Allen's theatrical directorial debut.
  • Premiered the semi-autobiographical sitcom The Paul Reiser Show in 2011, but the show was dropped by NBC after just 2 episodes.

Awards

  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee

Relationships

  • Carol Leifer — Ex-significant Other
  • Leon Reiser — Son
  • Paula Ravets — Wife
  • Sam Reiser — Father
  • Ezra Samuel Reiser — Son
  • Helen Reiser — Mother

College

  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, United States (BA in Music, 1977)
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